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Old 08-03-2008, 21:54   #1
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1st posting on this forum. Spring is here and it's time to get into gear after a winter of sloth. Lots to do, installing an Espar heater (more difficult than it sounds), new anntena mast, dock repairs, paint, paint, paint. Considering purchase of an Aquamarine pvc inflatable, made in China. Is this a boat or a toy?
Looking foreward to a good cruising season on Lk Superior and visiting some of my favorite spots that I missed the last couple of years.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:45   #2
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Hello,
1st posting on this forum. Spring is here and it's time to get into gear after a winter of sloth. Lots to do, installing an Espar heater (more difficult than it sounds), new anntena mast, dock repairs, paint, paint, paint. Considering purchase of an Aquamarine pvc inflatable, made in China. Is this a boat or a toy?
Looking foreward to a good cruising season on Lk Superior and visiting some of my favorite spots that I missed the last couple of years.
, Eggman
coo coo caa choo
First of all welcome! You might make your font a bit smaller though (GM edited original post to smaller font) it hurts on the eyes.

Regarding the Aquamarine inflatables, if I remember right they are being made in Xiamen, South China. The quality looked all right then. The factory makes mainly RIB's.
The place was run by a guy from New Zealand, but he left a year ago.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:57   #3
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Welcome Eggman, I am sure someone will knoow more ablut the vest. Have you looked at the pub PracticaL Sailor? They seem to be the Consumer Reports for marine gear.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:19   #4
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:41   #5
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Aloha Eggman,
Welcome aboard! Hope you can get the info you need. Is that country thawing out yet?
Its been in the 80s (F) here for weeks but does get down in the high 50s occasionally at night.
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Old 09-03-2008, 18:03   #6
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Hi,
Thanks for your replies. As I surf this site I'm constantly impressed by the knowledge and passion for nautical life of the members. Also the depth in which a subject is explored. My knowledge and skills are mediocre but I am quite familiar with the Canadian side of Lk Superior. If I could be of some assistance, I'd be pleased to help.
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