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Old 05-05-2011, 10:34 PM
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Thought this would be a fun question. For me it was a 24 baja sport with a merc 510 (502 bored 1 over) over 12 years ago (same hull as 24 outlaw). I beat on that boat like it owed me money and loved every second of it. Joined OSO in 2000 with a few over 200 members and saw others with the same passion. Went thru baja, fountain, sea ray-now 37 Outerlimits. So what was your first water love?











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Old 05-05-2011, 10:47 PM
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1975 Spectra 18ft... closed bow, 455 Olds w/ Jacuzzi Jet....
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Mine was a 24 outlaw. My old man owned it and I bought it from him. It has been down hill since then.
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17.6 ft. Silverline, then a Baja Force 200, then a 22 Scarab. All were fun boats.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:59 PM
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here it is....


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Old 05-05-2011, 11:09 PM
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Baja Hammer with a 7.4L. I used to run that thing full throttle everywhere. It was a fun little boat.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:10 PM
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For me I thought I was over Boating after selling my last boat about 10 years earlier , until Bobthebuilder took me out on his last NorTech . With in days I owned my Top Gun and am still trying to make up with the wife for buying it with out discussing with her first . Duh we all know it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission . Right ?
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:17 PM
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Are you a member of the Perf Boat club Canada? Where abouts are you? we are in Muskoka, but boat simcoe/georgian bay
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:18 PM
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Mine was a '77 Formula F-18 with a 302 Ford/888 Merc I/O.

I bought it new in Miami from an agent for the Formula factory...in fact it was the demo boat used in the 1977 Thunderbird Formula brochure (Blue and White hull).

It would run 49 MPH (speedo) with a 19" stainless "Quicksilver" prop and 2 bbl carb. I put a 271 horse 289 solid lifter cam in it and ran a Holley 600 CFM 4150 "Double Pumper" on an Edelbrock 1st generation dual plane "Performer" intake. With a 21" Stainless prop it would run 63 MPH at 5800~6000 RPM "Chine Walking". I put Bennet Trim Tabs on it to stabilize it and that change made it a lot safer. Say what you will...but anything in the late '70's...deep v running 60+ MPH was a fast phukin boat. I suprised more than a few "Fast Boats" in south Biscayne Bay between Featherbed Bank and Ceasers Creek in '78~86!! I ran the dog $hit out of that boat for 9 years and never broke anything!!! I fished out of it, dived from it and even spent the night on it several times. It brought me home many times through weather and seas I had no business being out in.

That little blue 18' Formula sold me on Formulas or anything else that Don Arronow was involved in.

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