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New guy from Northern CA

Post by TommyTahoe » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:20 pm

Hi There,

I just discovered this site- a lot of good info here! I recently purchased this past June, a 2001 226 with the Volvo Penta DP/5.7 GXI set up, propped for high altitude (F4's). The boat is in very clean condition- Tahoe only use, with low hours and runs well. It is currently in storage, so I will post picks next Spring when I summarize her. I look forward to being a member.
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Re: New guy from Northern CA

Post by TommyTahoe » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:52 pm

Here are a few pic's I was able to dig up-
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Re: New guy from Northern CA

Post by Big Block Power » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:50 pm

Very nice pictures.I was hoping it was spring already.lol.
Is that lake Tahoe ? Is the water that low or does it change that much?
Clean boat. Does it jump out of the hole with f4? Oh welcome to the forum.
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Re: New guy from Northern CA

Post by jhnmdahl » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:54 am

Nice photos! I've always liked two captain's chairs in a boat like that, and feel lucky to have grabbed a 210 before they were discontinued. I have the a later iteration of the Volvo Penta 5.7L as well, and it's a great fit for a boat that size.

Looking at your dock, it does seem like your dock is configured for quite a bit of water variation - something we don't see as much up here where docks get pulled out of the water every winter.

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Re: New guy from Northern CA

Post by TommyTahoe » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:54 pm

Big Block and John,

Thanks for the kind welcome. BB- yes the 226 jumps out pretty well with the F4's considering I'm boating at 6200' in Lake Tahoe, even with a full load. I'm able to reach about 48 MPH trimmed correctly at about WOT- smaller props cost me about 5-6MPH at altitude. Couldn't afford the 8.1L this time around like you :(.

Unfortunately, we have had a pretty severe drought in California the past 4 years or so, that's why the Lake is 6' low. We need a big winter to fill it up again. And yes, our docks are built to stay all year around. Looking forward to Spring as well!

Tom
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Re: New guy from Northern CA

Post by Skiingstrongman » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:09 pm

Hey welcome! That's a great boat you have. My father bought his new in 2000 and still has it now. I grew up on it for many summers and it has served us well. That's considered to be one of if not the fastest cobalt hulls made. Very highly desirable. Congratulations!

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Re: New guy from Northern CA

Post by liquid » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:15 pm

Beautiful boat - welcome to the forum
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