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Aw, comeon, you're a technical editor you have to get the techical points right.
What's a Hummer supposed to be? A military Humvee? A civilian H1, which is vaguely similar? Or the H2 or H3, which step down to being a Checvy pickup truck with a highly modified suspension?

The real military surplus critter is a real brute, if you read up on what it can handle, including the armor plated engine air intakes, there's nothing else wuite like it and 6mpg would be a bargain. Personally I'd like a Cadillac-Gage V-150 which gets even lower mileage, but the dang gummint won't sell me one, I'd have to bring it back from the Phillipines. I mean, honest, am I any more of a threat to my gummint than some foreigners in the Phillipines?!

Of course if you try to get acceleration out of any H# you'll kill the gas mileage, they ain't built for speed. But, if you've ever been stuck someplace and wished you cold just cross right over that guardrail and get out? Yeah, a real Humvee will do that, and you may not even feel it as you go over the top.

But someone at West "Corporate" is obviously drinking the funny Kool-Aide, they keep telling me that my local West Store is the former Goldberg Marine in midtown manhattan...yah, right, it IS the closest one, and I'm STILL not going by there. Damn Mainlanders, don't they know they can't get they-ah from he-ah?
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Hello,

I am from Texas. Everyone owns a suped-up Hummer or Truck. My favorite is going out and paying 60k for a Hummer, painting it camoflauge, and using it for the deer lease???? And all this time I thought boating was expensive!

- CD

PS And yes, we have gun racks WITH GUNS on our back glass. So go ahead, make my day!
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CD, IIRC 60k buys you an H2 at best. Or a loaded H3 after taxes and all. Or about half of an H1, or a real Humvee with minor battle damage on the surplus block.

You guys lease trucks to the deer? Complete with gun racks and guns? That's might sporting of y'all.
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Or, 60k buys you one months supply of gas to put in that baby.
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Just what we need... Rednecks on sailboats...
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I am from Texas. Everyone owns a suped-up Hummer or Truck. My favorite is going out and paying 60k for a Hummer, painting it camoflauge, and using it for the deer lease???? And all this time I thought boating was expensive!

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PS And yes, we have gun racks WITH GUNS on our back glass. So go ahead, make my day!
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Ahhh I can photoshop......can I ??? can I????
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Not many google results for "redneck sailboat"...

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I need advice on where to mount my gun rack on my boat. Should it be forward of the steering wheel or aft?
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I need advice on where to mount my gun rack on my boat. Should it be forward of the steering wheel or aft?
Twin .50 cals on the bow - guarantees you're the first in line at the gas dock! Also means you're never "late" for the drawbridge.


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Don't tell him that....now he's going to install one on his boat....I can't keep the photoshop up if you guys just keep showing things to put on the boat!!!
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