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Old 01-25-2011, 10:03 PM
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I understand the thrill of a go fast but I now have a 3mo old boy, I dont see myself flying across the bay or ocean ( a lake maybe ) with a 1-4 yr old so my next boat will be a center console or a Formula 33 ss, nothing wrong with being comfortable on the water
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:27 PM
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Never been in a boat that I did'nt enjoy! As long as your boating, life is good.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:28 PM
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:11 PM
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First off you may want to move closer to the water. If you are considering a go fast and a cruiser then you have the dough to consider it. Trust me, it changes everything in your boating world when you can see the water everyday you leave your house.

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I understand the thrill of a go fast but I now have a 3mo old boy, I dont see myself flying across the bay or ocean ( a lake maybe ) with a 1-4 yr old so my next boat will be a center console or a Formula 33 ss, nothing wrong with being comfortable on the water
Are you crazy in the head? A baby on the water in a fast boat??
Take a deep breath. I was on the water before I can remember. My kids have been on the water since before they had social security numbers. The 454 with thru hull exhaust purr would put my daughter asleep even on a bad teething day. Now is the time to get them hooked. It will make them a better person in the long run. Just because you have a fast boat don’t mean you have to drive it badly and it may help in an issue like running out of diapers and needing to get back to the car.
Last, a cool boat gets kids excited. Like a matchbox car.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:27 AM
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Here's some shots from a poker run we did back in '04.... Boat was a Doral with 2 hp's in it for power.

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Old 01-26-2011, 09:29 AM
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42 Sonic, 47 Fountain, 38 Donzi or even a 38 PQ....if you cant get it done in one of these you have a serious problem.....or as posted earlier get two.....cruisers can be had for DIRT CHEAP these days....like 15k
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:31 AM
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Get an older cruzier get it paid off. (Wife happy)
THEN get a CIG! (Me HAPPY!)
Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
And as much as I hate admitting it the AC when its 100 outside is nice.

Of course a 50x50 boat dock at the lake house helps.
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I'm in the market for a cruiser now as a second to the 42! I can't wait to be able to choose which slip to get a boat out of this summer... Anybody know of a deal on a 45ish Sea Ray or similar? want to keep it below 150k if I an help it.... PM me
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I'm in the market for a cruiser now as a second to the 42! I can't wait to be able to choose which slip to get a boat out of this summer... Anybody know of a deal on a 45ish Sea Ray or similar? want to keep it below 150k if I an help it.... PM me
that's the way to go..cruiser and go fast if you can...check out the Cruiser Yachts..they are a little better IMO or the Formulas but I think they may be a bit more than 150k when you step into a 45'er...the 39 cruiser yacht is very roomy though...good luck!!!
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I'm in the market for a cruiser now as a second to the 42! I can't wait to be able to choose which slip to get a boat out of this summer... Anybody know of a deal on a 45ish Sea Ray or similar? want to keep it below 150k if I an help it.... PM me
1995 145k

http://www.knot10.com/

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...0&&ywo=knot10&
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