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Thread: New Baja Owner

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    New Baja Owner

    I'm thrilled to become an official member of OSO, and to finally participate as a Baja owner, not just a Baja father!

    My name is Bill, and I am in the process of purchasing a 2000 Baja 232 Boss from JTB. The boat should arrive in Southern California (Channel Islands) sometime next week.

    A bit about myself ... I've become an "old fart" at 61 and have been married for 40 years. I'm blessed with two wonderful grown children, Chris & Carrie, and have become "Papa" to four special grandchildren, Ethan, Grant, Abigail and Jordan.

    My wife and I have been involved in boating since the year we were married! We started with an old "Ladd" wooden inboard with a rumbling Cadillac engine. Spent our time in the Pacific around Long Beach and Marina del Rey. Several years later, we bit-the-bullit and bought a new 20' Ranger V with a Volvo inline-6 and outdrive. Spent about a decade enjoying and raising a family with that boat. In 1990, bought an old 30' Tollycraft cruiser with twin Chrysler 318s and slipped it in Marina del Rey. Enjoyed the "floating condo" life for several years, and in the late 90s, I gave up on the Tolly and bought myselt a little 21" sailboat. Kept it for several years but after realizing that neither my kids nor my wife enjoyed sailing, finally got out of boating!

    I was pleased when my son, Chris (chrisf), decided to get himself a boat, especially a cool looking, and very fast Baja! The very first time he took me out on it, I immediately sensed that being back on the water never really lost its appeal. When my wife expressed her enjoyment too, that was it ... I'm getting back on the water.

    So here we are, Chris will have his 272 stored in the same marina as my new Baja 232. I would have preferred to get a larger 302 or 342 with twins, but I just can't handle the trailer launching at this age. So I opted for the little 232 because the marina can use its boat hoist for launching and retreival. That works for me ....

    I've retired my "Grandpa" login because Chris says that it does not fit with a 65mph "sea rocket". Since my past several boats were named "Impulsive", an accurate description of my personality, I've decided to name the new Baja 232 "Impulsive".

    As soon as the boat arrives, I'll be sure to let ya'll know about her maiden voyage in the Pacific.

    Needless to say, I can't wait ....

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    Charter Member #34 Charter Member Dock Holiday's Avatar
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    Re: New Baja Owner

    Welcome to the board, and congrats on the new boat.

    Have a great boating season!

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    Registered User BAJA WILL's Avatar
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    Re: New Baja Owner

    Welcome to the family, don't feel bad I can barely keep my Dad off the Pontoon he's 61


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    Platinum Member Platinum Member BajaBennett's Avatar
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    Re: New Baja Owner

    Welcome Bill. Hope you enjoy your new toy.


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    Re: New Baja Owner

    Congrats on your new rig.


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    Platinum Member Platinum Member CigDaze's Avatar
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    Re: New Baja Owner

    Welcome to the family. Congratulations on the new boat! Have fun.

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    Charter Member Charter Member Dean Ferry's Avatar
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    Re: New Baja Owner

    Welcome to OSO! Congrats on the new boat and please post some pics when you get "Impulsive"!
    Everything is for sale @ a certain $$

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    Registered VIP Member racer-x6's Avatar
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    Re: New Baja Owner

    You just got 36,437 new family Members
    So when should we be there for dinner

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member yesrej's Avatar
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    Re: New Baja Owner

    welcome to the board. there is noplace like it.

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