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    Gone Fishin' Charter Member Waterfoul's Avatar
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    1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
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    Nov 2000
    Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven

    Talking I bought a new (er) truck!!!!

    Well, against the advice of some of you here at OSO, I bought the half ton Chevy I was looking at. I love this truck!! I drove it all day last Friday. Much better ride than my Dodge, more power than my dodge, 1/4 the miles as my Dodge, 3 years newer than my Dodge, no rust (unlike my dodge), higher GVWR than my Dodge (by 800 lbs), ext. cab (Dodge isn't), etc... did I mention it has 130,000+ less miles than my Dodge??

    Blue metalic 1997 Chevy Silverado ext. cab short box 4x4. 5.7 Votrtec (260 hp), 41,780 miles, tan interior, running boards, good tires, hard toneau cover (fold-a-cover), bed liner, factory trailer tow package, electronic shift 4 wheel drive, color keyed tail light covers (kinda cool), tinted bug shield (whatever...), p/w, p/l, p/m, cruise, CD and cassete (what's a cassette???),

    Sorry Boathead, I jumped off the Mopar band wagon. I'm now a Bowtie Man!!!! To go along with my Chevy Big Block boat!!! Worst part about the whole trade.....I'm losing my OSO Charter Member sticker. Damn. I think Jeffrey should offer replacements. Don't you guys?????
    [b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!

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    Registered Shorty's Avatar
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    1999 Mach1 290
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    Apr 2001
    LOTO / Overland Park, KS

    Thumbs up Congrat's...

    ...on the new ride. (We have to revoke your Dodge Club Card though)

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    My Boats:
    29 Fountain
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    Jul 2001
    oshawa ontario
    I  Voted
    Mike- Chevy truck pulling a Chevy powered THATS the way it is meant to be!!!!!

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    Registered MitchStellin's Avatar
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    Zodiac RIB
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    Nov 2000
    Grand Haven, MI USA
    Good deal Mike. Now get the air bags for the rear so it won't squat. I have them and they can increase the tounge weight by 1000lbs. Let the air out and the ride is back. Make sure you keep an eye on the CV boots. They tend to rip and sling grease. No more straight axle like the Dodge. Congrats. Looking forward to seeing it. Put it to the test this weekend. It is a 700mi round trip. Do you want to go early? I don't want Rob to drive alone but I am now leaving Fri AM so we could put on a few miles before he gets there. If not thats OK. I will still leave Fri AM. I like the down time of driving. 6 hours of the stereo cranking 700 watts.

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    Registered candyman35's Avatar
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    1997 35' Fountain
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    Jul 2001
    Tinley Park, IL

    Congratulations on the new truck. I have been using timbren overloads on one of my work trucks, an E350 van. I have had great luck so far. Unless you have a load they don't effect the ride. They may be another option for you.


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    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
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    1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
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    Oct 2000
    Carlisle, MA USA
    All that and if the payments are less you are psyched!!! Hope it works out for you.

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    Donzi33ZX Gold Member BryanTuvell's Avatar
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    2003 Donzi 33ZX
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    Mar 2001
    Suffolk, VA
    CONGRATS, sometimes nice toys are off the water!
    Now you are rockin in and out!
    Enjoy and again congrats.

    F250 XLT 4x4 PSD.
    2008 F350 SWD 4x4 6.3 PSD + Donzi 33ZX
    Performance on and off the water!!!!

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member Tinkerer's Avatar
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    2001 Daytona 26, 1992 SCARAB 34, 1989 25 Checkmate Convincer, 1977 Glastron Carlson CVX 18
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    Jan 2002
    ALTO, MI


    Bout time you got a real truck - now if it was only a 3/4 ton
    Hey even if it ain't broke it's still fun to tinker with it.

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    Registered NASTY HABIT's Avatar
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    just a filter
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    Feb 2002
    Hey sometimes you gotta just go for what you know....
    sounds like you did good.... and if you are happy .. thats all that counts.....well if the wife is happy is what really counts... for me anyway.... lol

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    Registered Red Stripe's Avatar
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    1998 PowerQuest 240 Antera SX
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    Jul 2001
    Twin Lake, Michigan
    Its about time you bought a bowtie to pull the Foul with!! Congrats!! Sounds like a great truck!!

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