Originally Posted by Flashygrrl
Ohhh, you're one of those guys I see cruising around in our channel that I envy for the totally awesome boats :) They use their boats for parties at night, do you? :)
Too old for parties. But I do have a pretty good sound system on the boat. Flat screen TV, too.
You live on the other side of the state. I am building a house just north of Cheboygan and south of the Straits. We vacation alot in Indian River. The better half's family has been going there since 1958.
Gonna walk The Bridge this Labor Day. Ange turns 50, said she'd do it. She is afraid of heights and deep water, we'll see.
Thanks for the compliment on the Carver. I know that you are talking about it and not the Marathon. But, just to let all know, both boats, when the Marathon is finished, will be great boats. I may have the price of a Carver in the Marathon when I'm finished. I have just ordered new wood for to replace all of the woodwork this morning. Stereo system for that boat is going in today, I'm just taking a break. Union rules, you know.
An anagram for BOAT, Break Out Another Thousand. The Marathon is proving that true. lol
We are planning a trip next year, taking both boats, and having the keels touch water in each of the Great Lakes. The trip should last about 2-3 weeks as we will do some sight seeing along the way. We'll probably start in New Buffalo, Michigan stay overnight in Petosky then on to Mackinac, for a day lay over. We would then hope to make Saginaw for an overnighter. Then to Luna Pier, Michigan, again stoppng overnight. We would make sure to take the boat into the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. Then on to Lake Erie, the Carver's present homewater.
The rest of the trip would be a stop somewhere around Buffalo, New York. Then on to Lake Ontario. Lay over a day on Lake Ontario and head back.
The downside is that I have to make the return trip to Cheboygan, as we should be living there by then. I sure hope gas prices drop!!
1077, a pirate. No way. Pirates are the people on jet skis challenging you to hit them. Most of them are IDIOTS!! Then, you have the people with the big, high performance boats... Besides, I'm more like the "pirate" in the Jimmy Buffet song, "A Pirate Looks at 40". More my style. I may be a little "crustier" at times though.
And if anyone thinks these boats are really free, you can pay for one year's maintenance, gasoline, licenses, and marina charges for me. It'll take a BIG chunk out of your aquarium budget.