If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30
  1. #21
    AT Cult Member #3 VIP Member R Addiction's Avatar
    My Boats:
    '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Raypanic, ours was "Get the belt!!!!"

  2. #22
    Toxic FORMULA Platinum Member mopower's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1989 Formula SR-1 272 t/540's
    Join Date
    May 2002
    pitman nj
    So ya really think things are bad today??? Remember this...30 years from now THESE will be the good old days
    You can never have too much horsepower or money...It's just hard to have both.

  3. #23
    Registered Rambunctious's Avatar
    My Boats:
    95 Formula 336 SR1 525SC's
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Holland, Mich
    how about chasing a fifth of yukon jack with a 2 liter of coke on the way to the non alchohol rock club ( 80's trend for highschool hangouts)

    ( we called them Pre alchohol nights)

    now THAT was just plain stupid. boy were we lucky.

    we used to take a back road loop to "finish it off"
    one time we stopped at the railroad tracks in my buddies full cam 1970 400 pontiac firebird formula ( pull me over red) and a cop stops facing us at the same tracks. lumpity lumpity lumpity lumpity we creap away with our foreheads just sweating.....

    like I say. that was just plain stupid.

  4. #24
    Registered Rambunctious's Avatar
    My Boats:
    95 Formula 336 SR1 525SC's
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Holland, Mich
    speaking of gocarts,
    I did the same thing with the throttle. briggs would never start at idle so i would hook the throttle cable over the butterfly bracket to open the throtle "some", well the dang thing fired up at 3/4 throttle and took off across the parking lot to hit a telephone pole and broke a front tie rod. I was heartbroken. I was only 10 you know!!!!

    and the time the engine mount (which rides over the axle with two bearings allowing the axle to pass through) lost the front hold down bolt. the engine/mount pivoted about the axle under the torque and proceeded to pull the cable to full throttle. WITH ME ON BOARD. I could not reach the kill switch or the choke!!! the engine was laying back 90 degrees, blowin oil out the exhuast!!!.. I slalomed wildly down our subdivision road, screaming !!, till I finally spun out in the neighbors yard, and finally killed the engine.

    oh, and the time I was sprinkling at my dad's golf course ( best summer job ever!!!) We would take frieds out with us at night to ride along as we moved sprinklers.
    Well we ( me and bobby Johns) are fly'in down this hill in a toro truckster. I yelled the imfamous....."watch this" and hit the brakes and pulled the wheel.

    Well this machine had 33" diameter tall rear tires with tread, unlike the cushman with low profile golfcard tires that LOVED to spin around in the wet grass.

    we went a$$ over teakettle and the thing ended upside down on top of me, blowin white smoke out the exhaust. I was Pinned!!!. when Bobby finally stopped laughing, he tipped it over and i escaped. THOUGHT WE WERE GONNA NEED THE JAWS OF LIFE!!!!.

    we bent the steering wheel somewhat round again and went on with our business.

    oh , and the time I was about 10 and took a golf cart down the second biggest hill on the course . It's 6:30 am, I'm doing my first $2.00 a day job, picking up trash at the tees, well it was wet grass

    so i hit the brakes and do a 30 degree pitch and slide all the way down the hill only to finally do a 180 and get thrown. well the golf cart decides to roll backward (ever so slighly faster that adrenaline can make my 10 year old legs run) and back into the pond. and sink

    blub blub blub

    it was a real long walk back to the clubhouse to see dad

    cart came out of the pond with seaweed hangin from the frame. wish i had a picture.

    I did go on to race gocarts at age 28...hmmmmmmmmm
    and i still have my original Margay racing cart I mentioned with that same briggs engine. I actually tried to start it this weekend with my 4 year old. same trick, hooked the throttle cable on the butterfly bracket. did n't start..........

    will we ever learn...........

  5. #25
    Registered Risk Taker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    New Hampshuu !!
    Anyone remember this little ditty.......

    "You just wait until you father gets home."

    That used to be the longest two hours of my life..........

  6. #26
    Today, its "when your father, mother, or primary care giver comes to pick you up I will have to give them a full report of your activities."

  7. #27
    Marie Awesome
    I often think about this subject. Remember when:

    Honesty, respect, morels, consideration and conscience were expected
    Please and thank you was the norm
    McDonalds was a treat
    If you wanted extras,work!
    Car, earn it!
    Phone calls were limited
    Curfews were honored
    Don't swear,lie,or steel from your parents
    When Dad just had to look at you
    You could go on and on with this, All your points are valid
    WE SURVIVED!!!!!

    I found out yesterday that you shouldn't handle a new baby with acrylic nails, they carry fungus! Was in the hair & nail business for 28 years, handled my daughter as well as others.

    With Determination, Imagination, Trial & Error we figured it out


    I could go on and on, Every one here is right

  8. #28
    My Boats:
    25' Checkmate Convincor, 19 Checkmate Convincor, 23 Crownline, a Sea Doo, a 12' sailboat, and two kayaks!!
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    King george, Virginia/Potomac River
    Clint Eastwood said it best in a movie (I forgot the name of it, so help me out here......He was getting chewed out by a gereral in a war era movie because his (Eastwood's) soldiers just took over an area/hill.

    "General sir, my men overcame and adapted..........
    Last edited by Shah Mat; 10-10-2002 at 12:10 PM.

  9. #29
    Platinum Member Platinum Member Steve 1's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Slippery when wet!
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Beautiful Fort Lauderdale
    It all has to do with family values we had a full time Mother also.

    I would never have even thought of back talking to my Father or worse yet a Grandparent!

    And there was no 1-800 abuse you got “Discipline” at home or in School!

    Trigger locks?? What’s that! You just did not touch the Old Mans guns Period any idiot knew that.

    When I grew up we all had BB Guns (no one got hurt) at 11 years old Boy Scouts! Then at 12 First Gun with Instruction a .22 Bolt action single shot Rifle, At 14 year’s The Biggie The Prized Restricted Drivers License and a Motor Scooter, Then you knew you made it !

    Slippery when wet. "POD" Free Tunnel through Common Sense Engineering

  10. #30
    Registered Shane's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2009 FORMULA 292
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Lake George, NY it's not called "Queen of American Lakes" for nothin'!
    "improvise, adapt and overcome!"

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. How to Survive Rough Water (DO NOT TRY)
    By Phantom1 in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-07-2008, 09:12 PM
  2. OT: How did we survive ???
    By Risk Taker in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-05-2003, 12:37 PM
  3. Will Sbi Survive
    By 1HYPER1 in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 150
    Last Post: 02-21-2003, 12:02 PM
  4. OT: How did we survive?
    By CigDaze in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-13-2003, 10:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.