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    Default Instigator's Maiden Voyage

    Left outta St. Johns Marina about 8:00 Saturday morning. Ran out at around 45 MPH and caught the usual bottom suspects, including a nearly-20# grouper. Snapper were thick, even though they're endangered. Ran back in at 55MPH and hit a top speed of 68 with 6 grown men and a full tank. Nice first trip. Sorry for the life-sized pictures. The end.

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    - "My dad used to tell me that nothing good happens when you take your AR to an out of town riot. Or maybe it was that nothing good happens after 1:00 in the morning. I can't remember any more." - Wob

    - "Most of these folks' thought streams run shallow enough you can cross them in Crocs and not get wet feet". - Unnamed animal poet from Spartanburg, SC

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    so much fancy.... looks like a noble way to kill a day

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    Lookin good. Congrats again on the new boat.
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    BB - you are missing one picture... the one with fresh blackened snapper! Looks like an awesome day.

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    Nice boat you got there BB

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    Love to hear them Merc's eat. The video's an easy 55MPH. We hit 68MPH comin' back through the harbor with six men and two kids and plenty of fuel. The hype is real:

    Last edited by Black Bart; 11-29-2021 at 11:13 AM.
    - "My dad used to tell me that nothing good happens when you take your AR to an out of town riot. Or maybe it was that nothing good happens after 1:00 in the morning. I can't remember any more." - Wob

    - "Most of these folks' thought streams run shallow enough you can cross them in Crocs and not get wet feet". - Unnamed animal poet from Spartanburg, SC

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    Mercury has come a long way. I've heard they hired some engineers from Yamaha......could be wrong on that.

    My Grandfather (a long time ago) used to say the way to find a good Mercury motor is to take it off the transom, throw it in the water and see if it floats. Ha!

    Very nice boat.
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    Be dangerous, unpredictable, and make a whole lot of noise.

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    Man, I love your boat Bart.
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    Nice boat Black Bart, that looks like a great time.

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    That's some vittles for sure. What was the fuel burn on the way out?

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    Don't know, JAB, but here're some Rhodan numbers. Pretty impressive:

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    - "My dad used to tell me that nothing good happens when you take your AR to an out of town riot. Or maybe it was that nothing good happens after 1:00 in the morning. I can't remember any more." - Wob

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    I am sure I would be suitably impressed if I knew what that was.

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    Nice! Looks like a great first outing.
    Cravin' me some boiled p-nuts

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    Fair enough. Them numbers just mean the big trolling motor works is all.
    - "My dad used to tell me that nothing good happens when you take your AR to an out of town riot. Or maybe it was that nothing good happens after 1:00 in the morning. I can't remember any more." - Wob

    - "Most of these folks' thought streams run shallow enough you can cross them in Crocs and not get wet feet". - Unnamed animal poet from Spartanburg, SC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Bart View Post
    Don't know, JAB, but here're some Rhodan numbers. Pretty impressive:

    Rhodan Numbers.jpg
    Is this another of Rubberhead’s WTBD frequency charts?
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    Hell yea Scott!

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    They are bad machines! Looks like a fine day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JABIII View Post
    I am sure I would be suitably impressed if I knew what that was.
    Screenshot of the buoy conditions for that day...

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    That's wave height, swell height, swell period, swell direction, wind wave height, wide wave period, wind wave direction for the abbreviated ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JABIII View Post
    I am sure I would be suitably impressed if I knew what that was.
    Basically means that the wave conditions were very crappy. We never saw another boat all day. Wind was 22+knts the day before, and 15-17knts when we left the dock. 4 footers (WVHT) at 5 seconds (APD) is a very steep chop that most people would not bottom fish in. My 6 year old fell asleep in that on the way out and the Rhodan anchor held the boat all day (once we figured it out). It's a game changer. Wind died out after lunch time, and it laid down a little in the afternoon, but still fairly sloppy.

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