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Forum: General Boating Discussion 05-12-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,815
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 05-12-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,385
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...
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 05-10-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 71,540
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.
...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-25-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,600
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: 12,268
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
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,477
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-22-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,087
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...
Forum: Active Thunder 01-21-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,995
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.....;)...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-21-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,087
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-19-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,087
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-20-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 37,275
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-19-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,530
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.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-19-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,731
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-18-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,731
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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Forum: Great Lakes and Canada 12-03-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,865
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.
Forum: Great Lakes and Canada 12-02-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,865
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-05-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,494
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?
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-05-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,789
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-04-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,377
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: 698
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 07-30-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,377
Posted By jafo
http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifieds/1996_sport...

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifieds/1996_sport_32-o34584-en.html
Forum: General Boating Discussion 07-29-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
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...
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 07-20-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,577
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...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 07-20-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
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: 33,042
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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