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Old 02-09-2006, 01:18 PM
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At the end of last summer I purchased a used 39 cigarette boat from Chris Merrill. He gave me a warranty on the engines. Unfortunatley I had one of the engines sustain major damage. The reason to post this is, he is standing behind his warranty. With companies like Profile that care nothing about their customers, I think it should be known that Chris Merrill is a man of his word, and I never would see him blowing any of his customers off with, "I need to get back to my Life." As Profile said to Dean.

As someone who purchased a boat from Chris Merrill I would recommend him. He has some nice looking Cats and has made some versions of the 50 Cary.
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Jeremy Berman

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Old 02-09-2006, 02:13 PM
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its nice to see who's treating customers right
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Old 02-09-2006, 02:17 PM
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Chris is a great guy and does some real nice work.
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Anybody been aboard one of his cats? Anyone own one?
They seemed priced reasonably and look cool.
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berman: did ya get the purple on with the 800s on his site for ahile? cool looking boat.
jup: i believe imay have seen one of their cats "just hull and deck unrigged" for like 19500 in classifieds, as well as molds for sale also.....not sure dont quote me on it, just thought i coudl swear it was merril who had em listed..
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:52 PM
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One of the nice things about OSO is being able to let the public interact with one antoher in a truly open form, as a group we are a pretty smart bunch, this forum lets us put all that intelligence together and learn from each other. If you are a crook you hate this, and if you are a straight up guy you love it.

Thanks for positng about Merrill, that nugget has been tucked away for what ever purposes may come up later. Gald you were treated well, and not profiled (screwed).
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:55 PM
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Boats look good in the classifieds in back of the magazines, seem like good pricing as well, with TAOD paint!!
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:59 PM
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dkwestern,what's up? What was the best ride you had on a boat last year?
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:22 PM
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I drove over to Merrill's a couple winters ago to look at an 88 Top Gun he had for sale. He had redone all the engines and all the paint work meticuloulsy...the interior was still a bit rough so it was a no-go for wifely reasons, but Chris still chatted me up for over an hour about not only that boat, but just about the entire history of offshore...the man knows his stuff. Saw that 39 there...an 81 I believe? Gorgeous boat...I could not believe it was that old! Also, OSO member Doug had his 90 MPH Edition Gun (called "Next" at the time, now "Pure Adrenaline") there as well. He's got the mold for the 50 foot Cary, extended it three feet, and put 4 motors in it...damn impressive stuff for the hinterlands of Indiana!
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i think we looked at the 88 he did at lake cumberland marine. for the cary mold. did he stretch it 3 feet and add 4 more engines? i know the 50 already came with 4 engines. just curious. does he do the paint work himself? anyone have a site or number/adress on him? thanks
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