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Old 04-04-2001, 01:52 AM
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my first boat is a 89 baja sport 250. bought it last fall, then bought a yamaha xl 1200 limited 2 weeks later. i am getting sucked into the boating seen way to fast.
the motor i am building now is gonna break me. but i was hooked first time out.

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Old 04-04-2001, 02:15 AM
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I've been around boats of all types since I was 5 years old. My first boat was a 1978 17 ft Winner with 85HP outboard. I was 20.

Current boat is a 1999 32 Fountain fever with 502MPI some what tweeked. Naturally, there were several boats in between.

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Old 04-04-2001, 02:43 AM
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First boat was a '93 Crownline 196 with a 350 mag when I was 27. Spent to much time on cars before that. My parents did have a 16' Crestliner with a 115 evinrude.
I've got a '93 Baja 24' Outlaw with a 454 mag getting some upgrades now.
I'm a Police Officer in Omaha, Nebraska. Don't hold that against me though, I'm one of the guys that gives a lot of "just slow it down a little and be careful" warnings.
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Old 04-04-2001, 08:25 AM
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First boat was a wooden 12' jon boat, hand built by my father and I. We stuck a 14hp Elgin (Sears) outboard on it.

Current boats are a Yamaha 760 Jet Ski, '89 Formula 242LS, and a '90 Cigarette Cafe Racer.

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Old 04-04-2001, 09:22 AM
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First boat: 1972 Sailfish sailbote (I was 10)
Current boat: 1999 Baja 272 7.4mpi motor (currently working on rebuilding 454. Want to go lots faster!!! Aiming for about 500 - 550 hp.) Oh, yeah, I am a tooling engineer for an automotive supplier.

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Old 04-04-2001, 09:47 AM
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My first boat was a 13-foot Feather Craft with a 50hp Merc Outboard. A Feather Craft is an all Aluminum boat with a curved stern. They are small boats, but they can turn on a dime.
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Old 04-04-2001, 01:42 PM
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My 1st boat that i owned was a 1959 15'Cutter with a 65 merc 39 mph (1977)

My 1st new purchase was a 1982 15' Checkmate with a 115 merc 57 mph (that was flying back then!!)

Currently i own 5 boats
1987 Formula 311 SR1 t/420 with kaama drives
1986 Formula 223 ls w s/c small block
1948 Shepard 19' Mohagany woody
1985 Boston Whaler 17' montauk w/ 85 johnson
1995 Baja Jet boat with a 90 merc

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Old 04-04-2001, 02:06 PM
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my first was a old clam boat leaked like a shopping cart.first speed boat 1985 checkmate
enchanter w/2oo merc.
i own a 28 bertram and looking for a speed boat as of now
i own a car repair and detail shop
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Old 04-04-2001, 02:38 PM
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Well lets see I started with a 8ft sportyak with a 9.9 johnson at 7 yrs old next was 16 foot Arrow Glass at 10 yrs old. At 15 I had a Wellcraft Nova 210 wich pop sold when I turned 16, lost interest you guys know Women,fast cars.At 24 I bought a 22ft Avanti 440hp with a speedmaster.At 27yrs I bought a 40 Scarab and built a pair of 600hp blower motors.I am 31 and still have the Scarab and I still have NO MONEY!!!
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Old 04-04-2001, 03:36 PM
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I started out with a 1970 unknown. thats what the regestration said. it was a 16' alluminum 3/4 V hull with a 50 hp merc that must of been form the 50s. the engine blew a rod the second time out. the next was a 17' ebtide bowrider with a 115 hp johonson it was a good lake boat for skiing. the next was a 21' nordic with a 365 hp 454 and a bravo. to fast for skiing but great for having fun. the new boat I currently have is a 28 scarab that I am building a blown 454 to drop in it. each boat was a large step up from each other. I cant wait to see wat I get next. The only problum is that I have to stay under the 100 mph range. I have a agreement with the wife, If i get a boat that dose 100 mph I have to buy her a harley davidson.
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