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Old 02-20-2017, 05:03 PM
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A few years ago I bought what has become a new source of fun. 17' Gause flats boat. Plan on taking it out this weekend.

Share your boat, jet ski, or whatever you float.
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Old 02-20-2017, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by miata2fast View Post
A few years ago I bought what has become a new source of a money dump. 17' Gause flats boat. Plan on taking it out this weekend.

Share your boat, jet ski, or whatever you float.

I fixed your post for you.

A great tip of advice I was given a long time ago from a VP. If it fly's, float's, or ****'s. Rent it.
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Originally Posted by shuiend View Post
I fixed your post for you.

A great tip of advice I was given a long time ago from a VP. If it fly's, float's, or ****'s. Rent it.
They can be just a tad high maintenance.

Renting a boat sucks. They never have what you need for your recreation habits.
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Well, i think by default i have to post post here.

'86 Mastercraft. All original. First year for all fiber boat. One owner. 351c 19', does about 41 on glass with a fresh wax.







I have also very recently purchased this. Let it be known that it does NOT look like this right now. Engine was dropped off at the builder a few weeks ago. Hopefully i can get my first seat time on at the end of April.



Stock 305 (5l class). Open cockpit (but safety cockpit). I'm unsure of year, mid 90s maybe. All wooden (it can be competitive in a wood class, but gets smoked by the fiber boats). Should take me over 100mph.
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I hear the cornering ability of those race boats is incredible.

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The wife and I are on the water for our anniversary. Good times!

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No boats for me thank you. I gladly pay operating expenses for a weekend in a friends moneyhole, boat, and then drive home in a station wagon.

My water ride


It goes underwater too.

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I've always wanted to try one of those.
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Me too.
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Standups are a lot of fun but are a hell of a lot more work all the time, too. Tire you cruising in a straight line in a way the sit down units don't. I want to ride a Kawasaki SX650 again. Lots of power and not too much weight.

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miata2fast, that looks like it would make fishing down in florida quite enjoyable, nice looking boat!

erat, both boats look awesome!

its not nearly as cool as whats been posted but its my "whatever floats"... its 11.5' feelfree lure kayak. I use it a lot for fishing on the the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela Rivers and several of lakes within an hour or so around Pittsburgh.
i'd like to get a boat down the road but i don't have the room to store it and a trailer at my current house so the kayak does just fine for the time being.

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That scenery looks awesome.

We do do some kayaking in the mangroves in coastal west Florida from time to time.
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Originally Posted by miata2fast View Post
That scenery looks awesome.

We do do some kayaking in the mangroves in coastal west Florida from time to time.
thats the one cool thing about this area in PA, most of the lakes are damned up streams and basically flooded a valley which makes most of them scenic around here, some stretches of the rivers are just as scenic working through the mountains, then around downtown Pittsburgh is cool cause your in the middle of a city with a new perspective from the water.
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Work getting done on the bottom.
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Holy crap that looks like fun.
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Right side up.
Kewl.

A few years ago, I drove to a sheet metal shop to get some scrap. Turns out they build and race these.....the whole family including the kids. At the time, they were building a boat for the daughter. I asked if they would mind me walking around and checking out their facility....nope and even answered my stupid questions.
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Right side up.
when do we see videos?
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May 1st hopefully. Lol.
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