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Old July 18th, 2014, 05:37 PM
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Old July 18th, 2014, 05:40 PM
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Thanks Lance! It's even sweeter now that I put an aluminum floor in it. I will post up more pictures shortly.
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San Juan Island Adventure

I have added some images to Instagram from the San Juan Island Adventure last week. Check them out here, even if you don't have an account.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 01:06 PM
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Looks good Carl...you are really honing your skills!
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Old August 12th, 2014, 01:40 PM
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Carl, your boat makes me want to move somewhere with blue water coastline and dive spots so I'd have an reason to get one... I love it!
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Old November 20th, 2014, 09:37 PM
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I am reviving Carl's thread as he inspired me to buy one of these. Looking forward to getting mine on the water.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 10:22 PM
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What hp is it rated for ?
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Sweet, Abe. I'm jealous of you guys.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 01:34 AM
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55 HP with a roll up floor and 65 HP with a hard deck.

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Old November 21st, 2014, 05:48 PM
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What hp is it rated for ?
I will be running a Johnson 35hp IMARS dura jet motor. I just secured the deal on the engine.

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Sweet, Abe. I'm jealous of you guys.
Don't be. You should get one. As Carl says" these boats are like Defenders".
I can't wait to get it all sorted out and hit the water.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 06:23 PM
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As Carl says" these boats are like Defenders".
I can't wait to get it all sorted out and hit the water.
I wont carry an other Defender on top!
That's the reason why I load a 10' canou on top, motorized by a 2,5hp two stroke engine.

Well, it works.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 07:14 PM
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just looked that up because I was surprised anyone would hunt down an old OMC. Bad ass Seal gear. Thumbs up Abe. Looking forward to my turn @ the tiller.

35HP OMC IMARS (Improved Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance System
"The Military had these commissioned in the 90's by OMC. They are like any other standard 2 cycle 2 stroke outboard motor with the exception of indentations on the pistons. And the pump jet on the lower unit instead of a traditional prop.

They are able to withstand seven days total immersion in the ocean at depths up to 400' deep and then able to be fired up topside after a couple of pulls by the starter expelling all water.

ACT Inc based out of Orlando, FL is the Company that was commissioned to design and manufacture the Pump Jet for the DOD. They offer a lifetime warranty on all their products regardless of original ownership and are going to swap mine out with a brand new one."
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Old November 21st, 2014, 07:33 PM
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just looked that up because I was surprised anyone would hunt down an old OMC. Bad ass Seal gear. Thumbs up Abe. Looking forward to my turn @ the tiller.

35HP OMC IMARS (Improved Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance System
"The Military had these commissioned in the 90's by OMC. They are like any other standard 2 cycle 2 stroke outboard motor with the exception of indentations on the pistons. And the pump jet on the lower unit instead of a traditional prop.

They are able to withstand seven days total immersion in the ocean at depths up to 400' deep and then able to be fired up topside after a couple of pulls by the starter expelling all water.

ACT Inc based out of Orlando, FL is the Company that was commissioned to design and manufacture the Pump Jet for the DOD. They offer a lifetime warranty on all their products regardless of original ownership and are going to swap mine out with a brand new one."
Thanks Doug. Can't wait to show you when you make it down the next time.
I called ACT today to get the skinny on parts and what have you. They say well worth the money and parts availability is a non issue. I think I will just have them do a complete service. They quoted me $250.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 08:00 PM
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I wont carry an other Defender on top!
That's the reason why I load a 10' canou on top, motorized by a 2,5hp two stroke engine.

Well, it works.
Arlo my wife and I are paddlers. We drove the Tithonus 1100 miles to Missouri to canoe 100 miles on our honeymoon!!
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Old November 21st, 2014, 08:15 PM
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Arlo my wife and I are paddlers. We drove the Tithonus 1100 miles to Missouri to canoe 100 miles on our honeymoon!!
Missouri has a fun event the MR340...if y'all like that kind of thing.

http://rivermiles.com/mr340/
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I work with Zodiacs on a regular basis and I can appreciate how amazing of a find this is.

Just to clarify the boat that the SEALS identify with is the IBS inflatable 6 man boat. The Zodiac is used in actual SEAL ops, but is more recognized as being the boat that the Marine Recon uses.

It is rated to carry 8 people with an Evenrude 55hp engine and it usually only gets about 15 knots with that many in it. I wouldn't recommend trying to carry 10 as you might be able to swim faster.

Good luck with boat. If you see a zodiac bow-board for sale, don't waste your money on it. We always pull them out before we build the boats for missions. It's a trapezoid shaped board with a circular hole made to stiffen the bow and still see the keel tube cap. It never seats correctly and is just an overall pain.

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Also, when the military used the old OMC IMARS they usually put 2 on the transom of each boat at the same time, because they weren't strong enough to haul a 6 man team with rucks and gear. Nowadays we use the Evenrude 55Hp multi-fuel engine because it's light, strong, and can be ran on anything from diesel, to gas, to whiskey. It just has too many electronics, so one out of every 4 dies every mission.
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 12:14 PM
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I work with Zodiacs on a regular basis and I can appreciate how amazing of a find this is.

Just to clarify the boat that the SEALS identify with is the IBS inflatable 6 man boat. The Zodiac is used in actual SEAL ops, but is more recognized as being the boat that the Marine Recon uses.

It is rated to carry 8 people with an Evenrude 55hp engine and it usually only gets about 15 knots with that many in it. I wouldn't recommend trying to carry 10 as you might be able to swim faster.

Good luck with boat. If you see a zodiac bow-board for sale, don't waste your money on it. We always pull them out before we build the boats for missions. It's a trapezoid shaped board with a circular hole made to stiffen the bow and still see the keel tube cap. It never seats correctly and is just an overall pain.

------ Follow up post added November 21st, 2014 09:10 PM ------

Also, when the military used the old OMC IMARS they usually put 2 on the transom of each boat at the same time, because they weren't strong enough to haul a 6 man team with rucks and gear. Nowadays we use the Evenrude 55Hp multi-fuel engine because it's light, strong, and can be ran on anything from diesel, to gas, to whiskey. It just has too many electronics, so one out of every 4 dies every mission.
Why don't you commission a rigid aluminum floor out of a wrecked boat and help a fellow rover owner out?
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 03:48 PM
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You'll have to track down some Mil Fuel Bladders next, Abe.

I'm considering fabricating a console for mine.
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 07:50 PM
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You'll have to track down some Mil Fuel Bladders next, Abe.

I'm considering fabricating a console for mine.
I am looking already. I did score the sound dampening engine cover that goes with the IMARS.
I have been thinking a center console.
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 09:19 PM
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Use it for a season or two then decide if you want a console or not. 35HP is not bad as a tiller but if I went above 40HP I would most likely switch to a console.

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I am looking already. I did score the sound dampening engine cover that goes with the IMARS. I have been thinking a center console.
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