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Old 12-03-2006, 12:41 AM
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If my boat was silent....it would be a Blowboat!
Nothing wrong with blowboats.... I've been a blowboater in the past... There is a certain amount of fun knowing you aren't spending money as you "crawl" somewhere....
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:37 AM
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Nothing wrong with blowboats.... I've been a blowboater in the past... There is a certain amount of fun knowing you aren't spending money as you "crawl" somewhere....
exactly the same as I know that eventually I will die...that is why you never see a brinks truck behind a hearse, it aint going with ya...
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I had a Fountain with twin 350's w/ no through hole exhaust. I never missed the sound and the neighbors loved the boat! The kids liked getting on the boat much better.
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i would rather beer bong my own diarehia than have a quiet boat...........The only thing that is bad about your own boat being loud is not having enough trust in your buddy to rip buy ya when your standing on shore...............
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:01 AM
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I wish I could afford to make them louder.

As far as noise affecting other boaters or lakeside residents- you don't need a quieter boat, you need bigger water.
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:17 AM
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The only thing that is bad about your own boat being loud is not having enough trust in your buddy to rip buy ya when your standing on shore...............

TRUST NO ONE LOOSE NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:36 AM
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There is a certain feeling you get when you fire up your BBs or somebody near you does. I boat in big water so being considerate to my neighbors does not come into play except around the dock then I use my Captains Call option. If they regulate the sport so these engines are quiet, I'm outta here and into a cruiser. Unlike others, I'd miss the sound and the anticipation I experience when I fire them up. Kids...they get ear plugs.
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TRUST NO ONE LOOSE NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!
Spelling Police!!.... I think you mean "lose" nothing....
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:22 PM
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exactly the same as I know that eventually I will die...that is why you never see a brinks truck behind a hearse, it aint going with ya...
I don't know if you have checked the sale prices of blowboats lately... but they are just as expensive as powerboats. I like to see you power across the pacific to Hawaii sometime. It's all a matter of choice for the moment.
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Wouldn't bother me at all as long as boat still went the same speed-are we trying to make noise or go fast? I drove a new 4 stroke snomobile last year,it was strange-the noise of the track clattering and parts turning was louder than the motor,kinda eerie BUT if I bought one I wouldn't go out of my way to make it louder unless their was a performance gain,Smitty
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