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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:55 pm 
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Here is my final tweet on the TI installing a 2.3 Honda outboard. Moto sailed 25 miles round trip 3 quarts of fuel.

http://youtu.be/bu9C1rMudMQ


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:28 pm 
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How to make the most versatile water craft even more so.
Add one or two outboard engines.

As much as I love sailing and don't mind pedalling the TI instead of my bike,
when the wind has gone and time is limited, the outboards work well.

Was the video of a bank robbery get away vehicle for two masked men?

Great Video.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:33 pm 
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ChangeMan wrote:
How to make the most versatile water craft even more so.
Add one or two outboard engines.

As much as I love sailing and don't mind pedalling the TI instead of my bike,
when the wind has gone and time is limited, the outboards work well.

Was the video of a bank robbery get away vehicle for two masked men?

Great Video.


I always cover up from the Suns rays. Better be safe than sorry. Natural sunblock I call it Lol.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:12 pm 
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Great video, but it also made me feel so good about the clarity of the waters I sail in, as I can usually see the bottom detail at 10-15 feet or more.. Had there been recent storms where you were?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:25 pm 
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We sailed the intercoastal water way which has a lot barge traffic that stirs up the water.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:55 am 
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Really nice setup, in my opinion you have the ultimate offshore fishing platform available today. I have pretty much the same setup and just love it. Last weekend I did a 30 miler out looking for new dive spots offshore. We don't hook and line fish but we love to spear fish (more up close and personal). We found anyplace close to shore around here that would be reachable by a normal kayak is mostly just bare sand, plus if you can only go 3 mph this severely limits your range. Who would want to spend 4 hours getting out to a decent fishing area, then 4 hrs back, this would only leave you with an hr or so actual fishing time. Plus by the time you got out there on a normal kayak it would be mid-day and too hot to fish.
Yea of course you can go out on a $75,000 champion bass boat with twin 250's and spend $75 dollars in fuel ( my brother in law had one that did about 70mph). We had a 21ft sea ray for years but cost was killing us ($60+ for the boat, plus $375 a month for dry storage down here in Florida, then add on $4.50/gallon for fuel at marina's it can get pretty expensive fast filling up a 50 gallon tank. None of this includes maint which because we were in salt water was a fortune in itself. My other brother in law has a 24ft Larson had to replace his stern drive motor last year (salt water) and the bill was around $13k. Who in the world can afford this kind of stuff anymore (not me for sure).
Another big deal is with powerboats you pretty much have to stay in the channels, which around her is only 10% of the inter coastal, where I can easily hit 90% with my TI.
Personally I think you have the ultimate setup available today, bar none.
The best part with my TI is it lives on the trailer in my garage and only takes 5 minutes to get on/off the car and put away in the garage (after rinsing off) and that's it for maint, where with our old boat we were paying $375/mo for dry storage (and that was a dry rack out in the sun, ouch).
Cool setup thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:07 am 
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nice setup ..

.. question about your Haka's - they are aluminum ramps ? Harbor frieght ? are the pop rivets / hardware rusting ?

I looked at doing similar but was worried about the attachment rigging rusting

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:42 am 
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Those Honda's are great little motors :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:00 pm 
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PassWind wrote:
nice setup ..

.. question about your Haka's - they are aluminum ramps ? Harbor frieght ? are the pop rivets / hardware rusting ?

I looked at doing similar but was worried about the attachment rigging rusting


The construction of the hakas are all riveted with aluminum rivets. So I think the issues of corrosion are going to be brought down to a minimum.


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