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  1. Futzin'

    It is 8: 25 am.

    Wow, really? Feel better? Classless and petty, as usual. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
  2. Futzin'

    It is 8: 25 am.

    Headed to the lake today for more camping, boating, and 4wheeling. Gonna be HOT! Will be sitting further from the campfire . . .
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    Dunno about headliners, but there's gotta be some info online for '80s era cars, Jeep Grand Wagoneer for example. Your idea sounds good to me. Enjoy your season. As you begin yours, mine is winding down and I'm starting to think about hunting deer. I do miss autumn boating though for sure here in KY. Beautiful cruising. But messing in the woods chasing whitetails with my buddies is great, too! Happy boating.
  4. Futzin'

    ready to move on to a SKI boat

    Excellent choice. Thanks for the update. LOVE Cobalt, and they almost never under power their boats when they build them.
  5. Futzin'

    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    Excellent post, and spot on . . .
  6. Futzin'

    Different Prop for Improved Backing?

    Not nece-celery. A dual, counter-rotating prop drive has drastically improved backing characteristics over a single prop drive . . . for your next boat, maybe. My Bravo 3 drive makes me look like a docking genius . . . you can pretty much walk it sideways if needed (not in a current though!). I put the Admiral on/off the boat at docks from the swim platform, not the bow. Easier on her and looks really cool, too! I love to do that . . .
  7. Futzin'

    Boating Season is Shot

    Sounds great, keep it up!
  8. Futzin'

    350 mag rebuild or 525 Efi will it fit ?

    Have you used the Perfect Pass much? Do you like it?
  9. Futzin'

    ready to move on to a SKI boat

    I recommend you lurk on some of the tow boat boards: Ski Nautique, Malibu, Mastercraft etc. Look for threads about water skiing and small wakes. Kudus to your family for skiing! It's getting more rare.
  10. Futzin'

    New boat?

    Nice choices. I'm a fan of Bryant, for sure. I knew they'd been bought by Mastercraft, was it? I'd look at Bryant, Monterey, Regal if it were me. In used, I'd consider Chap's SSi and SSX lines.
  11. Futzin'

    New boat?

    The H2O line does not enjoy the same reputation as the SSi line that preceded it (or the SSX line). If you're considering buying new, in my opinion is there are better options for the same or less money. This is just my opinion and perhaps worth every penny you paid for it! Best of luck with your search. Do you mind sharing what your 21' was? Welcome to the forum.
  12. Futzin'

    ready to move on to a SKI boat

    Consider a Bryant. In my experience, they have the flattest wake among bow riders. Not talking about the newer Calandra and/or Speranza. Excellent build quality, too. Really nice boats.
  13. Futzin'

    Idiot me....anchor line caught on prop

    done it . . . thankfully it didn't foul
  14. Hello Futzin.  Re: your NDT tower and factory bimini.  Do you find it a bit busy with all the tubing, tower and Bimini.  trying to look close at your photos  but watermark is front and center.  i'm thinking of getting one for 226 ssi.  I understand you are well satisfies with the tower, i.e. no shakes rattles per se.  Did you do the install yourself?

  15. Futzin'

    2018 247SSX Swim Platform

    Horrible story. Customer service has never been Chaparral's strong suit, that's for sure. And it seems to me that their quality control has slipped hard over the last 10 years or so. Fortunately, I still love my 2006 220 SSi. I'm glad I'm not in the market today for a new boat. Best of luck with all of it.