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1956 Vagabond II 01 Jul 2020 00:28 #105677

My orders usually ship out of Atlanta. If Atlanta does not have it, sometimes it ships out of Chicago.
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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 23:50 #105676

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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 21:20 #105674

Before the virus If I ordered by 6:30 PM I would get it the next day.
Now it’s two days and I have to order by 4:00 to get it then.
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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 20:49 #105673

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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 15:06 #105663

I have serious trouble getting my DR up on plane with two passengers in the rear seat. With just two in the front I have no issues but add two more to the rear seat and it goes nose up and won't come back down.
With two tanks, a full size battery and an anchor back there the added human weight, my wife and son total 250 lbs, is too much to overcome. I need to move weight forward.
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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 03:16 #105654

rushwal wrote: That's a lot of weight in the bow of the boat...


Yep, no need to turn the boat into a plow
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1956 Vagabond II 30 Jun 2020 01:22 #105644

This is something I've been thinking on for my new build. I'm leaning to one single large non removable tank. I'm shopping boat grave yards for a below flooring tank with a tapered bottom that will fit in the bow.
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1956 Vagabond II 29 Jun 2020 15:50 #105630

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And the venting I'm referring to is not tank venting, but my rear cover venting to remove fumes from the enclosed area. Though it is open in the back.

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Good point. That's why I was adding a shutoff valve so that they could be also run independently. Though on known distance trips, I could run as a single tank to avoid tank line swap.

jmhyatt wrote: I've always relied on the independence of my 2 3-gal tanks as an indicator of last resort. When I'm on a cruise and my first tank runs out, I know it's time to turn around if I haven't already!

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