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JParanee
05-20-2016, 10:50 PM
Well today my work schedule opened up and the weather was beautiful so I decided that today would be a good day to do a little family shake down run

I have only run this boat the one time before after we finished working on it and with the Lake George Donzi Dust Off coming up and than consecutive monthly trips after I really wanted to get some time behind the wheel in

so I came home after lunch hooked up and ran to a little lake about 45 minutes away


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The boat went in easy and started up nicely

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All I can so is that it was a big success :)

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only had 2 of my 3 kids with us but they loved it

even the wife who hates fast things really liked it and said it didn't bother her going kinda fast ..... Took it up to 71 today.... Didn't want to upset her to much and with the lake having a 45 mph speed limit I didn't want to push my luck with either the old lady or the cops :)

the he boat was awesome and ran even better than it did the first day when it was like 45 out

I'd like to see more heat in the engine ...she hovered around 150 degrees but I'll wait till some hotter weather and warmer water before I start playing with thermostat's

unlike the first time I ran it I did not touch the tabs and it ran awesome

it ran level without any tabs with 4 people in it and got on plane quickly and was wanting to go

I got a lot of comments at the ramp especially when I started it up :)

verdict is ...... I love the boat

did a bunch of work to my tow truck and that was also running strong living up to its badge :)

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looking forward to to a good summer with the family

Carl C
05-21-2016, 07:19 AM
Looking good. You're lucky to have a nice family like that!

John C in PA
05-21-2016, 09:54 AM
Beltsville?

John C

JParanee
05-21-2016, 10:53 AM
Looking good. You're lucky to have a nice family like that!


Thanks Carl

getting rid rid of my larger fishing boat and getting a smaller fun oriented runabout like this was the plan to do more things on the water with them

JParanee
05-21-2016, 10:54 AM
Beltsville?

John C


You got it

gets kinda boring quick :)

John C in PA
05-21-2016, 07:01 PM
You got it

gets kinda boring quick :)

Most regular folks done go there because of the type of crowd. Blue Marsh in Berks County has a more PA crowd and no speed limit.

OTOH, it's only 1100 acres with a lot of no wake zone. So you're still running in small circles, it's better than Blue Marsh.

John C (in Bath)

93viperboy
05-21-2016, 07:45 PM
Look Great. See you in Lake George.

JParanee
05-21-2016, 09:14 PM
Most regular folks done go there because of the type of crowd. Blue Marsh in Berks County has a more PA crowd and no speed limit.

OTOH, it's only 1100 acres with a lot of no wake zone. So you're still running in small circles, it's better than Blue Marsh.

John C (in Bath)

Been to both many times in my Ranger bass boat days :)


Beltzville is the closest so that was it for that day :)

really like running to places and bigger water but these are the shake down days before the planned trips etc

you gotta come for a visit

are you going to Lake George ?

JParanee
05-21-2016, 09:15 PM
Look Great. See you in Lake George.


Looking forward to it

John C in PA
05-21-2016, 09:19 PM
Been to both many times in my Ranger bass boat days :)


Beltzville is the closest so that was it for that day :)

really like running to places and bigger water but these are the shake down days before the planned trips etc

you gotta come for a visit

are you going to Lake George ?

Check your PM.

John C

undertaker
05-22-2016, 09:10 AM
JP, nice pics...great to get out with the family for a day....thanks for posting.

Hope to get my junk out this week, been WAY behind this yr.

Have a great weekend...

Fishermanjm
05-22-2016, 06:41 PM
Super cool JP. Keep her interested an u will end up with this!!! BTW,,,
i like the swim platform

JParanee
05-22-2016, 10:09 PM
Super cool JP. Keep her interested an u will end up with this!!! BTW,,,
i like the swim platform


Thank you

they have been on boats since they were babies and I'm hoping to keep them interested in this one ....... They got bored of my fishing boats :(

im not a big swim platform guy but this one was so well done I'm not complaining :)


makes for for in and out a lot easier too

Conquistador_del_mar
05-23-2016, 02:15 PM
Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. I had to track down and order one of those Superman decals for my F350 even though my wife named it Optimus Prime. You have a fabulous looking boat there.

JParanee
05-23-2016, 03:33 PM
Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. I had to track down and order one of those Superman decals for my F350 even though my wife named it Optimus Prime. You have a fabulous looking boat there.


Thank you

my ford emblem was looking a bit rough

this was the cheapest and coolest option :)

thanks is again for the kind words

Fishermanjm
05-23-2016, 06:37 PM
You guyz need a RAM on the hood. IMHO

JParanee
05-24-2016, 12:52 AM
You guyz need a RAM on the hood. IMHO


Nice rig

I like the hitch in the front