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    Platinum Member Platinum Member mcollinstn's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1991 F311SR1
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    I see London, I see France...

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    Toxic FORMULA Platinum Member mopower's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1989 Formula SR-1 272 t/540's
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    pitman nj
    My dad had a 1960 17' Thompson and a 40 Evinrude then upped it to a new 75 Evinrude in 1963 and a blistering 33 mph DAYam!
    You're right...those were the days

    Actually I taught myself ,along with physics101 and a USPS course somewhere along the way.
    The ramp I use has a nasty tide running one way or the other almost constantly. Its on the outside of a bend and I have amazed a few people comming in there.
    You can never have too much horsepower or money...It's just hard to have both.

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    Gone Fishin' Charter Member Waterfoul's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
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    Nov 2000
    Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven
    Dad taught me the basics as a kid. I have honed my skills over the years. When my father goes out with me, he likes to tell people he taught me everything I know about boating. Including when I put my 24' boat in a 25' tie off. No sweat I tell him!!!! But he did NOT teach me that. Time and practice have taught me that. And I am by no means done learning what is needed to be the best boater on the water.

    [b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!

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    Charter Member #94 Charter Member Gordo's Avatar
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    1999 Active Thunder 25' Factory 1 Race Edition
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    Oct 2000
    New Port Richey, FL
    Learn to drive a boat?
    I'm still hoping someone will give me lesons for free.

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    Mike J
    Best advise: Don't listen to a
    Boat salesman.
    Mike J.

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    Registered X-Rated30's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1997/2010 Spectre Catamaran w/ twin 250XS Sports
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    Mar 2001
    Monroe, LA
    Name: Hugh Bob Wyly

    Position: 12th grade physics teacher

    Advice: Two masses cannot occupy the same space at the same time

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    Registered VelocityMike's Avatar
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    Annapolis MD
    My dad taught me the basics but when I moved to Maryland I was about 12 and all the guys that lived around me had Hydrostreams and I had a little 12 ft with a 10hp. After hanging out with these guys for a summer they started to let me drive thier boats and thats were I learned how to drive go fast. As for backing up trailers that happend on my grandmothers farm with the little John Deare tractor and a home made garden trailer. Would practice doing that for hours but I sill learn something new everytime I take the boat out.

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    Registered BattleCry's Avatar
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    After spending my days living in Florida hanging with my buddies, drinking at the boat ramp and the marina, I learned what not to do. I always go with knowledge and feel.

    If you ever have time. Anywhere you are. Go down to the boat ramp. Take your favorite beverage and find a place to sit. And laugh your azz off. Watch people try to put boat and jet skis in and out of the water.

  9. #19
    My Boats:
    1984 Chris Cat
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    Jul 2002
    Troy, Mich

    Wink Where's the brake pedal?

    You meen it's differen then a car?

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    Registered Douggie Fresh's Avatar
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    Oct 2001
    Aliso Viejo, CA.
    My Dad in a 16' Glastron with 75 hp outboard. Funny how fast we thought that thing went.


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