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Old 02-12-2006, 10:05 AM
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Been a lurker for years. Never joined but followed a lot. Decided time to jump in. Some history:
First "owned" Boat - 14 Larson with 135 Evinrude, got beat changed to 235 Evinrude.
Second - 21 Seaswirl with 302 Ford/OMC
Third - 23 Tahiti with 350 Chev and jet
Fourth - 28 Ranger with 454 and jet
Fifth - 28 Ranger with 454 and Mercruiser
etc, etc, etc

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43' Black Thunder, was Bill and Patti's (43Thunder) with Cobra's and 3A's.
39' Chris Scorpion with 540's and TRS's
24' Marlin Empress with 502 and Bravo
10' Bonanza with 50 Merc

Wife says have to downsize the fleet this year since the purchase of the Black Thunder so you may see some in the classifieds. Thought we were going to Miami for the show but things haven't worked out so if we do it will be last minute scramble. Have fun, Ratickle
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Old 02-12-2006, 10:13 AM
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welcome fellow west michigan boater. got some nice boats there. see you on the big lake this summer.
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Old 02-12-2006, 10:13 AM
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Whatchu mean cut back the fleet??!??!? Just a few more to go and you'll catch Cuda! ... nahhh never mind that's impossible

Welcome out of the closet Ratickle
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Old 02-12-2006, 10:16 AM
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WOW. Nice inventory. Welcome to the board. Pics are always welcome. When posting, limit the text to 3 lines and post a ton of pictures. I like many can't read very well and like to look at pictures. I think I am up to a 3rd grade reading level.

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Old 02-12-2006, 10:17 AM
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Welcome, we'll see ya on the water this summer. Where in west michigan are you from? Steve
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Old 02-12-2006, 10:59 AM
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Was on Gun Lake then moved to Holland. Kept the Scorpion at the Yacht Basin until last year, launch the Empress mostly at Pigeon Lake, just got the Black Thunder, haven't used the Bonanza since moved off Gun. When not on our boats usually run around with Hotrodder on his Cary.
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I think I am up to a 3rd grade reading level.

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Not sure about the reading level of OSO in general, but do know that spelling and grammar ranks at about a 3rd grade level for some on here...

Never could figure out how a guy could afford a half million dollar boat, but doesn't know how to spell or put words on paper correctly??

Now, I need to run spell check real quick before I go...
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Welcome aboard!

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Old 02-12-2006, 11:10 AM
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Sweet boats, I know a bunch of the boys from Gun lake, they are a fun group of people. Steve
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Good grief, dood... you and Cuda deserve your own special awards for pain threshold. I've been thinking of an idea for guys like you.

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