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The day started off great, this wasn't a fishing trip yet a what was suppose to be a nice boat ride with a "date".
We launched at Rocky Point and headed on up to Granite Falls at the top end of Indian Arm,, boat was bogging a little off the line but otherwise was runnin great
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we climber to the top of Granite falls for some more pics
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so we dicided to head off and go for lunch at the quay at the sea bus terminal, boat was running good again until we got under the 2nd narrows bridge, it didn't sound right so I powered down a bit and won't you know it she stalls, I go to start her and nothin, battery is good just wont turn over, great Tide is coming in and we are in the narrow shipping lanes, not good so on the horn to Vancouver Coast Guard who places a call on all channels and wouldn't you know it this shows up,, a nice big 36 foot boat with the C-toe clearly marked, dam I thought this is gonna cost me, so he starts his speach and well in the end it wa a $100 bucks an hour!!! 2.5 hours back to my truck and an hour for him to come back so $350 bucks later I made it to the truck, so I have a feeling I blew the ol girl up, anyone got a good 125+ merc??
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Argh...the boat part sucks! :(

Hey, at least you had a good looking woman to spend the day with. :) Won't take all the sting off of a $350 tow bill and the cost of a motor repair...but it's mitigating circumstances.

Good luck! :cheers:
 

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Thats terrible, same day I met up with you too huh? Now down on motor number 2, both mercs??? I guess its time to go Yami!

All kidding aside I am sorry that such a great day was ruined by the excess cost of towing and of course a ruined engine.
 

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Wow!

Not the ol' run out of gas trick! ;D

Glad you made it OK,those narrows are deadly! I used to go through in my canoe.

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Yeh whats up with the pics ???
Not the ol' run out of gas trick!
yeh you are supposed to do that some where remote :happy:
At least you made it safly back
sure is good to know you can rely on the coast gaurd :thumbup:
all who boat take note have a cell phone or radio with you at all times :peace:
 

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Britguy said:
sure is good to know you can rely on the coast gaurd
Not really, all they do now unless you are in danger of sinking or on fire or someone is dying is reffer the call to a commercial rescue vessal. Not like the good old days when they would respond to almost all calls. I remember when C-Tow first started they offered memberships like BCAA and even carried jerry cans of fuel that they would sell to boaters that ran out. Those days are long gone and now it's all about the hourly rate. Sorry to hear about your day R/P, I hope it's notthing too major................................
 

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bill said:
...C-Tow...
Thanks for clarifying that, bill...Roscoe said "C-Toe" in his post. Even though I deduced what he meant...it's a very unfortunate mistake to make, especially when one is referring to a "date" in the same post. :D Just thought I'd give a head's up! ;)
 

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She's toast, looks like head gasket went filled with water and piston smashed inside cylinder, yup she is seized solid as a rock!! So looking at buying a new Honda 150 4 stroke, anybody have one of them and can tell me honestly what they think, likes- dislikes, thanks guys.
 

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Honda's good but if I had to choose I'd say go Yami. Nothing but good reports ,super quite. great
on gas and I think the metalic light blue would look better. :thumbup:


Good Luck :beerchug: Marko
 

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That totally sucks about the engine. Did you hear a explosion or any other strange noise when the head gasket went?
If i had to replace my merc i'd go with a yamaha. Maybe look at one of those lease returns to take the sting out of the bill
 
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