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Old 07-13-2017, 10:27 PM
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Hello Offshoreonly community,

My name is Angelo, Im a 24 year old from Chicago, I've been lurking the site and looking at boats, so figured id register and introduce myself. I've been around boats growing up, but have never owned one myself. I recently put in membership at my local marina, I thought about buying a boat this year but I'm just not sure its the right time, might have to wait till next year. I don't really have finances for a down payment and my credit isn't the strongest, last time I got my FICO was when I got approved for my chase unlimited card 8 months ago (659). The kind of boat I'm looking for is a 24/25 baja outlaw with a 496 mag h/o. Need to stick with something that can be hauled by my 2014 Ford F-150 3.5 eco boost.

I've always liked to go fast and thought go fast boats were the coolest things ever. I've been railroading for a couple years and (very) recently left my previous company where I was a conductor and took my talents to US Steel as a locomotive operator. Besides water hobbies I enjoy going to the gym, paint balling, and cracking a cold one with some buddies.

Well thats a little about me and what I do, feel free to chime in with any advice for me!

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Old 07-14-2017, 01:36 AM
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Welcome to OSO!!!

When you are ready to buy, get the boat checked by a good marine surveyor and mechanic.
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Welcome to OSO, and Griff gave some great advice!
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:28 AM
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Good luck and welcome to the forum. Save your money and don't buy anything "past your means".

I was going to write something like "don't end up broke, desperate, and stupid like some of us".
- but I don't know alot of these guys, personally - so I held off. LOL
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Originally Posted by ALL_IN! View Post
Good luck and welcome to the forum. Save your money and don't buy anything "past your means".

I was going to write something like "don't end up broke, desperate, and stupid like some of us".
- but I don't know alot of these guys, personally - so I held off. LOL
good advice! definitely not looking for anything too crazy!
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Welcome, bring on the questions.
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