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Soulstice Heads North (Post 50 Hull #69)

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  1. Soulstice

    Soulstice Member

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    Finally, I am getting around to this, it seems like the last 6 weeks have been so crazy with work, family, life, etc.

    So we sold our 2001 Post 42 a few years back when my wife was pregnant, we were moving, I was finishing up school, and changing my role at work. At that point in our life it was a tough decision as we truly loved our Post but also didn’t want to see it sit unused possibly for a few years. Now our daughter is big enough to really enjoy so we knew it was time to get the family back on the water. Historically we would put 300-500 hours on our old Post every year between cruising and running to the canyons but now I expect we will be doing more cruising for the time being and lighter on the fishing.

    We knew that we wanted to move into another Sportfish in the 50’ class and was still in love with our old Post so we kept our eyes out for a Post 50. We looked at a bunch of the ones on the market and finally decided on a 2000 model in North Palm Beach which was currently named “Miss Behavin”. The previous owner really took care of this boat and had spared no expense in maintenance or upgrades. The gelcoat issues had all been taken care of with the boat being re-painted by Post and the foredeck re-done in non-skid.

    So with the new family battlewagon found, the journey to bring Hull #69 home had just begun.


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  2. Capt Ralph

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    Out standing.
    Keep us up with the family and the new ship.
    Post kids are cool.
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  3. Soulstice

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    Because of a heavily packed schedule in June and July, we only had a window of around 10 days where we could bring the boat back to Rhode Island ourselves so unfortunately, we couldn’t make the trip over to the Bahamas this time. It also wouldn’t have been as much fun without my wife and daughter as they were tied up with work/school.

    Thankfully my first mate Mr. Todd (not the Pirate Bear) stepped up and came along on this adventure.

    We arrived in Palm Beach for Memorial Day Weekend and quickly prepped the boat for our first day’s journey which would be to St. Augustine. So, after traditional viewing of Jaws, I made sure the crew got its rest.

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  4. Beau

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    Enjoy that boat!
  5. Capt Ralph

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    You got da Bigger Boat..
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    Found my shirt;
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    Congrats on the new Post! I sure do love those 50's!
  8. Soulstice

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    We left North Palm Beach (Safe Harbor Marina) right around 7am on the Sunday or Memorial Day after meeting up with the broker one last time. I can't say enough good things about Mike Simko as a boat broker as he is the such a genuine person and made the whole purchase experience a great pleasure. To boot he is an avid sportfisherman and a guy I could hang with all day and have some drinks, and share some fish tales.

    As we left we got a good view of Peanut Island which seems like a great place to hangout if you are in the Palm Beach area. Wish we had areas like this back in RI.

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    Everyone we ran into at the docks the night before was surprised we were going out with the weather pattern and wind but it was beautiful. Overall the first day run was 4-6' seas for the first 50-80 miles but it then flattened out nicely. It was a good day to run the Post for our first shakedown run and she handled it perfectly. We cruised at 1750 rpm through everything doing 23-25 knots. Nothing else too interesting happened on day one as it was an easy cruise to St. Augustine.

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    Love the rooster tail !
  10. Capt Ralph

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    Yep, Nice tail....
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    On my 50 I can get rid of a lot of that rooster tail by trimming the bow down, gain some knots also. Not too far to avoid "bow steering". The flatish stern boom will actually ride higher also. Of course I reduce the trim in a following sea, and in a good head sea I raise the bow also to reduce spray. Have a great and safe trip.
  12. Capt Ralph

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    Oh No, Show off da tails.
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  13. Beau

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    You're about as bow down as you can get.... The Post will ride with the water line almost parallel to the water surface - not quite, but close. Particularly with a half full rear fuel tank
  14. Capt Ralph

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    I just luv tails behind big boats.

    That ole Bert will run like her SF hull was originally designed to do, bow much higher. In the river, I bring the bow down and pick just a bit more speed and I can run in shallow water (<20') a bit easier.
    Taken by a friend, This is a rare pic of us at some seed on the river.
    Not to bad for a now 41 year old tub.
  15. Beau

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    Its a beauty, but rooster tails on big boats means misdirected or over-throttled power to me. It's not like chop props/Aronsen drives on a 36 footer cigarette
  16. Capt Ralph

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    I still have a heck of a keel & V at the transom.
    Our max beam is near 18'. Still near 17' at the stern.
    Our tail is not from the props, rudders or tabs. Not sure how to read your misdirected or over-throttled power comment. When that valley fills back in, our water V tail comes up. Tabs or not.
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  17. Beau

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    Yeap, that deep V will do it. Mine is flat as a pancake by comparison

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