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Posted: 9/25/2005 2:39:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 2:40:45 PM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:38:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 5:56:39 PM EDT by chuckhammer]
No pics of our cars but here's the pride and joy:

Sailfish 236 Offshore Center Console powered by a 200 HP Yamaha OX66

Raymarine 6" LCD Color GPS
Raymarine 6" LCD Color Fishfinder
Raymarine VHF Radio
Dual Batteries
Electric Trim Tabs
Sony AM/FM/CD/MP3 Stereo w/4 6.5" Speakers
35-gal Livewell
Fresh Water Washdown w/13-gal Tank
Raw Water Washdown
Port-A-Potty
Swim Platform w/Telescoping Ladder
Forward and Aft Bilge Pumps
Hydraulic Steering
18 Rod Holders
22-24 Degree Variable Deadrise Hull
120-gal Fuel Tank




Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:00:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 5:01:25 PM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:17:58 PM EDT
Excellent cruiser, TJ.

What's the make/model, if you don't mind?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:22:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:37:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 5:43:45 PM EDT by chuckhammer]
The Merc Bravo III is an excellent outdrive.

What's a TN man need with a boat that size?

I thought ya'll only went bass fishing.

Our Sailfish sees the Atlantic about twice a month but I've never had her more than ~8 miles offshore. Mostly fishing but some snorkling as well. Since we don't trailer her (in/out dry marina storage) the 120 gallon tank costs a bundle to refill dockside. Marina gas is consistently $0.75/gal more than station gas. My last fill-up was 101.7 gallons for $330.

We took my parents snorkling in the 88 degree waters near Palm Beach last weekend. Saw a couple manatee and a slew of colorful fish. Fun stuff.

Happy boating!


ETA: More details on the Sailfish added to my first post.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 6:29:59 PM EDT
I like the cars/boat TJ!

I don't have pics but in the family we have:

2005 Chevy TrailBlazer, LT, 6 disc CD changer, OnStar.

1997 Chevy C-2500, 305, A/T, long bed, regular cab

2004 GMC 3500(dad's work truck-company vehicle)-8.1 V-8 A/T, dual tanks, regular cab.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:04:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 5:05:43 AM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:12:19 AM EDT
chuckhammer, that's a sweet ride.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:56:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
chuckhammer, that's a sweet ride.



Thanks, guy.

She's landed a few snapper and bonito tuna but no billfish as yet.

TJ,
OK, you're over near Oak Ridge. That's a beatiful area.

Did/do you work for the TVA?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:07:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:03:16 AM EDT
We haven't made the Bahamas run yet but it's definitely on our list. One of my fishing buddies went over to West End about a month ago with his in-laws on their Rambo 27. Two days and one night. They caught a bunch of yellowtail snapper and shot some hogfish while freediving. They had a blast. Total cost for the four of them including fuel, food, beer, ice, bait, lodging, and customs fee was about $250/person. Figure $400/person for three days and two nights. They made the crossing with one other boat, a 23' center console.

You can cover the 60 miles from here (Jupiter/Palm Beach) to the near side of Grand Bahama Island in about 2 hours if the seas are cooperating. Like you said, the gulf stream can get rough even with winds of only 15 knots or so. The best time of year for calm seas is generally late spring and summer. Port Lucaya is around the other side of the same island and maybe another 35-40 miles on the water.

Our Sailfish also gets about 3 mpg at an optimum cruise of about 28 mph. She tops out at 40 when heavy or 43 when light. At some point I'll be looking for a 26-28' center console with twins that'll do about 55 mph. Hey, life's short.

Give me a shout several weeks before you come down and we may be able to get 3-4 boats together for the trip.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 10:23:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 10:41:13 AM EDT
Quicksilver, eh? Cool name. We still haven't decided on one because the wife didn't like "Hammer Time".

I hear you on the truck/trailer bit. Most of the ramps close at night but I believe a few are always open. Also, if you connect with me I'm sure I can arrange for you to leave it at a friend's place where it would be more secure.

At this point in the season the weather is already getting unpredictable. I think waiting until next May would be your best bet. You'd hate to make the trip all the way down here and then get stuck in poor conditions 30 miles from shore. Keep me in the loop.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 11:28:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 11:36:56 AM EDT
LOL love the thread title TJ.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 11:39:54 AM EDT
Only vehicle I got. 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 quad cab 4X4. Cummins diesel.

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 11:48:34 AM EDT
Nice pics...

... but do you miss the Miata yet?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 1:23:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 1:28:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 1:52:17 PM EDT
That's what I suspected.

I only drive mine once a week or so these days, but I just couldn't part with it...
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:09:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 2:10:51 PM EDT by kk7sm]

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
Hope you get the picture woriking. That's a hell of nice vehicle.



Ha!

Picture is fine except I don't run redundant network connections upstream and someone chopped an underground cable. Most of Round Rock TX is down right now, including the business office that I bought my network from!

Darn, I weathered Rita just fine, but a backhoe has me all jacked up.

ETA: By weathering Rita, I mean, I got a few puffs of wind that blew down some of my canna lilies and it got to 107 yesterday. I really feel for the folks without power right now.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:30:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kk7sm:
Only vehicle I got. 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 quad cab 4X4. Cummins diesel.

geekbox.org/pics/kk7sm_truck.jpg



Screen name on your plate?

I have something similar, but with the last 2 digits of my birth year 'shopped out. Redneck Mobile at it's finest (exhaust illegal in 50 states)



My 120mph 55mpg school cruiser.


My other.......sickness


I'm getting another truck, though Might have a pic in a week or so.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:52:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 7:52:51 PM EDT by kk7sm]

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
Screen name on your plate?



Easy to find me at the Hun Farm.



I have something similar, but with the last 2 digits of my birth year 'shopped out. Redneck Mobile at it's finest (exhaust illegal in 50 states)



Nice rig - nice bikes, too - when I had a bike it was a horking Yamaha cruiser.

A guy at work does straight pipes on his Dodge with the Cummins. His rig sounds like a deuce-and-a-half driving around the motor pool, I mean parking lot.

ETA - fix my Engrish.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:06:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 10:10:15 AM EDT by Slacker]
TJ, this tub is also named Quicksilver. Its the boat that my wife and I dove the GBR on while in Cairns. Very nice. linked because of pic size.
personalpages.tds.net/~eflanagin/Diveboat.JPG

OK, my stable of toys:
1977 M880 Ex-Army truck. I use it to haul wood around my BO land. Troop seats are handy for when friends are around for work parties.


1994 15' jetboat 90HP, 3cylinder 2 stoke! Vroom!


1990 K5. My "go to" truck, plus tow rig.


Command vechile


1974 CJ5 w/4" lift and 8000lb winch, for when ya just gotta get there! btw, I can actually drive this into the back of my M880 when I back it up to a steep bank! (pics coming someday).
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:14:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Slacker:
TJ, this tub is also named Quicksilver. Its the boat that my wife and I dove the GBR on while in Cairns. Very nice. linked because of pic size.
personalpages.tds.net/~eflanagin/Diveboat.JPG



Those big catamarans are really neat. There's one down here they use as an express water taxi to the Bahamas.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:36:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
Interesting, we are cruising about the same speed. That's why I named my boat "Quicksliver"...





Originally Posted By Slacker:
TJ, this tub is also named Quicksilver...




Not a boat, but...





Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:22:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:25:41 PM EDT
TJ, I must say, you really take care of your cars very well. Shows how proud you are of them.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:33:13 PM EDT
Right now, I'm down to just the Suburban.

It's a 1991 3/4 ton, 454 TBI motor...


Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:34:19 PM EDT
Ahhh. The SuburbanAssaultVehicle!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:25:04 PM EDT
Our fleet, minus the gray 93 blazer, it was sold last winter.

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 3:50:16 AM EDT
Is that a pair of vintage Camaro's? More pics please, or start a new Camaro's only thread!



Originally Posted By XM-15:
Our fleet, minus the gray 93 blazer, it was sold last winter.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/xm15a2/cars.jpg

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 3:55:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Slacker:
Is that a pair of vintage Camaro's? More pics please, or start a new Camaro's only thread!



Originally Posted By XM-15:
Our fleet, minus the gray 93 blazer, it was sold last winter.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/xm15a2/cars.jpg





Some more pics

and more
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:54:59 AM EDT
Thanks, but where is the info on them? Engine, tranny, gears?



Originally Posted By XM-15:

Originally Posted By Slacker:
Is that a pair of vintage Camaro's? More pics please, or start a new Camaro's only thread!



Originally Posted By XM-15:
Our fleet, minus the gray 93 blazer, it was sold last winter.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/xm15a2/cars.jpg





Some more pics

and more

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:23:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 5:45:59 AM EDT by dave2184]
I won't bore you with my POS 90 Dakota. So I'll just post the toy, My 1-1/4 ton 1968 M715. Enjoy.

351 Windsor with duel 4s on a low profile Edelbrock intake.
Borg warner T18 4sp with granny gear.
Dana 60 front and Dana 70 rear.
stock 5.87:1 gears with Deatroit Lockers.
NP205 transfer case with twin stick ie. 2H rear, 2L rear, N, 2H front, 2L front, 4H, 4L
Sprung over in front.
4" custom springs in rear.
16" dodge rims with 16x36 Super Swampers.
Still needs some more work.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:43:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dave2184:
I won't bore you with my POS 90 Dakota. So I'll just post the toy, My 68 M715. Enjoy.

351 Windsor with duel 4s on a low profile Edelbrock intake.
Borg warner T18 4sp with granny gear.
Dana 60 front and Dana 70 rear.
stock 5.87:1 gears with Deatroit Lockers.
NP205 transfer case with twin stick ie. 2H rear, 2L rear, N, 2H front, 2L front, 4H, 4L
Sprung over in front.
4" custom springs in rear.
16" dodge rims with 16x36 Super Swampers.
Still needs some more work.

www.x-factor.us/albums/dave2184/68_m715_2.jpg





That's sweet.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:46:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 7:43:01 AM EDT by Slacker]
WOW! Beautiful truck! Lockers and 2WD lo range....yup, you can go there! How difficult was the NP203 to NP 205 swap? Did I read that right...Dual 4bbl carbs? Hmmm, last time I saw that setup on a 4x4 that used idle/low range alot the bearings washed out on the 5th trail ride.
The engine just couldn't use that much fuel at low RPM and it washed by the rings diluting the oil.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:49:12 AM EDT
Thanks, she still needs a tied in roll cage and I'll be fabing a snorkel and running the exhast up through the bed behind the cab for some serious fording depth.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:54:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 6:05:39 AM EDT by Slacker]

Originally Posted By dave2184:
Thanks, she still needs a tied in roll cage and I'll be fabing a snorkel and running the exhast up through the bed behind the cab for some serious fording depth.



I would also be sure to run the diff and TC breathers way up high! A TC and locked diffs with milky gear oil isn't a pretty thing. Ask me how I know!
ETA: Also, for fording, cheap insurance is a can of silicone spray. Your distributor cap isn't waterproof. After deep fording you may spudder and spit. A good spray down helps. You probably already have experienced this, but many times an engine will idle fine (low range) but run like crap once you ask it for rpms needed for high range. Silicone spray has saved my butt a few times after fording deep water w/ my CJ5.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:58:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 12:14:30 AM EDT by dave2184]
Roger. Been there with my old International Scout PU.

Just for shits a giggles can anyone guess the top speed of this rig? Hint she gets around 6-8 miles per gallon depending the terrain and/or traffic. I also have to have the 4 ways on while on the freeway.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:16:38 AM EDT
Some family cars:
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:58:03 AM EDT
I've been meaning to take some pics of the family "stable" since this thread started but keep forgetting , so I'll use what I have:


My 1991 Mazda Miata (my pet car):




Her 1996 Cavailier - I don't have a pic of it here anywhere, but it looks like all the rest (black 4-door), thus the generic pic:




My 1999 GMC Sonoma (it usually has a tonneau on the back - this is a grungy pic from my range):




"Her" 2003 GMC Envoy XL (I put "Her" in quotes because we joke that this SUV doesn't belong to either of us, it is really our 2-year-old son's vehicle - it has his child seat, etc. in it and stays wherever HE is, regardless of where WE are... ):




Not nearly as much fun as Dad's fleet (yet), but it gets us by.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 5:14:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 5:49:13 AM EDT











This is my 1970 Ford Torino GT Me and my dad are restoring it. This is as it was when i bought it labor day of 2004. If you want i can post progress pictures. Planning to have done by mid december.

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 11:50:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SINGLE_SHOT:
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Single_shot/d18bc31a.jpg



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This is my 1970 Ford Torino GT Me and my dad are restoring it. This is as it was when i bought it labor day of 2004. If you want i can post progress pictures. Planning to have done by mid december.




What's under the hood???
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 11:53:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:05:52 AM EDT
2001 GMC Sierra Z-71

Link Posted: 10/3/2005 1:51:42 PM EDT
made with

Originally Posted By tisfortexas:

Originally Posted By SINGLE_SHOT:
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Single_shot/d18bc31a.jpg



i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Single_shot/d781fd52.jpg



i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/Single_shot/7e3623b0.jpg


This is my 1970 Ford Torino GT Me and my dad are restoring it. This is as it was when i bought it labor day of 2004. If you want i can post progress pictures. Planning to have done by mid december.




What's under the hood???



It originally had a 351 Cleveland Then the previous owner droped a 460 into it till he ran in into the ground a seized it. Then stripped off carb+ extras like water pump, alternator. We pulled it and wrapped it up. My dad is giving me his 302 from his van he no longer uses. So I figure ill run that for a little while and build that up or find something to push a few ponies with. Want to see pics of it in progress?
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 7:09:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 7:09:54 PM EDT by jollyroger]

Originally Posted By dave2184:
I won't bore you with my POS 90 Dakota. So I'll just post the toy, My 1-1/4 ton 1968 M715. Enjoy.




Hell Yeah!!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 7:56:55 PM EDT
Ok I'll bite...

Here's a list of the cars I got. I wish I had pics for more of them, but I'm on my second computer over here, after my HD crapped out of the first one. When I get home I can take more pics.

The Hillbilly Millionaire Fleet (Virginia Extension)

2004 Jeep Liberty Renegade
1997 Mazda Miata MX5 M series
1988 Toyota 4x4 Pickup
1981 Jeep CJ5
1980 Jeep CJ7
1949 Jeep CJ2A
Will soon add 96 or 97 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with Cummins and 5spd when I get home

Vehicles Available through dad/grandad's company- (for when I need a REAL truck)

1987 International S1600 w/ PTO scissor-lift flatbed w/ spicer 5spd and s/a
1986 Chevy C30 w/ PTO dump flatbed w/ sm465
1996 Ford F450 Powerstroke 5spd w/ service body and 2500lb hoist
3x late 90's International 4900 hazmat tankers
2004 Chevy S10
2004 Chevy Silverado

Thought I'd include some pics



1980 CJ7, 258cid I6, 4spd, D30, C20, D300, 4" Skyjacker, 33" Superswampers

Some other vehicles I've had the pleasure of driving-



Stevens and Stevens M1000 series FMTV (not stuck, drove right out)



M1114 Uparmor HMMWV in Baghdad, at the Crossed Swords




M35A2 Kaiser Truck, Cargo, 2.5T "Deuce", not a whistler



1987 GMC K30, 350HO V8, factory dual exhaust, SM465, NP205, C14, C10?, Milemarker 8K
Teaching rookies to drive off-road, annoyed when they don't listen.

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