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Old 12-01-2010, 08:37 AM
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just moved to west chicago, bought my first boat, my first boat over 20ft anyway, I just bought a 89 python vector 24 ft now cant wait for summer
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:28 AM
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Welcome to the cold winter. Summer will be here soon LOL.
There is a very active club you may want to check out. We do events on Lake MI and the Chain-O-Lakes.
http://www.nioffshore.com/
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:39 AM
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Or, you could have REAL fun hangin' with the bad influence crew on the South Side! Shoot me a pm when the summer rolls around, we get out almost every weekend on the big pond...usually launch at Hammond or East Chicago.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:05 PM
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Welcome I also just got a offshore style boat in October and can't wait to do some boating on the big lake next summer. A few people I know already had offshore boats and I got to meet a few others through them and everyone seems really cool. Did you buy your boat from Grand Sport, if so it seemed like a great deal.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:57 PM
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pics of your boat
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by sommerfliesby View Post
Or, you could have REAL fun hangin' with the bad influence crew on the South Side! Shoot me a pm when the summer rolls around, we get out almost every weekend on the big pond...usually launch at Hammond or East Chicago.
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.
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After a twelve year hiatus from boating I recently bought a fountain 38sc and cant wait to get back out on the water....I lived aboard at diversey for a few years and would love to get back into city harbor system but there is a long wait...looks like I will end up at Winthrop for a few years.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:52 PM
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Yes I did get the one at GSC its inside right now, I wont pick it up for awhile. I think it will be a great way to get into the sport. my last boat was 20 ft taylor ss 455 olds/ and before that is a 18 ft BAJA with 235 outboard, but its been 10 years since those. My wife and I were doing the Cycle rally scene for the last 10 years and were ready for a change, we are looking forward to meeting some people.
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Originally Posted by autowerks racing View Post
After a twelve year hiatus from boating I recently bought a fountain 38sc and cant wait to get back out on the water....I lived aboard at diversey for a few years and would love to get back into city harbor system but there is a long wait...looks like I will end up at Winthrop for a few years.


Was your last boat a BAJA ???
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:19 PM
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That baja was a customers....it was a pretty nice floating billboard...last time I owned a boat this forum or even the Internet didn't exist...my wife and I had a deal that I wouldn't get a boat until my youngest kid turned 10....I am five years premature, thankfully with a 60,000 square foot garage I can easily hide it
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