Bottom line in my opinion is everyone will justify what they like and prefer....
It's like asking or me defending why I have an over powered Apache when I can go out and get a skater with the same power and go twice as fast... Or asking why people run boats designed to run offshore in lakes. Or like saying blondes are better than brunettes and vice versa...
It's really a silly debate in my opionion. It's your money so spend it how you want! Have fun and be safe, no matter what you prefer!
Last edited by Panther; 09-03-2009 at 11:01 AM.
Read this in a motorcycle magazine once,
Unknown Racer Quote:
I don't believe in a risk free Society,
where the trills of living are traded
for the safety of existence.
Just got done watching the mile flat track and Moto GP last weekend,,,, man I think alot of those guys live this way.
"Going fast is fine as long as you are committed with your money. Most of my fellow boating friends are committed to the fast thing, not the money thing. It is not wise to think you can have speed and with no cash commitment. Speed costs money."
Very few guys walk the walk on this.
All these guys blowing themselves about how competitive they are really make me laugh.
Just got back from a 300 mile trip on the water & I had a guy in a 40 ft fountain following me yesterday from Redondo Bch to the entrance at Del Rey because he couldn't see where he was going.
He was waiting at the front of the fog bank until someone came by with radar that was "going home".
Get your wife something nice for putting up with you!
Does she have a sister?
tssteph, here are a couple of pictures of my Lavey. By the way it was enlightening to read how different folks perceive their boating experience. That is what makes it entertaining. Best regards, Quent
I agree with you Quent. When I was growing up around boats my dad had an Imperial boat with twin 100hp mercs on it. Now that is when 100hp outboard was the king. It was the fastest boat on the Ohio River back in the day. He kind of told me the same story you just wrote. I have been boating in a month it will be 44 years, and always wanted a "fast" boat but when I built the couple that I have had yes they were fast but not the fastest and I can go and turn the key, they run they idle and I know I enjoy boating a heck of a lot more. It is much easier and cheaper to use a towel on them instead of a wrench. Nobody in their right mind digs sitting in a bilge or standing on your head when it hotter than he!! trying to get something to work right.
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