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Old 09-15-2018, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by TUNEE View Post
800 bucks annual depending on raft
Dang! Even half of that would get pretty pricey for a $1200 raft. The one linked above says it needs serviced after two years, then every year thereafter.
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:24 PM
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Chimpo View Post
Dang! Even half of that would get pretty pricey for a $1200 raft. The one linked above says it needs serviced after two years, then every year thereafter.
depends on the raft, that raft will be less for the first few services. Call the service the center.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by hiliner222gypsy View Post


NICE Tuna, glad to see you still doing well HOWEVER we like pics of your wife better than your buddy LOL.


Sounds to me like as long as you are comfortable with your set up you are fine

Now to me I have to question the guy on here that said he had an 18’ boat in TRUE 10-12 seas. THAT I need video of
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:39 AM
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People like “risk” and for amusement and as a result intentionally drive cars and or motorcycles recklessly, jump from perfectly good airplanes, climb vertical faces and high mountains, others drink, smoke, party with fentanyl or have unprotected sex with strangers all in the name of “fun”.

Sometimes it works out and a good time is had by all, other times not so much.

Heading way offshore in a small boat certainly has significant risks no matter how well prepared one thinks they are. On the other hand a beautiful big wesmac, that most would think very well suited to fishing a 100 miles off shore recently burned and sank while tied to a dock, as the saying goes “shit happens”.

I think our society and media goes way over board with the “putting others at risk who try and save them”.

Sounds good in the news to make it seem like heading out on a rescue is some grave risk to life and limb for the rescuers but the vast majority of people who join the coast guard, military, law enforcement, fire departments etc do so because they WANT TO BE IN THE ACTION.

A chance to do a real world rescue is the sort of things people in these professions jump over each other to get involved with.

I flew KC130s that we’re capable of refueling rescue helicopters, we trained frequently with the helicopters for the “mission” and I know for a fact every pilot in the squadron would have said YES with enthusiasm to engage in any sort of real world rescue mission was required and would have gladly come in on a day off or if on leave given the chance to participate.

No question in my mind guys from all the other organizations mentioned above would do the same.

What the media and the paid “experts” talk about as great risk for the rescuers is in reality the real reason why guys get into these professions in the first place.


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Old 09-17-2018, 12:22 PM
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I'm going to sleep out there with my little boat I figure if I hook a come-along to the leg of the oil rig I can pick the boat up out of the water... bet yall ain't seen that video YET
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Originally Posted by Mpellet View Post
People like “risk” and for amusement and as a result intentionally drive cars and or motorcycles recklessly, jump from perfectly good airplanes, climb vertical faces and high mountains, others drink, smoke, party with fentanyl or have unprotected sex with strangers all in the name of “fun”.

Sometimes it works out and a good time is had by all, other times not so much.

Heading way offshore in a small boat certainly has significant risks no matter how well prepared one thinks they are. On the other hand a beautiful big wesmac, that most would think very well suited to fishing a 100 miles off shore recently burned and sank while tied to a dock, as the saying goes “shit happens”.

I think our society and media goes way over board with the “putting others at risk who try and save them”.

Sounds good in the news to make it seem like heading out on a rescue is some grave risk to life and limb for the rescuers but the vast majority of people who join the coast guard, military, law enforcement, fire departments etc do so because they WANT TO BE IN THE ACTION.

A chance to do a real world rescue is the sort of things people in these professions jump over each other to get involved with.

I flew KC130s that we’re capable of refueling rescue helicopters, we trained frequently with the helicopters for the “mission” and I know for a fact every pilot in the squadron would have said YES with enthusiasm to engage in any sort of real world rescue mission was required and would have gladly come in on a day off or if on leave given the chance to participate.

No question in my mind guys from all the other organizations mentioned above would do the same.

What the media and the paid “experts” talk about as great risk for the rescuers is in reality the real reason why guys get into these professions in the first place.


+1 on the unprotected sex and eating at mcdonalds!
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I remember these boats from when I was a kid, always loved them.
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I won't comment on the OP, if he's right or wrong. He's living life and kudos to that.

I've come to a place in life where I believe I'd rather drown 75 miles offshore doing something I love than spend years wasting away in a nursing home in my own piss and vomit not knowing my family anymore.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:57 PM
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I won't comment on the OP, if he's right or wrong. He's living life and kudos to that.

I've come to a place in life where I believe I'd rather drown 75 miles offshore doing something I love than spend years wasting away in a nursing home in my own piss and vomit not knowing my family anymore.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:59 PM
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I had a 17 whaler Montauk with a 150 inline 6 merc that would absolutely fly & if the forecast was good enough like as in yesterday today & tomorrow were all variable 1' or less I'd run that boat to 30 fathom approx 45 miles out & cought yft bft mahi & kings I had friends out there & never felt unsafe. & the looks on folks face when we put tuna on the dock from that little boat was priceless & yes absolutely there were those that thought I was nuts or had a big pair or both
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