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Old 05-15-2018, 04:38 PM
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From the pictures you can tell it's a nice neighborhood. And your ex - boat - looks amazing. Well done!
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My life will be complete when I own one of your creations. they are without a doubt my favorite. keep it up!
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:54 AM
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Fresh fish delivered at sunup, a "bottlenose" fish according to our cook. Kids off to school in a dugout.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:22 AM
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Fresh fish delivered at sunup, a "bottlenose" fish according to our cook. Kids off to school in a dugout.
Looks like a Menhaden!

The boat looks right at home....the waterline is sitting pretty damn level...good calcs!!!
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Looks like a Menhaden!

The boat looks right at home....the waterline is sitting pretty damn level...good calcs!!!
you get lucky once in a while Maxine

we did Mark and paint the waterline and boot stripe with all tanks full including the bow ballast so I guess that's cheating a little. That fish was about 8# but was awesome on the grill for lunch! Nice little afternoon shower rolling in, like every day so far. Punch list is getting shorter and her first fishing trip won't be long now!
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you get lucky once in a while Maxine

we did Mark and paint the waterline and boot stripe with all tanks full including the bow ballast so I guess that's cheating a little. That fish was about 8# but was awesome on the grill for lunch! Nice little afternoon shower rolling in, like every day so far. Punch list is getting shorter and her first fishing trip won't be long now!
Carl Moesly had a fill or dump bow ballast tank on his old `60`s race boats.
Are you using a bladder?
Could you explain the set up please???

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What part of Liberia are you in? I spent some time in Monrovia and the red light district.
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Looks like a Menhaden!


Looks like a Sea Mullet cousin to me!

Amazing work on the boat Bill, can't believe it sat so purty with all those folks. Another fortuitous benefit of lightweight materials! Gotta be the prettiest girl in Liberia bar none.
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I'm jealouse as all hell! It looks like an awesome trip. Let me know if you need me to check on the old man at the shop while You're gone
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Originally Posted by gofastsandman View Post
Carl Moesly had a fill or dump bow ballast tank on his old `60`s race boats.
Are you using a bladder?
Could you explain the set up please???

Great pics and copy,
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we baffled and sealed up the bilge area under the forepeak cabin sole GFS. It's all glassed, and composites so no worry about water or need for a bladder. Plumbed in a saltwater version of a wakeboard ballast pump, vent and a WEMA sending unit. Just a hair over 100 gallons in whats effectively a double bottom void right in her nose.

it does set the bow down about 1-1/2" at rest when filled and while we haven't tested it in rough seas, should be a good option for running in head seas at slower speeds where the tabs are less effective.

main reason we did it though was to help trim if running low on fuel. Better to have and not need than to need and not have!
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:17 AM
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What part of Liberia are you in? I spent some time in Monrovia and the red light district.
were in Marshall right now mm, 45 miles south close to the airport.
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We think she the prettiest bluejack, but we may be a little biased she's most definitely the largest and fastest in the country. Seen a couple Gradys, prolines and other smaller cc's but nothing close and no custom boats at all by our definition.

don't wake him up if you stop by kln he can get cranky if he doesn't get his nap time!

took a trip to the nearest store yesterday (15 miles up the road) and the gentleman running it spoke very clear English. The local dialect is also English but spoken much faster and quieter and hard to understand. Turns out he just got home after living 26 years in Greensboro where he went to college. Small world!
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Originally Posted by bills106 View Post
we baffled and sealed up the bilge area under the forepeak cabin sole GFS. It's all glassed, and composites so no worry about water or need for a bladder. Plumbed in a saltwater version of a wakeboard ballast pump, vent and a WEMA sending unit. Just a hair over 100 gallons in whats effectively a double bottom void right in her nose.

it does set the bow down about 1-1/2" at rest when filled and while we haven't tested it in rough seas, should be a good option for running in head seas at slower speeds where the tabs are less effective.

main reason we did it though was to help trim if running low on fuel. Better to have and not need than to need and not have!
i thought it a brilliant idea.
​​​​​​​Thanks for the insight!
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According to the rules of fair play, all fishies transiting the coast of Liberia are hereby warned the fishing vessel Liberian Girl is now on active patrol. Any fishes encountered are subject to seizure!
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Your job beats my job......... x1000.........
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a boat for the richest man in Liberia?! Very cool boat!
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Bills, such beautiful work!
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I spent 5 months off that coast of Africa in 2007. Ridiculous fishing offshore. We hooked 13 sails and 4 blues before lunch one Sunday morning, this was off the back of a 270' CG Cutter. We were the first US Military ship to visit Monrovia in 20yrs.
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Originally Posted by Abel View Post
I spent 5 months off that coast of Africa in 2007. Ridiculous fishing offshore. We hooked 13 sails and 4 blues before lunch one Sunday morning, this was off the back of a 270' CG Cutter. We were the first US Military ship to visit Monrovia in 20yrs.
The fishing is still untapped and awesome Abel. We only got in one short trip before catching a flight out in the afternoon but raised two sails, two blues, a big Mako and plenty of Mahi and everyone said the fishing season had been over for a while and wouldn't get good again until after the rainy season. First fish for the boat was a nice 74# sail, a great start! Not much food is wasted over there and the local folks were very happy when the Liberian Girl brought them some fresh sailfish on her first outing. They kept asking why it was so blue and not black like the others they see. Had to explain it was because it went straight into the fishbox with the icemaker dumping ice on it all day!

After that trip, she was hauled back out and waiting for the rainy season to end and the fishing to crank back up. Hopefully sometime around the first of October but the weather this year has been anything but normal.





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