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#539314 - 10/10/12 06:14 PM IF you could change your boat for another---  
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since many of us are done for the season, I just thought this might be fun...

I look around online occasionally at boats for sale, and of course there's always one or two that make me think "now THIS is a boat I'd trade in the Chap for, if only I had the extra bucks!" I'm sure most of us here does the same thing occasionally, yes?

So, go online, and find an advertised boat that you'd be willing to unload your current boat for, within reason-- as in, a boat you could actually buy it if you say, got a decent raise, or got some bills paid off, etc...

Find your boat, and post a link to the ad, and some reasons why you'd buy it!

Of course I found one already wink --2006 Chap 280 SSI

I'd trade our Chap in a heartbeat if I could. It's just a bigger version of our 260, but I love the huge seats, the port side seating, the big beam, the twins...
grin

So, what's your Dream Boat?

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#539315 - 10/10/12 07:34 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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I'd need to win a MegaMillions lottery, but this would be it!


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#539319 - 10/10/12 08:49 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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We went and looked at this boat. It has come down in price a little.
Still over priced a little in my opinion.


Ifn like GFC mentioned about the lotto winnings then i would go with this


Last edited by MarkHB; 10/10/12 08:59 PM.

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#539320 - 10/10/12 08:54 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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Kinda like this one

In reality, we have yet to find a boat that would work better than what we have. But it is fun to dream ....


2005 Cobalt 246 8.1 Gi
"Paradise..."

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#539321 - 10/10/12 09:28 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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#539323 - 10/10/12 10:40 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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Well, I'm going to toss out the "affordable" aspect, as none of the popular makers make a 22' aluminum cuddy great lakes boat anymore, so I will toss these out there ... I'm torn between the lines of the cuddy and the practicality & creature comforts of the enclosed pilothouse, but these would be my two options ...

a Seawolf Valkyrie 22' Cuddy ... I think they start at 60K




As for the enclosed pilot, in a 28' boat, I probably don't want to know how much...



1988 Crestliner V225 Sabre G/L, 3.0 I/O
1989 Ford F150
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#539324 - 10/10/12 10:51 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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If you're going to go for something along that line, why not get one of these? I don't know who made it but it's owned by the Corps of Engineers in Portland, OR. We spotted it on the Columbia this summer when we were down there on our boat.







Knowing how the gubmint works, it probably didn't cost much more than twice as much as that 76' Nordhavn I posted the pic of.


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#539325 - 10/10/12 10:59 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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I found it. It's a Hysucraft, which I'd never heard of before. Once I looked up where the company is I wasn't a bit surprised that I hadn't heard of it....
45 Aster Street, Heldervue
Somerset West
7130
Western Cape
SOUTH AFRICA

Here's their website...
http://www.hysucraft.com/CompanyProfile.aspx


I guess I'm blown away by that. It's a freakin' Survey Boat. And the Corps of Engineers went to South Africa to have it built? I guess either of two things must have been behind that decision....
1. Our economy is so strong that no American company could fit that boat into their schedule because they're so damm busy building boats, or
2. Typical of our gubmint they didn't give a crap about where it was built and how much it cost to build it.

I wonder how many jobs were created in South Africa by our gubmint having that boat built there. Boy that pi$$es me off.


"Beachcomber" 1995 Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge


Anchor's down......Bottoms Up!
#539326 - 10/10/12 11:31 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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GFC, I'm not a big fan of the Pacific Northwest style aluminum boats in general, cause they look too much like tugboats, especially the ones with the forward leaning windshields. Seawolf Marine is probably the only exception. While the one you posted is surely a nice ride, it's not quite my style. I just like the lines of a cuddy cabin boat.

The enclosed cabin Valkyrie kind of reminds me of a Maine Lobster boat, which I wouldn't mind having, if someone made one out of Aluminum. Most of them are wooden boats, but they're very roomy and functional.


Last edited by 88Crestliner; 10/10/12 11:38 PM. Reason: add comment about seawolf marine

1988 Crestliner V225 Sabre G/L, 3.0 I/O
1989 Ford F150
1970 Pontiac GTO
1891 Queen Anne Eclectic
Does anyone see a pattern here????

#539327 - 10/10/12 11:34 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted By: GoFirstClass
I found it. It's a Hysucraft, which I'd never heard of before. Once I looked up where the company is I wasn't a bit surprised that I hadn't heard of it....
45 Aster Street, Heldervue
Somerset West
7130
Western Cape
SOUTH AFRICA

Here's their website...
http://www.hysucraft.com/CompanyProfile.aspx


I guess I'm blown away by that. It's a freakin' Survey Boat. And the Corps of Engineers went to South Africa to have it built? I guess either of two things must have been behind that decision....
1. Our economy is so strong that no American company could fit that boat into their schedule because they're so damm busy building boats, or
2. Typical of our gubmint they didn't give a crap about where it was built and how much it cost to build it.

I wonder how many jobs were created in South Africa by our gubmint having that boat built there. Boy that pi$$es me off.


Of course, then the govt gets all bent out of shape when american companies outsource to other countries....

Take solace that the boat was built by the lowest bidder...


1988 Crestliner V225 Sabre G/L, 3.0 I/O
1989 Ford F150
1970 Pontiac GTO
1891 Queen Anne Eclectic
Does anyone see a pattern here????

#539328 - 10/11/12 12:00 AM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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Originally Posted By: Frantically Relaxing
I look around online occasionally at boats for sale,



And here's the winner for the understatment post of the year award. cool ho

Working on my trailer brakes so had to stop at the dealer yesterday and saw this baby.

http://www.utahwatersports.com/pre_owned...amp;veh=2310629

Bigger, more power, cruise control, tower speakers and lights, electric retractable tower, Video system that follows the skier, and more bells and whistles than I'd know what to do with. This is the boat the admiral wants to replace ours with, but I'm still not convinced that bigger is better since we want a decent skiing wake.

I'd love to augment my boat with this one:
http://www.boattrader.com/listing/2001-Sumerset-Houseboats-2001-2011-Custom-Tri-Deck-101230394
much more comfort and convienence while on the lake, with airconditioning and lots of room to live it up when not doing the watersports thing.


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#539331 - 10/11/12 02:09 AM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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#539344 - 10/11/12 10:08 AM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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Nice picks! smile

I love that Gulf Commander Bruce picked out! On a similar tack, on the Houseboat board the name "Pluckebaum" keeps coming up as "thee" houseboat brand. I finally checked into them recently...

Don't know that I could ever afford even this 35 year old one, but they look to be top notch! This one is running TRIPLE 3208 Cat diesels and TWO 20kw generators! 65 x 18' beam, this would be on my list to do 'The Loop'...








#539346 - 10/11/12 10:32 AM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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I'll play.

If I stayed with Cobalt, I'd like a Cobalt 373 Link

Of course, I was hoping to keep my 242 so I could tie the little one up to the big one and have a color coordinated, matched set. grin


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#539349 - 10/11/12 12:25 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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I actually just bought mine. Wanted that exact boat, finally found it, and brought her home. The only thing I would change is maybe getting one slightly newer with the more updated engine, but overall, I couldn't ask for an upgrade. Of course, this is all within fiscal reasonability.


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#539379 - 10/12/12 02:38 PM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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I've already researched this one. If indeed Big O is re-elected, I've already planned on selling my boat and going to something smaller. Since the price of gasoline will be so crazy and high, plus the value of the dollar will continue to plummet, I've already worked out a trade with one of the locals...


#539431 - 10/14/12 07:46 AM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: BToran]  
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Originally Posted By: BToran


That looks like a well maintained boat, and a bargain.


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#539432 - 10/14/12 07:49 AM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: 88Crestliner]  
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Originally Posted By: 88Crestliner
Well, I'm going to toss out the "affordable" aspect, as none of the popular makers make a 22' aluminum cuddy great lakes boat anymore, so I will toss these out there ... I'm torn between the lines of the cuddy and the practicality & creature comforts of the enclosed pilothouse, but these would be my two options ...

a Seawolf Valkyrie 22' Cuddy ... I think they start at 60K




As for the enclosed pilot, in a 28' boat, I probably don't want to know how much...



I bet you'd really like one of these: http://setsail.com/fpb-64-theory-reality-2/


"Mischief Managed II"
1992 Tollycraft 44 Cockpit Motor Yacht
Twin CAT 3208TA inboards
#539433 - 10/14/12 07:53 AM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: BToran]  
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This one presently tops my list. If I did not have two kids in High School (college tuition days are near), I'd be shopping for one of these or perhaps a lake house.



"Mischief Managed II"
1992 Tollycraft 44 Cockpit Motor Yacht
Twin CAT 3208TA inboards
#539434 - 10/14/12 07:54 AM Re: IF you could change your boat for another--- [Re: Frantically Relaxing]  
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dave - i've been watching that gulf commander for a while and agree it seems a bargain. my twin daughters are heading off to college next year. if only the leaves falling now were dollar bills......

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