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  1. Futzin'

    What color to buy?

    If in an uncovered slip, I'd advise against a black-sided boat. I've never slipped mine in water more that a week, so I can't speak to black vs. white hull.
  2. Futzin'

    Shameless plug for my YouTube channel

    No issues . . .
  3. Futzin'

    What color to buy?

    You're making an assumption, with no disrespect intended to the OP. Maintaining/cleaning a black-sided boat takes significantly more effort/dedication than white. And where/how the boat spends its time when not in use (the vast majority of its life) factors in heavily.
  4. Futzin'

    What color to buy?

    How will the boat be stored when not in use?
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    Shameless plug for my YouTube channel

    another quickie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqiXxgeZbd8
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    Shameless plug for my YouTube channel

    Not my video, but this is where we're based, first marina shown is where we are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWPGUlOk_Jc
  7. Futzin'

    Thoughts on the new Supra? (car)

    True. Doesn't mean I'll buy it. Americans have lost the ability to think for themselves. We swallow what's popular whatever we're told is good by media or the general populace. Started with reality TV. Who watches that crap, for sh!ts sake? If Toyota isn't committed to building it, why should I feel confident buying it? I can just buy a Z4 and that bimmer dealer will be accustomed to working on its systems. But hey Toyoda, I'm not a propeller guy; I'm a guy trying to find an interesting vehicle in your lineup. BTW, what happened to the FJ Cruiser? Maybe they'll work with Mahindra on that one next. I'm sure it's a fine car. But it's not a Toyota, and it darn sure isn't a Supra. It was done in the interested of decreased risk and expense, with the goal of maximizing profits. Ok fine, but they'll need sales to achieve profits and I don't think it'll happen. How many Suburu 86s are they moving? Can you imagine a Kia Tacoma? How well would that go over? There's a preponderance of choices of vehicles today. In the US, do we really need manufacturers swapping parts from their bins to make new ones? If Toyota wants to make more money by working with other carmakers, maybe they can sell their electrical systems to the Brits! climbing down now . . . still just January
  8. Futzin'

    Thoughts on the new Supra? (car)

    I had an '80 Celica Supra with '86 rims. Looked fantastic, was a great car. Absolutely loved, loved that car. Been looking for Toyota to build something that's not so darn boring as pretty much everything in their current stable. Was it to be the Scion FRS (current Toyota 86)? Nope, that was/is a Suburu. Surely bringing back the vaunted Supra would be a dedicated Toyota effort? Nope, the 2020 has a BMW chassis, a BMW engine, and a host of BMW interior parts. And it's so darn small! I do like the look of it, and I'm sure it drives great, but don't try to tell me it's a Toyota. Seems to me that Toyota wants to badge a sports car, not build a sports car.
  9. Futzin'

    Can a TACO pull my 244 Sunesta?

    I agree, hyperbole aside. True, but they can help make up for others'!
  10. Futzin'

    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    When my boat lived at my house, I also used multiple covers, then parked it under a 10 x 20 canopy. Yeah, when it snowed I had to periodically remove the snow from the canopy roof. Large garages are great . . . I don't have one either.
  11. Futzin'

    Know All The

    You can sell your essay services but not your boat! just a tongue-in-cheek chuckle, webbie!
  12. Futzin'

    F150 going electric?

    I'm not quite ready for an electric daily driver; certainly not an electric towing vehicle. Time to buy a Durango SRT and a Power Wagon! Good to go for years until the electric/hybrid stuff settles.
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    2018 Dodge Durango SRT8 really has my attention!

    I guess I'm mostly bummed about the lack of SUVs/CUVs that can tow a significant amount. Prolly should have opted for the 5.7 when we got the Durango and I wouldn't have this itch, but with the 'Burbon 2500 at the house, logic won out. I'll keep working on her for the SRT
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    Time to say goodby

    Very wise. High value on family, friends and time . . .
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    2018 Dodge Durango SRT8 really has my attention!

    Gonna resurrect this just for goofs. I really like our '15 Durango Citadel V6. Surprisingly excellent ride and handling . . . a driver's car, IMO. Would love to upgrade to the SRT, but the Admiral is not enthused . . . she's not interested in 475 hp/470 tq . Go figure. And push come to shove, I'm not parting with my Suburban 8.1! We have a Venza for workaday usage (also can tow 3500 lbs and has decent space for hauling stuff). An AWD unibody CUV that shares its chassis with Mercedes GL, its tranny with a host of high end vehicles, and a tried and true naturally aspirated big block V8 . . . and rated to tow 8700 lbs sounds great to me. Especially with the Suburban for the 'real' hauling and towing (not that we do much of that). The fact that we own a Durango makes me want a higher powered one, honestly. It's a really well done vehicle. No real point here, really. Mostly I've the itch to drive something fun and it seems that most car manufacturers are moving away from producing vehicles with any heart, IMO. Front wheel drive and V6s - meh. Turbo or not. I like V8s, RWD (or AWD), and I like SUVs, wagons and hatchbacks. The prevalence of CUVs with extremely limited tow ratings really has me dispirited. They're just tall station wagons. Obviously I'm in the minority, wanting some performance with my capability. He{{, ya can't even get a 2500 SUV anymore for sh!ts sake . . . that's sad. The Tahoe RST? Looks only, no go. And the Suburban looks like a hearse now. Winter doldrums . . . happy motoring