Had to pull the old girl out of mothballs.

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  1. Nomad74
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    Time to go pick up my free boat and take it home. The old van is the only one with a trailer hitch. It’s good for the old girl to stretch her legs. I need to get her out on a couple of jobs and keep the Dragon lubed.

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    So glad I don't live in a neighborhood where they allow commercial vehicles to park in the driveway!
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    So you like over reaching government regulation dictating to you what you can do on your private property? I park my Express in the backyard. And have RV parking for the Promaster.
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    Neighbors should be honored to live next door to carpet cleaners.
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    Why most carpet cleaners suck, especially HWE guys.
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    The Titanic has been raised.

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    Those were pretty good quality boats. If the stringers and transom are still good, probably worth putting some money in it
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    It's solid, just needs a good cleaning. Little things due to age and sitting in 110° warehouse for seven years, like the glue releasing from the side-wall (gunnel) upholstery. Easy fix. I just hope the engine is okay. It sat through some winters in that warehouse.

    None of the trailer lights work and the tires are cracking. It was a tense trip home.
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    I believe in the expression, "There's nothing more expensive than a free boat". We'll find out soon enough.
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    I’ve got a doozey if you like pain and expense.
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    Do Tell
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    Definitely a nice score. 3.0 or 4.3 engine?
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    4.3 V6 OMC Cobra / GM

    If the engine is shot, I've already located another one to drop in. It's really clean, but I won't know until I fire her up and check things out. My last job today wasn't ready for me so I rescheduled. I'll be spending the rest of the day cleaning the boat. It's filled with leaves. When it got pulled out of the warehouse the dork parked it under a tree and it sat outside for 6 months :( . Not one rip in the upholstery.
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    Doesn't Cal. have regulations so you can't use a boat on waterways unless it is powered by sails only?
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    Its a good looking van. Sell it and pay down your current setup or bank it for a safety net reserve.

    Should be easy to move this Spring.
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    Great find, thats a pretty great motor as well.
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    its all about an outboard.. the only boat that wont cost you thousands. Like working on a motorcycle engine, so easy.

    get a boat with a solid hull and no soft floors, good transom and throw a brand new outboard and you have a boat that will last many years with very little cost.
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    Brand new outboard will cost more than rebuilding that engine and leg.
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    Bring On Another Thousand......
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