LM18 Houston Tx

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Eric did you get the boat wet and start getting the motor broken in.? We would love some pics.
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I did put it in the water this week on a friends private lake. It floats nice. Tank was full and the bow was just up a little but not as much as expected. I have batteries in front as well. Once the poling platform is on i think it will be as expected and hoped. I did not run up the RPM over 4000 and then just for a minute. It seemed to plane pretty easily. The picture on the beach (grass) gives you an idea how shallow it runs. I literally idled into the beach.
I was planning on giving it more of a run this weekend but my plans got cancelled.
Meeting with the Game Warden (TPW) to get the boat inspected tomorrow. That is required to get it registered.
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Congrats Eric!
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Looks great! :D
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That is a beauty!!! Congrats!! Jeff

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Very nice Eric, she looks good on the water. Tom
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She’s a beauty! Well done.

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A job well done - CONGRATULATIONS !
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Put the poling platform on. Installed push pole holders (that i 3d printed). That is about all i plan on doing. Nothing left to do but fish.
I have taken her out a few times. Mostly exploring rather than fishing. I am still trying to get familiar with the bay and the boat.
She runs good. I can get her up to about 32 mph. I think it was at about 5400 rpm.
She can be pretty wet when the wind picks up and your trying to get back across the bay but that was expected.

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Congratulations - what a sweet looking ride! :D

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