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Old 04-12-2011, 07:44 PM
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I like the idea of getting a 25' single for that price with a healthy big-block. At that price, you'll have to look for a Baja Outlaw or Checkmate Convincor or something like that, but you could still get out in some semi-rough water and work on your driving skills on a buck and have a blast. JMO
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:31 PM
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I live in holland, MI. I really appreciate all the boats that you all have sent me. I am probably about 3 weeks from buying another, or less if I find a great deal that I can't pass up

I need a cabin. I have two little ones that need naps

I really like 28 cig's would love a cafe but that will be hard to find. still open to cats
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:35 PM
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http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/boa/2317923298.html close by cool and reliable
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yeah i saw that one is there a cabin in it? or atleast a place to put stuff?
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:42 PM
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I made all the pads and redid it.I think it just needs the cushions replaced,. I think they lost them.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:04 PM
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I live in holland, MI. I really appreciate all the boats that you all have sent me. I am probably about 3 weeks from buying another, or less if I find a great deal that I can't pass up

I need a cabin. I have two little ones that need naps

I really like 28 cig's would love a cafe but that will be hard to find. still open to cats
My first Poker run was to Holland Mi. from Benton Harbor. Pier 33/Thunder Marine run in 1994,
The Infinity 26' that made the run is for sale. Still. lol
You have to add your own graphics. It was recently painted to all white. Has a cuddy, and a porta pottie. 454 Merc. mag, Bravo 1, and everything you want, but it is a 1994. Had it since new. I figured you might want something newer, but the boat needs nothing but fuel.
And for $9k. You have a lot left for fuel.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:18 PM
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I'll keep it simple...anything that Mr Arronow had a hand in...
Formula, Donzi, Magnum, Cigarette...you can't go wrong if it's a solid piece with reliable mechanics.

There are some very nice 302 Formulas and 28' Cigarettes out there for that number that will serve you very well....especially when the weather goes to $hit....you'll feel good with some meat between your a$$ and the water.

Have fun with this...that's what it's all about.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:29 PM
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If you decide to go with a loan let me know. My 29' Phantom was specifically made for your water...no literally...the owner of Outback steakhouses had a lake front home and wanted something for Lake Michigan. And Will Smith answered that request quite nicely

The 24-26' is great but if you go out on Michigan at all, especially with kids, the extra length will make all the difference.

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Old 04-14-2011, 09:39 PM
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i don't think that I am going to finance a boat. But have heard rumors that I may be recieving a work bonus so budget may be going up.

Anyone know anything about this boat? http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...racer-98391645

or http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o38648-en.html
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:45 PM
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From the listings alone not having seen the boats, there is WAY WAY more than $10K worth of work between the two. That would be an easy choice.
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