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Old 01-08-2007, 10:56 PM
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Family has had a boat my whole life. My dad had a late 60's flat bottom Starcraft with a 50Hp Merc on it. Brother still uses that boat to fish.

My first boat was a 1990 Baja 190DSR with a 4.3 and an Alpha 1. Bought that in 97 when I was 27 years old, working as a sales rep for a wholesale electronics company. I owned that untill 03 when I bought a 91 Baja 260 454 330hp with Bravo 1. My current boat is a 88 Baja 280 Force, twin 454 365hp with bravo 1's. Bought that last spring. I work doing installation/service of satellite systems and home theater systems.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:36 AM
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1993 206 Rinker with a 4.3LX/Alpha. Great little boat. Bought it in 1998 when I was 34 years old. Since then I've owned a 1999 232 Rinker, 1999 266 Crownline, and currently a 2004 260 SSi Chaparral. Once the kid is off to college in a few more years, I'm finally going to buy an an offshore-style boat (28 AT?) unless momma insists on a cruiser.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:24 AM
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I was 11 at the time. 9' home built flat bottom race boat. Had a 7.5HP Johnson outboard with tiller steering and throttle. It also have an open transom to allow water coming over the bow to drain while under way. One of my brothers friends took it for a ride and smashed it into the seawall. I'll never forget watching him come flying toward the shore trying to steer with the wheel and grab onto the tiller handle to slow down. JUNK

Adult boat- 22 years old. 17' switzercraft with a 175 merc. Learned how to control chine walk with that boat. Put many hours on that boat running around the chain in northern Ill.

Now- close your eyes, what do you see?
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:45 AM
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My first boat was a 12' wooden sailboat, I think I was 8. First boat with power age 9, 10' trihull with 10hp outboard.
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1972 12' sears row-boat... was around 8

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1987 Four Winns 211 Liberator
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10' wooden flat bottom w/ 1958 Mercury Hurricane outboard.
Had straight exhaust pipes. First loud boat.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:43 AM
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14' alum flat boat with 15hp(flipped it several times)6yrs old still have it and is for sale no motor.
1985 16' tri hull 85 johnson
20' bayliner no jokes please had a load of fun in this boat.
25' wellcraft eclipse with 502.
1999 21 proline 150 merc
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next boat will be a 25 AT if i can find one
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:50 AM
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16' Tri-Hull Ebbtide w/ a 75 Johnson when I was 12
18' Webbcraft with 305 when I was 13
21' VIP Vixen w/ 350 when I was 14. The VIP was the first boat that basically mine. No one drove that one but me.
First boat I bought
1990 29' Fountain

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43' Nautiline Houseboat
50' Gibson Houseboat
52' Wavelength Houseboat
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My first boat was a 1977 Sea Arrow 15' Tri-Hull with a 65hp Johnson. I was 25 (1990).

Current boat is a Sutphen 30 Ocean Pacer with twin 420`s. I`m 41 now.

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