Dad had a late 60s model tri-hull in the late 70s. I think it was a starcraft with a 40hp Johnson. I was 16 and convinced him to let me take it to the lake overnight w/my buddies. Woke up the next morning missing a fishing pole and forward gear on the motor Had to run 3-4 miles in reverse back to the ramp... long trip. Dad was convinced I was thrashing it.
After bumming on friends and family boats forever, I bought my own finally.
1989 Sea Raider w/90hp Merc. Great boat in nice shape. Bought and sold for the same money after 2 great seasons.
1983 ChrisCraft Scorpion 230 w/sbc. Totally rebuilt the boat over 6mos and had it looking pretty good then sold to a close friend for less that I had into it.
Now I have a 30 Velocity w/twin BBC. I'm a firefighter.