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  1. Island Time

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    Very nice.

    What kind of power?
     
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  3. F456 V12

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    Twin 250 Yamaha.

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  4. Island Time

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  5. m5guy

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    My 2 boats: A 2020 Zodiac Open 5.5 RIB and a 2017 Jeanneau 855 Merry Fisher Marlin

    The Story:

    I was active on Fchat about a decade ago during my F355 ownership, then gradually tapered my Fchat activity off as the 355 got sold, a 997GT3 came into our garage and left a few years later, followed by an F360 Spider which followed the same ownership arc as the Porsche. Along the way, my girls got older and no longer had an interest in riding in dad's sports cars, so we transitioned to boating and camping as a hobby that the entire family could enjoy.

    In 2020 we reached out to our neighbor who owns the local Zodiac/Avon/Sea Fox dealership and purchased a Zodiac Open 5.5 RIB powered by a Yamaha F75. The Zodiac combined with a Toyota Land Cruiser 80 that I had just completed a cosmetic restoration on became our adventure platform for 2020 Spring, Summer and Fall as COVID-19 restrictions curtailed all my kids' normal activities including in-classroom learning. My pre-teen girls learned to fish in the Pacific off the Zodiac, spot schools of dolphins in the Santa Barbara Channel, and become competent deck hands launching and recovering the Zodiac. The Land Cruiser has been the faithful tow vehicle and with a rooftop tent and camping gear stashed in the back, we can enjoy a weekend at a lake boating and cooking hot dogs in the evenings.

    As we hit Winter 2020, the desire to expand our boat trips to longer stays at the Channel Islands, overnighters at Catalina Island, and multi-day trips to locations further away like the San Francisco Bay had us shopping for something larger with twin outboards, a fully enclosed pilot house and head, and twin berths. We lucked out and found a 2017 Jeanneau Merry Fisher Marlin 855 Offshore (27ft) powered by twin, low hour Yamaha F200s.

    That brings us to today where we look forward to many new adventures on the Zodiac we named Sea Monkey and the Jeanneau which is named Sea Monkey Too.
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    No lifts? Do those boats just sit in the water all season?
     
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    That's at our favorite bar ... We all have boat lifts.

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    Yours ???

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    PS: Anyone going to Desert Storm in Havasu in a couple of weeks ? It's sold out and should be a hoot. I saw Paul Tracy will be there in his new ( to him ) Skater 40 - can't wait to see it.
     
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    Oh! I was quite jealous of you having such neighbors.
     
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    No not mine, from the Palm Beach boat show. The new mercury V12 was everywhere!
     
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    I road in this 23 Eliminator Daytona about twenty years ago .... triple 2.4’s - I’ve never felt acceleration like that ... buried a 120 mph Nordskog Speedo


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