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Old 08-22-2007, 12:11 AM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
My Boats: '98 Silverton 360 Express Cruiser and '93 29' Fountain Fever,
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First: 1994 17' Marada open bow with 4.3L V6
Second: 1995 Wellcraft Nova open bow with 350mag
Third: 1997 Powerquest 237 Stryker 454
Current: 2002 Formula 292 Fastec twin 350 mags
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:27 AM
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Auburn Wa.
My Boats: 2006 35' Nordic Flame 2013 39' Spectre CC
Posts: 314

Started out at about 10 with a little 8 footer with a 6hp evenrude. first two weeks we were given oars and told to row to our hearts content, one we proved we could get home from any place in the bay we were given the motor.
Used to get it plaining about 15 mph
Moved up to a 13 ft whaler with a 40 hp evenrude till we fried the motor, threw on a merc 40 hp, and the mighty merc was born. we thought we were the coolest thing on the bay

Many boats and 35 years later I am visiting the old haunting grounds on cape cod with my Nordic, and i still feel like the coolest thing on the bay.
I hope I never grow up
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:36 AM
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Location: Bell Canyon, CA
My Boats: Formula FASTech 382 Sunseeker Apache 45
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I made a boat out of Lego's and Scotch Tape in the bath tub when I was about 6 eyars old. The tape only last a few minutes before getting funky and floating off.....
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:50 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Prosper, Texas
My Boats: "Can't Wait" - 2000, Fountain, Lightining
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1975 Invader !5' walk thru tri-hull
I'll have to get one of those crime artist that draw pictures from peoples descriptions to post a photo................ bacck before cameras .... ?? i'mworkinonit.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:14 AM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Wallingford, CT
My Boats: 87 Formula F23LS
Posts: 284

First;16 ft Aristocraft w/35 hp merc I was 26
Second ; 18 ft Starcraft CPS performance racing edition w/250hp Merc outboard-Crazy to control, sold it before I got killed.
third; 19 ft Checkmate with 150 merc outboard, road like crap.
Presently; Formula 223 LS w/454mag, love this boat, I own Creative landscapes/Ct. Snowpros and I'm 44
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:30 AM
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Missouri
My Boats: 578KS
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My aunt got these for me...

3mm of the North shore of LOTO.... 8th grade.... grandpa's 14' with a 40hp Chrysler....

Check out my older cousin's girlfriend with the early 80's hair...
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:09 AM
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Location: Fairfield, CT
My Boats: 2005 Active Thunder 28
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14 years old and I had a 1985 Baja Scat Cat 12 footer. This was the biggest POS ever. With my 35 hp Merc, you had to lay on the bow to get it on plane. Once on plane, it went through waves instead of over them. Had to stop every few minutes to pump the water out.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:14 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: hillsborough nj
My Boats: 1995 sea ray 370 da
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First 1985 16ft Checkmate w in 85 I thought that would be all the boat I'd ever need..Ha
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:22 AM
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Location: Savannah
My Boats: 1999 spectre 30/ 98 Maxum cuddy
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18 donzi 2+3....automobile marketing
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:08 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: troy, NY
My Boats: 1985 checkmate diplomat
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we had a 1973 or so 19' aristocraft for a few years when i was about 13 to 16 years old---then fast forward about 20 years and 3 kids and we now go out on our 17' checkmate diplomat and have a of the best family activities i've found for us----wonder whats next???
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