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#574894 - 02/07/21 08:03 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Another addition for the barn

https://global.yamaha-motor.com/business/waverunner/products/gp1800rsvho/

My son was searching for one of these last years & was unable to find one.

Picked this one up last week - apparently they are already sold out for 2021.

Sales continue to be strong & inventory is very low.

He was searching all over to find one.


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#574896 - 02/07/21 12:57 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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That's a great looking ride. Good job on finding it.

If I got on that I'd probably kill myself. I've ridden my brother's sled on Lake Huron and when I started jumping 3' waves I fell off so many times I'm, surprised I'm still alive, and it's just a plain-Jane machine that isn't a high power sled.


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#574899 - 02/07/21 02:43 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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1.8 liter fuel injected supercharged 300 horsepower should definitely get the job done.

Bought it in Azure blue - best looking Yamaha color.

Can't believe i'm thinking waverunners & the tempeture here is 0 today


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#574900 - 02/07/21 06:59 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin


Can't believe i'm thinking waverunners & the tempeture here is 0 today

At least you're looking forward to the season by buying a new toy d
Not gonna get primed for it this year since there's not gonna be any boat shows to stoke the fires c

That beast should blow your hair off, not just back.


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#575135 - 05/03/21 09:48 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Maiden voyage on the waverunner was this weekend. Thing is crazy fast & going to be lots of fun. Amazingly stable


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#575460 - 10/31/21 10:57 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Not a lot of progress to report this summer. Added some hardwood on the stairs. Made a huge improvement. Finished up some small details.

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#575461 - 11/01/21 08:08 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Every little bit helps to reach the goal. Looking good.


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#575482 - 11/15/21 07:55 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Went down this weekend & closed it up for the year. All in all was a good year. Wrapped up some minor odds & edds. Exploring adding a lean too on the north side of the barn that would be used as outside living space. Hopefully numbers come in favorable & we can get it done by spring.


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#575492 - 11/22/21 07:44 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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My dock is all set for winter now. A couple of projects in the spring like repainting all the steel and coat the concrete with non slip epoxy. I also have a new Nest camera with flood lights to install over the winter.


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#575494 - 11/22/21 04:44 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Here is our "New Chapter".

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#575496 - 11/23/21 11:23 AM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Looks amazing - where is it?


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#575497 - 11/24/21 12:21 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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This is in SW Fl. We hope to close in February.

Due to the pandemic, we accelerated our retirement plans and sold our primary home and then contracted new construction in FL. We are living in the lake house in the mean time. I guess "Final Chapter" is probably more accurate than "Next Chapter" as this will be our retirement home.

#575498 - 11/24/21 12:30 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Are you keeping the lake house once Florida house is completed?


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#575499 - 11/24/21 01:06 PM Re: New Chapter [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin
Are you keeping the lake house once Florida house is completed?


We are going to decide that after 1 or 2 years to see how much time we spend in each location. It may come down to wether or not we can tolerate a summer in the FL heat and humidity. ouch

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