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#1 hamman ONLINE  

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Posted May 26, 2016 - 05:29 PM

Soon we will be able to enjoy a hobby we have a little more, well, maybe it's more of a sport than a hobby, but yet a hobby is something you love and look forward to doing, so I guess more of a sport than hobby but with this new tool we will be able to go further and enjoy more once it's tucked neatly in the space where we will use it the most. Whew , that was a lot of hot air for something that really isn't ours but I guarantee it will be used by the wife and I. I'm wondering what is going thru the minds of you guys that are reading this ( is anyone reading this?), and wondering if you can guess what this tool may be. Guess I'll leave this right here and get ready to go and retrieve this as we are waiting with baited breath for it's landing at out home for what we hope will be a short amount of time before we can use this tool for some well deserved use. Might just have to go back to school to enhance the use of this and make it a little more legal to use. More later and hopefully if my camera and computer will cooperate we will be able to post some pics of this tool. It's model is the same as a classic car that was built in the late 60s to 80s in the great state of Michigan. More later. Wish us luck as we make a pickup and delivery.                                                                                                           Roger


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 07:06 PM

You bought a helicopter?
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Posted May 26, 2016 - 07:42 PM

Well here it is.  1972 33" Chris Craft, Catalina, ( alas, vintage Pontiac model)  fiberglass hull , with two Chevrolet 327 , 285 hp engines. Engines run. It has been sitting at a Marina for 20 + years and needs the deck and cabin sides redone. Hull is sound and water worthy. Our son Captain Bob bought it along with a friend who works on the great lakes freighters. Bob has always wanted to build his own boat but he found this one instead. Hooked the 2004 Silverado Duramax to it and pulled it right out. Only had to take it aprox. 1 1/2 miles. Took about an hour to get it out and home. Kinda proud that he decided to use his money for something other than what he could of used it for. He has a two and a half year time line to get it done and in the water. I told him if it took longer I would be to old to go out on it.

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Thanks for looking. I'll get som more pics later of the inside. I haven't been in it yet.                                                          Roger


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 07:43 PM

Hummmmmmm I love a mystery


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 07:43 PM

Hummmmmmm I love a mystery

See what happens when you don't tell it to post. You post late and look stupid. Nice hole in the water to throw money into. 


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 07:57 PM

There will be a day coming that you wish you never saw that boat.  Wait till the first time you fill both fuel tanks !  That will max out a credit card fast.


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 08:06 PM

Big boat. I like the idea of two 327's. Rare engine around here now. Mostly 350.

Noel
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Posted May 26, 2016 - 08:06 PM

Now I know why you want a fire hydrant. The boat needs an anchor.
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Posted May 26, 2016 - 08:15 PM

Two happiest days of a boat owners life. the day he buy's it and the day he sells it. Just funning, you guy's have a blast with that.


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 08:29 PM

Yup you are right to all those posts!  Good thing is that it's not mine and I'm not responsible for it. Yes there is a 275 gal fuel tank in it. Not sure wht the range is on it running both engines but I'm sure it not much over from one marina to the other.        Thanks. I actually look forward to taking it out with the wife and son once they get it going. I'm not a big fan of the big water , but I'll give it a try. It used to be a commercial charter boat about 80 miles from here on Lake Huron.   Thanks.

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Posted May 26, 2016 - 08:36 PM

I remember GL bought a boat once!


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 09:54 PM

I remember GL bought a boat once!

Didn't take him long to get out of that hobby!

 

I never knew anyone to have a hobby of dumping money into a hole in the water.


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 09:56 PM

Wow if you were to launch that boat in any lake around here, it would displace enough water to overflow the dams! Have fun with that!

 

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Posted May 26, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Roger, and now eat, sleep, go fishing  :thumbs:


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Posted May 27, 2016 - 04:15 AM

Bust Out Another Thousand !


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