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    for those that arent rich

    So i have a delicate but important question as a inspired boater. How does everyone afford what they own? I mean that in the purest sense. I'm assuming not everyone who has a chap makes 100k. So how do you do it? Is it just a simple priority shift? maybe not going on vacations as much or having a new car every few years things like this? Or maybe tacking it onto a house? I ask because i'd love to have something like a ssi220 or sunesta 223 etc but even used it could be very tight Thoughts?
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    ok so as of next week i will be finishing my education and have a Marine Technician Ticket My wife and i have agreed to have an adventure and be willing to move anywhere work might take us. So my question is, if you were me and had no kids or anything tying you down to one place where would you go with boating in mind? I am Canadian so USA would have alot of red tape i beleive to work though i'm definitely not against it and would really enjoy it. However would a place like the Caribbean be betteR? or new Zealand, Australia? whats your thought if you were in my shoes?
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    thanks for the suggestions so far i was thinking more about the quality of life, while working IE nice climate, safe place to live, for example i'm sure there is work in punta cana but the money wouldnt be very good but maybe in greenland there is tons of work but crappy place to live
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    Dear Tech Support ... ...

    We're still talking about computers right
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    New Members

    i was the admin in another board and when that happened it was always spam bots hopefully webbie can get them
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    illegal Parts

    Well for those that missed my post, i'm in school to become a marine tech and today i learn ( and this is brand new news to me) Its illegal to put automotive parts in your boat. The reason is marine certified parts are shielded for fire proofing vapours and auto parts are not. The reason its not common knowledge is that you usually only get a fine for it when the fire inspector is trying to figure out what started the fire that burn up your boat. News to me
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    illegal Parts

    Bingo not catching fire is exactly the point
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    illegal Parts

    Actually the instructor told us that in the USA if the tech in a reputable shop finds auto parts in the marine engine he's supposed to report the owner to coast guard regardless of who installed them though its also illegal to speed but no one does that either
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    New Marine Tech

    Well Guys Today I started my first day in the new life of a Marine Tech and i just had to share that when all the students were asked whats their favourite boat manufacturer I proudly said Chaparral to which the instructors replied oh yes beautiful boats
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    New Marine Tech

    HA i'll chaulk it up to oh sorry there was a chill in the room for a second i swear
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    Ferry crossing -> Vancouver to Victoria

    My wife travel to and from the isalnd at least once or twice a year....that'd be a blast
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    Old Man (or woman) Winter!

    i really enjoy the contests but i do agree that prompt winner would make things ALOT more interesting
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    1st time out for the season

    Finally someone in Western Canada that i could say to my wife see look he loves boating more then i do if thats possible
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    First to start a new topic!

    Well the Last time USA won it was referred to as a MIRACLE ...i'm just saying
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    Ferry crossing -> Vancouver to Victoria

    I always love taking the Ferries to the Island
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    Was anyone at it this past weekend?thoughts?

    Was anyone at it this past weekend? thoughts? excitements ?
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    So i'm am completely sold on

    So i'm am completely sold on buying my first Chap(and boat) ever. I"m still weighing in the choice of new vs used. My question and comment is, i cant seem to find many decent used Chaps on any used boat site or ebay or anything like that, with the exception of either a few 180/190s or some signatures, I would chalk it up to possibly owners loving their chaps and wanting to get larger models. I use the analogy you can find 100s of honda civics on the used market but very few BMW's because no one wants to give up their BMWs. OR is this just an hurry up and wait for the right boat while my money is burning a hole in my pocket. Which sends me back to buying new though you pay for the fact that you can pick and choose everything personally thoughts?
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    So i'm am completely sold on

    thanks guys i guess to be more specific to my reason for posting. In the time i've spent looking online for used chaps for sale, I haven't found very many that are worth the risk of buying on boattrader, ebay, kijiji etc. Other manufacturers i find lots but of course i've seen the chaparral light andam hunting for that. For the right deal and situation id definitely buy used however all that said new is an option however i might have to make a half dozen compromises when it comes to adding features then i would for getting a good price used
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    So I'm doing research on what

    So I'm doing research on what options to put in my Sunesta 224 in the spring and at first i brushed by the idea of perfect pass. However due to new explanation, I am now considering it. The person telling me about it referred to it as a marriage saver. Any thoughts and why i should get one or why spend $$$$ bucks?
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    So I'm doing research on what

    Well we haven't been huge into wake boarding however id like to learn and my wife and i both love tubing and water skiing. So while 2000 isnt something i'd twitch over when spend 50,000 id rather not spend an extra 15,000 on lighting stereo and wakeboarding features when i don't wake board yet any thoughts ?
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    I found this website that i dont

    I found this website that i dont think i've read anyone mention for newbies www.discoverboating.com also has anyone seen the new helm for beginners?
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    I found this website that i dont

    well yesterday(Oct 1) it was 77 and today(Oct 2) its 74 so ya id say so
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    I found this website that i dont

    haha well here this is the boat http://www.marquisyachts.com/Page.aspx/pag...arquis-720.aspx you tell me nice wake for those who board
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    I found this website that i dont

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    I had to start a thread for all

    my reason for salt water would be fishing in salt and towing in fresh so the vibe i'm gettign is if any use in salt water get at least either of those two motors?