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Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 08:46 PM
Please free free to photoshop any pics that you desire :D

Here's our boy checking out his new boat :toast:
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0010.jpg
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0011.jpg

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 08:46 PM
and some more...........................

http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0012.jpg
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0013.jpg

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 08:48 PM
Getting her ready to pull home..............
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0016.jpg

And at the Lake where Jrandol keeps his boat
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0018.jpg

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 08:50 PM
Ah yes.....the question of tie downs..............Not sure if I like the color though :D
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0021.jpg

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 08:52 PM
Checking out the engine................I didn't tell him the gaskets were upside down :D
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0023.jpg

AirJunky
05-17-2005, 08:52 PM
HEhe, regardless of color, someone needs to explain to Erkle the benefits of having 2 straps instead of one....... especially if one breaks or comes loose!

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 08:53 PM
ahhhhhhhhhhhh................the float test
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0024.jpg

Not sinking yet..........................
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0025.jpg

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 08:54 PM
:rant: Who the hell could be calling now?????????

Why.............it's MarkP :D
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0030.jpg

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 08:55 PM
Wake at 32...................
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0031.jpg

and at 36...............

http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/magred//dscf0032.jpg

rodltg2
05-17-2005, 09:15 PM
so did he ski it? warm enough there?

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 09:21 PM
I would guess the water temp to be maybe in the 60's. No one skied.....no equipment...........but I did get me feet in the water at the ramp....does that count????? :D

John B
05-17-2005, 09:24 PM
no :noface:

RackAtak
05-17-2005, 09:27 PM
Good job dude! Congratulations. :woohoo:

Casper
05-17-2005, 09:28 PM
Erkle........

bradamerry
05-17-2005, 09:31 PM
I will start the way to go guys thing.... :wavey:
Mag and Jeff went way out of the way to be good guys and help out a fellow Team Member......! ERK's HEROs... :worthy:

BriEOD
05-17-2005, 09:33 PM
I would guess the water temp to be maybe in the 60's. No one skied.....no equipment...........but I did get me feet in the water at the ramp....does that count????? :D

Mag what's up with that man!! I'm disappointed in you man. You should have busted out a set at 41 off behind that bad boy! :uglyhamme

Just kidding--kudos to you and Jeff.

Leroy
05-17-2005, 09:39 PM
Note keychain foamie! Way to go!

MarkP
05-17-2005, 09:42 PM
Great looking boat erc, (sounds good too). Now who gets it on weekends Mag or erc??

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 09:44 PM
Note keychain foamie! Way to go!Eric wanted the Sponge Bob version.........but the dealership wasn't about to give it for free. I did manage to get him a free MC reciever hitch cover. :banana:

Laurel_Lake_Skier
05-17-2005, 09:44 PM
Looks like the long story will have a happy ending......Anyone want to bet that erk sleeps in the boat tonight?

JEREMY79
05-17-2005, 09:47 PM
got five says he does. Mag, Jeff you are good people

BriEOD
05-17-2005, 09:49 PM
So Mag did he do any Batman turns? :D

6ballsisall
05-17-2005, 09:51 PM
So Mag did he do any Batman turns? :D

We told him to practice driving it for a while first. Although it would have been a good laugh when Mag was sitting on the side of the engine cover!! :D

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 09:54 PM
got five says he does. Mag, Jeff you are good people :o Any of you guys would have done the same. :toast:

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 09:56 PM
We told him to practice driving it for a while first. Although it would have been a good laugh when Mag was sitting on the side of the engine cover!! :D :purplaugh
I did tell him to at least warn me if he was going to try one. The one pic I did miss, was his first attempt at loading the boat on the trailer :eek:

bradamerry
05-17-2005, 09:57 PM
:o Any of you guys would have done the same. :toast:
Maybe so, but you have now done it!!!!

6ballsisall
05-17-2005, 09:58 PM
:purplaugh
I did tell him to at least warn me if he was going to try one. The one pic I did miss, was his first attempt at loading the boat on the trailer :eek:


Um yeah that was a little freaky!! Let's just say that was an OH S*** moment. Fortunately he pulled thru!

BriEOD
05-17-2005, 09:58 PM
That's the scariest part. Did he have anything to wipe it down with or was it all water spots back to IL?

6ballsisall
05-17-2005, 09:59 PM
:o Any of you guys would have done the same. :toast:


Very true, this site is full of good people. It was kinda fun seeing someone get the joy of buying a boat. We gave him plenty of ribbin and he dished it back out. He's a pretty cool cat actually (erk)

MrsJMT
05-17-2005, 10:00 PM
:o Any of you guys would have done the same.
And that's truely the coolest thing about this forum and the members.
(Look I finally figured out the quote thing :D )

Farmer Ted
05-17-2005, 10:03 PM
(Look I finally figured out the quote thing :D )


Iowans are smart like that! :woohoo:

Mag_Red
05-17-2005, 10:03 PM
That's the scariest part. Did he have anything to wipe it down with or was it all water spots back to IL?AS not right as this may sound...............ErK didn't wipe it off when he pulled it out.http://forums.corvetteforum.com/images/smilies/leaving.gif

Farmer Ted
05-17-2005, 10:05 PM
AS not right as this may sound...............ErK didn't wipe it off when he pulled it out.http://forums.corvetteforum.com/images/smilies/leaving.gif



....but did he wipe her off?

MrsJMT
05-17-2005, 10:07 PM
Iowans are smart like that!
Well thank you, thank you very much. :purplaugh

BriEOD
05-17-2005, 10:08 PM
Ol' Erk reminds me of someone... :confused:

6ballsisall
05-17-2005, 10:15 PM
AS not right as this may sound...............ErK didn't wipe it off when he pulled it out.http://forums.corvetteforum.com/images/smilies/leaving.gif


That aint right!! :purplaugh :purplaugh

jsonova99
05-17-2005, 11:11 PM
Good story, I'm glad everything worked out. If he was half as excited as I was when I got mine then he must have been pretty damn happy! Jrandol and Mag, great job guys helping someone out with a big purchase like that. :wavey:

milkmania
05-17-2005, 11:17 PM
Ol' Erk reminds me of someone... :confused:

he's built like me!!!:woohoo:

milkmania
05-17-2005, 11:18 PM
just thought of something.....

we're going to go into a full thread about wearing glasses and skiing;)

bcampbe7
05-17-2005, 11:36 PM
Awesome job with the photography Mag.
It's great to see fellow TMC owners helping each other out. Mag and Jeff are good people!

Congrats on the "new" '96 PS190 Eric. You will have a blast!

André
05-17-2005, 11:48 PM
Man,what an adventure this story was!
Very nice of Mag and Jeff to help Erk out on his buy!
The boat looks really clean.
Congrats Erk!
Nice rig with the Durango for such a young man!

SteveO
05-18-2005, 12:00 AM
Ah, happy ending to the seemingly never ending saga. Nice ride erk. Don't forget to wipe her down when you pull it out. They are very sensitive about that.

LakePirate
05-18-2005, 12:04 AM
Way to go guys. :woohoo:
Glad to see Erkle got his boat

peason
05-18-2005, 12:17 AM
Ditto, way to go Team MC board members. We appreciate the end of a new beginning!

Oh, by the way, Erk nice boat!

Ryan
05-18-2005, 12:51 AM
Man alive! My platform sure as heck didn't look that good when I picked up my boat! That looks sweet. And not a hint of rust on it...or purple. ;)

What lake was that test drive on? I know it's on here somewhere, but it's 800 posts deep.

erkoehler
05-18-2005, 01:02 AM
I made it home!!!!

I forgot to bring towels to wipe her down. I did use my sweatshirt to wipe the platform though!

Leroy
05-18-2005, 01:09 AM
Way to go ERK!

Mag posted a series of pictures and the boat looks great! Good choice!

Leroy
05-18-2005, 01:10 AM
Trip home ok? We were worried about that tie down. When is the first official outing?

LakePirate
05-18-2005, 01:15 AM
So how was the test drive?

When do we get to hear about the first time you loaded the MC?

erkoehler
05-18-2005, 01:39 AM
The first time loading the MC, it was eventful! :D Lets just say I came in alittle hot :eek: Slammed it in reverse, got it turned around to go out and line up again, but didn't keep in mind that the boat is quit long, so almost nailed the asss end of the boat into the trailer! :mad:

No damage, learning experience

erkoehler
05-18-2005, 01:42 AM
I have the straps, and will be using the dual system on all future tows.

peason
05-18-2005, 01:43 AM
Erk, just checked your profile - Don't forget to update it! Congrats again. By the way you look just like my youngest brother.

Leroy
05-18-2005, 01:45 AM
ERK; So what do you think about this boat? How is it? Pix and everything looks nice and it's Electronic Fuel Injected!

peason
05-18-2005, 01:47 AM
Erk, do you ever get out on the Eagle River Chain? We have had some great times on the chain and enjoyed taking the boat lift to get to the upper chain. No MC dealers on the Eagle chain but a good Nautique dealer - Watercraft in Three Lakes I believe.

erkoehler
05-18-2005, 01:56 AM
The Min-Aqua Bats get there boats through them.

I have been on the chain. Not all that skier friendly, very busy now adays.

lakes Rick
05-18-2005, 02:05 AM
Looks like the long story will have a happy ending......Anyone want to bet that erk sleeps in the boat tonight?

Only if his plastic sheets fit...

erkoehler
05-18-2005, 02:07 AM
I wiped down the boat when I got home after I gave it a quick wash, but it is still dirty.

Will have to clean her up tomorrow. Sleeping now though!

sizzler
05-18-2005, 03:25 AM
at last !!!!!!!! welcome aboard erk.... :smile:

nice boat and rig .........

Ty 73
05-18-2005, 03:34 AM
very sharp boat! your patience will pay off. you'll get years and years of fun out of it.

jimmer2880
05-18-2005, 08:20 AM
Nice boat. You won't be sorry.

ski_king
05-18-2005, 08:44 AM
Very nice boat Eric! You did good!

Special thanks to Mag and Jeff for there help!

H2OGirl
05-18-2005, 09:36 AM
It's good to know we can count on friends to help out. Hey Eric way to go, its a nice ride. Now lets pray for warm weather together so we can get our toys out.

stevo137
05-18-2005, 09:52 AM
Very nice boat Eric!
Congrats!

erkoehler
05-18-2005, 09:55 AM
Thanks everyone, I'll try to get some better "On the Water" shots later today.

Zach S
05-18-2005, 09:57 AM
Nice looking boat Erk. The weather looks like it is going to be pretty nice this weekend. Make sure you give her a proper break in.

tex
05-18-2005, 10:37 AM
I made it home!!!!

I forgot to bring towels to wipe her down. I did use my sweatshirt to wipe the platform though!
You're built like me, sweatshirt should have done the whole boat. Nice Job-Beautiful Boat. A beer(soda) says you ding the prop in the 1st five times out!

Great job guys and gals-Way to help a brother out!

Ric
05-18-2005, 10:48 AM
Really Sharp boat erkl. Congrats!
I still can't believe yall didnt ski
I see with this rite of passage, your posts are getting longer.
Our little boy is all growns up!

Ric
05-18-2005, 10:49 AM
did mag say that he had to get dinner when he got home?
I can't believe you didn't get these guys dinner erk!?

milkmania
05-18-2005, 11:29 AM
A beer(soda) says you ding the prop in the 1st five times out!


I know I did!!!:o

OhioProstar
05-18-2005, 11:31 AM
Nice positive thinking there....

Nice Boat Erk...I know I love my '95.

east tx skier
05-18-2005, 11:44 AM
Man alive! My platform sure as heck didn't look that good when I picked up my boat! That looks sweet.

No kidding! Great looking boat, man. Congrats!

east tx skier
05-18-2005, 11:47 AM
The first time loading the MC, it was eventful! :D Lets just say I came in alittle hot :eek: Slammed it in reverse, got it turned around to go out and line up again, but didn't keep in mind that the boat is quit long, so almost nailed the asss end of the boat into the trailer! :mad:

No damage, learning experience

My wife did that the one and only time she tried to load the boat. Did we mention they kind of back up funny? :purplaugh

Hope you didn't put the cover on for the trip home.

Somebody needs to come to my neck of the woods to buy a boat, I'd have a blast just riding along.

jsonova99
05-18-2005, 11:51 AM
I know I did!!!:o

I BENT my prop within the frist 5 minutes of the maiden voyage! :o

Mag_Red
05-18-2005, 12:08 PM
did mag say that he had to get dinner when he got home?
I can't believe you didn't get these guys dinner erk!?Not a problem......I figured he was itchin to to get home........I know I would have been after the long day he had. Reminds me of the time I went to Knoxville Tn to demo a Sea ray Pachanga..........took one ride in that bad boy to convince me. By the time all the financing was worked out and the deal was done it was 8 AM. All I could think about was getting my new baby home. :dance:

erkoehler
05-18-2005, 12:28 PM
Mag/JR

I will try to get back out sometime this summer so that i can spring for dinner and :toast:


Well have to hit the water first though!

Ric
05-18-2005, 02:27 PM
man you have to be glad you didnt go to FL!

ok now it's day two
Let's hear about any buyer's remorse.
Have you washed it up yet?

Laurel_Lake_Skier
05-18-2005, 08:58 PM
The Min-Aqua Bats get there boats through them.

I have been on the chain. Not all that skier friendly, very busy now adays.
The Three Lakes side of the chain is a lot less crowded.....let me know if you get in the area this summer Erk. We'll find you some nice water to see how your barefoot suit works with the new boat.

erkoehler
05-19-2005, 12:19 AM
Just got back from the lake! Took my first pull behind the boat. Rockman came out, and we spent about 2 1/2 hours out there. I'll load up the pics later.

Leroy
05-19-2005, 01:15 AM
Quickly we are running out of photochop material! Hope you had a great day, sounds like it. Nothing like your first...pull...behind your new boat!

erkoehler
05-19-2005, 10:49 AM
It was great! I am still waiting for my barefoot suit, but I got out and wakeboarded.

Leroy
05-19-2005, 11:29 AM
ERK; So what do you do on the board? My boarding goals are simple this year, clear the wake, rail grabs, and landing 180's.

erkoehler
05-19-2005, 11:33 AM
This will be my first "full" season with constant access to a boat, so I have similar goals. I consider myself a beginner.

east tx skier
05-19-2005, 01:22 PM
It was great! I am still waiting for my barefoot suit, but I got out and wakeboarded.

Uh oh. I feel a "tower" thread coming on.

bcampbe7
05-19-2005, 01:25 PM
Uh oh. I feel a "tower" thread coming on.


Yeah, lets kill that one right now.

Eric, you cannot put a tower on a PS190. Don't ask why.