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Old 11-15-2002, 06:38 AM
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17' Starcraft tri-hull 1974
20' Baja Sunsport 1985
240 Baja 1992
252 Baja 1997
All you big boys out there... I'm slowly gaining ground
Next will be 30+ footer, (hopefully soon) but may not go with Baja this time.
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Old 11-15-2002, 07:06 AM
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my first boat was a 1967 10ft sears gamefisher;with about a 5 hp sears outboard. dam; now i know i am older than dirt!!!!
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Old 11-15-2002, 07:14 AM
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Mine was a 1976 17FT Winner with 85HP Johnson. Life was simple back then...kinda miss it.
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Old 11-15-2002, 09:53 AM
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1978 hydrostream v-king with a 91 merc 225 hp,nosecone,solid mounts,30 chopper prop.ran mid 80's.i have had about six more like it over the years.these are the best adrenelin rush for the $.there is nothing funnier than the look on your passenger's face when he goes for a ride in one of these for the first time.i am rerigging an old laser mod vp hull with a 2.4 efi merc this winter.
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Old 11-15-2002, 10:12 AM
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1st, 2 man Seahawk inflatable (from WalMart) if you consider that a boat

2nd, 12ft. Aerocraft w/a 6hp. Brittish Seagull outboard (not sure of year)

3rd, and current 85, 28 Cigarette

Also currently looking for an Ocean Express mini cat. (if anone knows where I can find one please let me know.

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Old 11-15-2002, 11:01 AM
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My first boat that I drove a lot was my dads 21' tri-sonic tunnel hull. Very cool for it's day, small block 65 mph.
First boat I owned at 22 years old was a red Stingray 21' closed bow...I was pimpin'!! Matching short box GMC 4x4.
Current boat 28' eliminator eagle with a whippled 502efi.
Now looking at a Top Gun...does it ever end?
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Old 11-15-2002, 11:15 AM
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Location: Annapolis/Baltimore, MD
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My first boat: Unknown 12' fiberglass row boat w/5hp Elgin outboard. I was in 8th grade.

My current boat: 2001 Yamaha LS2000 (20')

Profession: Least Cost Routing for Teleglobe

Family boats: 20' Larson w/60HP Evinrude (1970ish), 1970ish 24' Ranelle, 1960ish 32' Calypso, 1965 37' Egg Harbor

My next boat for spring 2003: 30 foot go fast boat.
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Old 11-15-2002, 11:19 AM
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Location: Toledo, O-hi-O
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First boat(@19)- 1974 Marlin Jet Boat: 455 olds.......loved that one.

Currently(@39)-1988 Ski-Nautic (since new)
1982 20' Cigarette (454-Bravo)

Program Engineer - OEM Supplier of Drive-Train to Auto Industry.
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Can't wait to get on the big water (just moved to Toledo).
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Old 11-15-2002, 11:22 AM
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Man, a Winner? Haven't heard that name in a million years!

My first boat was a freebee that came along with the 1964 17' wooden Thompson my dad bought in 1971.

The boat was in storage at Higgins Lake, and when we got there it turned out to be a 12' mahogany plywood Switzer with a 35hp Johnson.

It had twin cockpits so you drove from the back seat.

Second boat: 16 ft Wriedt Spoiler (Checkmate knockoff) w/ a 135 hp Evinrude = 60 mph w/ SST prop.

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Old 11-15-2002, 12:01 PM
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1989 - 20' Thundercraft powered by a Mercruiser 4.3LX and 4" thru-hull exhaust !!!!!

I remember my EXACT words to the salesman: "I just want a boat that will do 45mph. Wow, that one looks fast with those pipe things coming out the back. Do you think 20' is too big??".

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