New Boat Rant!

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  1. Octomush

    Octomush Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Alright! We just got a new boat! Its a used 24 footer, and in pretty good condition. We bought it from of some skindivers and it even has a little mini fish hold thingy! Were gonna set up a pump to cycle fresh water into it so we can keep live fish alive longer lol! And no more sleeping out in the rain because its even got a small cabin. Man I can't wait to use it! :boat:
     
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    Congrats! Does it have a name? If it was owned by divers, does it have a compressor on board? I guess as 24 footer's a bit small for a compressor, though...
     
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    Thx! The names a bit wierd, it means friendship, I think its spelled Lauled.
    But were gonna change it. lol i want to name it after a ceph. And no it doesnt have a compressor, not yet anyways...
     
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    :welcome: back OM.........where ya been?

    Congrats on the boat. Name ..........hmmmmm if I had one I'd call it Wheke...........Maori for octopus!

    J
     
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    Is the word Laule'a? It means glad in Hawaiian. Friendship is Pilialoha.
     
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    Thanks Jean, Ive been distracted by lots of stuff school mainly. Lots of pressure to get in a private school. :read: But I always check back from time to time. And Wheke you say? I love it! And it's polynessian. I think, so it fits right in.
     
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    lol rly? Yeah its the first one, the guy we bought it from said it meant friendship. :roll: lol oh well. Are you from Hawaii?
     
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    I spent three years in Hawaii getting my master's degree working with cuttlefish (had to import them...). I lived with two local guys and still have some really good friends in Mililani and Pearl City.
     
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    that mini fish hold thingy is called a livewell
     
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    Woah cool, where did you get your degree? The university of Hawaii?

    So its a livewell is it? I was wonferign that. Thanks!
     
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    Does it have a backup motor? We had a little 15 horse outboard with a special mount for our 25 footer and it came in handy a couple of times saving many $ in tow fees. Without it I would have been a little leery about taking day trips across to the Bahamas (this was pre gps, all we had was a loran and a compass). Enjoy the new boat .:boat:
     
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    Haha thanks! Yeah weve got a backup outboard.
     
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    University of Hawaii at Manoa. The professors I worked with don't work there anymore (one retired, the other is a whole other story...).
     
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    Very cool, and what do you mean by "Whole other story?" If you dont mind me asking that is.
     
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    I'll PM you, wouldn't want to get anyone (like me...) in trouble.
     
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    Haha cool. :lol:
     
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    now I guess I'll just have to die in suspense
     
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    :roflmao:
     

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