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Re: stretch Bantam completes south florida circumnavigation.

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  • Brian Anderson
    That boat is so cool in so many different ways that it is scary. Perfect boat for inland cruising. Nice story too. Brian
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 16 10:26 AM
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      That boat is so cool in so many different ways that it is scary.
      Perfect boat for inland cruising. Nice story too.

      Brian

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "captjbturtle" <captjbturtle@...> wrote:
      >
      > Pelican, a26 foot stretch Bantam, yesterday completed a trip from Fort
      > Pierce to Key West, Key West to Fort Myers and Fort Myers back home to
      > Fort Pierce.She was captained by Canadian Herb Radisch who spends
      > summers aboard his 25 Chris Craft on the Rideau.Herb spent only 4 or 5
      > nights at a dock, $35 a night in Key West, was questioned by water
      > police 4 times (they were looking for Bruce Hector or Peter Lenihan )
      > and was amazed by how little gas she used.HE cruised around 6 getting
      > near 20mpg in near silence with the 9.9 yamaha 4 stroke. He ran aground
      > only once, went through the everglades canoe trail, narrow and
      > shallow, went out to the pennekamp reefs, had to change course comming
      > across Lake Okeechobee to avoid big waves and said he had a great time.
      > He'd still be out there but the U.S. gov would only give him a 6 week
      > visa so he has to go home. He'll give Bruce and Peter the message. We
      > hauled her with my 6 cyclinder dodge van on her single axle trailer and
      > she's back in the yard, not a scratch, due to his good seamanship.A
      > brilliant designer, I asked his for input on improvements to this home
      > built boat."I can't think of any," he said. He has never brought his
      > Chris Craft south because he couldn't afford the gas and she could't
      > go where he went. Thanks again Mr Bolger.
      >
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