Hello M Family!
Hopefully a busy May means that you are all in the water and ready for some summer fun. From our family, May was hectic and awesome all at the same time. We had 2 sons graduate from college, closed the sale of our house, ended a long spring semester for Betsy and got the boat wet, WHEW!
Remember the get your rendezvous reservations in by June 15! This is always a great time. While it’s great to see a bunch of M’s together, you don’t even need too bring a boat to join in the fun. See the details from Craig’s previous post for more information.
One of our new members asked me to post this information. If you know the history of his boat, he would love to hear from you.
Hi, it’s Jim Kenney, one of the club’s newest members.
I’m not sure if anyone in Ohio might remember my boat when it was named “Bang”. I recently purchased “Surf Rider” from a gentleman who brought it over to the Windsor Yacht Club in 2009 from Ohio.
She hasn’t travelled much over the past few years and has accumulated approx. 665 hours to date. A couple years back we made some changes to improve handling and seaworthiness.
Modifications were performed by Hyke Metal out of Wheatley Ontario. This was our best choice because of their extensive experience in building aluminum Coast Guard, Fire boats and expedition yachts primarily out of aluminum.
We had the following enhancements performed on Surf Rider.
¾ inch aluminum keel to reduce roll and sliding off waves.
Forward through hull Zeus bow thruster
Transom mounted below swim platform Zeus Stern Thruster.
Both thrusters are powered by gel batteries managed by a dedicated charging system
We also installed forward sonar while at Hyke’s.
These modifications completely changed the boat’s performance. It handles great.
If any members in Ohio might remember “Bang”, I would appreciate if they could share some History.
Thanks Jim Kenney
EDIT: “Bang” was docked at Venetian Marina in Sandusky, Ohio in the 2000-2005 timeframe. We don’t know where it went when it was sold.