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Old 09-11-2020, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Cpfitness View Post
He obviously doesn't love working on it because he's done next.to nothing on it the past year. Hence my post "I'm worri d about this vessel". He already said in a post last year he was feeling burnt out. He obviously still is. We have all seen boats left to sit for years and years and years until they can't be salvaged. Would hate to see that happen here.
He has other things to do as well. Have you got aka wife and kids, house things to do? It's not easy making time sometimes. If he gets over it, he can sell it, then you can buy it and finish it in a month (hot tip, as much as I'm sure you think this is like tidying up a sundancer, it's not, and there's no way this boat is a quick turnaround, even with qualified people working on it).
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Old 09-12-2020, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Cpfitness View Post
Well 8.5 years ago when this started I didn't have a wife and kids....now I have a wife, a 3 yr old, 8 houses to manage and 2 boats.

I fail.to understand why you guys are so friggin sensitive
Not sensitive, just can't see why it's any of your business what he chooses to do with his time, or his boat.
Old 09-12-2020, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Cpfitness View Post
I mean, is this not a public forum? Is there some rule I don't know about that says I can't express concern? Give me a break.
How about you drop this and go piss on somebody else's birthday cake.
Old 09-12-2020, 10:25 AM
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Captain Fitness just said what LOTS of us that check out this thread are thinking. That's it, nothing more, nothing less. He wasn't mean, and we are adults. Fitness is a little blunt, we can choose to get over it, or not.

reminds me of a funny joke. Guy walks up to a hot babe and ask's: are you in to fitness ?? Oh really ? why dont you try..................
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:42 PM
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Wow. I see a lot have unfold in just a couple of days since I have log onto THT.

Thank you to those who have commented in my defense.

Even though I'm thankful for those who follow my thread, I don't want anyone to be frustrated, worried, concerned, or anything of the like. If anything that I do bothers anyone I have a very simple solution, UNSUBSCRIBE.

Cpt Fitness, since you are so worried about the paint on my boat, since you are so worried about my boat deteriorating, since you are so worried about the timeline that I follow, since you are worried about time being short and for me to start enjoying my boat, why don't you step away from your 99 Sea Ray 260 sundancer and come on over and help me out? Or better yet just unsubscribe and you will no longer have to worry about my project and you can focus more on your 99 Sea Ray 260 sundancer.

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Old 09-14-2020, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Cpfitness View Post
Sorry, I have plans to have that sundancer in the water by the end of the year and I've got my hands full with this motor. May just rip it out and drop a 383 stroker in
Suggestion: Why don't you unsubscribe from my thread so you can no longer have to be worried or concerned about my project.
Old 09-14-2020, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Cpfitness View Post
Sorry, I have plans to have that sundancer in the water by the end of the year and I've got my hands full with this motor. May just rip it out and drop a 383 stroker in
That motor isn't a 99. Boat looks great though 😂
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Old 09-14-2020, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Cpfitness View Post
I would but I have a wager placed in Vegas that it won't be in the water by Next 4thnof July either So i have to keep track of that.

Thought you were man enough to handle constructive criticism but I was wrong. This is the problem with the world today, everyone needs their ego stroked constantly. As someone else said a few posts above, I only expressed what many who have been following are thinking. You and others can choose to take the truth as negative if you wish
I just don't want you to be worried nor concerned about my project. If you unsubscribe you would be able to focus on your nice sundancer.

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Old 09-14-2020, 06:03 PM
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There certainly seem to be some sidewalk superintendents here.
How many here can say they have done a rebuild like this, single handed, with no help and actually know what is involved?
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:19 PM
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I think Y'all need to settle down, everyone is entitled to there opinion but there's no need for this thread to end up in a pissing match. Just my opinion.
Old 09-14-2020, 07:18 PM
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All I have to say is thank God you are saving this beautiful boat! It takes guts to jump into such a project, and learn the trade as you go. Don't listen to the naysayers. Just keep plugging away and you'll have a real classic to be proud of when you're finished!

Best of luck!!

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Old 09-16-2020, 08:10 AM
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Ignore the trolls Memco, don't engage....
Old 09-18-2020, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post
There certainly seem to be some sidewalk superintendents here.
How many here can say they have done a rebuild like this, single handed, with no help and actually know what is involved?
G-D DAMN RIGHT. I used to get the occasional armchair quarterback on my old build thread years ago and these are just guys who want to comment to feel like they're part of your project or part of something they could never really do on their own. They do not have the balls, skill, patience and effort that you do and they know it (that's why they have sea rays). BUILD IT ON YOUR TIME, we're happy to get the updates whenever you get around to posting them! Also - he could clean his f*n bilge and keep his yap shut - I would be embarassed if my bilge/motor looked like that.

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Old 09-18-2020, 05:53 AM
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Boating is fun... working on and restoring is fun and rewarding (most of the time).

boating in something you restored/built is priceless.

i dream about being able to have the time and resources to do something like this. Life has its own demands.

we all love seeing your progress and, by this point have an emotional connection even though we’ve never met.

keep it up, we hope to be there with you in the end but wouldn’t have missed the ride!
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by nb123 View Post
G-D DAMN RIGHT. I used to get the occasional armchair quarterback on my old build thread years ago and these are just guys who want to comment to feel like they're part of your project or part of something they could never really do on their own. They do not have the balls, skill, patience and effort that you do and they know it (that's why they have sea rays). BUILD IT ON YOUR TIME, we're happy to get the updates whenever you get around to posting them! Also - he could clean his f*n bilge and keep his yap shut - I would be embarassed if my bilge/motor looked like that.
A BIG thank you for the support. I feel exactly the same way as you do.

I'll be starting working on the boat soon so keep checking back for updates/photos.
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by outobie View Post
Boating is fun... working on and restoring is fun and rewarding (most of the time).

boating in something you restored/built is priceless.

i dream about being able to have the time and resources to do something like this. Life has its own demands.

we all love seeing your progress and, by this point have an emotional connection even though we’ve never met.

keep it up, we hope to be there with you in the end but wouldn’t have missed the ride!
Thanks for following me through out this process. I'll be starting back up very soon so be on the look out for photos.
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I posted a while back on this thread that I would be honored to go and fish on it one day. That still stands.

This man has tackled a huge project; by himself and with (by his own admission) little experience or detailed knowledge of the processes involved. But, he has endeavored, not only to do it right, but to go above and beyond doing right. He has humbly asked for advice, sought out the knowledge, and then tackled the issues. There have been times where he re-did things, not because they were wrong, but because someone showed him an even better way to do it.

I am jealous of the experience he has had with this boat. One day it will be completed and that first use of it will be a feeling that only a few of us could ever hope to have. the smile will be visible from satellite!

Work at your pace. there is nothing to prove to anyone
Old 09-18-2020, 09:43 PM
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Keep at it 28Memco. I am one of those guys who doesn't chime in too much, but I am watching, and have been for years. I know what you are doing and how much effort it takes. 100% behind you. Ignore the "a" holes that will always crop up. Seems that every 1 or 2 out of 100 are just that sort of guy.
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This is my favorite thread. Memco has done an incredible job in both the project itself and keeping all of us updated. We've seen him overcome many obstacles, and I for one have learned a lot about something I knew little about at the start.
I don't know the man but from what I've read here he appears to have great love for his family, his church, his job, and this project. I get the feeling chooses he not to compromise any part of it.
Thank you 28 Memco.
All the best,
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Memco,

Sorry it has been so long. The crew is normally 7 but we can go up to 9. The food bills are crazy. We go to the store about 10-14 days. The bill for groceries is anywhere from $1000- 3500.
We have a food budget from our office that most of us see as use it or loose it. So just about anything is fair game. We do usually try and go on a grocery run before long trips.


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