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Old 05-04-2011, 11:46 PM
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Nice job on the purchase. The .38 special is one of my favorite boats. I personally think that you stole it at 24k. especally with engine package. Thier is a 96 just like yours here in florida, Marine Max has it listed at 35k I thought that was a good price. It has 454's. I hope it brings you and yours pure boating enjoyment ......
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:07 AM
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I have the pier 33 video of that sucka getting some big air.
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Congrats on your new boat, like others have mentioned, get the blisters looked at for severity, and take the required action, BUT most of all enjoy your new boat.
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You are not a dumb azz for the boat you purchased, you are a dumb azz for even buying one in the first place!

Don't ever look back it always hurts to much.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:53 AM
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Run it like you stole it for the season, worry about the blisters in the off season. Congrats.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:28 AM
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You are not a dumb azz for the boat you purchased, you are a dumb azz for even buying one in the first place!

Don't ever look back it always hurts to much.
LMAO!!!

I was very bummed that the seller didn't disclose the blistering during our initial negotiations but it helped me consumate a better deal when it was brought up during the survey. After going out for quotes I found out that this is not a cheap repair because of the man hours involved prepping the hull for gelcoat.
I was able to renegotiate the original deal and get the boat which would have come in a couple of bones over my budget to come in way less. I figure I'll deal with them in the off season when my workload slows down. I'm sure it'll make a funny video when I tape a few of my hands laying under the boat with DA sanders cursing me.

I took a look at internet boat sites last night and saw many boats still listed that I'd seen back when school started. Judging by the lowest listings I still came in less but with much better power, all I'll need now is an investment of sweat equity.
I'm sure this is going to be a big fun boat.

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Old 05-05-2011, 10:36 AM
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I have the pier 33 video of that sucka getting some big air.
Can you post the video here or a link to it?

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Old 05-05-2011, 10:52 AM
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Nice job on the buy. I had a 1994 38 for a short while with the same four bolster set up. I loved the cabin and cockpit. Look forward to seeing it on Lake Conroe!
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:57 AM
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You are not a dumb azz for the boat you purchased, you are a dumb azz for even buying one in the first place!

Don't ever look back it always hurts to much.

Ha! We've all felt that way at some point!

Get out there and enjoy it!
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:04 AM
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Huskyrider,
Don't do the blissters this year. Enjoy the boat as it is. You'll find little things, and start a list of bigger things you want done then prioritize. Make sure all services are done and that it's turn key reliable. And you must have above stock motors to get to 73 GPS in that boat (500's or 525sc's maybe?) so for sure keep your extra change in case of a problem with engine or drive. Just don't hole shot anybody.

Have a great summer in it. And you'll need extras cash for fuel anyway. That's a great weekending boat.
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