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Old 03-26-2005, 12:09 AM
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I also get a lot of...OH you have a Cigarette boat..cool...what kind is it? I hear Fon-tain is the best kind............um look man its a Cigarette.........yeah but what kind?
I don't understand. Where's the dumb part? Sounds like the guy knows boats, if you ask me.


The stories some of you guys are posting about interacting with the kids are great. Very classy. Not only does it have to make the kids day, it's gotta make yours too. Too bad adults aren't always like that.

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Old 03-26-2005, 01:32 PM
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Here here, the kid stories show the caliber folks we have involded in our favorite hobby. Makes up from the scumbags around that give the boating industry a badname. I wish there was more people like you .......then the daily life would pis% me off a lot less.
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:51 PM
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Are you compensating for something?
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:52 PM
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Not at the ramp, but asked almost every weekend by other boaters. With having a black boat with a black deck, we're asked 'isn't that thing hot?' I respond 'only when you step on it'.

I need a better come back! Any suggestions?
tell em no. its got special heat disipating paint that always stays cool............then tell em to hop on over and walk on it
 
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:11 PM
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tell em no. its got special heat disipating paint that always stays cool............then tell em to hop on over and walk on it


I've done that to some nose walkers one time....Man you would have thought they were walking across hot coals and they have to navigate the old school trip wire as well.

When they had to get back to their boat they walked the noses again until they got to ours. They jumped in, proceeded to swim AROUND our boat and got up on the next boat to continue their journey.
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The stories about kid's are great, I was also that kid at the marina that was always annoying someone with a fast boat.
Good thing Michael Jackson doesn't boat.
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Is that one of those $10,000 boats? Yep

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The kids ?'s are cool, and I always answer them politely. Now, some of the adult's remarks require a MYOB or a .45 blast to the head just to put them out of their misery. My most poular ? is, "Will that thing pull a skier?" Often I reply "Yes it will, Ijust haven't found anyone crazy enough to get on the end of a rope behind me!"
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OH wait, I forgot. The dumbest thing I have ever been asked at a boat ramp was when Hyper Baja asked me to go for a ride.
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Old 03-27-2005, 11:49 AM
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I also get the usual stupid questions, I don't mind them from the kids
as I was doing the same thing at the ramp as a kid .
Any way my favorite was one afternoon I was on my way back to the
ramp and gave it that last blast........bout 80-85. At the ramp a few
minutes later some nut job comes sliding in on the rocks with pickup
right towards my dually as we were pulling up ramp. He jumps out
and starts screaming about how my wake rocked his boat and his
12 year old daughter slipped and hit her head and was on her way to
the hospital.
This guy is obviously bombed, so I said, if you're kid is on her way
to hospital shouldn't you be with her. I was hoping he would do
something to give me an excuse to flatten him. I just told him
call the cops, then you can explain how you drove here smashed.
He slammed his door while still screaming threats. Probably went
back and got his wife and kid and drove home drunk.

Really what kind of wake travels almost 1/4 mile at 80+
what could it have been 8"?

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