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Offline G-Force

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Hello From Saint Paul
« on: October 23, 2017, 02:54:20 PM »

Hi Everyone,

I'm Grant Conklin, and a relatively new member of the forum.  Thanks to everyone who has helped build the community long before I joined! 

I'm 44 years old, and about 2 and 1/2 years ago I was walking with my family on the pier in Hudson, WI.  We were looking at the boats, and I finally said "That's it!  Life's too short to look at boats and not own one."  So, I went in search of my 1st boat.  I bought a 16' Larson Senza v-165 bowrider for $1200.  I thought I got a good deal, even knowing that the engine might not be good.  Turns out it wasn't.  I paid $2650 to have a rebuilt Evinrude 110 installed.  I'm learning.  It might have been worth it, if I kept the boat 'till it died, but I got the bright idea to buy boats in the fall, sell them in the spring, and trade up with no out of pocket expense.  Needless to say, I lost money on the Senza when I sold for $2500.  And I lost money on a Junker '77 Lund I never should have bought.  But hopefully I'm getting smarter in the buying phase, so I can do better in the selling phase.  I currently have 2 Glastrons:  A '94 SSV170 with an Evinrude 115, and a '91 2000 Cuddy model with a Mercruiser 3.0.  Personally, I like the SSV170 better, but the family likes the cuddy.  I may sell 1 or both come June.

Stay tuned for my 1st real project boat.... More details to come after I've bought it. 

Thanks,
Grant

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'94 SSV170, Evinrude 115
'91 2000 Cuddy, Mercruiser 3.0
'88 CVX23 - project in process
St. Paul, MN

Offline dorelse

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Re: Hello From Saint Paul
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 06:55:16 PM »
Welcome!  (Keep what the family likes...they'll want to go out more..)
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Re: Hello From Saint Paul
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 10:21:15 AM »
Welcome to the forum Grant !
Agree with Doran ... Keep what the family likes , while you work on new project.
Looking forward to seeing it.

Gregg
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Offline Mrs.TheDeuceMan

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Re: Hello From Saint Paul
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 09:08:34 AM »
Hey Grant, do you have relatives named Blair & Gwen?


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Offline Jason

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Re: Hello From Saint Paul
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 09:42:17 AM »
Welcome Grant,

I was gonna say you should just by a CV23 as it seems it's the boat we all end up with after going through all the options. Great family boat. Looks like you just made the jump!
Jason S.
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Re: Hello From Saint Paul
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 11:45:38 AM »
Hey Grant, do you have relatives named Blair & Gwen?


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No relation, as far as I know. 
Grant
'94 SSV170, Evinrude 115
'91 2000 Cuddy, Mercruiser 3.0
'88 CVX23 - project in process
St. Paul, MN

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Re: Hello From Saint Paul
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 11:48:44 AM »
Welcome Grant,

I was gonna say you should just by a CV23 as it seems it's the boat we all end up with after going through all the options. Great family boat. Looks like you just made the jump!

Yes I did.  I'm excited about it, but a little nervous about all the fuel I'll be burning, compared to my previous boats.  But then again, we usually just cruise at 25, and then hit all the no-wake zones on the St. Croix, so maybe it won't be too bad.  With the SSV170 / Rude 115 we average about 4 GPH on the St. Croix. 
Grant
'94 SSV170, Evinrude 115
'91 2000 Cuddy, Mercruiser 3.0
'88 CVX23 - project in process
St. Paul, MN

Offline thedeuceman

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Re: Hello From Saint Paul
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017, 02:41:24 PM »
Welcome to the forum Grant, look forward to connecting on the river next summer.
or maybe sooner for a non boating event.

Joe
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Re: Hello From Saint Paul
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 03:28:37 PM »

Welcome.

Yes, it looks like you're in deep now, but in a good way.

Family boating is what it is all about.  for many years I ran newer ski/runabout boats and made the leap back in time.  From what I'm seeing the 23 might be for you.  That cuddy with a 3.0 would be a bit on the underpowered side I think; then again it depends what your after.

A good bunch of folks here bound together by resin.  :)

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Offline carlsoncvx18

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Re: Hello From Saint Paul
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 03:37:18 PM »
Grant

Are you the one that chased me down in the Prescott no wake.

I was driving my red and white Cv23 you and your son came aboard and looked around.
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Re: Hello From Saint Paul
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2017, 04:32:05 PM »
Yes, that was me.  I was trying to remember what your handle was - couldn't remember.  Thanks again for taking time to show us your boat!
Grant
'94 SSV170, Evinrude 115
'91 2000 Cuddy, Mercruiser 3.0
'88 CVX23 - project in process
St. Paul, MN