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July 20th 2024 - 03:05
August 15th, 2005
August 15th, 2005

To Boat or Not To Boat

Everything we have heard from Zodiac indicates that itīs all ready to go. So at 7am (they work from EST) our "New Vessel Committee Chair" is going to give them a call, and if itīs a go - weīre off on the ferry to the factory.
Our unit has been in dire need of a new vessel for About 3 years - and fundraising frantically to get the $160K necessary to Purchase one. Weīre still not quite there - but in part through some financing from Zodiac and the promise of a bail-out from local supporters we went Ahead with the order early this year.

The vessel was completed on Aug 9th and Zodiac completed their sea trials last week - so we should be good to go!

The new vessel is a Zodiac Hurricane 753 (a fairly new addition to their Line) based on the 733 (what we have now) it has a built in Transom (rather then a bolt-on) and is slightly longer. Our new vessel is powered by twin 175Hp Mercury Outboards and the new e-series Raymarine electronics.

Assuming we are going to experience this new vessel later today - Iīll post some photos then. For now youīll have to make do with the "under construction" photos from About 3 weeks ago.

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