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Old 08-30-2008, 05:16 PM
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That is the correct term---- CHOICE If you are a hands on do it youself guy it is choice and I don't delieve there are bad ones because you learn so much from them eather way it goes. I have had more boats than I care to count and the only one that I can say I wish I never owened (not because it was bad) but that it was brand new and cost way to much and I could have done an older Gun for about the same money if not less. If someone handed me.........lets say 200Gs and said buy a boat I would probly get me an older non step Gun and do as much as I could on my own. That is the CHOICE I would make. Call me sick or dumb but I have had used and new I would rather have used my way or maybe I'm just OLD.
Yeah, but if someone gave you say 1 million and said build what ever you want.

I would just go to the factory every day and make sure THEY did it the way I wanted it done.
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Yeah, but if someone gave you say 1 million and said build what ever you want.

I would just go to the factory every day and make sure THEY did it the way I wanted it done.
I'd still build an old Gun and buy a Island on the St.Lawrance river(1000 islands) And have a bunch of money for repairs and PARTIES!!!!!! And then tell everyone else (not at the parties) to just F-off and let us have our fun

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I'd still build an old Gun and buy a Island on the St.Lawrance river(1000 islands) And have a bunch of money for repairs and PARTIES!!!!!!
I can go along with that.
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... and I can't keep from trolling Ebay and the classifieds for another one. You guys have hobbies, I have issues.
We already know that, What are you looking for?

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43 Black Thunder; Runs, but all torn apart to install new flush toilet, hot water heater and new generator.

39 Scorpion; Just didn't have time to use it, only thing it needs is new water pump rebuilds

24 Empress; Blew the engine, afraid to tear it down and look inside.

10 Bonanza; Getting too old to do anything that stupid again in Lake Michigan.
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What is an Empress? pics? $$$ also how about info on the Bonanza I have a 14 yr old that might need something to keep him outa trouble.
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What is an Empress? pics? $$$ also how about info on the Bonanza I have a 14 yr old that might need something to keep him outa trouble.
Don't you mean something to help him get into trouble.
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Don't you mean something to help him get into trouble.
OK how bout----keep him busy kinda worked for me
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OK how bout----keep him busy kinda worked for me
It would be even better if he found some chicks to keep him busy with the boat.
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yup,That would be great
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What is an Empress? pics? $$$ also how about info on the Bonanza I have a 14 yr old that might need something to keep him outa trouble.
The Empress is 23' 8" model Marlin of Oregon built in the 80's for a couple of years. It has a modified V at about 18 degree trans/21 degree entry and is good for playing. Rides hard in the real rough stuff on Lake Michigan though. Has a built 509 w/Bravo. Came with 260/Alpha.

The Bonanza is 10' copy of a GW Invader. I'm running a 50 Merc with a manual plate and tabs. Anything over about 1' gets crazy. Havn't run it in years.
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