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    Posted: 11 February 2017 at 8:08pm
After 2 weeks of work in the cold and dark my new boat is ready to be launched backed into the water tomorrow morning.  It has been scrubbed, 3 coats of anti  foul, 10 or so gel coat repairs, new name, new decals, new anodes and polished.  When it came out of the water the bottom was shocking and was completely covered in growth.  There were barnacles, worms, slime and weed a foot long in places.  On the journey home it was slow at 10kts at 3/4 throttle.  Hoping to see an improvement now.

Can't wait to get out fishing again now.  Picture below:



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Fantastic, well done that man. Enjoy every thing that fishing brings but Im sure you will enjoys just being on her and enjoying boating. Fishing is fantastic but just being on the boat is like being in your own shed away from the maddening croudClap Dave
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Looks great, I'm around tomorrow if you need a hand.
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She looks great - well done. I hope that you get plenty of opportunities to enjoy the results of your hard work.

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V smart. Good luck Johnny
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Looks great & am sure you will get tremendous fun from her.

Tight lines 2017!!

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Congratulations!
Looks fantastic. Hope you have many happy hours on her (and a few fish as well)
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My first issue is confidence steering it in close confines of the marina. Not any disasters yet.  Always had outboard boats before that are easy to steer.  The inboard is very different having little steerage in reverse.  Still getting my head around the use of prop wash etc.  Will be fun practising and learning.  
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Big fenders are the answer, Always use the wind and tide in your favour. The only time it goes wrong is when you have an audienceLOL if there is no one to see you it will go perfect! Enjoy your new boat.
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Have to agree with rag &stick on the audience thing... I have found it most difficult at slow speed with tide and a wind direction blowing sideways off the pontoon finger. When you are on your own a total recipe for making you look like a real amteur. 😬
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