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Old 05-18-2007, 12:04 PM
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i know Jamie , i sat and drank way too much on the peir behind his boat with a few mutual friends at Dockside last year , small world aint it
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my girlfriend just wants a bigger go fast. i got it made...
The Differance in a girlfreind from a wife!!!!
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My wife would probably settle for a bigger go-fast. I'm happy with what I have, it's paid for, economical to run, and is big enough for the waters I frequent. I can certainly afford a bigger boat but don't really feel the need too.
for what we do a bigger boat is a great idea. we both want something bigger because we stay on the boat almost every weekend. a 25 baja is a bit small for that. oso is what got her to love go fasts. the friends that i made on here she loves and loves what comes with being friends with these people. like i said i got it made. i just need the money....
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I had cruisers for 10 years before buying a go-fast. I liked them but the distance we normally travel now made them in-efficient.
If your favorite spot is 20 miles away and it's a 30 minute ride in your go-fast, it'll be a little over an hour in a cruiser. Considering a 454 running 3,300 rpms burns the same amount of fuel no matter what the boats speed is you'll burn more than TWICE the fuel to get to the same locations. (I know this from experience!!!). Obviously the cabin arrangements are nice but we'd seen everything we wanted in our reduced cruising range and expanded our destinations big time by moving to a go-fast.
Our cruisers (8 total) ranged from a trailered 26 ft up to a slip kept 35 Searay. Having the ability to load up and haul to another body of water was something else we hadn't been able to do for many years.
I will admit, the wife didn't want a go-fast so we didn't have one the last 2 years we owned the cruiser. Once she came around we switched and she LOVES it. Now I couldn't get her to sell this type of boat for another. If it weren't for her changing her mind I'd either still be trying to convince her or would have bought a small speed boat of some sort to satisfy me.
Good Luck and ignore the "macho" types, spending weekends on the water in the type of boat you like but without the wife defeats the purpose of marrying her in the first place.

BTW: We overnighted on our 31 and now the 38 quite a bit.
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Is it just you and your wife??....kids?

If its just the 2 of you get a 31 Sonic with shower, micro etc......if you cant overnight in that you got a problem.
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yea , kids too , 8 and 14 , but aside the point not eveyone can afford a 31 sonic ,
but if anyone is interested i'll trade the checkmate and the wifey for a 31 foot sonic
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mine too ............wait maybe thats not good $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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mine too ............wait maybe thats not good $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
thats why she went back to school. she saw how much money i spend...
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