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viking
03-23-2011, 10:51 PM
Viewing MoomaDaze's profile pics of all the boats he's owned got me curious on how many boats everyone has owned in their lifetime.

jimmobius
03-24-2011, 12:14 AM
Ok , I 'll bite.

1969 15' corsair , 70 hp well used outboard. Re painted it, did the back to back seats my self, new speedo and tach. ended up selling it to start a family.

1989 21' Rinker cuddy cabin. Had it 7 years and enjoyed it well . Kids were little and it worked well for them and us of course .

1997 21' Rinker open bow. bought it new , had it 10 years , installed a tower and full vinyl enclosure for camping. It just needed a perfect pass to complete the boat. Sold it in a week in the winter !!

2005 Moomba Mobius lsv. Bought it lightly used, have used it alot of course. Love to surf and wakeboard with it. Used it 2 years before installing a perfect pass , best thing I have ever installed in a boat in all these years. I don't think I will ever go back to a i/o unless it is a huge cruiser to sleep in .

Jim

rc5695
03-24-2011, 07:36 AM
Just the boat I sold last winter to buy my Moomba, my '89 SeaSwirl Spyder. Owned it for 15 years! Great boat.

moombadaze
03-24-2011, 08:37 AM
um, those werent the only ones.

we also had a small 13' skiff fishing boat with a 15hp gamefisher outboard
a little snark sailboat-bought at costco
had a windsurfer too.

think that was all :rolleyes:

iwakeboard
03-24-2011, 09:27 AM
1986 Glassport 165RX - it was 16.5 feet long, inboard/outboard, with an OMC Cobra outdrive that gave me problems CONSTANTLY, floors that were starting to give out, a big dent in the side where I hit a buoy at night, and half the gauges didn't work. With that said, I bought it in college as a repo for $1,000, built the tower for it myself, and never in my life have I had more fun on a boat. Some of my best memories ever were made on that boat, including when it'd break down at night. I had it for 4 years and sold it for $200 more than I paid for it and still wish I never got rid of it.

In college I was on the UT ski/wakeboard team, which was sponsored by Mastercraft, and I was an officer which meant I had keys to the boat and could take it whenever I wanted it. We got a new one every year and I was on the team for 3 years, so I kind of had:

'05 MC X-7
'06 MC X-7
'07 MC X-15

In '08 I bought my '05 Supra Launch 24SSV and she's a great boat and we've already made some great memories.

sandm
03-24-2011, 11:13 AM
just one.
I'm sure there will be others though, unless gas prices say it's not fun anymore :)

bergermaister
03-24-2011, 11:18 AM
Really old 12' aluminum skiff with a newer 15HP Johnson OB. Hey, we kneeboarded and could even ski behind it when we were younger but it took a half mile to finally get up and you couldn't cut at all without bringing the boat to a screaching halt!

1969 Tom Sawyer tri-hull with a mercruiser 120hp i/o. Ugly duckling for sure and not much of a 'chick magnet' but we ran the crap out of it. Years later I actually retrofitted in a late 90's remanufactured 140hp 4-cyl after cracking the block on the poor old thing.

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/boat02.jpg

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/boat04.jpg

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/timski01.jpg

2001 MobiusV - current

Next??

JPAGE
03-24-2011, 01:35 PM
When i was a kid we had a 70 Cimmiron tri hull with a 50 Johnson on the back. Sometimes it would run sometimes it wouldn't. Man we had a great time on that boat. Learned to kneeboard behind it. Once we learned to kneeboard we used to cut really hard and yank the back end of the boat sideways. The prop would cavitate and my dad's mouth would cavitate at us when we done it. Have lots and lots of memories in that boat. Should of never got rid of it.

89' Cobia Monte Carlo sprit 3.0l I/o we wore the engine out in that boat

04' Sea Ray 185 sport sold it last year

1980 Mako 236 CC My fishing boat stays In Destin. Fl during fishing season:)

soon to be in driveway 2011 Mobius LSV :p

We don't want to list family boats i used.. too long... :p

saskyrider
03-24-2011, 04:57 PM
1979 Silverline 18.5 footer with a 175 merc. We got it just as i was turning 16 and my bro and i never failed to put less than 100 hours on it for the 10 years we had it. It finally put a con rod through the block. Then i had nothing until 2006 when my wife and i bought a Bayliner 185 with a 190hp merc. then last summer we sold it to buy our 05 LSV. the next step will be to either a supra or an Axis.... but that won't be for a while.

Geoff

viking
03-24-2011, 07:51 PM
um, those werent the only ones.

we also had a small 13' skiff fishing boat with a 15hp gamefisher outboard
a little snark sailboat-bought at costco
had a windsurfer too.

think that was all :rolleyes:

MY GOD! If your as Old as the # of vessels you've owed you have to be in your 50's? ha ha..........:D

BensonWdby
03-24-2011, 08:34 PM
As a kid my dad had an old green tri-hul looking alot like the one above. But it had a late 60's Merc 115 HP OB. If you have ever had one you will know what I mean whe I say - 'Its a Merc....'

Otherwise
1: 1989 Forrester Phantom 166 with 110HP Johnson. sold in 2000 to by next boat for 50% of purchase price. Lots of stories about this boat if anyone is interested.

2: 1999 Moomba Mobius - current boat.

Additionally:
3. I married into a Sears Jetwind sailboat - now junked
4. windsurfer
5. canoe
6. Sunflower sailboat
7. paddleboat

harmsway
03-24-2011, 11:37 PM
In 1990 bought an Old Towne canoe. Sold last year for $200.00

In 1996 bought a 1986 18' Dixie Bandit 3.0 4 cyl. I/O paid 3k for. In 2008 traded for some tree work.

In 2007 bought a 1987 18'-8" Dixie Hustler 188 4.3 v6 I/O paid 4k for. In 2010 sold it for 6k after purchasing current boat.

In Fall of 2010 bought 2008 Moomba Mobious LS with 28 hrs. on it. Couldn't pass up one heck of a deal or I would never have puchased it. (One mans loss is another mans gain)

I Have never had a boat payment and never intend to!

moombadaze
03-25-2011, 08:19 AM
MY GOD! If your as Old as the # of vessels you've owed you have to be in your 50's? ha ha..........:D


and I feel it after doing house and yard work yesterday :mad:

c.rix
03-25-2011, 02:51 PM
2007 obv :)

ptcbtchr
03-25-2011, 05:37 PM
Only other boat I have owned was a 1989 Supra Comp. Purchased it in the fall of 1988 after graduating from pharmacy school. Sadly during school I had a picture of a supra comp from one of their brochures on my bedroom door. I would look at it when I was tired and stressed from school and remind myself that someday I would have one new boat. Fast forward 22 years and I just recently sold it and it was definitely a bit sad. As so many others have said, I had some amazing fun on that boat, too many memories to count. My recent outback purchase has renewed my excitement to ski and spend more time on the water with a boat that hopefully will be reliable for many many ski seasons.

PS I think only someone with a passion to own a boat will understand the deal with the picture on the door lol but it was one of the best purchases I ever made!!!!

Mark

jmb
03-25-2011, 10:26 PM
1985 Sunrunner 16' open bow 120hp i/o. Owned it for 20 yrs. Then bought my '05 Outback. Hope to own it a while.

skiyaker
03-26-2011, 12:06 PM
my current OBV is the first boat I've owned myself- prior to that I freeloaded off my dad and so now it's my time to repay him for all the time and money he put into boating for me.

I'm going to see if I can find pictures of the boats he's owned. He started off with a wooden boat that his buddies and he purchased in college and used to ski on the Ohio River in the 60s; My uncle was in school for chemistry so he put together a concoction to try to strip the boat so they could refinish it. The story goes that it did nothing to strip the boat but completely destroyed the driveway where they were working on it.

The first boat we had when I was a kid was a yellow 16.5' arrowglass with a 70 hp Johnson. It had black vinyl interior that would roast your rump in the summer. I can remember it being a big deal when the motor burned out a piston and we upgraded to an 88 hp johnson. After that he upgraded to an 18.5' aluminum sylvan fish and ski, then a 20' sylvan fish and ski, then a bass tracker party deck 21 deck boat and then I got my moomba.

skiyaker
03-27-2011, 03:13 PM
sweet I found some pics; included is the 1988 yamaha wave jammer we used to have. In the boat launching pic that's my dad pouring perfectly good bourbon on the boat before the maiden voyage.

rc5695
03-28-2011, 01:25 PM
sweet I found some pics; included is the 1988 yamaha wave jammer we used to have. In the boat launching pic that's my dad pouring perfectly good bourbon on the boat before the maiden voyage.

Cool old pics. Thanks for sharing!

E4NASH
04-07-2011, 10:53 AM
....PS I think only someone with a passion to own a boat will understand the deal with the picture on the door lol but it was one of the best purchases I ever made!!!!

Mark

I totally understand! I have had the Moomba poster Brochure on the wall in my garage for the past 2 or 3 years...everytime I'd come out to get something out of the deep freeze I saw it and it would remind me to keep my eye on the prize. I just picked up my first boat last weekend! '05 Mobius LS... when I was a kid my dad had a 1978 Glass Master about 18 feet I guess. He had that until '91 I was almost 12 at the time. Have a lot of memories on that boat...Good times!

Sea N' Things
04-07-2011, 01:06 PM
From what I can remember this is what I had over the years and I am only 40...LOL. O ya and there is a canoe in there some where :)

Wooden 14' flat bottom - 25 HP Evenrude
1970's Tri-Hull - 60HP Evenrude
14' StarCraft aluminum - 15HP Mariner
16' Larave fiberglass - 30HP Mariner
24' Carolina Skiff - 115HP Mariner
2008 185 Sea Ray -190HP Merc
2010 Moomba LSV Mobius - 340HP VDrive

bergermaister
04-07-2011, 01:44 PM
Hey I forgot one - haha.

At about age 14 or so I got an MRP Outrageous Drag Boat. That would be a 1/10th scale R/C, twin battery, electric engine. Thing was a screamer. Does that count?

In fact I still have it and my 8yr old has big plans to get it going again, although the color has faded pretty badly from a bright white to a dull yellowish haze. Years ago I half sank it after skimming off the top of a rock at full speed (~25mph), creating a 4" gash in the hull, and rolling it. It survived but hasn't been on the water for, (uh, how old am I again) a really long time...

rdlangston13
04-07-2011, 03:48 PM
being only 23 i have only had one boat, a 2008 mobius lsv!

MNKid
04-07-2011, 11:03 PM
I learned to ski behind my dad’s 2nd boat, a late 60’s 15’ Crestliner with a 40 horse Johnson.
After a couple years he upgraded to a brand new 16’ Chrysler tri-hull with a 105 horse Chrysler outboard.
After college, marriage and moving back to the land of 10,000 lakes we purchased a 3 year old, 1985 18’ Larson runabout with a 130hp I/O.
Kept it until 2005 when we purchased a new 19’ Glasstron with a 220hp I/O.
The kids really started to getting into wakeboarding, barefooting, slalom, jumping and anything else they can find to do behind a boat, so last spring we found our current boat a 2007 Outback with 75 hours. Only wish we would have made the move to a ski boat sooner, the kids progressed more in one summer than the prior 3 summers combined.

LakePerson1952
07-20-2011, 05:26 PM
MY GOD! If your as Old as the # of vessels you've owed you have to be in your 50's? ha ha..........:D

LOL

Past
homemade mid-50's Aristocraft,
mid-60s Glastron "Corvette" boat,
90s Regal Jetboat,
16' Old Town Whitewater canoe

Current
80s 39' Marinette Flybridge Sedan Cruiser,
80s Laser sail boat,
90s Smokercraft Pontoon,
80s Astroglas Fish & Ski,
60s open aluminum fishing boat with vintage Johnson,
2010 Moomba Outback,
two 12' windsurfers,
WindJammer 9' dingie,
8' life-raft,
2 person kayak

I think that's all I have personally owned - as a kid we had 4 runabouts and 4 cruisers that I can remember - didn't have many early in my adult life 'cause the wife didn't want them - don't have that problem now - ROTHFLOL

And, YES, I'm in my 50s - almost 59 actually - still cutting it up pretty seriously on the slalom and want to use the new Moomba to start wakeboarding and maybe with a hydrofoil

sicktc06
07-21-2011, 10:21 AM
being only 23 i have only had one boat, a 2008 mobius lsv!

You and I are in the same boat! (no pun intended :) )
I just turned 24, and I myself, have only had one boat as well, 2009 LSV!

STANG KILLA SS
07-21-2011, 03:26 PM
'82 SN2001 bought in '07
'03 LSV bought in 09
'11 LSV bought in '11

:shock:

mnpracing
07-21-2011, 03:42 PM
I learned to ski behind my dad’s 2nd boat, a late 60’s 15’ Crestliner with a 40 horse Johnson.
After a couple years he upgraded to a brand new 16’ Chrysler tri-hull with a 105 horse Chrysler outboard.
After college, marriage and moving back to the land of 10,000 lakes we purchased a 3 year old, 1985 18’ Larson runabout with a 130hp I/O.
Kept it until 2005 when we purchased a new 19’ Glasstron with a 220hp I/O.
The kids really started to getting into wakeboarding, barefooting, slalom, jumping and anything else they can find to do behind a boat, so last spring we found our current boat a 2007 Outback with 75 hours. Only wish we would have made the move to a ski boat sooner, the kids progressed more in one summer than the prior 3 summers combined.

MNKid where do you normally boat?

danielspivey
07-22-2011, 01:54 AM
1980 12' jon boat with 1967 johnson outboard 2 stroke
1989 Astroglass bassboat 16' w 60 hp Mercury 2 stroke
1994 basstracker pro 16 40 hp Mercury 2 stroke
1998 alumacraft MV17 w 90 hp Evinrude 2 stroke
2001 Skeeter bassboat 150 yamaha VMAX EFI
1998 Bass Tracker Pro V 16 40 hp 2 stroke Mercury by Force
2008 Sea Hunt Escape 186 115 hp yamaha 4 stroke
2009 Bass Tracker pro 16 30 hp 4 stroke
2005 Moomba Outback DD

I actually made money on most of these boats believe it or not. Only thing I have right now is the 2009 tracker and Moomba. Actually Im selling the Sea Hunt tomorrow.

dru1974
07-22-2011, 09:15 AM
These are the boats that I have skied behind that were either my fathers or mine.
1976 ski nautique
1979 ski nautique
1989 ski nautique. 2001 silver anniversary addition
1994 supra ts6m..... A real sweet slalom wake and great for bare footing
2010 moomba mobius direct drive

aquavette
07-25-2011, 04:52 PM
Here goes... From High School to now...

11' Snark sailboat of unknown vintage
1969 16' Glencoe closed bow with a 140HP Johnson - "Paid For"
1996 16' Donzi classic sweet 16 - "The Other Woman"
1997 21' Baja Boss Hammer 385HP 454 Mag mpi - "Just Lookin"
2003 27' Baja 275, 496 Mag HO - "Bigger Hammer"
2005 20' Chris Craft Speedster - 4.3 Volvo - never named...
1963 17' Stevens V-drive - 350 Chevy w/reverse! - "Old School"
1996 19' Ski Centurion La Pointe - 350 mag skier - never named...
1989 19' Eliminator Daytona, 260HP Mercury - 92MPH!
2010 20' Outback V...

chawk610
10-12-2011, 06:10 PM
Thread revival

1983 Stars and Srtipes awesome boat
2008 Mobius LS even more awesomer boat
1248512486

moombadaze
10-12-2011, 08:42 PM
chawk-your painted tower looks great.

love the old school MC

04OUTBACK
10-12-2011, 10:42 PM
lets see.
1978 BAJA 18'/Johnson 150 when i was a kid..
Early 80s Hobie 16... college
Late 60's O'day Daysailer.. college
2 Windsurfers...College..
97 Seadoo GTI
06 Seadoo GTI Se
04 Moomba Outback
06 Moomba Mobius LSV
Signe papers today on 2011 Supra 21V! WHOO HOO... of course, we'll have ice on the lake soon, and its coming home shrinkwrappped and winterized...

viking
10-13-2011, 12:19 AM
Signe papers today on 2011 Supra 21V! WHOO HOO... of course, we'll have ice on the lake soon, and its coming home shrinkwrappped and winterized...

STILL.............that's awesome. Post pics please :)

04OUTBACK
10-13-2011, 07:28 AM
It is shipping in a week or so. This was last night getting winterized. 12487

wolfeman131
10-13-2011, 09:41 AM
Which one of those little smiley things do you use to say, "I'm FREAKING jealous!"

Happy for you guys and glad to see you'll still be boating!

kaneboats
10-13-2011, 10:35 AM
Congrats, Brad! Looks awesome!

KG's Supra24
10-13-2011, 10:51 AM
Is that Diggs (Tyler) boat? That is awesome!

dusty2221
10-13-2011, 11:02 AM
That was my first thought also....Diggs...already upgrading again...sooooo jealous!

chawk610
10-13-2011, 12:29 PM
Thanks... Kidder (whom I bought the boat from) really took care of it. I think if I were to order a boat, this would have been it. As for the S&S, thanks, I had a TON of work in her. It was hard to see it roll away. If I would have had the space I would have definately kept it. Talk about great "ski" boat.

chawk610
10-13-2011, 12:31 PM
It is shipping in a week or so. This was last night getting winterized. 12487

Whoa... that's a grown-ups boat right there!

04OUTBACK
10-14-2011, 09:41 AM
KG/Dusty
yes that is his boat. pretty pumped!
it ships late next week

moombadaze
10-14-2011, 07:03 PM
Brad, make sure to post a photo-even shrink wrapped. aka boat condem--:D

djmclean13
06-25-2012, 10:52 PM
Great question -
1974 Checkmate with 115 Mercury straight 6 outboard
1996 SeaRay 175 bowrider w/135 4 cylinder Mercury
2003 Harris Float Boat 24' Pontoon w/ 50 HP 4 stroke Honda OB - Still have
1996 Kawasaki 900 ZXI Jet Ski
(2) 2002 750 pro stand up Jet Skis
2006 Malibu LXI 340 Monsoon w/ Illusion Tower
2007 Malibu LXI 340 Monsoon w/ Power Wedge and Illusion Tower
2008 Malibu LXI 340 Monsoon w/ Power Wedge and Mini Extreme Tower, PP pro
2009 Bryant 210 I/O, Great boat, couldn't handle I/O after DD.
2011 Moomba Outback 340 Assault - Just picked it up used from dealer w/ 144 hours. LOOOOVE it! Best barefoot wake I have ever skied behind.

deerfield
06-26-2012, 12:22 AM
2011 Moomba Outback 340 Assault - Just picked it up used from dealer w/ 144 hours. LOOOOVE it! Best barefoot wake I have ever skied behind.


dj - Post a pic of the Outback. Would like to see what you picked up. Thanks. - Deerfield

WaterBullDawg1980
07-03-2012, 02:43 PM
Man, these boat lists are impressive. First boat that is ALL MINE and not a family members that we shared is my current LSV. Will never not be a boat owner again.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

millerda68
07-15-2012, 10:47 AM
1538115382153831976 14' Seaswirl tri hull with a 70 HP Enverude. Actually grew up with this one and ran it until 2003.
16' Arima with 110 HP Johnson.
2004 18' Blue Water Breeze with 190 HP I/O.
2010 Moomba LSV.

beat taco
07-15-2012, 03:03 PM
How boring I've only owned two: 1991 Centurion Falcon, bought in 1998. Dare I say when I was 21! Made one payment on it...
1538615387

2000 Supra Santera, Bought late in 2011. Again made one payment...
1538815389

patrick232
07-16-2012, 11:11 AM
We have had a few water toys
1998 bought a set of 1996 Sea Doo's with my brothers, don't buy anything with family
1999 Rinker 192 Bowrider
2002 Rinker 232 Cuddy
15413
2005 Ebbtide 2600 CBR Cuddy Bowrider with a 496HO, she had a drinking problem
15414
2007 Moomba XLV our first V-Drive
15415
2008 Sea Doo

Many memories

bergermaister
07-16-2012, 12:35 PM
2005 Ebbtide 2600 CBR Cuddy Bowrider with a 496HO, she had a drinking problem


LOL- I'll bet!

Koocanusa_eh
08-10-2013, 10:06 AM
1) Childhood boat 14 ft Larsen with 65hp Outboard Mercury purchased in 1969 and many memories at the Sorrento Campground at Shuswap Lake, BC
2) After getting agreement in the family to sell the Larsen, sailboat, other items, my Life savings, a loan from our Great Aunt; my brother and I purchased a 1981 Ski Nautique when I was fourteen and it is still in use by my siblings and their children at the Lakefront cabin at Eagle Bay on Shuswap Lake.
3) 2008 Moomba Outback, plays annually for the season at New Gate Sandy Shores, Koocanusa Lake, BC

mikenehrkorn
08-10-2013, 11:41 AM
Too many to remember....

Various pontoons that seemed to need some type of maintenance every time they left the dock :)
197? 65hp Merc on some no name boat
198? Rinker 75hp Merc
198? Yamaha WaveRunner
1988 Monark 115hp Sukuzi outboard
2003 SeaRay 182 BR - 190 Mercruiser
2010 SeaDoo GTS130 jet ski
2013 OBV -- best decision I ever made when it came buying watercraft!!