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Old 08-31-2007, 04:24 PM
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My first boat was a 27' Ultimate Warlock V bottom. It was a great boat and now a friend of mine own's it
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:01 AM
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35 Cigarettte Cafe Racer, 540's with #3's. Still can't figure out if I had big balls or small brains that week. I was 35.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:29 PM
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First boat. let's be honets.. DAD's boat, that I did drive a few times. 1968 woody, 11' with a 2" step. semi "V" and a 5HP straight shaft, home made motor.
My actual first. 1972 16' hustler speed boat. (damn that rocket, I miss it ) with a 1978. 115 HP Evinrude. I think I was around 16-17. (great times racing and speeding on the rivers and lakes near Chicago. Then 21' Renken CC with 260 HP merc.... In 1994... Infinity. (now the big times. lol )454 Merc. mag.
Next comes the twins. 272 Formula, and currently 33' Avanti. Now. I'm 50. Still got the bug for speed.
Self employed, consulting, GC. and I have the Infinity and the Formula for sale. Spread the word, I need to sell the older toys.
And I don't ever wanna grow up either.

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Old 09-04-2007, 02:06 PM
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My first boat was a 24 Pantera with a single O/B, Then I had a 28 Pantera with Twin O/B's and then went cat with a 25 Motion with twin 2.5's and am now thinking about moving to the 30 Spectre with qtr canopies in the OSO classifieds.
I am 29 and a Regional Sales Manager.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:59 PM
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First Boat was a 1978 Searay 19 ft open bow SRV 197. That was last year and bought it at an auction. Bought a Four Winns 210 Horizon this spring and Still have it (for sale 3700) then bought my current boat 24 ft Baja Islander and she does an impressive 64 mph full of gas and 5 adults by gps.

Occupation: I dr.

I have been bitten by the speed bug
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:16 PM
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My 1st boat was purchased used in 1975 -- it was a 1969 Carlson/Glastron Challenger with a Merc 115 hp ---in 1978 I saved enough money to buy a new Merc 1500xs
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:14 PM
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I think it was a 12' (approx) Sea Nymph aluminum with a 5.5 Johnson.

Year? I never will tell, but JFK was prez.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:40 PM
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First boat was a 17 foot reinell, about 20 years back, parents dumped it on me. First offshore performer was also owned by my parents and kept at the coast, 38 fountain. It was sold years back when they retired. I recently sold my last performer (if you really wanna call it that, I guess it depends on what you like) was a chris craft stinger with a 502. Currently looking another project offshore boat, one day I will find it........but for the lake here I run a sea-doo challenger with the 240 mercury sport jet. Decent play toy for the lake, nothing to write home about, but a good overall family boat loaded up with options. Looking to do a scarab this winter or a 27 fountain fever, miss my power and top end, but I can still get around the docks.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:19 PM
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My (my fam's) first boat was a 1987 Slickcraft 237. That baby was put through hell on lake Michigan, tough as nails. The fastest I ever saw was 63, which I guess is pretty good for that style boat. Sold it to a friend and now it just sits in Hanky Pank on the weekends in Grand Haven.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:26 PM
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A 12 foot aluminium boat with a 6 hourse motor. The boat was an Aldo Craft made in Smackwater lie, it was always a joke to us. The motor was a 6 hp Evinrude, I could pull my brother and sister on a wooden sled we made with curved plywood. It fit 3-4 people and really whipped on the corners. The 6 hp could pull 1 or a 2 ski person while we were young then at 16 I could drive the Slickcraft, it was a 165, had the 350/Alfa and was pretty fast and pulled skiers great. From there is has been a dozen boats from the Zodiac to an Active Thunder 32. I will always have a dog and a boat.
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