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Old 01-31-2010, 11:22 PM
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Talking anyone else in the mid west go boating this weekend?

so last year we did a snowmobile poker run here on the river that hits a few of the boatclubs we frequent in the summer. At one of the stops and a few beers in i looked at my friend John and said we need to build something different for the 2010 run. well out came the bar napkins and pencils and this is what we came up with. I picked up a Ski-Doo Escapade (from Packinairs fleet) and we got a doaner boat from a local yard and went monster garage on this thing. First there was Chip Foose and Overhaulin' . . . . . . we have KEELHAULIN'


Not only are we coast guard compliant with full nav and 360 lighting but we are also Michigan trails compliant with headlights, tail and break lights. All dash gauges function as well as steering wheel works the front skis. It actually does about sixty but with all ice and no snow it was a handfull. Track was fully studed (thanks to 2TrickRick) but we removed the rear skis carbides thinking the they would fight the front ones, gonna putt those back on and see how it works, she spins out pretty easy if your not a head of it. First test drive was Friday and the poker run was sunday. Went great and this thing was a hit wherever we went. Pretty much stole the show . . . .ahhhh the shameless art of self promotion

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Old 01-31-2010, 11:32 PM
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dock space wasnt to hard to find and we even had a chance to toss an anchor and raft off for a bit.

all in all i think we blended in with the sleders pretty well but damn even in witner we couldnt get away from the blow boaters
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Ain't complete till you tow a skier.
I was actually gonna bring mine but it was 100% ice and no snow. In fact we had a warm spell a week ago that killed most of the ice we had and it re froze just this week with a bitter cold snap leaving it kinda chunky. There was only a few dozen sleds and atv on the ice and most did it by car. We were aprehensive at first but after a few beers that ice thikened right up




(just kiddin i dont drink and do this kinda stuff)




odd thing was we werent the only boat at one of the marinas
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odd thing was we werent the only boat at one of the marinas
Read about the 'situation' with that boat on GLO. I can't believe it actually sat there until it froze in place, or that whoever runs that marina/yacht club didn't bother to pull it out and put it on blocks or something.

And that purple thing is quite the contraption

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That is a freeking riot!!! See what peple do with their free time when they do not have a job and lots of mind altering drugs!
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