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Old 06-08-2007, 04:07 PM
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17 foot Lyman Fisherman. 4cyl. Grey marine inboard. Mom and Dad bought it to keep me busy. Lots of wood work. But sold it for twice what the parents bought it for.
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:09 PM
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1950's Ladd wooden hulled Inboard w Cadillac V8 engine.
Bought this bucket with my wife right after we got married in '66.
Have had bigger and better boats ever since - but never more fun
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:38 PM
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First boat - a 70's era Glen L flat bottom with an inboard big block Chevy - a basket case when I got it, did a resto, sold it afterward and bought a Glastron CVX-16 with a Johnson 115....... many good memories with those boats.
Now have a Baja 280 Sport Fish, a Sunfish, and an old nameless deck boat we use to gunk around the mangroves.(keeps the kids happy fishin')
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:21 PM
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Default first boat

then: 1968 14' Larson w/ 40 H.P. Johnson age 13
now: 1988 42' Wellcraft Excalibur Eagle age 47
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:08 AM
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1980 boston whaler 13' when I was 12 (still own it today)

although technically my first boat was a new 1978 super sunfish.

current family boat is a 24' Donzi Black WidowOK members: What was your first boat?-dsc00794.jpg
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:44 AM
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First boat my family ever had when I was a kid was a old 19' Cobalt with an open bow and a tri-hull.... First boat I ever owned on my own was a 26' Mach 1 Concorde with a 460 and OMC drive.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:53 AM
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This is my first boat. It was raced by Glastron and ran in several marathons: Salton Sea, others. It had been converted to pleasure use (for the President of Glastron) when I bought it.
The deck was "wooden-art": built by Hallet and the hull was custom built by Glastron.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:58 AM
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My first boat was in 1984 I purchased and rigged this STV with a EFI.
It weighed 425 lbs new. I pounded it and it hurt me. In the end I learned how to fly a boat. There is no boat that will chine walk on me.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:17 PM
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1978 Baja with a Jacuzzi jet and Butler McMaster 460 ford. Found out I bought a stolen bought and gave it back to the owner. I paid $2,800. Put another 6-700 into it because it neede a dist and intake gasket. Got to run it about 28 days. Got 100% of my money back from the guy I bought it from. Good thing it went away, the last time I used it I almost took it over backwards in rough water and high winds. I was 19 and dumb!
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:05 AM
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17' TideCraft bass boat with about a 5' beam and a dead 150 Merc on it. Rebuilt it and ran the snot out of it for a couple years. That thing went about 60 with your hip joint level with the gunwhale. WFO all the time, no lanyard, no PFD, no brains, but survived anyway. Then one outing, my brother whipped me on a tube going about FT and tumbled me off. The wipeout was like the old skiing one they used to show on the Wide World of Sports opening. Every time I blinked for the next two hours I squirted lake water out from behind my eyeballs. Traded it off about a month later for a tri-hull so my wife would boat with me and I could leave my brother at the dock...
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