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Old 03-14-2019, 08:20 AM
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yes. turns out they are pretty good boats and have gained a following up here. pricing is rising so used ones are selling for what many of us paid originally.

Thatís awesome-good for you. Yes I like them, I almost bought a 230 a couple of years ago.... good looking boats.

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Thatís awesome-good for you. Yes I like them, I almost bought a 230 a couple of years ago.... good looking boats.

That's what I had. Ran that sucker offshore without fear, it handled well up to about 4.5 feet at two seconds, then it got rough. It was very dry due to the deep vee. With a 250 hanging on the back it topped out at about 48 with five people on board if it was relatively flat. I had zero issues with it in four seasons, EXCEPT the damn garmin. They used a shitty fitting for the cable connector and every now and again it would pop out. It was a salt water boat, but I kept it on a lift so it stayed nice.
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That's what I had. Ran that sucker offshore without fear, it handled well up to about 4.5 feet at two seconds, then it got rough. It was very dry due to the deep vee. With a 250 hanging on the back it topped out at about 48 with five people on board if it was relatively flat. I had zero issues with it in four seasons, EXCEPT the damn garmin. They used a shitty fitting for the cable connector and every now and again it would pop out. It was a salt water boat, but I kept it on a lift so it stayed nice.
Whatís next man?
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my boat wasn't for sale, but someone made me an offer on mine that I just couldn't refuse. I owned it since new and had it four years. I sold for what I paid. now that weather is breaking I regret selling, lol
I've done that one time when I traded up one year. Other than that.......oh well.
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...thanks for all the retirement well wishes-so far everyday's like a Saturday, but at the same time it seems like I'm busier now than when I worked 40-56hrs per week or more !!! LOL

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Whaddya gettin' rid of next ?

Reckon I can take over yer 06 Mustang GT Vert payments ? Wut that gonna be ? 'bout $22 a mont ?
...actually I just put my '16 Harley Trike up for sale. Want to use the other vehicles more, need to put a new gas tank in the '68 convertible and cruise it more. My '06 Mustang GT 5spd conv that I ordered new just turned 16K miles last summer. One of the most comfortable cruising cars I've ever owned. In 13 yrs I've only ever put a battery in it & changed the oil & filter. Got caught in a light rain one time since new. It's just been a great fun driving car.

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Got a good deal on a 25-foot Hawaiian spent $1,000 on gas during a overnighter spirited trip decided to get rid of it. Actually got a little more than I paid for it and bought a 18 foot flat bottom jet boat with With Merlin 502 had it for a couple years. A shark waiting at the gas station offered me way more than I paid for it one day coming home and I could not refuse. Another flat bottom jet boat Old's Rocket 455 had it for a couple years. Sold it to some random guy apparently he got pulled over on his way to the lake and the boat was impounded got a notice from the impound yard a couple months later to come and claim my boat went down there $900 later had the boat back. Apparently he never went and claimed it. Kept the 455 for another year and decided to give up boating last year sold it again.
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Got a good deal on a 25-foot Hawaiian spent $1,000 on gas during a overnighter spirited trip decided to get rid of it. Actually got a little more than I paid for it and bought a 18 foot flat bottom jet boat with With Merlin 502 had it for a couple years. A shark waiting at the gas station offered me way more than I paid for it one day coming home and I could not refuse. Another flat bottom jet boat Old's Rocket 455 had it for a couple years. Sold it to some random guy apparently he got pulled over on his way to the lake and the boat was impounded got a notice from the impound yard a couple months later to come and claim my boat went down there $900 later had the boat back. Apparently he never went and claimed it. Kept the 455 for another year and decided to give up boating last year sold it again.
...those flat bottom Berkley jet drive boats are insane & a frk'in blast on the water. My friend in high school in 1979 had a '74 Marlin 19ft jet boat with a 454ci single 4bbl with through hull exhaust. Think it was 335-360hp. Must have done 68-75mph(maybe faster, felt super fast but you're practically laying on top of the water)with that huge stream of water coming out of that jet drive as you're rocketing across the water. Also, without a lower unit/rudder down in the water, you could slide/drift that boat(on smooth water)like a sprint car when turning!!!. What a BLAST!!! Gas was probably around $1.15 then I think, but we we're high schoolers putting $80 a weekend in gas in that thing. We used to drag race other boaters for hours-don't ever remember getting beat in it. At full throttle(which was alot of the time)going across the water you could literally watch that gas gauge move downward. He only had it the one summer, but damn we put so much fuel through that thing!!!
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Yes flat bottom jet boating is a blast and I spent many weekends racing!
Be happy you sold your Bust Out Another Thousand!
I have no regrets getting out when I did
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Originally Posted by War Eagle ZO6 View Post
Itís sad selling a boat, I prefer to just keep them.

yup.
anything with memories attached is hard to give up.
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Originally Posted by calwldlife View Post
yup.
anything with memories attached is hard to give up.
I have no emotional attachment to any car truck boat motorcycle home property, etc. I admit to an attachment to a few carpentry tools because they were my pops.
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Originally Posted by LarsAtTheBeach View Post
I have no emotional attachment to any car truck boat motorcycle home property, etc. I admit to an attachment to a few carpentry tools because they were my pops.
welll you are just an unfeeling meanie.
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I gave mine to my BIL a few years ago, so now I get "visitation" rights without all the other hassles. Win, win.
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I gave mine to my BIL a few years ago, so now I get "visitation" rights without all the other hassles. Win, win.
...I've been saying even a couple of years before I sold my boat that "Boating Is Best Enjoyed On Someone Else's"!!!
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You gotta git out to some car shows in yer pampered GT



Just go easy on the clutch when exiting the show you don't want yer baby starring in one of those crowd plow videos
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You gotta git out to some car shows in yer pampered GT



Just go easy on the clutch when exiting the show you don't want yer baby starring in one of those crowd plow videos
HAHAHAHAHA, with only a 300hp 4.6 281ci V8, I don't know how if it could even spin the tires very much-never really tried. Yeah, and I've seen many of those videos. Talk about loosing your pride crashing your car leaving a car show!!!

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...I've been saying even a couple of years before I sold my boat that "Boating Is Best Enjoyed On Someone Else's"!!!

It is just like a pool or anything else that requires a lot of upkeep. You don't want one, but you do want a friend who does.
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Did you lose any guns in the lake?
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It is just like a pool or anything else that requires a lot of upkeep. You don't want one, but you do want a friend who does.
That would be me, Paul. Come up to Michigan this summer and we'll bring back a cooler full of salmon.
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That would be me, Paul. Come up to Michigan this summer and we'll bring back a cooler full of salmon.
Road trip !
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That would be me, Paul. Come up to Michigan this summer and we'll bring back a cooler full of salmon.
...I may have to take you up on that someday now that I'm retired & everyday is like a Saturday!!!


Owning A Boat Is Kinda Like Owning A Swimming Pool-One Guy Does All The F'kin Work
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