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Old 11-28-2010, 07:19 AM
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thanks bob thats where it kicked up i was just saying kids fall asleep in boats its cool i did it in my dad 18 ft thompson just a good memory and my dad is what got me into fast boating and my skater is loving memory to him and with out him it would not have been possible i owe a awfulle lot to him and thats what the 711 is its his birthday and my lucky numbers thanks again dad his ashes ride up front in the boat cause thats what he loved and he brings good luck but he always said when people asked him harry how did you get so lucky he said the harder i work the lucker i get good words to live by
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Great looking boat.. and your right , there's nothing that rides like a skater.. size compared to size, there is no comparison,.
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thanks bob thats where it kicked up i was just saying kids fall asleep in boats its cool i did it in my dad 18 ft thompson just a good memory and my dad is what got me into fast boating and my skater is loving memory to him and with out him it would not have been possible i owe a awfulle lot to him and thats what the 711 is its his birthday and my lucky numbers thanks again dad his ashes ride up front in the boat cause thats what he loved and he brings good luck but he always said when people asked him harry how did you get so lucky he said the harder i work the lucker i get good words to live by
Nice story about your dad.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:27 AM
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out of curiosity..how much fuel does that thing use?? in say a day trip??
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:29 AM
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Jim, Nice story about your Dad. My sister and brothers had our first taste of boating on my Father's 16ft Lyman. Water skiing before we started school. I had the rare opportunity to meet your Dad. Reading your story made it even more special. I can relate.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:28 PM
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out of curiosity..how much fuel does that thing use?? in say a day trip??
Jim and I were just discussing this and hour ago.

I have the exact same hull as Jim, (picture in post#8) different deck and power. Mine is a raised pleasure deck, T/300SX, and yesterday when I particaped in the FMO turkey weekend run, I ran a total of 152 miles, burned 70.0 gallons of 93 octane, thats an average of 2.17mpg.

We ran together, except in the Gulf leg, and his boat runs real nice. We have also rode with each other in different runs, the Skater hull, has no equal.
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i have not fuel scaned mine yet but early numbers are freking awsome
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always said when people asked him harry how did you get so lucky he said the harder i work the lucker i get good words to live by
A+++ to harry. I agree completely.
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