Why do I have to be one of the old guys?
i am a 28 year old new yorker, single and lovin it!!!
i have a 19992 larson senza with a custom paint job and am currently looking at the 31' sonics.
i own a concrete recycling facility in queens new york just outside of manhatten.
and i hate the long cold winters, so i try to head south as much as possible.
Why do I have to be one of the old guys?
This is too good to resist.
Rice Hauler Here,
It's been great to learn about all of you who I have read about for so long. You're all more interesting than I would have ever thought. (Yes, Even you tank.)
I'm an avid boater from Ohio. Summers, my girlfriend and I spend our time boating from Sandusky, Ohio on Beautiful Lake Erie. Catch us anytime between flyby's at the Casino on Kelly's Island to Charging down the channel to Put-in-Bay (Why is that always hyphenated?) to cruising over to the pool at the Nor'Easter Club or La Marin.
Winters we spend terrorizing the intercoastal and coastal waters in and around Baker's Haulover Inlet (Who is this Baker Person). South to Miami or the keys or north to Boca or Palm Beach. Inside, if it's wild outside, and Outside anytime the weather and good sense allow.
Lip-Ship customer. for over 10 years. he fixes, repairs, rebuilds, etc. ("It's your hobby Rob, but it's my business" my favorite phil quote)
I have met the best people and made the best friends from this thing we all do called boating and I am grateful for all of it every day.
Oh yeah, the demographics:
1 2001 Top Gun (pics in the reader rides section)
No tow vehicle unless you count the AMG ML55 (thing could'nt tow itself, much less my boat but man is it ever fast for an SUV)
Florida Powerboat Club member (And proud of it, Stu's the best get's us all there and back everytime.)
It's very refreshing to know that I'm pretty much the same as the rest of you all. I Just want to go boating again and the sooner the better.
(O.K. maybe a tad bit longer winded than some but hey, I'm having fun here and it's been a long day.)
As so many others have mentioned I hope to keep meeting more and more of you in person. Already met thrillseeker and thisistank only a few thousand more to go but as they say in the old country "the oxen is slow but the earth is patient"
Best to all
A.K.A. Rice Hauler
"Lovin' Life and Livin Large"..OffShore
39 and counting backwards
Quality Assurance Inspector on P-3 Orions
U.S. Navy currently deployed in the Med.
Current boat 24 Python Vector needing a paint job and new interior, the motor is done, but hard to work on when deployed.
Back up-- 24 Reindl Bat Boat, as part of the reindl crew i get plenty of seat time and occasionally race as well.
Truck 2001 GMC C3500 Dually extended cab it kicks a$$,
8.1 lt 496 it not short of power.
OK one more for the old fart club.
Age 49 One more month and Iíll hit the big 50.
Occupation Maintenance Engineer
Married 28 years
Children 2 boys 23 & 20 1 girl 16
Boat 1993 28' Checkmate Convincor T/454s W/Whipples
Truck 1999 Chevy Suburban 2500 4 X 4
When Iím not boating or on OSO I practice martial arts and try my best to enjoy life.
Nice to learn a little about people on the board!
My name is Ronnie
Married, wife works in human resources at Toyota Plant in Princeton Indiana
Have daughter Bailey, soon to be 3
Boat is 1999 Baja H2X 502 mag MPI
Pull it with 1999 Dodge Durango 4x4 with 360, am thinking about a new PowerSroke though
I am the shop chairman of IUE-CWA local 808 at Whirlpool (evansville IN Division) also own a detail shop.
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Im 38, the wife is 35...no kids yet.
She runs the Preschool / Day care...I just fix things 24/7.
Good to see how many "vintage" members there are.
I'm Bill, age 56, live in Syracuse and boat in the 1000 Islands. I'm VP of a real estate development company and have been married 20 years to a teacher. My 18 year old son is a freshman at St. Lawrence University.
I have a 2000 Velocity 280 with a Whipplecharged 502 Mag. A bad back, loss of my co-pilot to college, and lack of interest by my wife has led to the decision to sell the boat. My parents kept our first boat in the same boathouse that I keep my boat back in 1954.
Have had numerous boats including a 26' Pearson sailboat, 1988 SeaRay 20, 1988 SeaRay 268 Sundancer, 1990 Powerplay 23 Conquest, ...
Offshore Score - Your not! 37? Dude, the Dark Side would probably still hang with you.
So what's the problem Philip - too comfortable in that closet? Come on, fess up. We won't tell Kim. Don't forget, T2x and Steve David are MUCH older than you and they still rock.
"And finally, Fred - didn't someone once say you go safest in the middle ground. That's the road to sanctuary!"
Ok Fred, I found it. It was when Phaethon insisted on driving the chariot of the Sun, his father caution (which went unused - go figure) was, "Medius tutissimus ibis" or "You will go safest in the middle course.'
Sorry, a little over-caffeineated this morning
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