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Old 07-19-2013, 08:38 PM   #21
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Well I have seen a gas boat explode and nothing was left except what was raining out of the sky. Bodies(not fully intact) strewn about. It was enough to convince me. But ultimately, you are correct. In the grand scheme of things it is rare. But I buy diesel for piece of mind. I just could not sleep on a gas boat with a gasoline engine(generator) running INSIDE the boat. But that's just me.

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Old 07-19-2013, 10:48 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by bshillam View Post
Our goal budget wise is to be under 50k (or there abouts). Bryrick
You will need very good hands on skills and a fat wallet to get a 34' diesel vessel in your price range quickly up to long distance cruising standards. Let us know where your selection process ends up.

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Old 07-19-2013, 11:15 PM   #23
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bshillam - WA = Tollycraft Boats

seattle boats - all classifieds "tollycraft" - craigslist=

Tollycraft (Power) Boats For Sale

Good Luck and Happy Boating Daze!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:35 PM   #24
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I love the exhaust growl/rumble of a low-revolution diesel engine.


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