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Old 03-04-2012, 11:00 PM
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Looks like I need to change my username!! LOL!

Just bought this Spyder...It has a single 454 mag with Bravo 1, drop out bolsters, gaffrig controls, electric engine lift, nice sound system including 6 6x9's and 4 6.5 jl audio separates plus 2 amps and 2 capacitors. I have no idea of top speed but am guessing close to 60. Today when we took it out I had 4 adults 2 children and 100 gallons of fuel and we hit 50.
Overall a pretty clean boat...Unfortunately, it does have bottom paint which Im going to remove, a few cupholders need to be replaced and I need to add a couple subs, amps and speakers but overall this is a great boat and Im very happy with the purchase and now little I paid for it...
Is it summer yet??














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Old 03-04-2012, 11:35 PM
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Congrats!!! Party Time...you will suddenly have friends that you never knew you had.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:38 PM
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Looking good. Do boat in the sound? Lake Washington? I may see you out and about this summer.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bigmike253
Looking good. Do boat in the sound? Lake Washington? I may see you out and about this summer.
Both....I live in Renton so Lake Washington is only 15 minutes away...I will definitely be attending the Performance boats regatta in July over in Bremerton..Are you on NWOffshore.com??
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Yes I am. I don't visit it a whole lot though, It can get pretty slow there. I guess I gotta get the old bird running in top shape by July. I'll try to make it out there, that would be a blast.
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A real beauty. Congrats!
Just get rid of the tower.

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Like the Spyders but the Arch gotta go, personally prefer twin SBC's.
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+1 on the arch. with all the speakers, it looks like a water-bourne hoopdie! i prefer the spyders with 2 big blocks!
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Originally Posted by dereknkathy
+1 on the arch. with all the speakers, it looks like a water-bourne hoopdie! i prefer the spyders with 2 big blocks!
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Prefer them clean. That tower's wind drag is probably slowing you down 5mph.
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I agree with everyone on the tower! I will most likely be removing it and selling it. The prior owner had teenagers and thought it would be a cool thing to add...Reality: It looks ridiculous on a boat like this!!

I too was thinking that the added weight and wind drag are probably costing me some speed!
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