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Old 04-06-2005, 01:51 PM
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Can't dealerships see guys like this a mile away? or are they just worried about making a buck on the sale. Either way, this guy is an idiot to say the least and unfortunately everyone gets a black eye because of it. He's just lucky no one got hurt.
I doubt they really think about who is buyin it, as long as they get there $180,000 or whatever that boat goes for i guess. But you are right just another black eye!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2005, 02:04 PM
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Can't dealerships see guys like this a mile away? or are they just worried about making a buck on the sale. Either way, this guy is an idiot to say the least and unfortunately everyone gets a black eye because of it. He's just lucky no one got hurt.

If the dealers are responsible where will it end?

Cars
snowmobiles
motorcycles???

He sounds like a particularly large idiot, though.
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Old 04-06-2005, 02:06 PM
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I agree with buyafountain cant blame the dealer......
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Old 04-06-2005, 02:11 PM
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No can't blame the dealer or manufacture HOWEVER nobody including the parties involved in this accident want bad publicity and unfortunately this is bad publicity. What's next, oh I am sure there will be attorneys involved and they will find fault with something that was NOT related to driver error.
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Old 04-06-2005, 02:19 PM
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A little duct tape, some ties and gorilla spit an' just the smallest amount of buffing and ur' good to go.
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:29 PM
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What an unfortunate accident. I use to boat on the chain after moving to that area not knowing any better. 5' to 6' deep if you are lucky. I only lasted one season. To many idiots with twin 525's running in the 80's on a lake way to small for that power. I still can't understand why people run 35' boats when Lake Michigan is right there. These are offshore boats not pond boats. I asked a few people with 35'+ plus boats why they were not on lake michigan, answer: No night life and the water is too cold???
Maybe some on this board can answer why huge offshore boats are so common on the Chain when you have may a 1/2 mile to a mile of running time and then 15 - 20 min of no wake zone to the next lake.
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I am a Chain boater. I have a 36 footer. I live 15 minutes from the Chain. There are plenty of places where I can top out around 85 mph. Yes it is shallow and you better know where you are going. It offers me something that only LOTO can match: Lots of places to meet up with other boaters, raft together and a few cool bars to hang out at.

As you may or may not know, Lk Michigan has limited access on the western shores. It also can be a nasty place to run hard. It has very limited places to raft up in protected waters. I go there 2-3 times a year because you need to pick your days.

If there is anybody who would like to experience a day on the Chain, let me know. It really isn't as bad as most people say it is. I have been boating there for 16 yrs and love it.
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Maybe some on this board can answer why huge offshore boats are so common on the Chain when you have may a 1/2 mile to a mile of running time and then 15 - 20 min of no wake zone to the next lake.
I run my Cig Bullet on the chain and yes it is large for that body of water but I keep it on a lift at the house and use it alot.
Why would I have a 31 foot boat on the chain because I also boat in the keys lake michigan and theh atlantic I have had this boat on a 1400 mile vacation on the great lakes going through the Soo locks into lake superior.
This boat hase been in Carlston Harbor
St Johns river to lake george
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most of great lakesas well as two solo lake michigan crossings

I agree alot of people with offshore dont ever leave the chain but some of put serious mile on the bigger lakes also

I traikler it to slot of place so just because you see a boat on the chain dont assume it doese not go any where else.

I also wiould offer to take any one for a cruise of the lakes on a weekday and you can see how nice the chain can be.

Also when any one wants to race I say ok Green Bay to Makinaw Solo I feel thats what offshores are about Havent had any takers yet I have already done that trip and love it but I still do enjoy boating on the Chain
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I also run my bullet on the chain and trailer it to lk michigan. The chain is not that bad and besides that there are idiots everywhere. mark
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No can't blame the dealer or manufacture HOWEVER nobody including the parties involved in this accident want bad publicity and unfortunately this is bad publicity. What's next, oh I am sure there will be attorneys involved and they will find fault with something that was NOT related to driver error.
this guy is screwed , pictures and comments over the internet . spraying pontoon boats way to close to a sled admitting to speeding etc. just makes me want to be even more careful and keep on covering my ass when i'm using mine
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