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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Fuzz » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:51 pm

Maybe this means he has figured out a way to build a new boat :D All of us would like that :!:
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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Q » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:46 am

Cracker Larry wrote:I know what you mean, I also walk in controlled stumbles, and that's when I'm sober :lol: I'm no youngun either. If I was overweight my legs probably wouldn't even hold me up, they ain't what they used to be. Too many boat miles I reckon :?

It is an extremely stable boat and compared to a D15 it will feel like a floating dock. Stable enough that I put my wife in it and take her 50 miles offshore. We've been in some really nasty weather and big breaking waves. Never once felt like the boat was unsafe, in any conditions. Heck of a good boat.

And mine could be for sale :wink:
Really? Save me some time looking for and through that extensive build thread....

What kind of power is on her?
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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:21 am

It's so :D

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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by blueflood » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:51 pm

:help: :( :cry: ...all the boat talk.

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Post by TomW1 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:33 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:It's so :D

70 hp Yamaha 2 stroke, 2006 model. Maintained regularly.

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Well no wonder your selling it, no tires on the trailer and no lower unit on the motor. :lol:

Seriously can't see you without a boat. What are planning to do to replace No Excuse? Also how should anyone interested contact you about your selling price or would you post it here.

Wishing you a great new year.

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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:23 pm

Well no wonder your selling it, no tires on the trailer and no lower unit on the motor.
That's funny :lol: I strip it down and grease everything once a year, new water pump kit, new trailer hubs and bearings, new anything that may cause Mrs. Cracker troubles, which causes me grief :lol: I don't mind spending the night in the river unexpectedly, got sort of used to that, but it really pizzes her off when that happens :help:

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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:24 pm

Seriously can't see you without a boat.
That ain't likely :lol: Happy New year to you, Deb and all too. :!:
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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Q » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:07 pm

C'mon Larry. I'm a good skipper.... but seriously.... 50 miles out in that boat with that lack of freeboard, with a 70 Yammi even in the best of shape ever with best of maintenance.... really?

In the GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC ???? :help:

Come clean.... :)
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Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:39 pm

C'mon Larry. I'm a good skipper.... but seriously.... 50 miles out in that boat with that lack of freeboard, with a 70 Yammi even in the best of shape ever with best of maintenance.... really?
So am I, and yes, really! :wink: . Aripeka Angler and Capeman, and their wives took some videos of us 50 miles out in the Keys. Capeman and his wife have been out 30 miles with us. Wcagle on here has been out 50 miles with us. Peter Curacao was there when we were doing it. Wadestep and his wife were dolphin fishing with us 40 miles out off Marathon one day. They took some pictures too. Jacques watched Mrs. Cracker and I come in from 35 miles out of Marathon with a good load of fish, and I think he will vouch for it. It's a hell of a boat and I ain't kidding, can produce witnesses and pictures from credible sources on what I'm saying :D I know this boat, and I trust this boat in just about anything that a sane person would run an 18' boat in, and I don't claim sanity. My wife don't call me sane either, but she'll get in that boat with me tomorrow and go to the Bahamas. And she knows boats too. We've run it to the Bahamas 3 times, ran it from Savannah to Cape Fear NC and back, offshore, it's Tarpon fished in Boca Grande in some rough stuff, JoeH, Stickystuff, Topwater and others can verify that. Yeah, really, I ain't just talking out my ass. I've run almost every inlet in hundreds of miles. I'd take her about anywhere in about any weather short of a hurricane.

Mrs. Cracker and I got caught in a tropical storm and ran her into Port Royal one night in 12- 15 foot breakers. We were wearing dive masks and snorkels to breath :D Had a constant 10 minute safety check set up with CG Tybee for 8 hours. I never once worried about the boat. We were almost to the Charleston sea buoy when the storm hit us really hard, and we really wanted to get into Charleston, but it got too bad to make any forward progress, wind was blowing 50 or more. There was a mayday call on the radio from a 70' sailboat right off Charleston who was sinking, I put his numbers in my GPS, but I couldn't run in that direction, although it was only 3 miles away. Then another from an 80' shrimp boat nearby. Couldn't help them either, and couldn't make Charleston, sorry for them all. So I turned her around and headed back 50 miles down sea towards Port Royal. St. Helena was closer but I know PR sound better and didn't want to run an unfamiliar inlet in a gale in the dark. And it was pouring rain. Better the devil you know. Get home itis kills a lot of people. Turn around when you can't go where you want to!

We didn't make Charleston that night, ended up in Beaufort, SC 50 miles away, in the wee hours instead, and looking like drowned rats. The ride was very wet, very uncomfortable, I couldn't light a cigarette or make a drink until we turned down sea, but she was solid and safe all the way. Sailboats and shrimp boats were going down all around us, They were all trying to get home. Anywhere safe we could get us was good enough for us. I'd rather run 50 safe miles than 5 dangerous ones. CG was very busy that night, but we got her back safe. Nobody got hurt, boat didn't break, just got wet Real wet :D

If you still doubt me, I'll give you Mrs. Crackers cell phone number and you can ask her about that night :D
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Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:54 pm

Q wrote:C'mon Larry. I'm a good skipper.... but seriously.... 50 miles out in that boat with that lack of freeboard, with a 70 Yammi even in the best of shape ever with best of maintenance.... really?

In the GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC ???? :help:

Come clean.... :)
Larry is not a good skipper, he's a great Captain :wink:
He has indeed piloted " No Excuse" waaaay offshore in rough seas.
50 miles??? No problem if you know what you are doing.
It's a great, well built boat.
I have photos of "No Excuse" that were taken halfway between Florida and Cuba...
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