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Old 08-28-2014, 07:37 AM
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Smile Who owns a boat- type and where do you boat?

Hi everyone - we all have an affinity for our MB's that's why we visit this web site. However, just wondering how many of us own a boat- what kind and where do you boat?

We have a Cobalt 226 with a 7.4mpi Bravo III drive and mostly boat at our summer place in Three Rivers Michigan.

thanks in advance

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Old 08-28-2014, 10:21 AM
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Hey, Cobalt is a super nice boat. I have owned the following:

1960 14' fiberglass fishing boat - unknown brand with 10 HP Honda engine
1961 14' Steury fiberglass runabout - 40 HP Evinrude outboard with pull start! My first "ski" boat.
1988 15' K-craft "Needlenose" An outboard drag boat with a 150HP Mercury 6 cylinder. Most impractical boat ever, it would nearly sink when you came to a standstill. It was a lot of fun though.
1976 18' Glasstron - Tri hull, 120HP Mercruiser. This boat was a lot of fun because it was like a car, back it in, twist the key and go. Ran great, good economy.
1985 19' Stingray - V-hull, 140HP Mercruiser. Another really fun, practical boat. I would run 53 MPH which I thought was pretty good for a 4cyl.

I just used the boats for pleasure, cruising the lakes and waterways, pulling skiers and inflatables. North Carolina likes are often shallow (at least locally) and I got kind of sick of bottom strikes and losing props so I lost interest. Probably would still own something with a jet drive or a pontoon/deck boat, maybe in the future at some point.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:50 AM
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WOW did you own the toys

Thank you

you really owned some toys

up north shallow water isn't much of a problem

we've gone out on Lake Michigan and that is BIG water - nice waves but very unforgiving weather

take care

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Old 08-28-2014, 11:57 AM
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Got a lot of boats. About 12 canoes, 5 kayaks, a 16' Avon Pro river raft, a 26' Voyager sailboat (for sale) a 24' F-24 Corsair Trimaran and a Sea Pearl 21 Trimaran. Use them all around the continent, most recently a two week cruise with the F-24 in the North Channel of Lake Huron.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:11 PM
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14' Lund aluminum semi-vee with a 9.9 Suzuki long shaft outboard. Strictly freshwater. Favorite place to fish is Delaware Water Gap between NJ and PA.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:14 PM
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14' Lund aluminum semi-vee with a 9.9 Suzuki long shaft outboard. Strictly freshwater. Favorite place to fish is Delaware Water Gap between NJ and PA.
I canoed that section back in the 70's. I remember Skinner's Falls but not much else.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:12 PM
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Never again.

Bought a few watercraft against the advice of a few members here whom I respect, and learned my lesson.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:43 PM
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Never again.

Bought a few watercraft against the advice of a few members here whom I respect, and learned my lesson.
If it Flies, Floats or 'F###s', rent it.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:56 PM
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Who Owns a Boat? My friends
Where do you boat? Wherever my friends with a boat want to

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Old 08-28-2014, 04:20 PM
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Thank you

you really owned some toys

up north shallow water isn't much of a problem

we've gone out on Lake Michigan and that is BIG water - nice waves but very unforgiving weather

take care

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I had the K-Craft and the Glastron out in the open Atlantic ocean. Going out from the sound isn't too bad but you have to avoid the breakers on the way out. If you don't hit them hard enough, the wave will try to flip you over backward, lots of negative trim and power to keep the nose down. The K-Craft could literally punch through the wave and pop out the other side - Massive air! That boat was hand made, all fiberglass mat laminated with balsa wood. It was impossible to break in the water.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:23 PM
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On my third pontoon boat. It's a custom wrapped Bennington pontoon with a Honda 115.




Also have a 2001 Seadoo GTX. Previously owned a couple of older Seadoo's.

Also previously owned a 1990 Regal Valenti 19' bowrider with a 4.3L V-6.

Live on a large (35 mile long x 14 mile wide) beautiful lake so we boat every free moment.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:06 PM
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Never again.

Bought a few watercraft against the advice of a few members here whom I respect, and learned my lesson.
thats because you keep buying very used pieces of ****. buy a newer,well maintained watercraft and keep on top of it.

im currently selling my motorcycle and gonna buy a new boat. you still looking for a bigger bike?
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:11 PM
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My family still keeps our boat in Miami during the summer and in the Keys during the winter and spring. I am trying to convince my uncle to bring it up to Chesapeake so it gets used more. Its a 42' Bristol Trawler.

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Old 08-29-2014, 11:58 AM
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thats because you keep buying very used pieces of ****. buy a newer,well maintained watercraft and keep on top of it.

im currently selling my motorcycle and gonna buy a new boat. you still looking for a bigger bike?
Nah, I had a newer pair of jet-skis, and spent a short period of time with a Malibu wakeboard board.

It wasn't the maintenance that was expensive, it was operating costs!

My skis were ~$150 to fill (15 gallon tanks on each, plus 3 additional 5 gallon tanks) plus launch fees ($10 to get my truck in, then $10 for each ski). Easily made for a $200 outing, after you add in the cost of fuel for the truck.

The Malibu was a little cheaper - cost ~$160 to fill, and was $10 cheaper to launch than the skis. But... When you throw a skier on the back and fill up the ballast sacks, it starts eating fuel.

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Old 08-29-2014, 12:06 PM
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I canoed that section back in the 70's. I remember Skinner's Falls but not much else.
The view from the river hasn't changed much. Dept. of Interior/National Park Service has done a good job of managing/maintaining the park. it's hard to believe your in NJ
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