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Old 04-03-2001, 04:41 PM
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First boat was a 1985 13'Mini-Hawk (minature of cigarette 38) with an 18hp merc. Still have it in storage. I'll never sell it. Last was an '88 22' Avanti with a 600hp Atlantic Motorsports BBC, B1. Sold it last spring, put all the $ in NASDAQ, some of you may know how that goes. I'm a salesman at Dick Simon Marine
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Old 04-03-2001, 05:04 PM
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Our first boat bought in the 80's was a 83 Baja 184SS. It came with a V6 & thru hull exhaust under the water line did 66mph, replaced with 350, osco exhaust with stainless tips above water, 75mph. Maybe a inch or so of boat in the water, but very stable. Very fast in its day.
Next, 24 Switzer, nice ride, lots of work to see the 75mph.
Finally, 1998 26 Sonic, custom ordered from the factory, unbelievable ride, still working on getting a consistent 75mph on gps.
Should be there this summer, plus some!!

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Old 04-03-2001, 05:11 PM
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My own first boat was a 12' aluminum Crestliner row boat from the mid 50's. My grandpa bought it new at a boat show. He gave it to me several years ago when he moved to AZ. That boat lived thru a few generations of abuse! I had a 7.5 on it, then used an 8 horse, then bought a new Honda 15 for it which was WAY too much motor. Sold that Crestliner last fall and bought a 14' Alumacraft for the motor. My first boat that went over 70 mph was a 1992 Checkmate, now I cant live without a fast boat.
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Old 04-03-2001, 07:09 PM
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What alot of nice boats have been posted here, can't wait for the first Offshore Only national get together!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2001, 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by 29scarab:

This is going to be embarrassing!!

17' Bayliner 85 Force (crawling under rock right now!)

29scarab, I got you beat on the embarrasing issue:

1st Boat 1993 Bayliner Rezendivoix (sp?) With 150 force outboard! It was so slow I forgot how to spell it! 25MPH all day long 30MPH over niagra. Just sold it this winter! Thank god.

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Old 04-03-2001, 07:24 PM
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My first boat was a 1988 Waverunner (hate to admit it)
First real powerboat, 1995 Larson 17ft w/a 112 hp Johnson. One trip to Havasu on Memorial weekend cured that. Second boat a 1998 Baja 232, third a 2000 Baja 25 Outlaw.
Current boat a 2000 Baja 29 Outlaw w/twin 454 mags.
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Old 04-03-2001, 07:35 PM
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grew up with a 17 foot glasstron, bought first boat when I was 26 was a 1991 17 foot baja with a 140 horse johnson on back,kept blowing up the damn thing. traded for a 1997 212 with a 454 runs 68 on speedo more like 65 true. want to get into something bigger someday, and run 75 to 80, would feed my need at least for a while.
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Old 04-03-2001, 07:40 PM
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Our family boat when I was a kid was a 1968 Glaspar 14' with a 35 Johnson. 2nd boat was/is a 12' Sears Ted Williams row boat with a 6 horse Johnson, 3rd is a 1982 18' open bow Sunrunner 140 merc and the current boat is a 1991 Baja 270 502 merc.
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Old 04-03-2001, 08:13 PM
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First boat was a Glaspar G3 with a 55 Evinrude lotsa fun when your 13 years old. Damn made me remember how long ago that was. Current boat Crownline 266 LTD with blown HP. Profession superintendent

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Old 04-03-2001, 08:17 PM
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First boat was a 79 Silverline with a 140Merc OB. Pulled it with a 3K car. Boat cost 4k. Then bought a new BAJA Force 235 for 30K and pulled it with a 24K truck. Both went 60+. What was I thinking? Anyway the BAJA is bigger bettet etc. but not faster so dropped in a 502 and am currently spending money on it. Will hit my mark this year.

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