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
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!!
I learned to ski behind my dads 2nd boat, a late 60s 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.
16' StarCraft with 65 HP Merc
2 stand-up Kawasaki Jet Ski's (550 & 440)
Yamaha Waverunner 3
2003 Moomba Outback
2009 Moomba OBV
1992 Supra Sunsport
2008 Moomba Mobius XLV
And I don't forsee another boat for a LONG time, if ever.
"And I don't forsee another boat for a LONG time, if ever."
I'm with ya on this.
I'm 8 months away from being totally debt free (remaining balance on mortgage) and I'd like to stay that way for the rest of my life.
Congrats! That is a fantastic achievement.
Wings and Yeungs at Buffalo Wild Wings are on me.
And just a FYI for you and Stacy...the Clermont Chain of Lakes is almost totally up to normal levels.
One can now travel the entire chain with an inboard.
This weekend I'll be walking down our boat ramp (in the water) to see if we can launch our boat. It looks like it's do-able. We haven't been able to use the ramps (1/4 mile from my driveway) since 2003.