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  1. An eternity. Trust me. Most docs are far below the cited 300K. Try dividing by 2.
  2. Probably depends how well insured you are - no?
  3. Not sure why it is happening, but at the risk of more bad news, I share this with you; I had an old car that did this one time - the digital odometer froze. I traded the car in to a dealer with full disclosure. He thought it would be easy to repair / sell and was probably just happy to sell me a new car. Apparently it was a disaster to sell. He later tracked me down and had me sign an affidavit certifying the miles on the car. I think it is a real red flag for re-sell.
  4. In Virginia it seems that people are dropping 100K on wake boats left and right. (or maybe they are just signing 10 yr loans?). You are right that the SUVs have hit "peak auto", but they will continue to sell for a good while.
  5. I wonder if spinning off the Vortex into its own brand would let some of the Chap dealers off the hook to sell and service them? It also would make it easier to sell off as a discrete unit if you desired to raise some capital. I'm sure there is a certain quanta of energy and dollars that goes into educating the sales and service staff with jet engines and medallion electronics. Not to mention unique parts, etc...
  6. Interesting - it appears the website has been updated to reflect the changes. It looks like they have trimmed some of the overlap. I would have thought that fiscally they would be doing pretty well in the current environment. This looks like they are pulling the purse strings tighter. Most notable to me was the absence of the Vortex line on their website today. Perhaps I am ready too much into that???
  7. When Trump looks at the eclipse the sun has to wear glasses! Now that is power.
  8. Remember the JL tower speakers require additional bolt on clamps that are not cheap - so factor that in. I have the MX650's in the bow and some garbage speakers in the tower - so I will probably be swapping out for the 7.7's in the not too distant future.
  9. I think you should have written a new Chappy Sig into your employment contract! You know what they say - if you don't ask...
  10. Pretty basic, but something I have fallen victim to before - the kill switch. If the mechanic did not get any engine codes - consider that you have tripped the kill switch. Simple, but its a new boat, so thought I would throw that out there.
  11. Enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for your military service as well! We appreciate the sacrifices you and your family make for us!
  12. Sounds like your company Corsica was not equipped with the Duramax diesel package?
  13. Use the loaner Chevy Cobalt.
  14. Depends on what you want to do with it I suppose. I have the merc 220 hp in a 21 ft h20. I have never driven the 200 or 250 hp so I can't offer you a direct comparison. I can pull a 200 lb adult out of the water on a wakeboard, but there is no power to spare. I would not want less than the 220 hp, but you need to hear from the 200 hp owners. I would recommend that you consider going with the 250 hp - wait / order one if you have to.
  15. Sounds like she is a keeper! Post a pic when you get the truck and give us some follow up on your experiences going over to the 3/4 ton diesel as a daily driver.