So excited to finally get MY first boat, well I had a project flatbottom but I got rid of it. I have been on the water since I was born 31 years and it feels great to finally have my own boat. I had a thread on here about the Howard 220 offshore as that was the boat I had my heart set on however one guy I was talking to that had a 220 offshore kinda blew me off. After 2 weeks of waiting for pictures and some people I guess just don't wanna sell their stuff and I had cash in hand. I was out on Havasu this morning test driving the boat and loved it so here is what I got a 1998 shockwave 2500 open bow mid cuddy with a 454 mag, trim tabs and a bravo one. Bought it off the original owner and there is not even a scratch on the gel coat and interior is immaculate. Not to mention I got a killer killer deal on it. Does anyone know how to get the painted name off of the transom without screwing up the gel coat? Its faded and kinda looks like crap.