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Forum: Dockside Chat
03-21-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,276
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

You may want to get the GPS numbers for her dock.

You may want to get the GPS numbers for her dock.
03-19-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,434
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Well if Cubans once upon a time could float a...

Well if Cubans once upon a time could float a family of 12 on home built rafts across the Gulfstream, then certainly 19 people on a 21 foot boat built out of the latest technology has to offer and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-12-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,212
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Sometimes the rudderless are also blinded by...

Sometimes the rudderless are also blinded by their own arrogance. Trust me, that comment is how I feel at times about her. Rudderless. Lol.

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03-12-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I own a Grady White 228. I live in NC, but grew...

I own a Grady White 228. I live in NC, but grew up and spent 40 years in Florida. I have fished and cruised that boat from the IBX of NC all the way to the Bahamas, Dry Tortugas and Florida...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-11-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,212
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Man, some of you guys are harsh .lol. I get...

Man, some of you guys are harsh .lol.
I get it, it's millennial. Millennial millennial.

I have time and again over the course of raising my kids tried to teach them the value of hard work. I...
03-11-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,102
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I am not center console fan myself but this title...

I am not center console fan myself but this title reminds me of a very good scene from Joe Dirt.

https://youtu.be/suvJai5IC6c

In the end , it's what the consumer wants brother.
I love my...
03-11-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,117
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

That's exactly where I left it.

That's exactly where I left it.
03-11-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,568
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

A new Grady 228 is around $125k. I suspect the...

A new Grady 228 is around $125k. I suspect the 23 footer, the Gulfstream is around $145k ? I could be wrong.
03-11-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I looked at the New Honda 250 with lean fuel burn...

I looked at the New Honda 250 with lean fuel burn and such and it's a nice motor. I liked the look too. I was at a dealership in Florida. They are heavy though.
03-11-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 107,423
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Lets say this guy keeps his wonky boat. One day...

Lets say this guy keeps his wonky boat. One day he will likely want to sell it. What happens when others notice how things don't line up? What is this going to say? Oh, don't worry about that...
03-11-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I would agree with others here. Your list should...

I would agree with others here. Your list should include Edgewater, Grady, and Pursuit. Grady's bread and butter these days seems to be the dual console loaded with family ( wife) features.
03-10-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,856
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Your decision to keep it is a good one. Your kids...

Your decision to keep it is a good one. Your kids will be better for it. Congrats and in about 3 months go get your kid their first boat coat, aka, life jacket.

My kids grew up on the water. At...
Forum: The Carolinas
03-10-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I hear you. I have no knowledge of kickers. With...

I hear you. I have no knowledge of kickers. With that said, your boat and my boat are just 3 feet apart. I own a 22 footer and you a 25. There is high probability that we would fish similar seas. ...
Forum: The Carolinas
03-10-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Does she like long walks on the beach? Lol. ...

Does she like long walks on the beach? Lol.

We had a Jack Russell. Her name was Marley and she died last Christmas from cancer and kidney failure. She was 7. We live in the hills of NC and she...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-10-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,212
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Thanks for the great responses, even the ones...

Thanks for the great responses, even the ones tinged with criticism. When she was born I signed up for the Florida Prepaid College program. In her senior year, she said dad, I don't want to go...
03-10-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,649
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I have a Grady 228 Seafarer walk around. For a 22...

I have a Grady 228 Seafarer walk around. For a 22 footer I love the boat. The majority of time I boat on Lake Fontana in the Smoky Mountains with her. Yes, she is a fish out of water so to speak. I...
03-09-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,527
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Well, 20 -25 years ago that was standard at a...

Well, 20 -25 years ago that was standard at a boat show;) and $40k bought you an amazing boat!

Times have changed. Lol.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-09-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,212
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Ugh... Mellenial attitude

I use to be a consultant doing environmental work, permitting, Greenway and trail planning and other stuff. I worked my way through college, twice earning degrees at UCF and FSU. I now own some...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-09-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,642
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

These aren't the droids you're looking for....

These aren't the droids you're looking for....
03-09-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,217
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I spent 2 weeks poking around the Abacos in my 22...

I spent 2 weeks poking around the Abacos in my 22 foot Grady walk-around. I spent 5 days in Bimini in the same boat and I spent 4 days in the Dry Tortugas in it too. All of these short...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-09-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,402
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Better yet ,carry a floating hand held VHF radio....

Better yet ,carry a floating hand held VHF radio. I have kayaked a fair amount in my life. I have paddled nearly all the Wilderness Waterway in the Everglades and have made a couple trips to...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-07-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,663
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Ok, seriously, who is R Kelly?

Ok, seriously, who is R Kelly?
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-07-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,777
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

So, is it 100% attributable to climate change? ...

So, is it 100% attributable to climate change? What are the drivers of the die off? I am a biologist by degree and have done field work as a job . I am skeptical of the hyperbole used in this...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-07-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,777
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Since the end of the pleistocene era sea level...

Since the end of the pleistocene era sea level rises about 1/2 to 1 inch every 100 years.
03-07-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,936
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I laughed at his description of Yamaha owners. ...

I laughed at his description of Yamaha owners. It was like the guy was stalking me while I drive around in my Toyota. :grin: .
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