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  1. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    1998 370 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI
    You laugh. I bust my buddy’s balls about it all the time. I call it a golf cart.
     
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  2. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    That’s what it is…..a fancy golf cart
     
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  3. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    Well went past my local station today. Regular was 3.99 and diesel was 6.59. Wasn't Elon building EV tractor trailers? Seems shippers and transporters will soon be forced to EV's
     
  4. Nater Potater

    Nater Potater Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 19, 2020
    Southwest Idaho
    1992 300DA Sundancer
    Twin Merc Alpha I Gen II I/O's with 5.7 V8's
    Yep, a golf cart that'll do 0-60 in just over three seconds, has a top speed of 168 miles an hour, and a range of close to 400 miles. Don't get me wrong; I'm not trying to justify the thing, only stating what it can do. It's just unfortunate that it's become another political tool, just like the whole Covid mask and "vaccine" fiasco.
     
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  5. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Odd isn't it - a capitalist that employs tens of thousands of people and actually produces things that lead the class. Someone that did it and flipped off a bought president with a well-paid non-union workforce. How about a guy that is going to take battery technology to the next technology level. Someone that pretty much single-handily revolutionized the space launch industry. Someone that is providing internet access to remote locations that had no chance to modern education until Starlink. Someone that has committed to migrate humans off this planet within most of our lifetimes. Someone that saw how a single company could influence our elections and decided to do something about it. People that work for one of his companies are expected to work and work long hard hours and contribute to the "vision". These are ethics lost in a lazy blue ribbon for everyone nation that we have.
    I've met the guy, a couple of times at events, he is an odd sort but now I'd expect little else knowing he doesn't care about present time discussions. I really despised the egotism and arrogance instilled in his workforce but I can't argue with the business model and the success story. I'll say that now I'm a bit recalibrated to the drive and vision. There are parallels to the hard-core capitalists (Ford, Rockefeller, Morgan).
    But maybe you are right, we need to be tiptoeing fairies sprinkling promise dust on an entitled workforce and conform to the media's vision.
     
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  6. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    N.W. ‘Sconnie
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Had no idea Twitter was like the Public School system, but it’s all starting to make sense now.
     
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  7. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    N.W. ‘Sconnie
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Put a US Flag sticker on it, a blue lives matter or if he’s Christian put a fish on it. We enjoy our Subaru but we seem to get tailgated by some of the locals in large pickups at times. It’s usually on a Friday or Saturday evening on the way home from dinner. I’m sure there’s a few beers in them and they think we’re liberally ill.
     
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  8. highslice

    highslice Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    2013 Sea Doo 155 Wake
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    Well, obviously to combat "human induced" climate change.
     
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  9. highslice

    highslice Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    2013 Sea Doo 155 Wake
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    I mean clearly Ian would have been much less severe if everyone in America had windmill and solar panel recharged EVs.
     
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  10. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    For a second there I thought you were serious.
     
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  11. highslice

    highslice Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    2013 Sea Doo 155 Wake
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    Nah. There just would have been a lot more EV fires. :cool:
     
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  12. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Well, it looks like Musk's "shoot first, aim later" strategy is working exactly like you would expect. The odds of a Twitter self-destruction are now getting higher and higher. Musk has bitten off more than he has time to chew.
     
  13. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    totally disagree.... i bet they are lined up to work for twitter and musk..... riff raff has left the building
     
  14. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    We'll see how this plays out. There is absolutely no way that he has had time to sort out the riff raff from the core of the business. And ultimatums like what he has given (getting employees to sign an electronic declaration they are signing up for long hours without being clear on what the benefit is for the employees other than a threat that the business may not survive if they don't...) sends the BEST employees to the exits, not the worst. The high performers have options and are highly mobile.
     
  15. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    It sends the dems and the snowflakes to the exits…. Where are the supposed elites going?… Facebook?…. Seems like a mass exodus there too.
     
  16. JayhawkCurtis

    JayhawkCurtis Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2021
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundeck
    350 Mag Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
  17. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
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  18. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    1998 370 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI
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  19. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Talk about a generalization. So all remaining Twitter employees will be Republicans? And there are no high performing republican software engineers that will say "F-this. I have lots of places to work." And leave? But this has F-all to do with what political leanings the employee base has. There are far too many people that believe that 100% of peoples life decisions are dictated by what box they select when the vote. Its just not true.

    IMO, he is too stretched thin, and too autocratic to delegate the decisions. Anyway, you and I can disagree until either Twitter thrives, or fails under his leadership.
     
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  20. keokie

    keokie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Arizona
    2002 310 Sundancer, Westerbeke 4.5 Genset
    496's, Bravo III's, 2.2:1 Gears
    I don't pretend to know where Musk or Twitter will end up. I'm not an expert on either. In fact, I'm not on Twitter, nor do I have any kind of presence on any other social media.

    But Musk has been around for a long time. If his initial attempts don't succeed, he has a compelling history of very successful pivots.

    Either way, prior to him buying it, Twitter was little more than a Leftist propaganda machine. I doesn't hurt my feelings to see that torpedoed. I give him credit for recognizing how harmful Twitter had been to America, and putting his own fortune and reputation on the line to correct it.

    Now, if we could just get something done about Farsebook and Google.
     

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