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Any boaters here??

Any boaters here? If so what kind of floating ride do you have and what do you do with it??ie: ski, fish, drink try to pick up drunk beach ho's?

I'm lookin for my first boat for next season and hope to pick up a 18-20ft open bow for skiing, tubin, drinkin and relaxing and was curious at what anyone else has. I figure its somethin else to do when I need to relax and can't get to the track.

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I've not owned a boat but my neighbor used to sell Calabria Boats so I spent a good deal of time on them, changing oil, ect ...

Wakeboarding and Skiing mostly

Sweet freaking boat with an amazing engine too
You can customize just about everything as far as I remember.

They have other sweet boats too with cool ballasts n' stuff. No motors off the back on the boats I was on so safer for skiing and swimming off the back and stuff.

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Yamaha LS-2000. Basically a 270hp 7 seater jet ski I use it to scare the shit out of anyone brave enough to get aboard. When anyone else drives it it's used to pull tubes/skis/etc, and some fishing.

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Had a 20' Glasstron Jetboat with a Ford 460 blueprinted motor, now that one was FUN!

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Two world unlimited offshore championships, an undefeated season, and a world record.
Love the Mariah. How/when did you get into racing boats/jetski's?

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Have raced bicycles, cars, boats, bikes, track, drag, aerobatic planes, etc...

Have two of the JetSkis at home now that I need to do some work on. But they are a ton of fun.

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You should try the newer jet boat's modeled after jet ski's. Retarded amounts of fun once you learn to drive 'em! My bro had a glastron as well, that was one low slung, sleek boat. I miss that thing.

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Wink, FYI a little modesty goes a long way

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Had a 20' Glasstron Jetboat with a Ford 460 blueprinted motor, now that one was FUN!
I think you meant to say that you had a 460 with a boat attached to it . Holy crap !

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The Yamaha boats seem to be the way to go . They have reliable power , draft less than two feet and are easy to find . Most will come with a trailer. There are others like Mariah , Four Winns, Rinker , etc. in that size .

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I've been thinking about a jet ski lately, always wanted to try one and they look like a ton of fun but I'm afraid of the money pit factor.

Wink, is there anything you don't go balls out in?
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The Yamaha boats seem to be the way to go . They have reliable power , draft less than two feet and are easy to find . Most will come with a trailer. There are others like Mariah , Four Winns, Rinker , etc. in that size .
You're absolutely right. The lake we have our boat in has lots of underwater debris, so a small draft was the major factor. I really wanted that 24' convincer though There is a world of difference on the water between 55mph and 75mph.

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Some boat basics.

"Boats are holes in the water that you pour money into." is an old adage that usually rings fairly true.

Boats normally do not retain value immediately after initial purchase, but tend to find a solid price a couple of years out. So, the best purchase for my money is a boat that is pre-owned, by someone that clearly cared about taking good care of it.

For all around fun, riding on the water, the newer two-pump jetboats that SeaDoo and Yamaha make are just a total blast! If you wanna sit and party in your boat, they are not the way to go. If you love water skiing, they'll work, but again, they are not the way to go.

For the most passengers per boat foot, pontoon boats can handle the most people, but are the least versatile. Open bow boats (like the Mariah we have) are the most versatile, but by nature, aren't great at anything. We can ski/ wakeboard/tube/tie off however.

Boats burn a lot of gas, have a budget to enjoy the boat even after you paid for it.

Loans on boats - nope, bad idea. You'll be paying far longer than the boat is worth the payoff value on the note. And making payments in the winter on a boat sucks as well.

Make sure to get good storage.
Make sure to use a boat cover.
Make sure to winterize.

Those are the basics, hope that helps.

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"boats are holes in the water that you pour money into." is an old adage that usually rings fairly true.
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wrong time of year to talk about boats.

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Wink, FYI a little modesty goes a long way
Curious, should I have listed half my watercraft? 1/3? 1/4?

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Curious, should I have listed half my watercraft? 1/3? 1/4?
Sorry bro, I was the one that asked. I was curious. I know you like your toys!

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No worries. A few of the folks on here have been down to the lake house and seen the toys.

Those Yamahas like the one that you have are a total blast! I assume that you have figured out how to get them to kind of do a 180? Those things are SOOOO fast and nimble. I have a friend that has the SeaDoo and it is just unbelievable!

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Paul, FYI a little modesty goes a long way.

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Depending on who is with me I'll do different things. Mostly sport riding and cruising./ No fishing, yet. Maybe a bit next year for fishing if I get the boat I am trying to get
Nice , the 'Dancer is my kinda ride.

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Paul, FYI a little modesty goes a long way.

ROFL!
I am not a champion of anything. There, better? LOL

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