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Old 05-07-2011, 03:18 PM
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Miami Vice Schmiami Vice, what do those posers know...the best boat ever was the 1964 Iroquois cathedral hull on Flipper. I was hooked as a kid when I saw that one. Unfortunately at that time I lived in the midwest and the closest I ever came to water was when it some awesome puddles though!
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:46 PM
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My first was a 20' Crestliner Rampage with a 350/260, that was a fun little boat. It converted my buddy over from Sea Rays to performance boats. He got tired of me blowin the doors off his 4 banger Sea Ray real quick, and he had a Liberator the next year.

No porta potti killed the fun for the wife fast, however
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:06 PM
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1988 27' Mirage intimidator custom black paint built 350's 400hp 73 gps!

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Old 05-07-2011, 04:21 PM
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a late 60's gw invader with a 40 hp johnson.thinking about it makes ya want to get another one
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:37 PM
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A 1986 18 ft Sea Ray with a 140 IO.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:54 PM
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Although MV was the popular show in my younger years I never watched it.

My boating started as a kid and my dads 14' flat bottom Starcraft with a 50hp merc. Loved to ski behind that thing. He still has it although it has not run in years.

I then went to work for a local marina one summer. They had a 41 Apache I am sure you have heard of it, the Warhawk. Got a ride on that on day, and said man got to get me something like this. Couple other nice boats there at the time, and made friends with the owners. 33 Power Play, Baja 370, 42 Fountain and they were a dealer for Powerquest. Spent lots of time on those boats.

My first boat was a Baja 190DVX. Moved up to a 260 and now have my 280.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:29 PM
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When i was 19 i bought a 1987 17' Bayliner with a whopping 90 horse but man did we have fun on that little boat. Then my buddies dad bought a 1997 Eliminator Cat rode in it all the time and i was hooked on cats after the first ride. Then i bought my cat man going fast sure is exspensive but it sure is fun
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:45 PM
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18' Jet boat with a BBC I was 18!!
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:08 PM
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Carnival Cruise Ship age 10 it was great.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:58 PM
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