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Old 01-17-2002, 02:53 PM
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Come on Troutly,
Admit it , you get that special feeling when
people are admiring your boat when cruising
down the road !
I'm sure it's a different feeling than when you have the lights on in the cruiser !
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Old 01-17-2002, 03:02 PM
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I don't mind most of the questions I get about my boat. I especially like the people who assume that there must a husband or boyfriend around somewhere and that the boat's his. I love the looks on their faces when I tell them that it's mine and that I really do drive it.
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Old 01-17-2002, 03:12 PM
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Not even the gun belt ?!?!?!
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Old 01-17-2002, 04:42 PM
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I love pulling mine. I have not done the glass building trick yet, but I am sure I will one day. I too look young, and often people ask me if that is my "Daddy's boat." I just smile and say its mine, all mine; and I worked VERY hard for it. I have yet to have the little placard made that someone mentioned they had on the rear of their port trailer fender: "Your girlfriend wants a ride." I passed two guys in a channel, who were all proud of their jointly owned 260 Prowler, and as I passed them I asked what motor, and and who owned it. As one motioned they both owned their's, and the other mentioned his 496HO, I smiled, and said this one is all mine, including that pretty Blue HP500EFI. They told me to F-off. LOL

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Old 01-17-2002, 04:54 PM
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Jane - You hit a nerve with this thread - "showing off our toys". I've only trailored mine a couple of times so far, but I felt like a peacock in the mating season. Very first gas stop, this young guys walks by and say, "Dope ass boat dude." Before I could hit him, I notice my son smiling and saying thanks. So I held up - turns out that's some kind of great complement. Believe it or not, later out in the middle of the desert, this pickup with a couple of cute girls drives by with a little sign. You guessed it, "Dope ass boat!" But then that was my wife and daughter

p.s. I need to try that glass building thing

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Old 01-17-2002, 04:56 PM
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I enjoy towing the Skater. Same standard questions as everyone else. Except this! One day a nice elderly lady said, "Wow that is a nice pontoon boat!"

I just smiled and said THANKS!

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Old 01-17-2002, 06:29 PM
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For some reason I have no idea what you guys are talking about???????

I also trailer the thing every where...
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Old 01-17-2002, 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by Reindl Powerboats:
[QB]How about trailering one of our boats.... [QB]
Chris - Mine has caused at least 3 traffic accidents and several close calls. (I wasn't involved in any of them - it was all distracted drivers!) Sometimes it's very rewarding answering all the questions, and I try to be friendly even when I'm exhausted.
Retired! Boating full-time now.
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Old 01-17-2002, 08:27 PM
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I was checking into a slip at my local marina when I bought my Scarab in August. Was trying to decide whether or not to trailer. The marina owner said nobody trailers a boat that big. (only 26') Keep in mind I'm in Arkansas. I decided to trailer for now. The trip to and from the lake is half the enjoyment. I love watching people stare. Hell, I'll even go uptown on Friday night to gas it up and gloat a little. If I can't enjoy it on the water, I may as well enjoy it off the water.

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Old 01-17-2002, 08:36 PM
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Hey, I bought a new $3500 aluminium trailer just because it looks so cool going down the road! Now I just need a cool boat to go with it
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