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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Andy S, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. 2nazt

    2nazt Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Awesome @Andy S congrats and hope you get great memories out of it!
     
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  2. Andy S

    Andy S Jetboaters Admiral

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    Hey if were a real bud you would buy my cobalt and then sell it 3 months later. :winkingthumbsup"
     
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  3. veedubtek

    veedubtek Jetboaters Admiral

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    I just bought my Benny. If you still have it in a few months...

    (I'll realize still that I'll never own an I/O - sorry!)
     
  4. Andy S

    Andy S Jetboaters Admiral

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    My cobalt would be a good way to pop your i/o cherry, haha.
     
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  5. PEARCE

    PEARCE Jetboaters Commander

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    A beautiful boat @Andy S ! Congrats!!
     
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  6. Seadeals

    Seadeals Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    One plus of changing boats often is it makes remembering the different memories easier! No insinuations Andy...just sayin’.
     
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  7. Andy S

    Andy S Jetboaters Admiral

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    What are you saying Randy, just cause I have grey hair is my memory getting weak? By they way my memory is getting weak, just ask my wife (whatever her name is).
     
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  8. Murf'n'surf

    Murf'n'surf Jetboaters Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    Sweet boat!!! Been eyeing up the same boat but in the center console format. Congrats! !
     
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  9. Paulie

    Paulie Jet Boat Addict

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    Congrats on the new boat! Looks amazing for its age. How about Why Naut? Man, your R5 is at the top of my list and I would be seriously considering it if we had not just purchased a new house. Ugh!
     
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  10. seanmclean

    seanmclean Jet Boat Addict

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    Beautiful boat. That R5 is sweet too, was on our list to look at.
     
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  11. Flingit1200s

    Flingit1200s New Member

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    Great looking boat. Can't believe its that old. What about a compromise on the name with just a very tiny "k". GUESS kNOT!
     
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  12. MrMoose

    MrMoose Jetboaters Captain

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    Great boat @Andy S !! I love the outboards. To me, outboards are definitely the most robust and versatile drive system available.
    Good for you. How much weight are you towing with it on the trailer?
     
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  13. Andy S

    Andy S Jetboaters Admiral

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    I've tried all combination with the wife but she is hard headed about going with "Guess Not".
     
  14. Andy S

    Andy S Jetboaters Admiral

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    Thanks! I agree about the outboard and another plus is they don't draw near as much water as an I/O. The Triton is about 6000lbs dry and with 200 gallons of fuel capacity when full that is another 1400lbs.
     
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  15. 4x15mph

    4x15mph Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    @Andy S - great boat and you have me thinking about getting a boat with a cabin like that. The outboards are an excellent choice and you should slap some yamaha stickers over those Merc labels. Keep us posted on how you like the boat!
     
  16. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    I'm curious but what makes an outboard better versus a stern drive in regards to hitting things in the water? Why was your R5 more likely than other boats you've had?

    My next boat will likely be a v-drive so hitting things with the prop, fins or the rudder would be a concern for me in the future since I can't raise the prop out of the water but it's not often we have trash or logs in our water unless there's been a storm or lots of rain.
     
  17. Andy S

    Andy S Jetboaters Admiral

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    With the outdrive fully down my R5 draws almost 36'' of water while the 27' Triton with outboards down only draws 21". The 15" difference will make a hitting things less likely, and 15" elsewhere makes a difference but that is for another thread ;);). Also, if a boat does get stuck, the outdrive barely raises above the boat of the boat, whereas outboards get completely out of the water.
     
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  18. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    Thanks for the info. We always had outboard growing up so I've had no experience with stern drives. If I do decide to go to vdrive on my next boat one thing I will miss greatly is the ease of mind with a jet in shallow or murky water but even then you can hit or suck up stuff, just likely not as costly lol. I sometimes still have nightmares when I helped a guy who ran over a log in his Super Air Nautique at wake boarding speeds https://jetboaters.net/threads/so-i-saw-a-fellow-boater-in-distress-today.13004/#post-226398
     
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  19. Shannon

    Shannon Jet Boat Addict

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    Awesome looking boat Andy! I know you guys will really enjoy this one..
     
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