GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Wed May 22, 2019 11:07 pm

Don't forget as a motor breaks in a bit the power output will usually increase a bit; rings seat better etc.

But very nicely finished boat. Really looks nice.


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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:10 pm

After a slow start to the boating season this year I have finally completed the flotation panels and have them installed. Thanks to everyone that double checked my math. If the sums are correct I should have positive buoyancy.
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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Fuzz » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:36 pm

Man that is one nice skiff :!:

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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:16 pm

So after the last outing where both my wife and I felt like we were cooked in the lovely New Hampshire sun (that's only here for a couple of months a year) :D. I decided to fit a removable Bimini top to give a little shade. I've never been a fan of Bimini's but its so easy to take off and I quite like the look now its on.
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Yesterday was a nice day so we decided to go to Newburyport in Massachusetts for a days fishing and try offcuts in the ocean.
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The Merrimack river was as smooth as glass but the waves were two to three feet closer to Plumb island and the ocean as forecast. I am impressed how dry the ride was even when it did get a bit rough. No pictures of when it was rough, too busy hanging on :D.
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Back on dry land with only a couple of scratches to show for the day. Unfortunately I managed to bump into a rock (possibly the top of a mountain) when we were holding on in the waves. Depth went from 19' to 1' to 19' almost instantly and I dragged the skeg and prop. No real damage, just a little touch up. I did check the charts and its on there, but not on the chart I looked at before we went :roll: .
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To do list after this outing. 1. Get a better anchor! I was using a cheap Chinese copy of a Danforth and it wasn't man enough with the addition of the Bimini in the wind. We dragged almost every time. 2. Look at fitting a hydrofoil to the outboard to help with performance. I would like trim tabs as was suggested but there's no room on the transom.

Washed and ready to go out again.
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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Jeff » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:33 pm

Nice Fair WX Pilot!! Sorry about the rock!! Jeff

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