hi guys!...we are back home now--WITH THE NEW BOAT!!!....it is now resting nicely in the gated storage unit!!....i now have all the permits/inspections done for boat and trailer and am good to go for the rest of the year!
.....drove the "Pez Gordo" up to Harrison Lake(near vancouver) for the shake down trip before we drove her up to prince george, 500 miles north of vancouver!....the boat towed great!......well, this boat is SWEET!....we should change the name to the "HMS Screamer", because the boat just flys(47 mph in the 1 foot chop)!!...if i had a dollar for every one who wanted to talk about the boat, i would be a rich man---wow, felt like a rock star!!!
.....have a total of about 20 hours on her now, and we slept 6 nights in her,,,one thing i learned i CANT MAN HANDLE THIS BOAT!!...by the end of the week i had a good system of getting to the docks and quickly jumpin gout to secure her with the dock lines,,,,sure glad i have that handy midship cleat!!.....funny, i thought i would drive her more, but found dock time fun/enjoyabe, too!( spent my time reading all those manuals)...a guy can really get used to this life of leasure!! .....the weather did pick up one day(30 knots), and i spent 2 hours having fun in the 2-3 foot chop and white caps!!..something i have never -EVER done before,,,usually i would run back to shore. wishiing i had a bigger boat-- but not anymore!!....would be fun to know what the baot could do in the hands of someone experienced??......,didnt fish that much but tried out the downriggers, very nice also!..cant wait for the ocean in july for our 3 week ocean trip around prince rupert!
........hmm, what else?...have a bunch of numbers scribbled down regarding the etecs and gas milage!.....have to say, at this point, those motors and the garmin electonic package that were installed at SUPER!!......will post the etec numbers when i get them organized..... larry(pics to come)