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Offline Craig5251

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #585 on: September 05, 2020, 10:11:57 PM »
Ok, this is a serious question.

I have been avoiding one of my favorite parts of a river, because I get yelled at by the rowing crew coaches or trying to pass, even at super slow speed. The crews are usually high school age, so Iím very careful.

How am I supposed to pass? Up & down stream.

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #586 on: September 05, 2020, 10:44:39 PM »
Fast enough to pass without making any more of a wake than possible, while keeping as far from them as you can. Ultimately it's not their river, like the road, everyone has to share it. Tell the coach to quit being a Karen.  :D
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« Reply #587 on: September 06, 2020, 07:51:10 AM »
Thatís what I thought. I did tell one of them to come next to me and repeat what he called me, but he declined.
One time they said the river was CLOSED, so they could practice. Sounded fishy, but I was brand new to boating then, so I turned around. Unless the DNR tells me something, they can take their chances yelling at a 300lb, 6í5Ē man.

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #588 on: September 06, 2020, 08:32:10 AM »
Maybe call the DNR and report them for harassing boaters. They might already have a complaint against them.
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #589 on: September 07, 2020, 03:31:55 AM »
I had a fantastic day on the Schuylkill River today! Six hours total, with lots of detecting too. Aquachigger makes it look so easy, but itís actually really hard to see what youíre doing in the water. Time to learn how to use the pinpointer.
I was surprised there were no boat crews in the water today, except adults who knew how to behave.

A couple of mature Bald Eagles were following me upstream for a while, so that was very cool ( not common here ).
Nothing too picture worthy, but still nice.

The first is the Pa. Turnpike ( East/west ) that I drive on every day for work. Itís torture driving over my favorite spot of the river!

The second is a tin pot embedded in a stone wall on the bank of the river. I couldnít get it out without destroying it, so Iíll have to go back with some tools. It was definitely put there, so Iím curious.

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« Reply #590 on: September 07, 2020, 07:35:20 AM »
Very cool! Glad you got some good Mokai time in and had fun. Curious what the story was on that can and how long it's been there. We'll never know.... lol
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« Reply #591 on: September 07, 2020, 09:30:34 AM »
Kind of looks like a minnow bucket, but difficult to tell.
The picture of the bridge is from my trip a few years ago with my sister. PA turnpike about 250 miles West of your location, just North of Pittsburgh.
Thanks for the pictures!
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #592 on: September 13, 2020, 07:30:06 PM »
Took the boat out for some magnet fishing near Pottstown, Pa. I was hoping to do some snorkeling, but it was too cloudy today.
I DID find my first fun artifact though. Itís hard to tell, as itís encrusted pretty bad, but it was used to carry train track rails BY HAND. Iíll need to learn the art of electrolysis from Beauís videos, but other than the handles, it should clean up.

I couldnít get the boat to plane with this thing in it! Weighs around 30 pounds, and had to put it on the bow.

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #593 on: September 13, 2020, 07:35:11 PM »
When trips turn into adventures, and then a challenge! Glad you had some excitement today.  \./8
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #594 on: September 13, 2020, 09:46:09 PM »
Thatís what I thought. I did tell one of them to come next to me and repeat what he called me, but he declined.
One time they said the river was CLOSED, so they could practice. Sounded fishy, but I was brand new to boating then, so I turned around. Unless the DNR tells me something, they can take their chances yelling at a 300lb, 6í5Ē man.
How does your Mokai handle with your weight?  I thought 200 was pushing it ;)

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #595 on: September 14, 2020, 09:14:50 AM »
How does your Mokai handle with your weight?  I thought 200 was pushing it ;)

Only if you want to go on plane. Otherwise, it can handle a lot more weight in displacement mode. It can work like a barge; slow, but carrying remarkable load. My guess is that my v1 Eskape can carry 400 lbs and still reach 5-6 mph. Maybe Tom can provide more solid numbers, mine are just guesstimates.   

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« Reply #596 on: September 14, 2020, 04:35:35 PM »
I weigh in at 170 so don't know what the max would be in the ES-kape, I don't haul gear either. The max payload according to "specs" is 360 lbs if I remember correctly, and 5-6 mph sounds about right for that much weight in any of these; going with the current.
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #597 on: September 14, 2020, 08:22:19 PM »
How does your Mokai handle with your weight?  I thought 200 was pushing it ;)

With Tomís modifications, it works fine. I get on plane pretty quick too, as long as the wear ring is tight.

Iím about 300 lbs, plus about 30 lbs in gear, and a full tank of gas. My top speed upstream with a little current is about six mph.

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« Reply #598 on: September 14, 2020, 08:25:08 PM »
No bad, Craig. That's pretty impressive going upstream and getting that with 30 lbs of gear too.  \./8
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #599 on: September 16, 2020, 09:21:11 PM »
Yup, Iím not complaining. The old motor would only do 3 mph upstream.
The key is the wear ring, I can tell right away when it needs resurfacing.

Iíll try to post a pic of the RR tool.