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Old 03-14-2007, 09:32 AM
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My first boat was a 10' flat bottm race boat with an open transom. It had to be driven on ones knees. At idle the 'cokpit' would fill up with water. Once you started to give it some gas, the water would drain. It first had a 7.5HP Johnson with tiller throttle. Within the first month, we put a Merc Hurricane with a deadmans throttle on it. My grandparents owned a resort on Bangs Lake in a far-north suburb of Chicago called Wauconda. One of my brothers friends took it out without me knowing it and proceeded to drive it into the seawall, turning it into splinters. The Merc broke off the transom and ended up on the patio. I still have that little motor somewhere...................... I was 10 years old at the time.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:09 PM
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i bought a 21 four wins liberator with a 350 omc king cobra when i was 20. she topped up at 53 mph. spent more time rebuilding the drive then running the boat.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:16 PM
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A little 13.5 foot boston whaler with a 60 on it.. Then my parents redid it so that it was a center console with a 45 evinrude with full trim. At the age of 12 we were kicking up a hell of a rooster tail trailing my dad's 30 foot Center console with triples..

It was great because we both had the exact same graphics on the side. My parents always had a boat for us up through college. Our last boat being a 36 Concept with twin 300's. Our parents always took care of us.

My favorite was boring dad's 30 spectre with twin 540's. That would scoot up until Blake and I blew a drive. We were on restriction after that.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:22 PM
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My first boat was a 13-foot, all-aluminum Feathercraft. It had a wornout 50hp Merc OB. It was small, but we could water ski behind it.

My second boat was a 16-foot, fiberglass, closed-bow, purple, Sidewinder (out of California). It had a 90hp Merc OB.

I am on my fifth boat, a 31-foot Cigarette Bullet with twin HP500's!
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:41 PM
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Clay, my dad had a 15 foot Feathercraft aluminum boat with an Evenrude 75 on it in the early to mid 60"s. You sure could water ski behind it.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:27 PM
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1987 24 Sea Ray cabin cruiser. Had to put someone in the front of the cabin just to get on plane
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:57 PM
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Brand new 1802 Bayliner Cuddy with a 90 horse Force. Great boat for the money and it held up great...believe it or not!!
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:10 PM
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The first boat that "I" owned = Used 1989 Donzi Z23
Since then:
- 1993 Fountain 35 Lightning w/575's - Still own
- 2000 Donzi 28zx
- 2000 Mastercraft X-9
- 2006 Adrenaline V30 w/625's - Still own

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Old 03-14-2007, 11:43 PM
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Not counting the Jet-Ski 95 Kaw. 900. 06 FORMULA 292
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:34 AM
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First boat....1981 Glastron Carlson C500 w/115 Johnson. It was a cool boat and the guy who has it now has agreed to sell it back to me one of these days.
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