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Old 07-21-2006, 06:36 PM
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I have to admit to being relieved that it's gone. Work has been a bear and I still had last year's gas in the dam thing. It was a cool boat. It just had some things that would have deterred a hard core perf guy or an old salt.

Things like OMCs. And two right hand drives.

The relief part is not because I was trying to dump that boat but because they take so much time to really stay on everything, and I was. I did all new exhaust systems and new trailer tires last month.

But these days I don't have the time to run it let alone do the proper upkeep. I definately passed the boat along better than I found it. Big time.

I'll have another one at some point. May or may not be a perf boat.
A good friend has a 311 formula that I would love and he would love me to have... but maybe next year.
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:42 PM
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Hey Tim.... when they built the stadium they moved the crack dealers over to Jefferson Ave.

We need to go for a ride on Dave's boat.

I know where it's docked and he probably leaves the keys in it.
Or... we could ask him to take us.

I've already begged rides on cruisers for the weekend.
Water withdrawal.

I am going hammock shopping now.
Hoping to find one that's low maintenance.
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:49 PM
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Hey Tim.... when they built the stadium they moved the crack dealers over to Jefferson Ave.

We need to go for a ride on Dave's boat.

I know where it's docked and he probably leaves the keys in it.
Or... we could ask him to take us.

I've already begged rides on cruisers for the weekend.
Water withdrawal.

I am going hammock shopping now.
Hoping to find one that's low maintenance.
I hear ya!
I'll give Dave until tommorrow to respond to our multiple requests for a ride on the "flying Condo" - then I'm starting a thread, might be on a less traveled board though - more local to you guys.
I saw Pics from last week where some one else borrowed his boat and managed to have 5-6 topless chicks on it - now I'm a happily married man, but I don't mind a peek from someone else...

Dave - are ya listening??
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:51 PM
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OH, and thanks for the heads-up on Jefferson Ave.

I alway's had to go all the way to Port Clinton to feed my addiction
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I don't see a problem......one man's tender is another's yacht. You made full disclosure, sleep well tonight!
exactly...we all have to start some where.
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My first boat was a 42 Outerlimits wtih twin 1100's, then the second boat was a 46 Skater with twin 1500's....but now I've moved up to the big time and can step away from the "starter-boat" types and have stepped up to a 38 Formula. It doesn't happen overnight.....and it takes time to learn.
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My first boat was a 42 Outerlimits wtih twin 1100's, then the second boat was a 46 Skater with twin 1500's....but now I've moved up to the big time and can step away from the "starter-boat" types and have stepped up to a 38 Formula. It doesn't happen overnight.....and it takes time to learn.
I get it.

This deserves it's own thread. The life cycle of a boater.

The new boater buys a smallish boat because he figures that he should start with something sort of manageable. He is having a lot of fun. Boating is cool. He sees the middle boater's boat and says wow. That could be me.
He sells that dam thing and....

The middle boater buys something actually very impressive but requiring a freaking pit crew to operate and a budget bigger than some small countries. He now needs a truck that would pull a 53' box trailer up a mountain. Life begins to suck very deeply for the middle boater. His wife may want to divorce him. He begins to want a divorce from Ms. Boat.

The experienced boater sells that dam thing and buys an open boston whaler or something with an outboard and it fits in the garage. He goes for rides on the middle boater's boat. He buys everybody lunch and is the hero.

Bouyhunter and I aren't so much boatless as that far ahead in the learning curve.

My next boat will either be:

A pontoon with an outboard,

An airboat,

A little cheap boat with a small block,

some kind of small center console kind of thingy with an outboard,

This one dude's formula 311 (had to slip an offshore in)

or

A smallish older sedan/chalet style cruiser with twin smallblocks and inboards.

If I had a bunch of cash I would consider a small trawler.
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:26 PM
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Is there a TrawlersOnly?

That might be a good thought Steve.

Some of those trawlers are sweet.

I would post a pic but it would cost me like 18 bucks and I am saving up to buy Dave lunch when he gives us a ride on the flying Ramada. I'm buying.
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Should I feel bad?

Kind of confused now.
NO, everyone with a boat in the classifieds probably wishes this guy has a big family with uncle's and cousins from coast to coast

Think about how many people bought Yugo's back in the day...their out there, don't feel bad for them, they are who they are
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Fundraiser,
the guy that bought my last boat spoke spanish and gave me two huge stacks of $20's (wonder what he did for a living)? Then as he stood between the bolster seats, he asked if the engine was under where he was standing... almost couldn't hold back the laughter. I showed him where the engine was and he was happy with that. No sea trial. Gotta wonder, it was a great boat and I never had any problems.
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