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05-24-2013, 01:09 PM #11
05-24-2013, 01:25 PM #12Senior Member
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Goodbye to all!
I've been raised in a family that has always had a lakehouse, boats, jetskis, etc... However, in 2011 my wife and decided to get our own boat because my son had started wakeboarding the summer before. He had always done competitive soccer and baseball but found he really enjoyed doing it on his own and has since quit the team sports to focus solely on wakeboarding. Since we got the boat, we are on the water most everyday practicing and learning together. We eat sandwiches for dinner on the boat, many times we have breakfast on the boat too. We just recently purchased a lot on the lake and will be building our "retirement" house soon. While my wife and I miss the baseball/soccer tournaments and chatting with parents etc but I would let trade what we are doing now for anything. My son will only be at home for 5-6 more years and we are going to make the most of it while we can.
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05-24-2013, 01:27 PM #13
05-24-2013, 01:35 PM #14
My kids will be borrowing the boat from Dad in the next 10 years or less - count on it - until they get their own. Then grandpa (me) will be out there showing the hotshot punks a thing or two cutting up the waves and later hearing them tell my kids how cool their dad is for an old guy...
This is what it was like for me growing up - only it was snow skiing. My dad didn't even start until he was in his forties and then we went dozens of times every winter. My buddies were always blown away how cool my dad was when we went to the mountain so the stage has been set.At the time it seemed like a good idea...
05-24-2013, 01:54 PM #15
Well, I'm way cooler than my Dad ever was but he did have several jet boats. He once took an old aluminum cabin cruiser and dropped a brand new 454 Chevy in it with a Berkley jet. It would SCREAM across the water or pull 6 skiers at a time loaded with people all over it. Guy had some imagination before he decided to get old and cranky.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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05-24-2013, 02:28 PM #16
Funny. I worked for a guy when I was a kid who had a big 27-28' cabin cruiser, can't recall the make, but he did similar. Put a big 502HO in it and I swear the thing would do 50+. Surprised a lot of smaller boats when he'd open it up and go roaring away like a dragster disguised as a motorhome. I'm not much into big cruisers yet but that would have been a fun boat to own.At the time it seemed like a good idea...
05-24-2013, 02:33 PM #17
Damn, that brought tears to my eyes, Skylar Good luck on the transition and you can still come here to fix the itch.
I have diapers and drivers permits, so I will be doing this for a while, Kane has me beat by one kid, but he and berg with most likely beat me to the 360.
Our photo galley on our lcd picture frame has tons of boating photos. they are all over the lake house and residence have our lake and boating experience. The kids grow fast and it shows, Its been 6 years since we bought our place and first Moomba and I could not think of leaving it. even though we only get a few good months.
For Jr. I am trying to figure out how I can mount the Jonny jumper to the v2 tower while surfing... I remember someone on here did that.A Day at the Lake...Priceless
A Day in Powder...Endless
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05-24-2013, 02:39 PM #18
05-24-2013, 02:44 PM #19
[QUOTE=kaneboats;216550]It's for the young, the old and everyone in between. I wanted lots of kids. By the time the youngest one is gone I'll need the boat for the grand-kids. And I'll still be surfing!!!!! [QUOTE]
I agree with this 100%. neither me or my sis will ever have kids, but the boat has been a great family getaway that has brought us closer together and made some great friends over the last 6 years. I only wish I would have bought one in my 20's not 40's... I wouldn't trade any of the memories for anything..'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
05-24-2013, 03:25 PM #20
[QUOTE=sandm;216569][QUOTE=kaneboats;216550]It's for the young, the old and everyone in between. I wanted lots of kids. By the time the youngest one is gone I'll need the boat for the grand-kids. And I'll still be surfing!!!!!
I agree with this 100%. neither me or my sis will ever have kids, but the boat has been a great family getaway that has brought us closer together and made some great friends over the last 6 years. I only wish I would have bought one in my 20's not 40's... I wouldn't trade any of the memories for anything..David
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