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bigguy posted 08-02-2001 06:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for bigguy   Send Email to bigguy  
Lets see...

He has been a member since 6-15-2001

He has averaged 16.45 posts a day

He is 31 and has owned over 30 boats

With all of that posting, how can he use any of those boats.

bdb posted 08-02-2001 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for bdb  Send Email to bdb     
Soooo, others have noticed too...

Isn't that about twice what the Ol Man and the Sea guru has posted in 2 years?

I just wasn't gonna touch it with a 10' harpoon...


Bigshot posted 08-02-2001 08:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Nothing better to do with your time eh? PS They never made a 10' Harpoon, Just 15, 17, & 20" I believe, not much of a sailer, too busy ;)
OutrageMan posted 08-02-2001 09:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
Yep, that sure is a lot of posting...

And a lot of boats.....

I guess, a lot of talk about a lot of boats.

Good choice in a name Bigshot :)

Dick posted 08-02-2001 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I must have lived my life wrong.
I'm 64 and only on my 10th boat.
gvisko posted 08-02-2001 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for gvisko  Send Email to gvisko     
when i was looking for rps seat for my montauk bigshot was the first to email me
with a source .i find his posts very helpfull
and he sounds like he knows what he is talking about , so big deal he posts alot
who cares? gvisko
Free Willy posted 08-02-2001 10:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Free Willy  Send Email to Free Willy     
IMHO,the enthusiasm is contagious,which helps promote interest and ownership in classic Whalers. A good thing! But lets not get too enthusiatic as I'll be looking for a used Montauk in the spring of 2002..It may get too hard to find someone who doesn't know what they've got. Quick Honey, hide the kids' college funds, the Fall shows are right around the corner !!
Landlocked posted 08-03-2001 12:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Yo, Bigshot - Don't know you but got a feeling you're allright. Just take it easy here and there. Glad you're posting.


browning20ga posted 08-03-2001 01:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
Thanks for the help you've given me even though I' a newbee, I've wanted a whaler for many years and finally got one three weeks ago. Your advise must be good, not many contradictions, Keep up the good work, your posts are appreciated, as are all others posts
Bigshot posted 08-03-2001 09:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Thank You all! I am teary eyed! Thought the Lynch mob was gonna get me and my keyboard. As far as my posting habits go, the more the merrier in my book. What adds more to a forum than posts. Nothing worse than asking a question and waiting a week for an answer. Might not be right all the time(who is?) but at least I keep my audience riveted. Have a wonderful weekend(I will be out using my boat), keep ya posted:) Nick PS gonna be 32 on Thursday!
Makonut posted 08-03-2001 10:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Makonut  Send Email to Makonut     
Hey Nick.."Happy Birthday" Now I'm only twice your age..Your catching up!
I'm a believer that the when you have a pile of horse manor and dig through eventually find the horse. After sifting thru all the posts for info I constantly see Bigshots posting..have to tell you, most of it makes sense to me. If I was to bum rap would be the ones that know and won't share.

God made us all unique..lets accept eachother for what we are...You keep posting least until I finish MY boat!


Bigshot posted 08-03-2001 12:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I'm rubber they're glue....Don't worry, I'll be around unless Jim says otherwise. Till then Happy Whalering! I will add that it is nice to see "off the subject posts" like Blackdog's new pup, Larry's EMT news, etc. Brings us all a bit closer. Can't talk about Whalers ALL the time, even if you can type as fast as me;)
JFM posted 08-03-2001 01:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Nick, I think that most guys on this site are envious of you. I haven't been on the site long and I find your posts entertaining, helpful and sincere. Keep it up or it will be boring as hell without you. I must confess I have wondered how you make a living, keep up the posts and go boating too at 32 years old. It took me 45 years before I could do what you do. Maybe I'm envious too. Regards, Jay
Bigshot posted 08-03-2001 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Nothing to envy! Summer is slow in the stock market, clients are all on vacation, etc. I just touch base every couple hours and read the fresh posts. Weekends are made for boating. I have no kids and the boats are in the water behind my house. Most of my friends live nearby and we go everywhere by boat, 365 days a year.
MilwaukeeWhaler posted 08-03-2001 02:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for MilwaukeeWhaler  Send Email to MilwaukeeWhaler     
Nick, I too enjoy posts, whether I agree or disagree with them is beside the point. You keep us thinking! You have been extremely helpful with my topics. Keep spicing this site up!
MilwaukeeWhaler posted 08-03-2001 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for MilwaukeeWhaler  Send Email to MilwaukeeWhaler     
I had a feeling you were a broker. Nice market! I too am broker with a slow summer on his hands. Thank goodness for recurring revenue! Water behind my house as well, the only difference, my friends are boatless, but they love the Montauk. I have had more people say "nice boat" then said nice car when I drove a Range Rover 4.6. Second Whaler but already looking for an Outrage. How about stock picking topic?
JFM posted 08-03-2001 03:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
I once heard of a book by an invester titled "Where are the customer's Yachts?" Have a great weekend everyone! Going fishing, Jay
dgp posted 08-03-2001 03:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
NASDAQ, America's favorite casino!
Bigshot posted 08-03-2001 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Stick to Vegas right now, they comp rooms and shows, free drinks too. I love those commercials that bash us where the guy is talking about HIS retirement plans,etc. I also like the Alliance Mutual fund ones where they talk about doing it yourself. I mainly do Estate planning, not a stock jockey.
MilwaukeeWhaler posted 08-03-2001 03:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for MilwaukeeWhaler  Send Email to MilwaukeeWhaler     
Financial planning is all I do. I lost my margin clients long ago. How about those who quit there day jobs to day trade!! I was at Barnes and Noble last week and could not believe how many day trading books have been written. And they thought we were a dieing breed!
Bigshot posted 08-03-2001 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Did margin back in early 90's. Got rid of all of it in mid 90's. I think I have 3 clients on it and they are small balances. I know so many people that have been blown up on margin it is scary. Million dollar accounts worth nothing, some even owed money when they sold out. Terrible thing what people did to themselves, Asset allocation is the ONLY way to go, but in a booming market, everyone insists on chasing the trends. They eventually find out the hard way. My brother-in-law(ex-broker) is a daytrader and makes a mint. He loves bear days. Mkt goes down 3 times faster than up.
MilwaukeeWhaler posted 08-03-2001 03:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for MilwaukeeWhaler  Send Email to MilwaukeeWhaler     
I know brokers who lost there whole book of business (and job) to margin. We are a pretty conservative firm. Live by the sword die by it. Anyway as soon as the bell rings I am out of here to see if the smallmouth are biting. Have a great weekend. No cold-calling!:)
Makonut posted 08-04-2001 02:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Makonut  Send Email to Makonut     
Milwaukee..Like your idea of a stock picking forum. Just bring the SBUX and KKD

jer the Bear (Until Greenie drops it again)

Bigshot posted 08-04-2001 02:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
We are'nt cops:) Doubt Greenie will drop again, not enough room now in case of a real recession. Look what 1% rates did for Japan, nothing but we can finance a Mazda real cheap.
Bigshot posted 08-04-2001 02:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
FYI I am forbidden to engage in stock forums per say, I assume so is Milwaukee. We can chat but can't make recommendations unless it is appproved from complince first and that is highly doubtful and takes weeks for approval(for every recommendation).
Whaletosh posted 08-04-2001 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
But most Mazdas we get in the US are made by Ford or at Flat Rock, south of Detroit.
whalernut posted 08-05-2001 11:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Bigshot, I also enjoy you`re posts and agree sometimes and disagree others but that is the way it works! I used to enrage alot of members in the past bashing Newer Whalers and Brunswick, but I lightened up when Jim H. told me enough times and deleted my posts a few times! Keep up the posts dude! Regards-Jack Graner. Rockland Mass. Whalers Forever!
whalernut posted 08-05-2001 11:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
P.S. I am 32, married, one boy, one Eglish Setter, one `16 Currituck, and am in major debt, Bigshot, I should have been an invester and broker! It has to pay better than Wharehouse work and less strainfull! Regards-Jack Graner.
Bigshot posted 08-06-2001 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Not in this market. Have many friends that make more and own less. It is the art of the deal and knowing what something is worth. You buy a 16 for $4k, fix it up a bit and sell it after a few years for say $6k. Then add $2k and get a 1990 17, etc. After 30 boats, you get the picture.
JFM posted 08-06-2001 11:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Bigshot You are 100% correct with the art of the deal. I've done the same thing with houses, cars, boats etc. The true art is to see the final result from the begining. Also, never buy with your heart always buy with your head. But the exception is if you really want something you have to forget the deal and get what you want. I need to do this with a Montauk but it's hard to jutify buying one new. Regards, Jay
MilwaukeeWhaler posted 08-06-2001 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for MilwaukeeWhaler  Send Email to MilwaukeeWhaler     
Bigshot you are right, compliance is on us like a hawk and this job market is too rough to push it. Wharehouse work doesn't sound too bad right now. I would rather strain then stress!
Bigshot posted 08-06-2001 11:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Jay, you always get the best deal when you are not looking for one. Did'nt you and I discuss the new vs slightly used issue a few weeks ago. If keeping it for 10 years or so and the "quality" is still there with the new 170's. New might be worth the couple grand at resale. I would try and grab a 2001 if the price is right. Jack is right in my eyes and that Brunswick might be SeaRaying the newer ones. It will be very interesting in 5 years or so that the "Brunswick Whalers" are less desirable like AMF Harleys are, etc. My friend went out and got his as soon as he heard Brunswick bought them because he wanted a Whaler, not a SeaRay.
JFM posted 08-06-2001 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Bigshot, I'm a picky, patient, prudent, pundit pri*k when it comes to buying something like a boat. The new Montauks don't turn me on like the old ones do. I like the teak and even the mahogany models better than the new. Also the price of new has gone up to much to fast. Regards, Jay
compounder posted 08-06-2001 01:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
Since we have wandered so far off BOSTON WHALER TOPICS, I have a couple of questions.

1. What in the world is a "wharehouse?" Sounds like a cross between a whorehouse and a warehouse!

2. Why is it that a guy who wants to help you invest your money is called a "broker?"

MilwaukeeWhaler posted 08-06-2001 01:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for MilwaukeeWhaler  Send Email to MilwaukeeWhaler     
I am sorry, wherehouse. Too "broke" to buy an Outrage.
jimh posted 08-07-2001 09:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I am closing this thread.

I was away on vacation while most of this was posted, else I probably would have stepped in sooner.

In the long run, I find talking about boats more interesting than talking about the people that are talking about the boats.


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