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05-12-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,493
Posted By jafo

I had a 242LS with the twin 350/260 package...

I had a 242LS with the twin 350/260 package (Alphas) that was a great boat. It was a rare one with the McCleod bolster package from the factory. I built the engines up to 350hp only to sell it the...
05-12-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,289
Posted By jafo

Congratulations on your Liberator purchase. I had...

Congratulations on your Liberator purchase. I had one many years ago (an '86 211 with 350/260 Alpha) and it was a great boat. They are very stable, have good handling manners, and are decent in the...
05-10-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 86,823
Posted By jafo

Don't be intimidated by the rod material change...

Don't be intimidated by the rod material change in the 7.3 after 2000. Everyone brings this up, but I've not heard of, nor has anyone been able to document any failures of the rods in a 2001-2003.
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02-25-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,692
Posted By jafo

I'll somewhat agree with the first sentence, if...

I'll somewhat agree with the first sentence, if the only thought is of $$$. Some of the richest folks I know of don't necessarily have all that much money. They are truly rich in other areas, such as...
Forum: Powerplay
02-16-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,147
Posted By jafo

WOW! Absolutely stunning! Wish I was there to see...

WOW! Absolutely stunning! Wish I was there to see it up close and personal.
Jim
02-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,594
Posted By jafo

Because our winter was so mild, we were able to...

Because our winter was so mild, we were able to get this building finished on our new farm in s. WI. The structure was actually finished before first frost; the electrical, plumbing, and heating took...
01-22-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,249
Posted By jafo

Biggus- Hope all is well with you and family! ...

Biggus- Hope all is well with you and family!

I remember a Mikey from the Fox Chain of Lakes (outside Chicago area) that prowled the board in the early days and called everyone out. If Klaw is...
01-21-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,573
Posted By jafo

Hi Pat and all....Long time since I've posted,...

Hi Pat and all....Long time since I've posted, but I still check in and read from time to time.
It's nice to see a new model coming out, especially in a size of AT I'm kinda familiar with.....;)...
01-21-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,249
Posted By jafo

Still have the Formula SC for cruising and...

Still have the Formula SC for cruising and camping on the Mississippi River, but the recent purchase of a farm in southern WI has slowed down boating plans for a little while.

We still have our...
01-19-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,249
Posted By jafo

I would imagine that would be me, and I still...

I would imagine that would be me, and I still pass through OSO often, although admittedly reading more than posting. Nice to see you are still here too.

Although I didn't order my 28 AT new, I...
01-20-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 68,008
Posted By jafo

I've long quit wrenching, and after seeing...

I've long quit wrenching, and after seeing today's pricing on tools I'm damn glad I bought back in the 1970's and early 80's- I feel sorry for those having to buy today, and used but nice would be a...
01-19-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,393
Posted By jafo

Congratulations on your new ride! If you ever...

Congratulations on your new ride! If you ever feel like getting into a FalconJet, let me know.
01-19-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 21,435
Posted By jafo

You'd be best served to find a good gun club....

You'd be best served to find a good gun club. There's lots of them in the area. Shooting skeet off the back end of a 66' Viking out in the middle of Lake M might be viewed in a different light than...
01-18-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 21,435
Posted By jafo

Illinois waters in Lake Michigan are a little...

Illinois waters in Lake Michigan are a little hard to define without looking at a map, however the one found at this site gives a pretty good idea.
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12-03-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,459
Posted By jafo

ICD- nice boat- Tantrums for sale are a rarity,...

ICD- nice boat- Tantrums for sale are a rarity, and they handle big water better than just about any 25 footer out there- plenty fast too.
12-02-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,459
Posted By jafo

started out boating on the Greats with a 21...

started out boating on the Greats with a 21 footer, went to a 24' Formula with twins, then a 28' Active Thunder, also twins. It was always a 'pick your day' proposition with any of them, although...
10-05-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By jafo

and you chose this eight year old thread to do...

and you chose this eight year old thread to do this.... why?
10-05-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,478
Posted By jafo

Not thrown from the boat, but it was real close....

Not thrown from the boat, but it was real close. Many years ago, we had an engine seize at WOT in our twin-engine Formula 242- boat did a 180 on the rubrail in a half-second. McCleod bolsters kept...
08-04-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,334
Posted By jafo

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/32-HustlerTwin-Merc...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/32-HustlerTwin-Merc-Off-Shore-Racing-Boat-/400139621893?cmd=ViewItem&hash=item5d2a2e1605#ht_560wt_777

Someone out there stole this one. Blown HP500's, stellings...
Forum: Formula
07-30-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By jafo

If you're determined to go down the path of using...

If you're determined to go down the path of using previous wiring, contact customer service at the factory, however, given the changes in technology since then, it's likely the only thing you'd find...
07-30-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,334
Posted By jafo

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifieds/1996_sport...

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifieds/1996_sport_32-o34584-en.html
07-29-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By jafo

Any jet made by Cessna = a 172 with a couple of...

Any jet made by Cessna = a 172 with a couple of blow-dryers mounted on it. One can do so much better......

As far as Jack's flying skills, the two publicized mishaps aren't his only excursions...
07-20-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,486
Posted By jafo

First, please use a spell checker; posts become a...

First, please use a spell checker; posts become a little easier to read. Next thing, stow your BS flag, unless its use is warranted. There's no such thing as an exclusionary clause in an insurance...
07-20-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By jafo

price is reasonable if boat is in decent shape....

price is reasonable if boat is in decent shape. Good riding boat, but rather underpowered with a single small block.
Forum: Formula
07-19-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 58,738
Posted By jafo

I have very little doubt that this is the same...

I have very little doubt that this is the same '86 242LS that we owned for years- we had it for sale at Great Lakes in Muskegon for a summer and wound up wholesaling it to a high-performance marine...
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