Thanks for the replies everyone! Yes, I have a lot of stuff but, I also do NOT many 'normal' things that most of you probably have. Sold my home in Chandler in '05 when the market was hot. Have lived simply on 5 acres near Maricopa since and will for another few years until I build at my new acreage near St Johns and Lyman lake.
Also, having a lot of stuff keeps me pretty broke cash wise. Maybe some can relate????
I get some $$ and it goes into one of my mechanical 'kids'. I bought things over the years when I had the $$$ and have built up probably more than I will ever use.
I enjoy going to Saguaro and have since I was 5 years old. Haven't been there ( on the water ) since about 1999. That was the last year my Rogers was in the water ( too long ). With all the other projects, especially the Top Fuel car, the boats had to wait a while.
I really look forward to being back on the water with both boats. The v drive has yet to be in the water with me owning it (bought in 2004). It has a one of a kind blown M/T HEMI Pontiac engine for power.
I remember getting a ride in a 18' flat bottom at Roosevelt in the late 70's and it made quite an impression on me.
The Rogers jet was a blast all through the 90s on Sag, Canyon and Havasu primarily. Really great times on the lakes and rivers with the jet.
Can't wait to be on the water soon!
Been working on the trailer for the Rogers jet the last few days. New timbers, carpet, paint, wiring, tires. Tommorrow, I'll put it back under the hull. Waiting for the balance assembly to be finished so I can assemble the 541" Pontiac motor for it.
Tonight, working on the v drive. Hope to have it on the water in a week or so.
It seems all of my past boating friends have either married and gotten out of it or have moved away.
I enjoyed wake boarding behind my jet. It's a blast. You need boating friends to do that of course. Need to get back into that too.
Looking forward to hanging out with people with the same interests some time.
S2k1- Have you ever ben to the California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield? That is the place to be in Oct. We are going to try to bring my AA/Fueler there this year, money permitting.....
Cobra- "the big one at St Johns?" Are you talking about the Grand Prix there? If so, that event has been killed off a few years back. It is my desire to bring back some type of motorsports event to that area though.. I am starting out with a 'Motorsports day" on Sat Aug 29 at St Johns city park. It'll be a cool show for cars, trucks and boats too. If I can get the show to be successful, I will look into having some sort of competition event there in the coming years.
Also, each year in April at Speedworld dragstrip northwest of Phoenix I host 2 car shows, drags, parts swap and party since 1999.
Thanks again everyone for the nice posts here!
Looking forward to meeting people wherever, whenever.
my other site is www.nostalgicshowandgo.org