Might have to change my user name.

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Half Off, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    432
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Apha 1 Gen II's
    After one full year on our first cruiser style boat we are hooked and ready to move up.

    I hope to close a deal on a '04 280 DA this Saturday if all goes well. We came up with the name "Half Off" due to the price we paid for the 240 after trading in our open bow Glastron. Now that I think about it, "Half Off" could have multiple meanings.......
     
  2. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Good luck on the 280!!!

    Wesley
     
  3. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    QSM-11
    ahhhhh, 4-foot-itis and its effect on usernames...

    My advice: pick a username you like and stick with it. Once foot-itis settles in you could be changing your username every year or so...

    Don't try to deny it. :smt101
     
  4. dcwjd

    dcwjd Member

    198
    Oct 17, 2006
    Lindenhurst, NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 540
    good luck on the 280!!! I've been running it since April of this year and have nothing but great things to say about it.
     
  5. RiverRat

    RiverRat New Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    Creve Coeur, MO
    03 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5 KW Gen.
    95 13' Boston Whaler Dauntless
    Twin 4.3 MPI
    Alpha 1 Gen 2
    I'm planning to make a simular move, either to a 280 or 300... (As soon as I sell my current boat) which is currently for sale. Even though I may switch boats, I'll still be a river rat... I'm sure after you get your new one you'll still be considered "Half Off"!!! :lol:


    (Just kidding :grin: )
     
  6. AndersonAcres

    AndersonAcres Member

    725
    Oct 30, 2006
    Iowa
    Hi Half,

    Good luck with the 280. It's a great boat. Twins or single?
     
  7. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    432
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Apha 1 Gen II's
    Thanks guys.

    Anderson, it has twin 4.3 mpi alpha 1's. That is one of the must haves I had listed when we started looking at the 280's.

    And you're right RiverRat, a lot of my friends think that I am "Half Off" for spending this kind of money on a boat, but they just don't understand like we do..........
     
  8. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    432
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    2004 280 Sundancer
    4.3 Apha 1 Gen II's
    Made the deal yesterday. Everything went as planned. Actually what I did is surprise my wife with this boat for her 49th. birthday. We had looked at it about a month ago and both liked it a lot. She had been pushing me to deal on it and I kept telling her that we couldn't afford it, all the time I was indeed working with the dealer on a trade. I concocted a story about the dealer putting it into the water for another couple to look at so I could get her on the boat to "just go for a ride" . On the way back to the marina I handed her a card with a picture of the boat and gift certificate good for (1) 2004 280 Sundancer. Well I thought she would be surprised, but didn't figure she would get so emotional, she was so happy that she started crying, then the sales gal got teary eyed. Needless to say, all the wives on our dock thought this was just a great surprise and all their husbands hate me.
     
  9. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Congratulations!!!
     
  10. Presentation

    Presentation Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Wisconsin - Winnebago Pool chain of lakes
    280 Sundancer, Westerbeke MPV generator
    twin 5.0's w/BIII drives
    Congratulations!

    I like how you did it with the suprise and all. :thumbsup:

    Please post some pictures when you can.
     
  11. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Congratulations on the 280DA :smt038 Your surprise was great. Good luck with her.
     

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