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Apr 21, 2010, 10:58 PM
 


More info to follow in a few days.

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Apr 21, 2010, 11:35 PM
 
I was all ready to be snarky, but that does look sweet. More info, bitch.
     
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Apr 21, 2010, 11:48 PM
 
Good luck with that project. I've heard that two of the happiest days of a guys life is the day he buys a boat, and the day he sells it.
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Apr 22, 2010, 04:06 AM
 
Hole in water.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 05:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
Hole in water.
That you throw money into.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 06:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
That you throw money into.
Exactly.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 07:07 AM
 
you're done with cars?
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 08:20 AM
 
Cue reference to "I'm on a BOAT!"

That does look like a very nice vessel there, Rob. It looks fast (which I assume is one of your motivations to get it). Waiting for "action shots" of the boat making everyone around feel jealous.

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Apr 22, 2010, 08:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Cue reference to "I'm on a BOAT!"

That does look like a very nice vessel there, Rob. It looks fast (which I assume is one of your motivations to get it). Waiting for "action shots" of the boat making everyone around feel jealous.
it may be a long wait for the action shots; doesn't look ready to run...yet.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 08:56 AM
 
I'm just waiting to hear why this is the most badass boat possible, and no one even knows it. And it has all of these awesome badass features that no one would realize unless they were as educated, rational, and badass as Rob.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 09:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I'm just waiting to hear why this is the most badass boat possible, and no one even knows it. And it has all of these awesome badass features that no one would realize unless they were as educated, rational, and badass as Rob.

And if anyone was thinking about getting a boat that's the one they should get.

     
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Apr 22, 2010, 10:02 AM
 
SUVs get better mileage.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 10:13 AM
 
Is it just me or is that thing missing turn signals?
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 11:09 AM
 
That boat is going down in flames.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 12:40 PM
 
Looks ready to roll over. Err, capsize.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 01:15 PM
 
he's gonna need a bigger boat.

(how old is it? )
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 01:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
(how old is it? )
Looks like it would go good in Jaws.. so 70s?
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 02:51 PM
 
Looks more like Speed Racer's car to me.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 06:33 PM
 
How long until he sinks it doing something stupid?
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 06:37 PM
 
IMO, Crash it and get a new one via insurance.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 06:55 PM
 
^ predictable response
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 07:04 PM
 
I wonder how many gpm that thing gets?
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 07:06 PM
 
I don't see a live well or a trolling motor. It's going to need a good deal of work to be worth fishing with.
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Apr 22, 2010, 07:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
^ predictable response
As if mine was the only one?
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 08:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
More info to follow in a few days.
No more CA$H-flow™ problems now then?
( Last edited by Andy8; Apr 22, 2010 at 08:25 PM. Reason: removed img tags)
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 10:26 PM
 
Alright.... well, I had a lot of fun boating last year, and considering I'm working in Madison almost every day, I'm thinking about getting another summer toy. Started snooping around, found nothing cool or interesting, mostly trihull boring crap. So I threw an ad on CL, looking for a "cool" boat, and got a short description of this thing. Asked for pictures, liked it, and went to see it. Turns out I know the guy selling it; went to HS with his son and daughter. Weird. Anyway...

boat is a 78 Sleekcraft Aristocrat. Really high end boat, well made. No core at all, solid fiberglass hull. Transom is solid. Floor is soft, but that's only in the middle, because this thing is a DUAL tunnel hull. Two tunnels run the length of the boat, compress the air for a better ride, and help the boat lift out of the water for faster speeds. Powered by a generic 350 SBC, but ... problem is the stern drive is an alpha one. These blow up with anything over 300hp. To make it fast, I'd need to upgrade to a bravo one, which is like 3 grand. Really looks fantastic though, so I think I'm going to fix it up and drive around as is, just try not to beat on it much. Should be pretty awesome looking when finished.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 10:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Good luck with that project. I've heard that two of the happiest days of a guys life is the day he buys a boat, and the day he sells it.
Definitely true. They're huge money pits. Even my little runabout, which originally cost me $100... well... I've spent ~ 600-700 getting it ready, and it still has issues. I guess I'd rather just get something awesome, that I don't mind putting money into.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 11:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
^ predictable response
Still made me lol.
     
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Apr 22, 2010, 11:59 PM
 
Rob is such a redneck.
     
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Apr 23, 2010, 12:14 AM
 
I bet he loves the NFL.
     
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Apr 23, 2010, 12:16 AM
 
I think you mean NASCAR more people than just rednecks like the NFL you fool.
     
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Apr 23, 2010, 12:20 AM
 
He probably loves flying, too.
     
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Apr 23, 2010, 12:30 AM
 
Nothing wrong with that. Or liking the NFL or NASCAR.
     
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Apr 23, 2010, 01:23 AM
 
I don't get half your responses. You people are trolls. That is literally all you do to each other.
     
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Apr 23, 2010, 01:56 AM
 
Your other little boat turned out great, would like to see this one when you're finished.
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Apr 23, 2010, 02:00 AM
 
Thanks! I am looking forward to this. My budget is around 3 grand, I'm hoping it'll be worth more like 6-9k when I'm done working on it.
     
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Apr 23, 2010, 11:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
Really high end boat
No.

An Oceanco is a really high end boat. What you have there isn't even an Aquarama.
It's still pleasant, mind.
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Apr 23, 2010, 11:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
No.

An Oceanco is a really high end boat. What you have there isn't even an Aquarama.
It's still pleasant, mind.
i'm a Carver fan myself; practical touring yachts that "normal" people can afford. (not to be confused with Bob Carver's high end audio gear, which i'm also a fan of).
     
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Apr 23, 2010, 06:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
I don't get half your responses. You people are trolls. That is literally all you do to each other.
...and you keep coming back.
     
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Apr 23, 2010, 08:40 PM
 
… which sucks.
     
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Apr 24, 2010, 01:05 AM
 
Why so serious?
     
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...and you keep coming back.
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Apr 24, 2010, 11:13 AM
 
I don't know much about boats. Is this one good enough for large open lakes? Growing up my family had a ski boat and it was always a lot of fun to get out on the lake and cruise around or just float quietly. Never was much for water skiing, snow skiing was much more fun.
     
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Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
I don't know much about boats. Is this one good enough for large open lakes? Growing up my family had a ski boat and it was always a lot of fun to get out on the lake and cruise around or just float quietly. Never was much for water skiing, snow skiing was much more fun.
It's a lake boat. Thanks to the tunnel design it'll handle medium chop pretty nicely, but it's not an offshore boat. Those are Deep-Vs, to cut through larger waves. This one will just look cool... and I don't really have the bug for speed, so I'll probably keep the 350. I guess some guy on the boat forums had one with a blown 454, and he could hit a GPS verified 92mph, said it was a fantastic, stable platform.... so... we'll see what happens. I'll be happy if it hits 45mph, honestly.
     
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This is a finished version. Just absolutely LOVE the lines.
     
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Apr 25, 2010, 08:06 PM
 
That reminds me of one of the speedboats in a classic Speed Racer flick... awesome!
     
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Quick and dirty chop of the finished product.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 08:34 AM
 
It's kind of amazing-you don't notice that the original colors are so....well "late '70s" until you see the picture with new colors. I think your plan makes the boat look a lot better.

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Apr 27, 2010, 01:31 AM
 
I like this boatmarine.
     
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I like this boatmarine.
Very cool. But hideously ugly.
     
 
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