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Old 11-23-2008, 11:33 AM
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my first boat was a 68 runabout, can't rember the name . then 1978 18 taylor sj jet 455 olds , 1979 taylor sj 454 , 1985 baja 220 with 350 chevy , 1990 switzer ss250 with 540 chevy ,1989 baja 265 with 454 , 1978 sanger 21' 454 chevy , 1996 27 fountain fever 500hp , curent boat is 1997 35 lightning t 500hp . I started at 16 years old , now 50 . I am a machinal maintance man for the big jet engine factory in cincinnati , ohio . Tim
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:29 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Vice City & Tavernier, FL
My Boats: one ballsy Top Gun, a very fast Skater, one party Yellowfin....oh yeah, and two Boston Whalers
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8' fiberglass dinghy and a 3 hp outboard from Sears.........damn I used to burn up the canal in Hialeah.......those snakes and alligators stayed out of my way.....
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:30 PM
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Location: Raleigh,NC & 1000 Islands,NY
My Boats: 99' AT28twin, 2004 Starcraft, 1978 Switzer
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First boat was a 1976 Switzer shooting star with a tower of power on back! What a handful. Currently a 30ss Sonic that hasnt seen the water in two years.
My first boat was a 1978 Switzer...w/no power. All the sign said was -FREE BOAT- So I took it down the camp road and said"hey everybody look what I got for FREE!". 2 years, $18,000+ and 3 Merc powerheads later I had a 75+mph hot rod. It was a bare shell, not even a wire left in it when I started,and the first thing I had to do was rebuild the surprise, I'm sure, if anyone is familiar with the Switzercrafts of the 60' & 70's. Still have this hull w/ no power & the "blue tarp syndrome"(wife loves this lawn ornament!)...
2nd boat 1997 Donzi ZX22 w/454mag-traded for AT28
3rd boat 2004 Starcraft Auroura 2000 Deck boat w/ Merc 150 XR6(last ob from Switzer)-still own
4th boat 1999Active Thunder 28 w/t350magMPI's & Bravo's-still enjoying(mostly)

Oh,& I am a custom homebuilder w/nothing to do!!!
Anybody need a new roof, siding or a deck/addition?? "Need Work"-will work for gas money!!
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:39 PM
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Location: Oklahoma
My Boats: 31 scarab
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My 1st boat was a 1987 Chris Craft Stinger 202.. The 1st boat my family had growing up was an old Glastron Outboard with a ski pylon! Good memories

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Old 11-23-2008, 01:22 PM
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Location: Rockford, IL
My Boats: 2005 Velocity 260
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1979 17ft. Silverline with 140 Evinrude
1986 Baja Force 200 with 350 mag.
1996 22 ft. Scarab with 502MPI
2005 Velocity 260 with 525

Lots of great times in all of the boats

I am a Realtor with nothing to do as well. Hoping the housing market turns around soon!
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:15 PM
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Location: Ray Twp. Michigan
My Boats: 1997 380Powerquest Avenger
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1st boat was a 24' 1989 Sunsation Rocket. With the 330hp bravo 1 set up. It was a fun boat, I was 25 when I bought it and 17 years latter I still see it at the marina next to mine.
I am a plant manager at a automotive/aerospace tooling shop.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:24 PM
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2003 Nautique Super Air 210
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:45 PM
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Location: Jacksonville NC
My Boats: 48 Fountain EC
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first boat was a 1983 15ft Boston Whaler with a 70hp Merc. That thing would fly. I still have it, saving it for my son.
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:35 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boyne/Charlevoix , MI
My Boats: 02 PQ 340 Vyper & 1959 Queen Marie 18' AlumaCraft
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Our First boat in 2002 was a '91 Powerquest 230 Conquest.
Really loved that boat. Like PQ enough to upgrade to a 340 Vyper.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:27 PM
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My Boats: 2004 31 Formula PC and a 1988 28 Pantera for sale
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First boat was a 14' 1967 Mohawk with a 1981 50 hp Mercury, I was 14. We now have a 2004 Formula 31PC. I am a firefighter and am trying to figure a way to get the wife to let me go back to a go fast.
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