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Old 01-28-2005, 03:20 PM
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For those who remember my thread from a couple of weeks ago, I needed to convince my wife that a performance boat was a better choice for us than a cruiser. The argument that won it was the big difference in cruising speed, and therefore the ability to cover distance in shorter times in bigger water. We have several restaurants we love to go to by water, but in a 21' ski boat it's a stressful ride to go any distance at LOTO. Thanks to Chart for the tip!

Boat is a 1996 F-336 SR-1, 502's, K-planes, docking lights, refrigerator, shore power, bimini top, aluminum trailer, electric bolsters & footrests....just about every factory option. The graphics are titled "Flashpoint", which was a 1996 only offering, and according to the factory only a handful of 336's were built with it. The only negative is that the engines have relatively high hours, so I've managed to negotiate the price to accommodate rebuilds. We won't use it a lot for next 2 seasons anyway, so I probably won't have to worry about it for awhile. When I rebuild, my goal is 500 HP, while retaining the stock look.

I have dozens of photos of the boat thanks to the dealer I'm working with, so I have a pretty good idea cosmetically what kind of shape it's in, but the survey (scheduled for 2 weeks from today) will tell me the rest.

Also, thanks to the many contributors to this board for the terrific advice and hints. I might not have had a survey done had it not been for reading some of the horror stories of those who didn't.
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I Get To Be The First To Say Congrats!!!!!!!
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Old 01-28-2005, 03:26 PM
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And I like it too! just got a 312......can't wait til summer!!!!
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Old 01-28-2005, 03:34 PM
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That's a great looking boat. Congrats!
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MAN that thing is clean!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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Congrats & Enjoy!
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Sounds like you're pumped, rightfuly so it is a nice looking boat. Good luck and have lots of fun
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It's going to be a long winter LOL!! Congrats and have fun
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