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  1. "cash for clunkers" program

    And as long as it runs well & suits your needs, the money your not spending on a new shiny boat, you can spend going to great fishing places or tricking out the accessories (newer depthfinder, GPS, or whatever else makes fishing enjoyable once in a while. I have a nice looking boat in good shape, but that is only second to reliability. I'm not knocking anyone who does have awesome boats, it's all about what does it for you. "It's better to want what you have than having what you want." L2f
  2. "cash for clunkers" program

    I'm just basing my observations on the number of people who were buying homes,cabins, vehicles, boats, jet skis during the "prosperous times" based on the inflated equity that many people knew couldn't be sustained for the duration of these debts created. The economy is cyclical, but many people bought many things based on their current incomes (then) Many of whom were younger & have only seen the "good years" not knowing that that may not be the case 5-10 years from then. I know the days of "save up" the good down payment on what you may want to purchase & then buy when you truly can afford it days are gone, but for a long time, it's just "finance it, & get it NOW, "why wait!" Always good for sales, but they really don't care if your life changes later & can't afford it anymore. People that have money, have it for a reason, they spend wisely, (unless it was given to them, then maybe not.) Luckey, your wife is exactly right. You'd like to think that this crash was a valuable lesson in managing your financial life, but we seem bound & determined to get this economy going by creating debt instead of employment first, in time people will borrow & buy. Just because someone would be willing to give me $10,000 for my average '98 boat & trailer, so that I will take out a loan & buy a $30,000 Ranger, doesn't mean I should, but it's sounds like a heck of a deal. I'm not wealthy by a long stretch in fact I don't have that much money at all, but I own what I have & am satisfied knowing I can survive tough times until things get better without losing anything. Don't buy into all the hype...common sense will prevail. No, I do not mean to pass judgement. L2f
  3. "cash for clunkers" program

    Luckey, you make some very good points. Unfortunately some of the "bail outs" don't make it to the people that need it the most & is given to large corporations that continue to spend it unwisely. By all means people than can take advantage should, but it seems, it's making some people that are finacially on the edge of making it & have a decent running "paid for" vehicle to go into debt to "save money" & hope they will have hours or a job to support the debt. Drowning people will grasp at any rope thrown to them regardless of what's at the other end. Unemployment is a great program if used properly, but far too many use it far longer than they should. Seems there should be more money given to create jobs & create incomes & people would go out & borrow even without incentives. Kind of like filling a lake with fish based on the promise of "the water is coming, just give it time". I don't pretend to have all the answers, just trying to make sense of it all. Although our need for "instant gratification" doesn't help. L2f
  4. "cash for clunkers" program

    This program sort of irritates me as does the $8000 cash back for a new home. They are enticing people to go out & get a loan for a car or a home they are not sure they can make the payments on for the number of years the loan is for, unless you are CERTAIN you're income will remain the same or increase during that time. If you are not CERTAIN of this (& how many of are), then you should stick with the "PAID FOR" vehicle that you own now until better times. Debt & spending is what makes the economical world spin, but you need JOBS & guarantees that the incomes can support the debt created. This illusion of "worth" is what supported the "great times" in the last five years that finally caught up & now we are paying for it. People buying things they TRULY can not afford, but we are going to start it all over again. LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS< but that's not what they want you to do, it's not profitable for the economy, but go ahead, they just "bail out" those that are irresponsible & make bad decisions anyway right? Sorry for the rant, but am I right? L2f
  5. " after a while can twist up your line." There is no substitute for a quality ball bearing swivel that will greatly reduce line twist, all sizes are about $2.00 a piece, but worth it (tie a palomar knot to it) L2f
  6. 12 V Deep Cycle Battery Purchase

    How they are charged & taken care of makes a big difference, this includes between seasons. Charge them right away after use, use a charger with auto shut-off/maintain feature & keep them charged periodically through the winter storage months. This can add to the life. l2f
  7. polarized sun glasses question

    One thing is for certain, a really nice pair will cause you to be much more mindfull of they're care & where-abouts at ALL times. They are a hot item if you lay them down somewhere. Best to get a lanyard to hang them around your neck & a nice case when ot in use.I buy mediocre ones & keep a pair in the boat, pair in the truck pair in the bike, etc. maybe not the best system, but I don't get too tore up if something happens....& it does from time to time. just my 2 cents. L2f
  8. Best Mono - Opinions????

    I also have come to use exclusively Trilene XL as far as mono goes & spend the $$$$ for quality Sampo swivels on all my line, it does make a big difference in the amout of line twist I have experienced. Just my two cents. L2f
  9. Another H2O Question....

    I also have the ExpeditionC & I like it very much, although it's the only one I've ever had so I have nothing to compare it to. I was on the phone with a person from Lowrance with a question I had, & she said she uses them alot (they need to know them inside & out) she said it's definitely an upgrade from the H2Oc, but that all depends on ones needs, if a person doesn't need certain features why pay for them. While on the phone with her I asked about the 2 year extended warranty(after the initial 1st year ends) it was $60 for repair or replacement, considering the minimum repair charge is $150 if you need repair. I figured, why not, I paid $400 with the chip. L2f
  10. Dim lights with trailer plugged in?

    99 suburban 98 shorelander trailer ( not a fan of the light assembly you just push up in there) Yes the lights work on the truck. i believe after market plug & play I don't have another vehicle to test the trailer, but I do believe they work. I've also had the fuse blowing senerio, but with no consitency to put a finger on things. Mine was mostly brake lights (fuse) with the info you gave me I'll start the process of elimination. Thank you very much for your help guys! L2f
  11. Trailer Wiring 101

    Wow! does THAT sound familiar! I have been expeiencing that very scenerio for the last 2 months. I also just got this boat then. It is also a Shorelander trailer. never had that problem with my other boat. I have a 99 suburban. Mine didn't seem to have any issues relating to backing into the water. L2f
  12. Ok Doc, here's where it hurts! The truck is fine, but when I hook it up here is what I got: Brake lights only: Leftside - dim Rightside - BRIGHT Headlights only: Leftside-BRIGHT Rightside-dim Side markers are on & fine Brake & headlights same time: L-Bright R dim again Left signal: extremely weak (like you can barely see it) Right signal bright & works fine What do you think this could be?? Thanks L2f
  13. LCD TV

    I would typically agree with you on extended warranty,I don't genrally like them, but I bought an LG 42" (1080), $1600. For $200 I got a 5 yr. free replacement warranty, I figure 5 yrs. is a long time for new technology I'm not sure I trust. I also bought the 2yr (after the first year) extented on my Lowrance Expedition iFinder.$60.It's a $300 unit. They told me it would be a minimum of $150 to fix after the Mfg. 1 yr. ran out. I usually weigh how much I'm going to use it & how much to repair vs. replacement. It's like ALL insurances, it's a gamble you take & live with your decision. L2f
  14. I would be interested. Thanks for your efforts!
  15. Choosing the right GPS Help!

    So would you say the XOG is a better all around unit than the Expedition-C ?