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A New Adventure

Post by digginfool » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:47 pm

As if I'm not in enough pain, I bought another boat and motor today. Picked up this 1989 Thurman and purchased an upstack 540 to put on it. New paint and we're good to go! Thinking old school for the paint but might put a slight modern twist to it. Lots of history to this boat, though, so I've got to be true. This will be fun!
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by helicsher » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:06 pm

I looked at that
Just couldn't do it I've got trouble at home all ready with the wife
Did you get a deal or pay him what he was asking?
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by digginfool » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:21 pm

helicsher wrote:I looked at that
Just couldn't do it I've got trouble at home all ready with the wife
Did you get a deal or pay him what he was asking?
What I paid is immaterial. However, the previous owner is a very good friend of mine and we're both satisfied with the deal.
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by radtech » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:40 pm

Good lookin boat, digging! Hope to see you on it in the spring. I so hate that I don't live down there and would be able to ride with y'all more often. See ya in the spring, brother!!

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Re: A New Adventure

Post by Seven3 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:53 pm

helicsher wrote:I looked at that
Just couldn't do it I've got trouble at home all ready with the wife
Did you get a deal or pay him what he was asking?
The asking price was a deal! Call Benny Webb right now and that identical hull will cost you over 10k. That aluminum rigging was built by the legendary gladesman Wayne Cone, the man who drove an airboat to Bimini. That boat was custom built by Gary Thurman for Ron Bergeron; the history of that boat can't be duplicated. All of that aside, you will be hard-pressed to find a Thurman in better condition than that boat is. When diggin finishes that boat not only will he have one of the baddest Thurmans in the woods, but he will also have the one with the coolest history. But then again maybe I'm biased in opinion lol. Not to mention it came with a dovetail trailer and a Thurman manufacturers title, so he'll have no issues insuring it. Geez, you guys searching the classifieds must want stuff for free lmao.

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Re: A New Adventure

Post by kwanjangnihm » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:01 pm

Seven3 wrote: the history of that boat can't be duplicated
If Diggin is involved, this boat ain't seen history yet!! :toothy7: :salute: :stirpot: :lol:
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:13 pm

Rumor has it Diggin got his new boat he was seen recently wearing some very tight shorts !

Congrats on the boat it looks like an awesome glades sled

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Re: A New Adventure

Post by billford216 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:20 pm

You beat me to it by a few hours! I called him tonight to go see it since I was "out west" for once when he told me the bad news :cry: . Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Re: A New Adventure

Post by digginfool » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:35 pm

billford216 wrote:You beat me to it by a few hours! I called him tonight to go see it since I was "out west" for once when he told me the bad news :cry: . Can't wait to see how it turns out.
It was actually sold on Friday. Had to wait until today when the banks opened to finalize the deal. I'm really excited. The same guy that built my SV is building the upstack and his brother will be doing the paint. Hopefully it will be ready for the Broward show.
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by digginfool » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:36 pm

Better yet, the Freedom Ride. ;)
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by helicsher » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:12 am

I dare you to name that boat "HOT PANTS"
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by digginfool » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:17 am

helicsher wrote:I dare you to name that boat "HOT PANTS"
Yeah, that's not gonna happen.
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by Scarecrow » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:23 am

Are you buying a box of props to go with it? :lol: :stirpot: :rebel:

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Re: A New Adventure

Post by Deano » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:09 am

Scarecrow wrote:Are you buying a box of props to go with it? :lol: :stirpot: :rebel:
Now that was funny right there, don't matter who you are. :lol:
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by Uhairball » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:18 pm

Here's an idea. Let's have a "Name the Boat Contest"?
My entry--- "Diggin' Deep"!

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Re: A New Adventure

Post by pipedog » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:43 pm

Man...I thought I had a list of projects....LOL !! Nice looking boat Greg :thumbleft:
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by lilly-Pad » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:19 am

I like it Digging :thumbleft:
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by digginfool » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:51 am

Thank you gentlemen! (not you, Scarecrow :lol: ) One thing for all of you to keep in mind is that once I get this boat up and running, there is going to be a badass Don Davis for sale. JS
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Re: A New Adventure

Post by Scarecrow » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:15 am

If you happen you happen to have any old 68 in props in your scrap pile, let me know. :thumbleft: :rebel:

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