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10-18-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By mr_mbuna

Tell us more. Might want to check that...

Tell us more.

Might want to check that negative predisposition to FCA and go lease a Ram 1500 Limited...
10-16-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,619
Posted By mr_mbuna

I'm going to repower with a Hellcat engine when...

I'm going to repower with a Hellcat engine when my F350 kicks the bucket.
10-16-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,619
Posted By mr_mbuna

That was actually a big factor for me in buying a...

That was actually a big factor for me in buying a boat with a F350. A failure isn't a $30K risk because you can get used F350s in good condition with moderate hours for $10K or less. I could replace...
10-16-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By mr_mbuna

This is a great point. I'm paying $1,000 a month...

This is a great point. I'm paying $1,000 a month for my X5, which is a great vehicle, but I use it once a week and we don't take the road trips we were planning to do with it because of COVID. I...
10-15-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,867
Posted By mr_mbuna

So why didn't you post this in that thread?

So why didn't you post this in that thread?
10-13-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 20,660
Posted By mr_mbuna

You've got to adjust for inflation. $56K in 1989...

You've got to adjust for inflation. $56K in 1989 dollars is equal to $120K in 2020 dollars. So boats have gone up 42% on a "real dollars" basis since 1989. That's still a noticeable increase but...
10-12-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,619
Posted By mr_mbuna

Dshad we aren't trying to suppress conversation -...

Dshad we aren't trying to suppress conversation - it's just all been debated a dozen times before.

I have a 2011 F350 (original series) with 750 hours. It has had the flywheel replaced once. The...
10-07-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,619
Posted By mr_mbuna

What is the flywheel issue in your view? You...

What is the flywheel issue in your view?
You aren't going to have one blow up on you. You will have to have some additional, free preventative maintenance done.
10-07-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,863
Posted By mr_mbuna

I'm sorry, but no. A lumpy cam is the sound of...

I'm sorry, but no. A lumpy cam is the sound of high performance, not something broken.

This is sweet:
https://youtu.be/HtyaJZV8nmE
10-06-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,619
Posted By mr_mbuna

If you can afford a half million dollar boat you...

If you can afford a half million dollar boat you can afford to repower if it bothers you that much.

I bet most people don't give it a second thought.
10-06-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,619
Posted By mr_mbuna

Who says a 350 will leave you stranded??? ...

Who says a 350 will leave you stranded???

The flywheels aren't a problem since Yamaha implemented a lifetime preventative replacement program. The only thing you have to be sure to do is winterize...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-06-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 10,817
Posted By mr_mbuna

Wow, some of you guys are RELICS.

Wow, some of you guys are RELICS.
10-02-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By mr_mbuna

FS: 2020 Venture VATB-8025 tandem axle aluminum trailer in CA

I have a like-new Venture custom tandem axle aluminum trailer with LED lights, surge brakes, spare tire, 2000 lb tongue jack, BoatBuckle transom tie downs. I bought this from my boat dealer (it was...
10-01-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,991
Posted By mr_mbuna

The SAE J2807 test that is used to justify these...

The SAE J2807 test that is used to justify these high tow ratings is largely a dynamic test of the ability to accelerate and stop at a steep incline (on the Davis Dam) without overheating or...
09-30-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,991
Posted By mr_mbuna

In other news, the 2021 F-150 is ugly as hell....

In other news, the 2021 F-150 is ugly as hell. I'll take a GMC Sierra AT4 please.
09-30-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,991
Posted By mr_mbuna

When a "half ton" truck - originally meaning 1k...

When a "half ton" truck - originally meaning 1k lbs payload - can handle 3k lbs payload and 14k lbs towing we need to reset our thinking. Some of y'all are still judging these machines by 1995...
09-30-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By mr_mbuna

Get what you love. A boat is too expensive for...

Get what you love. A boat is too expensive for compromises.

I never found a black hull to be too much maintenance - one buff and wax a season and it was striking.
09-26-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By mr_mbuna

Contact Smitty and Caj Flynn and Rick Peters...

Contact Smitty and Caj Flynn and Rick Peters (Star Boat Guy (http://www.starboatguy.com)) and setup a uShip listing. I found Wes Mills (W.m2transport@gmail.com) via uShip.

These days, in my...
09-25-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,483
Posted By mr_mbuna

__PRESENT Good catch I meant XCA.

__PRESENT

Good catch I meant XCA.
09-19-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 914,500
Posted By mr_mbuna

Put up the isinglass and went to see Alcatraz and...

Put up the isinglass and went to see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate shrouded in fog
...
Forum: West Coast
09-16-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By mr_mbuna

She sails! ...

She sails!


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Forum: West Coast
09-16-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By mr_mbuna

If you use your boat less than weekly you should...

If you use your boat less than weekly you should keep it in a dry stack. If you use it less than monthly you should keep it on a trailer. If you use it less than quarterly you should sell it.
09-16-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By mr_mbuna

https://www.drivesuperior.com/inventory/used-2007-...

https://www.drivesuperior.com/inventory/used-2007-gmc-sierra-2500hd-slt-4wd-4wd-crew-cab-pickup-1gthk23d57f127227
09-10-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,289
Posted By mr_mbuna

Part of it is that the real depreciation is less...

Part of it is that the real depreciation is less than that because of dealer discounts and rebates available to new buyers. You can buy a new BMW for 11% off MSRP. (Same with trucks - the MSRP on a...
09-10-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,289
Posted By mr_mbuna

Luckily I was able to outsource most of the...

Luckily I was able to outsource most of the depreciation on my 2019 X5 to someone else... I bought it 11 months old for $25K (or about 25%) off the new price. You all are right that HD trucks hold...
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