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Hey y'all! 16 Apr 2016 19:21 #1

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I'd like to make my introduction to everyone, and also to thank you all for having and contributing to this forum. I'm a SC boy and aside from a few years down in Florida, have been a SC boy practically all my life. I grew up spending weekends on the Waccamaw wakeboarding and skiing, as well as a little fishing and shrimping out of Murrells Inlet, Winyah Bay and thereabouts. I've been feeling the urge to get my first boat for some time now, having come very, very close to pulling the trigger last summer but deciding to wait just a little more. I'm now in Charleston and have been for coming up on 9 years.

Over the past two weeks I've been 'lurking and learning' here to get a good sense on the Bayliner Element. I first looked at this boat a year ago when they had one on display at the mall. I really liked the simplicity of it. From my research it looks like a well built boat, perfect for my needs. I just want something I can take to the lake or somewhere inshore for cruising and fishing, and something that can pull my son on wakeboards or skiis in a couple years when he's old enough to. And it should fit in my garage with room to spare.

Today the two of us took one out for a demo, and I have to say it was the experience I was hoping for. Even running into a ~17 kt wind with some chop, I was very impressed. My son loved it, which was a big litmus test. Afterwards I put my deposit down, and should take delivery in about a month. Going with the just the basic accessories, but decided to get the 60HP Bigfoot. I thought of getting the 75, but the salesman didn't think upgrading to the 75 was worth the investment, and gave what I thought were some good reasons. I'm not looking for a ski boat either.

I am sure I will have questions, but I've seen how knowledgeable and helpful you are so I know I've come to the right place for answers. Thanks in advance and talk with y'all soon!

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2016 Element w/ 60 HP Mercury CommandThrust

Hey y'all! 16 Apr 2016 19:34 #2

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Welcome! You will enjoy your element. I'm in Savannah and use my element xl the same way you are planning to use yours.
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Hey y'all! 16 Apr 2016 19:46 #3

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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the club! I'm sure you will have lots of fun boating.
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1997 Ciera Express SE 2452
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Hey y'all! 16 Apr 2016 20:04 #4

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Welcome to the forum!!
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Hey y'all! 16 Apr 2016 20:25 #5

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Welcome and congrats on the new boat :)
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Twin diesels, Hino 250's
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Hey y'all! 17 Apr 2016 05:03 #6

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Hello and welcome to BOC! Hope you have lots of fun with the new boat.


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Newport, Oregon
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1986 3270 with twin 110 HP Hino diesels. Name of boat "Mr. Darcy"
Past work history: Prototyping, tooling, and repair for Reinell,. General fiberglass boat repair starting in 1976.
Also worked as heavy equipment mechanic, and machinery mechanic for over 30 years....

Hey y'all! 18 Apr 2016 07:54 #7

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Welcome to the club, enjoy the new boat,a few pics will be nice, have fun stay safe, Marty... :whistle:
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