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Offline muddyh2os

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Maiden Voyage
« on: April 18, 2019, 02:13:37 PM »
Hello All Mokai Captains,

Hopefully this weekend I will be putting her in the water. Probably a nice calm lake here in central Indiana.   \./8
What I'm asking for is any input for the initial launch.

Is there anything in particular I should be on alert for?    ???

I have all the necessary safety gear, PDF, paddle, fire ex., horn, first aid, etc.....
Also I've only had it running in the garage, a little sputtering but I figure it'll smooth out with some run time.
New oil change, Painless clutch, bearing grease set up.

I only have a few pics right now.

Thanks in advance all you guys on this forum have been a tremendous help, I couldn't have done it with you!Big Thanks to Painless Tom.  \./8

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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 04:55:20 PM »
My biggest problem was getting in and out. When I'm finished for the day, I always let the engine idle for a few mintues before I turn it off. Get out there and have fun !!!

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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 05:53:35 PM »
Nice, looks good! Besides everything else mentioned that you should bring, the biggest most important thing is that you go UP river while you are getting familiar with the experience and gain confidence in yourself and the boat. You can paddle down, you won't be paddling up!! Have fun, look forward to hearing how it goes.  \./8
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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 09:32:03 AM »
Muddy, I picked up my 2012 late last fall, and havenít missed a weekend yet! Your going to love it.
I took everyoneís advice, and only went UPSTREAM. You can paddle these boats, but good luck against any current.

This forum is amazing! Ask a question, and you will get tons of help.

I have ALL of Tomís upgrades, except the reverse. Excellent quality.

Watch out for small debris in the water. That has been my only issue. A powerful jet ski will shoot it out, the Mokai will just clog.
If you donít have a windshield, I strongly suggest buying one from Tom. These boats put out some spray, and you will get wet.

Have a blast!

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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 02:49:33 PM »
Check your USGS for water levels and websites to see if your boat is permitted. My water levels are up and might be a little dangerous this weekend after all the rain. I normally donít go out if the wind is over 12 mph, causes whitecaps, especially on lakes. Oh yeah, donít forget to install your pump. Lol
Have fun out there and be safe!

https://m.waterdata.usgs.gov/
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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 05:10:35 PM »

This forum is amazing! Ask a question, and you will get tons of help.

I have ALL of Tomís upgrades, except the reverse. Excellent quality.



I'm glad you enjoy the forum, great people like you are what makes it work! So thank you!!  ;)

And Bill makes the reverse units, so you aren't missing that from me! If you want one holler at Bizler on here. ;)
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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 08:03:37 PM »
I forgot they were Billís. Perhaps in the future, but not now.

I had a great trip yesterday! Got over that rock dam, at full power, but made it. Another notch off my bucket list. Iíll be going back in the summer to do some metal detecting in the water.

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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 07:29:39 PM »
 >:(  Rain and 40 deg all day.
Looks like it's going to be Monday. 

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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 07:53:41 PM »
Yeah, rain can ruin it. Better to wait for a pleasant day.

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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2019, 02:42:11 PM »
Well, I got out yesterday and after shaking it down a few times, IT WAS AWESOME !   \./8
I love it and can't wait to get out again.
The lake was 28' higher than normal but it was still nice.
Need to start saving for Tom's water-cooled exhaust and probably a windshield.  >:D

Here is a lousy video I uploaded, the quality is not good but the ride was great!
Thanks everyone, muddy.

https://youtu.be/2GkiSGywFAU

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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2019, 02:46:38 PM »
Cool!! Could tell you were having fun, nice to see wildlife out there too. I always enjoy those encounters. Thanks for sharing!!  :)
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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2019, 11:32:09 PM »
Thanks for the video, always nice to see anotherís playground. Lol
Glad you got out to have some fun. I got out yesterday as well for the first time, will post a video soon.
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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2019, 11:44:53 PM »
WOW! Iím checking my ring this weekend. I donít get near that speed.

These things are a blast!

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Re: Maiden Voyage
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2019, 11:51:23 PM »
And yes, I do have your ring.