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    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.
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    Shameless plug for my YouTube channel

    No issues . . .
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    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.
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    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
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    Thoughts on the new Supra? (car)

    As a former Supra owner I've been looking forward to the unveiling of the 2020 Toyota Supra. I remembered a thread here a while back where it turned out about four of us (220 & 210 guys) owned a Supra or Celica back in the day. Curious what you guys think of the new car . . .
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    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
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    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.
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    Can a TACO pull my 244 Sunesta?

    I agree, hyperbole aside. True, but they can help make up for others'!
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    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.
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    Know All The

    You can sell your essay services but not your boat! just a tongue-in-cheek chuckle, webbie!
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    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
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    Time to say goodby

    Before we bought our TT and rented a slip, we strongly considered this. Even drove a class C or two . . . A large issue to overcome was the weight of our boat. At +/- 6000 lbs, it's just too much for most motor homes to tow comfortably. A big class A, diesel pusher or super C would do it, but that's way more camper than the wife and I need or want. I guess I don't have the wanderlust (or budget) for long range exploring with a large motor home and boat. Doesn't mean I can't hit the road with the boat or the TT. The Admiral and I are fortunate to have some wonderful lake/camping options within reasonable distance of our home (reasonable, of course, is a relative term). We're happy with our situation of boating/camping at a fixed situation. Still leaves us with options. The evolving situation at our lake is a plethora of new storage units for boats (or campers), resulting in a strong demand for a finite number of camp sites in the area. (The lake is within Daniel Boone Nat'l Forest . . . no development allowed). So whereas we reserved our camp site last season as needed, this year we barely were able to secure a seasonal site rental at our home campground (though they're working on an expansion). First world problems . . .
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    Seadek or Gatorstep for swim platform

    I don't remember the cost. We got a group buy discount at the time (2010). Pretty sure they don't offer that any more. It was a hassle to get eight parties to commit, get templates, approve plans, order, etc. Not a bit surprised they no longer offer the discount, but in 2010 they were still a fairly young and hungry company. The product is fantastic, IMO.
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    Time to say goodby

    Not too bad, actually. We keep the boat covered with bow & cockpit covers and then the mooring cover over all. The black mooring cover obviously gets the worst of it of dust, pollen, bird poo, etc. But the gel and interior stay nice, so it's worth the extra time to uncover/cover.
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    Trim tabs for a 256 SSI

    Are the tabs not able to replicate a bow-down ride? The bow is my wife's favorite place to ride . . . possible 'cause it's away from me! My regrets to those that knew him . . . I did not. But everything I read of him was positive. That speaks volumes.
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    Time to say goodby

    The convenience is wonderful. The first time we walked by the LONG line of boats waiting to launch on our way to our dock . . . oh yeah! And camping nearby, we can head over to the marina any darn time we want. But likely our wants may be different from yours. We're not much interested in wandering with the camper; we really consider it our lake getaway (no housing/cabins on our favorite lake). Our excellent quandary: Is our camping cutting into our boating; or is our boating cutting into our camping? Hope you and Mrs. brick are enjoying your camper. Let us know if you venture into So. KY.
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    Time to say goodby

    Wait . . . WHAT?? Ok. Not April 1st so that's not it. Slip it at your nearest favorite lake in a covered slip on a lift. If there are campgrounds nearby then all the better.
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    Can a TACO pull my 244 Sunesta?

    IMO, the 244 Xtreme is a keeper . . .
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    Chicago Boat Show

    Not likely to happen on a 'blue water' boat . . . or a big water boat, if you prefer
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