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Old 09 January 2007, 11:02   #1
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Project boat anyone?

It's Jan. and I'm bored so here's a link to a nice project for those so inclined,
http://cgi.govliquidation.com/auctio...tionId=1091402
It would make for a nice toy for someone and has some nice equipment (Stidd seats!) on it. Build quality on these military boats is usually very good, making for an exceptionally durable craft for commercial or recreational use, I have been very satisfied with mine. It would be interesting to see someone buy a boat like this and start a thread covering the rebuild, any takers?
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Old 09 January 2007, 20:43   #2
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That's quite the beast, but a little more than I'd be prepared to tackle... I think this would be a nice upgrade for Rogan!
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Old 10 January 2007, 11:09   #3
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If I wasn't giving away 9 grand every few months for school tuition I might be seriously tempted! I've always wanted to turn the tides on the Coast Guard here. When it's really late at night out on the lake they track you with thier radar and run with all lights out. Then sneak up behind you with thier quiet twin 250 hondas only when you are moving so you can't hear them at all. Than at the last second about 10 feet off your stern BAM. They toss on all thier lights blinding spot light straight to your face and are on the megaphone. I mean you just about die from the fright. You know they enjoy that stuff! I mean it must be fun. Anyways, one day I am gonna be the one off thier stern!
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Old 10 January 2007, 12:39   #4
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I had a look at that boat a few weeks ago and unfortunately the Stidd seats are nearly all frozen. Stidd no longer supports that model, but if they are able to find parts they are very expensive - $300 for a single seatback shock for example!
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Old 11 January 2007, 02:23   #5
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There was a Hurricane on that site as well. A smaller (though no better shape, I think) project, just to get you started...

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Old 11 January 2007, 19:06   #6
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Than at the last second about 10 feet off your stern BAM. They toss on all thier lights blinding spot light straight to your face and are on the megaphone. I mean you just about die from the fright.
That's fricken' hilarious! I'm almost afraid to ask what you were doing to earn their attention!

I was pulled over a few years ago in Toronto Harbour... not once, not twice, but thrice! After the third time, I finally asked what the fudge was the problem. The head dude finally confessed that there had been reports of a large, grey inflatable detonating explosives in the outer harbour! I might have been quilty of several things that evening, but dropping depth charges wasn't one of them! I suggested they check with the Naval Reserve Base about a mile down the shore... duh!
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Old 11 January 2007, 19:43   #7
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You guys have some mean CoastGuards You need the laid back Californian variety;just out there sunning themselves
I get pulled over all the time ;but I think it's now because they want their photo's taken.
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Old 11 January 2007, 20:32   #8
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Any of you guys have an idea of the salary of those blokes in the coastgaurd on RIBs ?
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Old 12 January 2007, 02:28   #9
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Not very much, I'm sure.

OTOH, they have few expenses that aren't covered by the job. USCG is basically another branch of the US Armed Forces; moreso now that they are part of Homeland Security.

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Old 12 January 2007, 20:26   #10
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If I wasn't giving away 9 grand every few months for school tuition I might be seriously tempted! I've always wanted to turn the tides on the Coast Guard here. When it's really late at night out on the lake they track you with thier radar and run with all lights out. Then sneak up behind you with thier quiet twin 250 hondas only when you are moving so you can't hear them at all. Than at the last second about 10 feet off your stern BAM. They toss on all thier lights blinding spot light straight to your face and are on the megaphone. I mean you just about die from the fright. You know they enjoy that stuff! I mean it must be fun. Anyways, one day I am gonna be the one off thier stern!
Rogan, given the aerial and acrobatic photos of you and your boat on this forum I have no doubt you have what I refer to as the "disease". It is progressive and there is no cure! Anyone who enjoys running their boat as much as you do is doomed. Bigger ribs in your future for certain. One
day you will have some kind of "monster" rib the likes of which will make those Coast guard crews "green with envy", it is only a matter of time!
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