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Detroit wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:30 am
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Got SCREWED with work stuff, so didn't get the boat in this morning, but :tits: went down to the water supervise. They showed up 45 minutes ago and have been working away. :excited:
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Well, yesterday was an eventful day. Because I'm an idiot and like lighting money on fire, I decided to upgrade the audio in the boat. We enjoy music, and I haven't really done much tinkering in a while, so I took a good portion of the day installing new Infinity marine speakers to go along with the sony headunit I put in a month or so ago. The boat stock has just 2 6.5" speakers in the front and that's it. I upgraded those and also added 2 8" speakers under the back seat. I wanted bass out of them, and it's amazing how well they work. Overall, it sounds fantastic. I didn't take pictures during the install because I suck, but...

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The floating garage at last!

The weather was gorgeous yesterday, so the boat launches were JAMMED with people. We figured we'd just launch the boat today instead, so we went to the beach and then dinner. We were driving home around 7:45 and noticed the boat launch was pretty quiet, the water was glass, and we still have almost 2 hours of light left, so we went home, grabbed the boat, dropped it in the water and the wife drove it over while I drove the CT and trailer back to meet her. Of course the host guides needed to be adjusted a bit, but we had some neighbors hanging out in the marina wife grabbed a few people and went out for a ride while I worked on the hoist with another neighbor. Man, the boat sounds awesome blasting around the bay, it was the first time I heard it from the shore.

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:fuckyeah: FINALLY!!!!!

Boat and hoist look sweet. You gonna get an awning or tarp or whatever it's called to cover the whole thing like the one to the right?
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wap wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:56 am :fuckyeah: FINALLY!!!!!

Boat and hoist look sweet. You gonna get an awning or tarp or whatever it's called to cover the whole thing like the one to the right?
It's got one. The place we bought the hoist from is going to install it, they just want the boat on the hoist first so they can make sure the cover is centered and it makes it easier to install. Will be nice to not have to cover the boat all the time.
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Detroit wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:00 am
wap wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:56 am :fuckyeah: FINALLY!!!!!

Boat and hoist look sweet. You gonna get an awning or tarp or whatever it's called to cover the whole thing like the one to the right?
It's got one. The place we bought the hoist from is going to install it, they just want the boat on the hoist first so they can make sure the cover is centered and it makes it easier to install. Will be nice to not have to cover the boat all the time.
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So, has all the hassle been worth it now that she's finally in the water for the season?
:wap: Where are these mangos?
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:fuckyeah: Nice freaking set up there man. :jelly: I think you will love it. And if it becomes more hassle than it's worth, you will be able to sell it for more than what you paid.
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I'm glad :tits: finally has a cause to get behind and take up some of her time and energy.

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wap wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:34 am
Detroit wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:00 am
It's got one. The place we bought the hoist from is going to install it, they just want the boat on the hoist first so they can make sure the cover is centered and it makes it easier to install. Will be nice to not have to cover the boat all the time.
:word:
So, has all the hassle been worth it now that she's finally in the water for the season?
We'll see how much we use the boat, but I'm hopeful.

:tits: blasted the propeller backing the boat out of the launch yesterday, it's pretty chewed up. Aunt gave us a backup, so I'll be swapping that soon. Yay.
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Irish wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:14 pm :fuckyeah: Nice freaking set up there man. :jelly: I think you will love it. And if it becomes more hassle than it's worth, you will be able to sell it for more than what you paid.
Exactly. This will be a good experiment.
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Detroit wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:30 pm
wap wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:34 am
:word:
So, has all the hassle been worth it now that she's finally in the water for the season?
We'll see how much we use the boat, but I'm hopeful.

:tits: blasted the propeller backing the boat out of the launch yesterday, it's pretty chewed up. Aunt gave us a backup, so I'll be swapping that soon. Yay.
:derp:
If it's not crubs and fents it's chewing up props. :lol:
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wap wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:26 pm
Detroit wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:30 pm
We'll see how much we use the boat, but I'm hopeful.

:tits: blasted the propeller backing the boat out of the launch yesterday, it's pretty chewed up. Aunt gave us a backup, so I'll be swapping that soon. Yay.
:derp:
If it's not crubs and fents it's chewing up props. :lol:
Seriously. Thankfully the outdrive is fine since she was barely moving and the prop is an easy thing to replace...easier than a curbed wheel. :doomed:
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Detroit wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:27 pm
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:derp:
If it's not crubs and fents it's chewing up props. :lol:
Seriously. Thankfully the outdrive is fine since she was barely moving and the prop is an easy thing to replace...easier than a curbed wheel. :doomed:
Chewed up prop is the equivalent of a curbed wheel at sea :lol:
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Detroit wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:35 am Well, yesterday was an eventful day. Because I'm an idiot and like lighting money on fire, I decided to upgrade the audio in the boat. We enjoy music, and I haven't really done much tinkering in a while, so I took a good portion of the day installing new Infinity marine speakers to go along with the sony headunit I put in a month or so ago. The boat stock has just 2 6.5" speakers in the front and that's it. I upgraded those and also added 2 8" speakers under the back seat. I wanted bass out of them, and it's amazing how well they work. Overall, it sounds fantastic. I didn't take pictures during the install because I suck, but...

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The floating garage at last!

The weather was gorgeous yesterday, so the boat launches were JAMMED with people. We figured we'd just launch the boat today instead, so we went to the beach and then dinner. We were driving home around 7:45 and noticed the boat launch was pretty quiet, the water was glass, and we still have almost 2 hours of light left, so we went home, grabbed the boat, dropped it in the water and the wife drove it over while I drove the CT and trailer back to meet her. Of course the host guides needed to be adjusted a bit, but we had some neighbors hanging out in the marina wife grabbed a few people and went out for a ride while I worked on the hoist with another neighbor. Man, the boat sounds awesome blasting around the bay, it was the first time I heard it from the shore.

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This looks outstanding.
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max225 wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:37 pm
Detroit wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:27 pm
Seriously. Thankfully the outdrive is fine since she was barely moving and the prop is an easy thing to replace...easier than a curbed wheel. :doomed:
Chewed up prop is the equivalent of a curbed wheel at sea :lol:
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Detroit wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:35 am Well, yesterday was an eventful day. Because I'm an idiot and like lighting money on fire, I decided to upgrade the audio in the boat. We enjoy music, and I haven't really done much tinkering in a while, so I took a good portion of the day installing new Infinity marine speakers to go along with the sony headunit I put in a month or so ago. The boat stock has just 2 6.5" speakers in the front and that's it. I upgraded those and also added 2 8" speakers under the back seat. I wanted bass out of them, and it's amazing how well they work. Overall, it sounds fantastic. I didn't take pictures during the install because I suck, but...

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The floating garage at last!

The weather was gorgeous yesterday, so the boat launches were JAMMED with people. We figured we'd just launch the boat today instead, so we went to the beach and then dinner. We were driving home around 7:45 and noticed the boat launch was pretty quiet, the water was glass, and we still have almost 2 hours of light left, so we went home, grabbed the boat, dropped it in the water and the wife drove it over while I drove the CT and trailer back to meet her. Of course the host guides needed to be adjusted a bit, but we had some neighbors hanging out in the marina wife grabbed a few people and went out for a ride while I worked on the hoist with another neighbor. Man, the boat sounds awesome blasting around the bay, it was the first time I heard it from the shore.

:csb:
This looks outstanding.
Yea, it's pretty :tits: and the only way I'm interested in owning a boat. Dealing with launching and storing and whatnot is just for the birds.

The :manuel: lift is hell of a :massles: workout :doe:
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Well, last night made it all make sense.

Wife and I had our 9 year wedding anniversary yesterday. Went to our favorite restaurant, dropped way too much on dinner, then on the way home around 7:30pm, noticed the water was calm and the sun was still out and high on the sky. I suggested a sunset cruise before heading home and she liked that. Had to run up to the house to grab the keys, wife went down to the boat and hung out.

Heading out from our marina:
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Then decided to float:
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We live on top of that bluff:
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Then photo shoot ensued, along with things that shouldn't be posted on the internet :hubba:
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We were out for an hour, pulled the boat onto the hoist right as the sun went behind our bluff. Amazing accessibility, and being able to drop the boat in for an hour like this is just incredible. I'm going to change the prop today, this is the first time I've driven it since she mangled it, there's a bit more vibration, but the boat just feels sluggish and slow to get on plane.
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Great pics ! Enjoy life while you can my dude
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:dat: is what it's all about, :mahman: .
Sounds like a fantastic evening. :megusta:
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Awesome pics!
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max225 wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:04 pm Great pics ! Enjoy life while you can my dude
Yep, it's all we can do.
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wap wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:05 pm :fuckyeah:

:dat: is what it's all about, :mahman: .
Sounds like a fantastic evening. :megusta:
Yea, I get it now, the convenience is what makes this all work great for me. It's SO EASY to drop the boat in the water on a whim after work or whatever, it's the only way I'll own a boat. We'll see how long the boating season lasts this year.
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Looks like a fantastic time dude. Great to see ya livin it up. :like:
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The vinyl looks brand new, glad you and the missis can finally enjoy your boat! IMO it is 5/7 worth the effort having that lake to your disposal.
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Tarspin wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:50 pm The vinyl looks brand new, glad you and the missis can finally enjoy your boat! IMO it is 5/7 worth the effort having that lake to your disposal.
The vinyl looks brand new because it basically is. Aunt had the entire boat reupholstered 5 years ago, and used it maybe 2-3x per year while it was covered and under a carport the rest of the time.

I need to find a good vinyl cleaner. I left it uncovered while we waited for the hoist to be ready and trees dropped crap on the boat (long story). I cleaned it thoroughly, but there's still some stubborn spots. The vinyl is stark white, which is good for cleaning (can't ruin the color), but it shows a few light brown spots from :notsure: that I'm having a bear of a time getting out after trying a few vinyl cleaners I already have. The boat will stay clean now, the awning is supposed to go on the hoist today. :excited:

Easy access to lake michigan like this is somewhat surreal. It was wild dropping the boat in and being on the vast water within minutes.
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