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Old     (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       01-09-2011, 11:52 PM Reply   
What kind of thought goes into a project like this?

http://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/2143644177.html
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       01-10-2011, 5:37 AM Reply   
I would suspect this has been done for a reason... i.e: boat was trashed and engine/running gear destroyed. thus this was a way to bring it back to life on a budget.

I doubt it was bought by a serious wakeboarder... more likely because it was cheap and an insurance write off.
Old     (surfdoggy)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-10-2011, 7:09 AM Reply   
I like the custom dash too!
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       01-10-2011, 7:44 AM Reply   
Some ideas are better left on paper.
Old     (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-10-2011, 8:03 AM Reply   
cant imagine that reenforceing the transom, buying a volvo stern drive and all the assioated pain in the azz with converting to i/o is in any way cheaper than having the original runing gear re done?
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       01-10-2011, 8:30 AM Reply   
Depends if you already had a volvo drive in a donor boat....

All this is speculation but I'd be surprised if there weren't a story behind this.
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-10-2011, 11:21 AM Reply   
Wow.... That's all I've got to say. I'd love to hear that story.
Old     (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       01-10-2011, 11:35 AM Reply   
My crystal ball says theft recovery. Boat was stripped of everything except the fiberglass and a stern-drive package was on hand or available.

Or it's just a case of.....>>>terminal stupidity.
Old     (repo)      Join Date: Feb 2010       01-10-2011, 1:06 PM Reply   
What seems to be wrong with it?
















Old     (joeshmoe)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-10-2011, 1:42 PM Reply   
To me it looks like your typical I/O
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       01-10-2011, 1:43 PM Reply   
Who's going to sack up and ask the guy? My email addresses are all in the UK so I doubt I'd even get a response... Anyone local maybe?
Old     (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       01-10-2011, 4:37 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by brit_rider View Post
Who's going to sack up and ask the guy? My email addresses are all in the UK so I doubt I'd even get a response... Anyone local maybe?
I'll email him.
Old     (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       01-10-2011, 4:42 PM Reply   
E-mail sent. Waiting for response.
Old     (rkg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-10-2011, 5:20 PM Reply   
That looks like the advertising shell my dealer used to have here. He closed up a while back, guess somebody bought the boat to convert it to a working one. I thought it did not have a hull ID and was not a regular hull. I will have to message him to see.
Old     (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       01-10-2011, 6:34 PM Reply   
Keith, your right. I remember seeing that shell online for sale a few years back.
Old     (sanddragon2004)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-31-2011, 11:34 AM Reply   
gotta imagine that thing would handle like crap considering wakeboard boats are designed with rudder and drive hardware under the boat not behind the boat. at least its a volvo, those are bulletproof drives.
Old     (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-31-2011, 1:05 PM Reply   
Same as the guys that bastardize cars or anything else for that matter, why should a boat be any different? Some people just like to screw around and jack stuff up is all.
Old     (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-31-2011, 1:16 PM Reply   
Kinda like this one, I rest my case!
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Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-31-2011, 1:21 PM Reply   
dude i would love to show up to the cove in that van boat thing. haha
Old     (wakebrdr94)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-31-2011, 2:04 PM Reply   
Just when I'm having a crappy day, the 2011 house boat perks me up
Old     (hoosierwake)      Join Date: Dec 2010       02-13-2011, 8:06 PM Reply   
awesome i would rent that !!
Old     (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       02-13-2011, 9:18 PM Reply   
Razzman! I want that boat. Inboard/Outboard, or actually it's an outboard that's inboard part of the time, wipers, rolldown windows like the Corvette Malibu. Two tone paint. That's cherry.
The hull even looks a bit like a Mastercraft.
Old     (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-13-2011, 10:00 PM Reply   
shoot i remember seeing this on TO i while back and they actually had the real story behind it. ill see if i can dig it up...

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