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Old 12-01-2010, 08:52 PM
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You can always tell your wife that boat belongs to a customer.
Good luck with the boat. I am sure we will see each other on the lake.
Where is your shop?
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:13 PM
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:27 PM
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Welcome, looking forward to meeting both of you out on the water sometime.
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Just watch out for that MrCig dude, he'll get you in trouble! Enjoy the off season at Gibson's downtown, great ribeye!
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:03 AM
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I know you guys go out on the boat a lot but how often do you actually go for a boat ride? I always see pictures of rafted boats.
We do plenty of boating! Plenty of trips from hammond or EC to downtown, michigan city, new buffalo, portage, etc. Covering 30-50 miles of water on a saturday is pretty common. We do however find time to raft up and have some cold beverages!
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30 miles is 15 minutes of boating on a cat. LOL.
Seriously I do know you guys have a great time and go out more often than I do. Now if winter would hurry up and end....
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Man if I just could post pictures these day's....LOL If you want to run around on the south side of the lake you are welcome to hang with Bad Influence Offshore we welcome all....
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Just watch out for that MrCig dude, he'll get you in trouble! Enjoy the off season at Gibson's downtown, great ribeye!

It's not me that get people in trouble. It's the the people I hang with. LOL
Robert is right Gibson's for steaks.

You will love boating around here. Unfortunately we only have a few good monthS to enjoy

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Im going down to GSC on tuesday to hear it run. and look it over a little better( its still in the showroom now), is anyone on OSO familar with this boat or any tips on things to look for beyond the obvious. And I have to say thanks for all the invites, cant wait!
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:36 PM
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Im going down to GSC on tuesday to hear it run. and look it over a little better( its still in the showroom now), is anyone on OSO familar with this boat or any tips on things to look for beyond the obvious. And I have to say thanks for all the invites, cant wait!
How many hours and what engine model is in it? Check for any signs of wood rot, stress cracking, etc. Soft spots on the floor, excessive slop in the steering, gimbal, etc.
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