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    wanted to throw out a blue sky topic...long time reader new member

    first question, what excites everyone about boating? We all know its a good ol time with friends away from the grind, but think on more of a tangible level. Whats at the core of everyones passion? Engines? speed? hp? watersports? cool gel coats? bud light? anything...

    and second question, how much of what we get out of boating is decided by what the manufacturers provide? in other words is everyone happy with the selection of custom/production boats out there?

    What floats your boat...
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    1, get togethers with friends
    2, 0
    3, water

    Takin it home

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcstyle View Post
    wanted to throw out a blue sky topic...long time reader new member

    first question, what excites everyone about boating? We all know its a good ol time with friends away from the grind, but think on more of a tangible level. Whats at the core of everyones passion? Engines? speed? hp? family? watersports? cool gel coats? bud light? anything...

    and second question, how much of what we get out of boating is decided by what the manufacturers provide? in other words is everyone happy with the selection of custom/production boats out there?

    What floats your boat...

    1: Speed, good people, looking at boats, floating down the river, sandbars and naked drunk girls.

    2: I am happy with custom/ production boats, my bank account does not

    3: Having the plug in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebble Tech View Post
    1: Speed, good people, looking at boats, floating down the river, sandbars and naked drunk girls.

    2: I am happy with custom/ production boats, my bank account does not

    3: Having the plug in.
    i guess the boat plug must be at the center of it all!...tend to agree with you when it comes to the bank account

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    Boobies
    "Don't make me get my penguin"

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    Quote Originally Posted by unashamed View Post
    boobies
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    Time away from most of the knuckleheads, although there are more and more of them showing up on the water.
    The thing we enjoy most is time at Lake Powell away from as many people as possible.

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    1] we live by the ocean, so we get that whenever we want. we love the desert river and lakes for change of scenery and relaxing. fresh water easier on equipment. small fastboats, sensation of speed, no windshield, wind in the hair... even though boats are not nearly as fast as cars.

    2] not satisfied with current offerings. i like 16 foot, 70mph outboards. 70+ in a short, light boat that you actually have to drive right or you die, is a real rush. but nobody makes boats like that anymore. big block, offshore i/o's are everywhere, but i can't bring myself to have one for a lake or river?!?! no thanks. not enough performance for the money anyway. plus, they require a truck to tow them, and trucks are slow and expensive and handle like crap. when i get old and lose my testosterone, maybe a truck will be more my style. we'll see. i spend it on a car and go way, waay waaaay faster.

    3] when the mass of the water displaced is greater than the mass of the boat, the resulting hydrostatic force will be great enough to cause positive buoyancy... and your boat will float.

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    "all things in moderation... including moderation"
    the wet:
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    16' sportline/tahiti clone, 135hp evinrude
    17' Boston Whaler Montauk, law enforcement version, 90hp Merc 4-stroke
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcrussell50 View Post
    1] we live by the ocean, so we get that whenever we want. love the desert river and lakes for change of scenery and relaxing. fresh water easier on equipment. small fastboats, sensation of speed, no windshield, wind in the hair... even though boats are not nearly as fast as cars.

    2] not satisfied with current offerings. i like 16 foot, 70mph outboards. 70+ in a short, light boat that you actually have to drive right or you die, is a real rush. but nobody makes boats like that anymore. big block, offshore i/o's are everywhere, but i can't bring myself to have one for a lake or river?!?! no thanks. not enough performance for the money anyway. plus, they require a truck to tow them, and trucks are slow and expensive and handle like crap. when i get old and lose my testosterone, maybe a truck will be more my style. we'll see. i spend it on a car and go way, waay waaaay faster.

    3] when the mass of the water displaced is greater than the mass of the boat, the resulting hydrostatic force will be great enough to cause positive buoyancy... and your boat will float.

    -peter
    Interesting...i like your thoughts on the smaller outboard boats, you definitely don't see too many of them on the lakes, or even at the boat shows. Come to think of it, it seems like a general decline in the outboard motor market. Big hp inboards is what everyone is pushing...I did see on another post a while back that nordic was coming out with a new under 20' model, might want to check that out.

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    1. showing new people the fun of boating and turning them onto the lifestyle. and pasties.

    2. i love my boat. i can not ask for anything more.
    well maybe the bigger motor for braggin rights.

    3. 22ft placecraft superdeck. 496mag

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