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    Thumbs down Happiest Day? My ass

    Whoever said the two happiest days are the day you buy your boat, and the day you sell it...is full of shit.

    I didn't shed a tear...


    until I got in the house and see my kids. There are A LOT of memories in that boat. Going on 11 years of having that ol' girl, and my youngest is 11. The boys grew up in that boat. I know every single nut and bolt in that thing.
    But, she's going to a good home, and I hope to see her on the water next year.


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    Yeah, that's why you just have to get a bigger storage area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet View Post
    Whoever said the two happiest days are the day you buy your boat, and the day you sell it...is full of shit.

    I've always said " That person wasn't much of an enthusist "

    If you have any love for boats and the water there's no-way in hell you can say that.

    Hope you get back on the water with the family or you have a replacement already ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T&Y View Post
    Yeah, that's why you just have to get a bigger storage area.
    I have plenty of room, I didn't want it sitting around wasting away. I figured someone would like to have a decent project.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    I've always said " That person wasn't much of an enthusist "

    If you have any love for boats and the water there's no-way in hell you can say that.

    Hope you get back on the water with the family or you have a replacement already ?

    S CP
    Luckily, it wasn't my only boat. On Monday, I had 4 boats in my posession, now I'm down to the two that we really need around here. I have the Daytona and the cruiser. Price them to sell, and they move.

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    Sheeeeet, I can't wait for the day someone tows my slug down the road.
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    There is a hole in the back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    There is a hole in the back!
    It was sold as a "project boat".

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    The only reason I'm ever happy is I'm usually selling one deal to move on to something else.
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    Wet-

    I know what you are saying, seen it, done it. Hopefully there will be another you and the family can create great memories in!

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    the daytona can replace any other jet boat any day of the year.

    when i saw my southwind going down the street, i just remembered how much money i spent on that thing and got rid of it for 200 bucks worth of work.
    boatless....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    the daytona can replace any other jet boat any day of the year.

    when i saw my southwind going down the street, i just remembered how much money i spent on that thing and got rid of it for 200 bucks worth of work.
    I know what you mean. In the 11 years, I bought it for $3,500, I've dropped about $25,000 into it, and in the end, sold for $1,300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet View Post
    I know what you mean. In the 11 years, I bought it for $3,500, I've dropped about $25,000 into it, and in the end, sold for $1,300.
    You dropped $25,000 into it...where???
    Was there a big hole in the bottom of the hull or something were the 25K just fell through?
    Jetmech made me say it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet View Post
    I know what you mean. In the 11 years, I bought it for $3,500, I've dropped about $25,000 into it, and in the end, sold for $1,300.


    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    You dropped $25,000 into it...where???
    Was there a big hole in the bottom of the hull or something were the 25K just fell through?
    Jetmech made me say it.
    lol
    boatless....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    You dropped $25,000 into it...where???
    It's pretty easy wehn you think of it:

    Initial Cost: $3500
    Olds Rebuild: $2000
    Olds Rebuild: $2000
    Interior: $1000
    Oil Pan: $400
    Oil Cooler: $100
    Misc Hoses and Fitting for cooler: $400
    Gauges: $300
    Helm: $200
    Reverse Cable: $100
    Jet-O-Vator gear $100
    Carpets: $300
    Misc glues, screws, hardware, gaskets: $1000
    Headers: $750
    Intake: $500
    Remote filters: $200
    Carbs: $1000
    Blower Motor: $7500
    Rail Kit: $350
    Race Pump: $3500

    RIGHT THERE, I'm at $25,200

    A N fittings: $2000
    braided hose: $1500
    Trailer stuff: $800
    Tires: $250
    On and on, it adds up quickly.

    Fuel, oil $$$$$$$$

    And most of all
    Time involoved: Priceless

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