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downinflames68 Apr 21, 2010 09:58 PM
New boat.
 
Phileas Apr 21, 2010 10:35 PM
I was all ready to be snarky, but that does look sweet. More info, bitch.
 
design219 Apr 21, 2010 10:48 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.
 
brassplayersrock² Apr 22, 2010 03:06 AM
Hole in water.
 
mattyb Apr 22, 2010 04:38 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² (Post 3959562)
Hole in water.
That you throw money into.
 
Andy8 Apr 22, 2010 05:59 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by mattyb (Post 3959575)
That you throw money into.
Exactly.
 
Sealobo Apr 22, 2010 06:07 AM
you're done with cars?
 
ghporter Apr 22, 2010 07:20 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.
 
residentEvil Apr 22, 2010 07:24 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by ghporter (Post 3959588)
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.
 
Laminar Apr 22, 2010 07:56 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.
 
Macfreak7 Apr 22, 2010 08:57 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Laminar (Post 3959593)
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.

:lol:
 
Spheric Harlot Apr 22, 2010 09:02 AM
SUVs get better mileage.
 
Paco500 Apr 22, 2010 09:13 AM
Is it just me or is that thing missing turn signals?
 
MacinTommy Apr 22, 2010 10:09 AM
That boat is going down in flames.
 
imitchellg5 Apr 22, 2010 11:40 AM
Looks ready to roll over. Err, capsize.
 
andi*pandi Apr 22, 2010 12:15 PM
he's gonna need a bigger boat.

(how old is it? )
 
MacinTommy Apr 22, 2010 12:32 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by andi*pandi (Post 3959667)
(how old is it? )
Looks like it would go good in Jaws.. so 70s?
 
CreepDogg Apr 22, 2010 01:51 PM
Looks more like Speed Racer's car to me.
 
mduell Apr 22, 2010 05:33 PM
How long until he sinks it doing something stupid?
 
boy8cookie Apr 22, 2010 05:37 PM
IMO, Crash it and get a new one via insurance.
 
Spheric Harlot Apr 22, 2010 05:55 PM
^ predictable response
 
Railroader Apr 22, 2010 06:04 PM
I wonder how many gpm that thing gets?
 
design219 Apr 22, 2010 06:06 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.
 
boy8cookie Apr 22, 2010 06:42 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot (Post 3959784)
^ predictable response
As if mine was the only one?
 
Andy8 Apr 22, 2010 07:25 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by downinflames68 (Post 3959509)
More info to follow in a few days.
No more CA$H-flow™ problems now then?
 
downinflames68 Apr 22, 2010 09:26 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.
 
downinflames68 Apr 22, 2010 09:28 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by design219 (Post 3959523)
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.
 
Laminar Apr 22, 2010 10:00 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot (Post 3959784)
^ predictable response
Still made me lol.
 
iMOTOR Apr 22, 2010 10:59 PM
Rob is such a redneck.
 
Laminar Apr 22, 2010 11:14 PM
I bet he loves the NFL.
 
imitchellg5 Apr 22, 2010 11:16 PM
I think you mean NASCAR more people than just rednecks like the NFL you fool.
 
Laminar Apr 22, 2010 11:20 PM
He probably loves flying, too.
 
imitchellg5 Apr 22, 2010 11:30 PM
Nothing wrong with that. Or liking the NFL or NASCAR.
 
downinflames68 Apr 23, 2010 12:23 AM
I don't get half your responses. You people are trolls. That is literally all you do to each other.
 
olePigeon Apr 23, 2010 12:56 AM
Your other little boat turned out great, would like to see this one when you're finished.
 
downinflames68 Apr 23, 2010 01:00 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.
 
Doofy Apr 23, 2010 10:35 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by downinflames68 (Post 3959839)
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. :)
 
residentEvil Apr 23, 2010 10:49 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Doofy (Post 3959969)
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).
 
Laminar Apr 23, 2010 05:01 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by downinflames68 (Post 3959883)
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.
 
brassplayersrock² Apr 23, 2010 07:40 PM
… which sucks.
 
imitchellg5 Apr 24, 2010 12:05 AM
Why so serious?
 
turtle777 Apr 24, 2010 12:49 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Laminar (Post 3960143)
...and you keep coming back.
It's like taking a dump.

You really would like to live w/o, but you can't. :hmm:

-t
 
Cold Warrior Apr 24, 2010 10:13 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.
 
downinflames68 Apr 25, 2010 06:15 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Cold Warrior (Post 3960324)
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. :)
 
downinflames68 Apr 25, 2010 06:30 PM
 
imitchellg5 Apr 25, 2010 07:06 PM
That reminds me of one of the speedboats in a classic Speed Racer flick... awesome!
 
downinflames68 Apr 26, 2010 01:21 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._2375818_n.jpg

Quick and dirty chop of the finished product.
 
ghporter Apr 26, 2010 07:34 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.
 
boy8cookie Apr 27, 2010 12:31 AM
I like this boatmarine.
 
Spheric Harlot Apr 27, 2010 03:01 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by boy8cookie (Post 3961145)
I like this boatmarine.
Very cool. But hideously ugly.
 
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