Anyone else out there into boats?


FourFather

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May 24, 2007
454
Wichita Falls, Texas 76306
Good days, and bad days-

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Tomcat

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May 23, 2013
996
North Carolina & Perdido Key
Let's see if this works:
 
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Fantastic 😎
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extrap

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Jul 16, 2020
781
Gainesville FL
Another Cobalt owner here: 2007 Cobalt 226 ... Alex Barry of Cobalt told me this was one of the last five 226 hulls Cobalt still had when their fiscal year ended, and their bean counters said they had to call them 07's, even though everything I've found online says the 226 ended in '06. Also a big block Merc 496 (8.1L) Bravo III 375 HP. Apparently I like expensive red vehicles with high-powered V8's! This one does 63 mph, with 2 of us, top down and half fuel. I bought it new, and sadly we've just never used it much. Has only 58 hours on it! o_O It's such a perfect thing even just to look at or climb in and sit! Haha! I suppose this means I understand how some guys buy a new GT and just let it sit while they stare at it in their garage, although frankly I feel like it's kinda been a waste to not use it more. In fact, this boat situation is part of the reason I bought a GT: I thought, If I'm gonna have an expensive secondary vehicle, it should at least be more accessible than having to haul it to the water to use it (we're about 45 mins from water). Sorry, no pics of it on the water.











 
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Tomcat

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May 23, 2013
996
North Carolina & Perdido Key
Very nice Cobalt above! Hurricane Sally took my boat (boathouse, lift, deck, dock, etc...). I am rebuilding (out of pocket) and have replaced my Formula 311 with another one...
 

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GT@50

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Dec 14, 2019
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Issaquah
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Mule Air

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Jan 28, 2019
27
Raleigh, NC
Nice Formula! Always easy to pick out in a crowd. What motors?

Fountains are another easy one to spot with that bow. Beautiful boats.

I have a Contender 30 ST.


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extrap

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Gainesville FL
Very nice Cobalt above! Hurricane Sally took my boat (boathouse, lift, deck, dock, etc...). I am rebuilding (out of pocket) and have replaced my Formula 311 with another one...
UGH re out-of-pocket ... but nice lookin' boat! (y)
 
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I don't see any mountains, where was that taken?
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Hurricane Sally took my boat (boathouse, lift, deck, dock, etc...). I am rebuilding (out of pocket) and have replaced my Formula 311 with another one...
Reluctantly, the reason I had to take Florida off my list of potential landing spots.

I do love it there.
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Tomcat

GT Owner
May 23, 2013
996
North Carolina & Perdido Key
Nice Formula! Always easy to pick out in a crowd. What motors?

Fountains are another easy one to spot with that bow. Beautiful boats.

I have a Contender 30 ST.


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You've got the right boat for my area... Outboards. I have twin big blocks 592 / 593 torque and right at 600 horsepower normally-aspirated.
 

Tomcat

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May 23, 2013
996
North Carolina & Perdido Key
I had legacy structures. I'm building back to a higher modern standard and through flow decking. We are averaging real damage once every 15 years or so
 

GT@50

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Dec 14, 2019
394
Issaquah
Reluctantly, the reason I had to take Florida off my list of potential landing spots.

I do love it there.
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And the BUGS!!!!
 

GT@50

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Dec 14, 2019
394
Issaquah
I don't see any mountains, where was that taken?
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S side of Three Tree Pt, looking S at Vashon. I showed you mine, show me yours, er, BOAT!
 

GT@50

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Do not discredit the .8
 
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Mule Air

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Jan 28, 2019
27
Raleigh, NC
That's badass, but I think would look better in digital format. Fastest I've been on a boat is ~95 in an Eliminator. You are crazy! 42' Lightening has always been one of my favorite boats.

My last trip to the Bahamas and back below. I've only toped out at 69.4... not quite enough to round up. Not too bad for fishing boat with only 600hp total. Guess I only hit 63 on this trip.20200715_145920.jpg
 
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Tomcat

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May 23, 2013
996
North Carolina & Perdido Key
Gt@50...108, I am not worthy! I'll stay on the porch/deck/dock.
 
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S side of Three Tree Pt, looking S at Vashon. I showed you mine, show me yours, er, BOAT!
Where are the Olympics?
 

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I used to have a Fountain. One that I custom ordered new and had to completely disassemble and reconstruct due to the horrible quality of construction. Yes, rebuild the stringers, bulkheads and entire deck.
 

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Did you guys ever notice that 95% of Boat guys love cars but only about 10% of car guys are into boats?
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