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Show Us Your Boat!

by SnowyRiver
posted 03-07-2012 02:59 PM


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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 03:21 PM

:-)
sorry but no boat here … canĀ“t afford … but if ….. its going to be Vikness 770 I think
since its isulated and have a ballroom as sterndeck just the right for trolling in our waters :-)
that is a real manboats …. LOL

they make the type from 25 foot and up
http://www.viknes.no/

take care out there
Dennis

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Porchfish

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 03:37 PM

Mine I keep in the tub …Little toot mind you ! But yours is a very nice one and goes well with your truck too!

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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jim C

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 03:49 PM

Great topic Wayne,
Four Wynns 28’ Deck boat.
320 HP I.O.
Above all, 18 cupholders, 2 coolers, enclosed head, seating for 16!


Life is good.

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KMT

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 05:52 PM

!3’ Titan Inflatable with a 9.9 Mercury 2 Stroke that I changed up the carb to a 15 HP carb thereby making my 9.9 a 15 HP. My wife and I and our 2 Golden Retrievers, Merlin and Logan, Love going out exploring wilderness lakes and rivers.

I’d Rather be in the Boat with a drink on the Rocks, Than in the drink with the Boat on the Rocks.

Heading up the lake.

The Boys, Shore Break

Shore Break on the River

Getting out og the boat!

-- - Martin

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dbray45

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#5 posted 03-07-2012 05:58 PM

No boat, want to build one some day but since my shop is in the basement with no way but steps out, not going to happen this week.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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madts

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#6 posted 03-07-2012 07:02 PM

This is mine. Goes at 3 knots and uses 3.5 sandwiches a day.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 03-07-2012 07:26 PM

My 1982 Chrysler Buccaneer (an 18’ sloop rigged racing day sailer named “Special Liberty” ) sank on it’s mooring during a wind storm 5 years ago and was bashed on an abandoned mooring stone someone had left on the bottom. It has been upside down on it’s trailor out back ever since.

Can’t bring myself to pay $4,000 to fix up a boat that cost me $800 used…. not when the kiddies want to go to camp this summer.

No one could touch her on a broad reach and she pointed very well too. I always wanted to class race her, and rig up a trapeez for kicks and giggles, but never had the chance.

I cry a little every time I walk past her.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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DaveMu

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#8 posted 03-07-2012 10:33 PM

Nice boats!

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canadianchips

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#9 posted 03-07-2012 11:46 PM

I hope I still have this one ! Left it with my sister 4 years ago ! 2500kms away from here.

1976 ,16ft Carlson. 145hp. Shingle with a motor. Starts to Hydro plane at 62mph !Only top end IF water is calm.
Bought it from a clean freak, wouldn’t let his kids in it, sand on their feet.Every year he parked at beach and polished it (Kinda show off type) Put it in the water 2 -3 times a year all the time he owned it.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 03-08-2012 05:13 AM

Mine is a 16’ aluminum boat with a 35 hp Merc. All I wanted was a boat with a steering wheel. It was an old DNR boat and runs about 35MPH.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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SnowyRiver

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#11 posted 03-08-2012 01:45 PM

Great boats folks. Thanks for posting the pictures. Keep them coming. My Dad used to have a 16 ft Crestliner with a 40 HP Mariner motor. He loved that boat and caught a lot of fish out of it. I always enjoyed going fishing with him.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 03-08-2012 02:42 PM

These were my boats, at least for awhile way back when I was an active member of the Tonkin Bay Yacht Club ;-)

USS Chandler

USS Dehaven

USS Wabash

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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canadianchips

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#13 posted 03-08-2012 02:51 PM

My first boat was a Raft I built from telephone pole. No shortening them, left them full legth. Put a rudder and steering wheel on back. We could dive off without fear of tipping sideways. I bet it is still floating in that slough back home. ! (Come to think of it , I was re-purposing back then too)
Sorry no photo…...the box camera had no film in it back then !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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SnowyRiver

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#14 posted 03-08-2012 02:53 PM

Ha ha ha…great one Mike. Great looking boats. What type of trailer do they use for those? :-) Thanks for your service in the Navy. My dad was a big Coast Guard guy during WWII. He was on the troop transport USS Altman, and the cutter USS Westwind. My nephew is the captain’s personal chef on the USS Stennis aircraft carrier just back from the Persian Gulf. He is glad to be home after 7 months at sea.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#15 posted 03-08-2012 03:06 PM

I was on the USS Austin (LPD-4) – it is now a reef

-- David in Damascus, MD

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HorizontalMike

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#16 posted 03-08-2012 03:23 PM

Yeah, the Dehaven and Chandler went to the S. Koreans and eventually dismantled. The Wabash is currently being scrapped as I type this…

You knew you were really alive when you were serving your country at such a young age. Pretty much sets the tone for the rest of our lives, IMO.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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dbray45

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#17 posted 03-08-2012 06:13 PM

In the picture of the Wabash, I wouldn’t mind having that runabout in the foreground. That is a nice little boat.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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HorizontalMike

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#18 posted 03-08-2012 06:35 PM

David,
Unfortunately, our Captain’s runabout and the crew boats were not THAT nice, but don’t we all dream that they were! ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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dbray45

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#19 posted 03-08-2012 06:48 PM

I was talking about the ChrisCraft with the outboard in the picture

-- David in Damascus, MD

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SnowyRiver

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#20 posted 03-09-2012 12:53 AM

I like that ChrisCraft too…thats a nice looking boat.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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ShipWreck

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#21 posted 03-09-2012 01:05 AM

Wow! You are a ole fart Mike. Tonkin gulf? I should not say anything as I wasnt too far behind you. I retired off the USS Inchon, and served on the USS Spartanburg County, and the USS Barnstable County. I did about 10 years on amphibs. I loved it when the marines were embarked….....great times.

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Bill1225

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#22 posted 03-09-2012 01:08 AM

Did a float in 09 with 11th MEU 2/4 BLT on USS Bonhomme Richard.

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HorizontalMike

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#23 posted 03-09-2012 03:34 AM

David, I caught the ChrisCraft, I was just exhibiting the obvious enlisted man’s drool….........

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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dbray45

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#24 posted 03-09-2012 01:02 PM

ShipWreck – Know what you mean. I was PCS on many ops with the Barnstable Cnty, Lamoure Cnty. THe only problem I had with the marines was when they came on board, they bought out the ship’s store of almost everything and stole all of the TP.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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dbray45

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#25 posted 03-09-2012 01:04 PM

Mike, I understand

-- David in Damascus, MD

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northwoodsman

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#26 posted 03-09-2012 11:59 PM

Wayne,

Since nobody else mentioned yet, I’ll make the comment. In that last picture, it looks like you put your boat in the water and are fishing off the dock. Couldn’t you have saved a LOT of money by not having the boat? I’m sorry but I couldn’t resist. Since I’m a former Minnesotan, I figured you would cut me some slack.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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CharlieM1958

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#27 posted 03-10-2012 12:28 AM

This one was mine last week, but they made me give it back.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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HorizontalMike

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#28 posted 03-10-2012 12:31 AM

Yeah Charlie, but did you return the keys?

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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SnowyRiver

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#29 posted 03-10-2012 12:44 AM

northwoodsman…ha ha ha…actually that’s my brother on the dock. We just came in from a day on the lake and I had went to get the truck and trailer…I looked back and he was fishing while waiting for me to pick up the boat. He never wastes a second fishing while near the water :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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jim C

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#30 posted 03-10-2012 07:43 AM

So apparently no one has a boat to show. I thought it would be a decent off-topic thread of different craft that people had but as usual, it became a thread of bad comedy. Too bad, I’m outta here.

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millzit

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#31 posted 03-10-2012 12:43 PM

i hear ya hmike, life was never dull in the tonkin canoe club aboard the uss forrestfire in ‘67…..

CVA-59 1966-1970
Machinist Mate 3rd ClassPO with one hash mark
three fires in four years, one in the gulf, one in dry docks, and one in the med…........

-- .......now cut that out!

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HorizontalMike

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#32 posted 03-10-2012 01:21 PM

millzit,
I remember the forrestfire, scary stuff to say the least. I see you also worked/lived below decks. I swear, those ladders up and out of the engine room… I climbed them thousands of times in my mind during EVERY watch and imagined holding my breath each time, wondering if I could make it.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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patron

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#33 posted 03-11-2012 04:26 AM

this my boat and truck
the f-1 ford will be running this spring
as soon as it warms up outside
the boat needs some minor work
finding a place to sail it here in new mexico
is not that easy
i do go and sit in the cockpit
once in a while
and dream

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TMcG

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#34 posted 03-11-2012 04:33 AM

Here’s my Aquasport, fly fishing around the shoreline of CT is what she’s mainly used for.

If I ever get more time, I’d love to move up to a Southport.

-- http://wood.mcgivern.org

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JohnTeigh

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#35 posted 03-13-2012 03:28 PM

Nice boat Jimc and the lake looks fantastic lots of fun and the car to match.

-- Yacht Insurance - http://www.velosinsurance.co.uk/

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Captain_bligh

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#36 posted 08-14-2012 06:14 PM

One of ‘my boats” that keep me from enjoying my woodworking.

-- Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art. ~ FLW

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AKSteve

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#37 posted 08-14-2012 06:45 PM

My old stomping grounds! Notice my Squadron is not on the Deck.. that’s because we are all flying, HS-15 Helicopters looking for commies in cigar tubes. LOL.

My other boat is a nine foot pontoon Fish Cat, don’t have any pictures here. but it awesome for river and lake fishing!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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Bagtown

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#38 posted 08-16-2012 07:46 AM

Here’s where I used to hang out.
HMCS Restigouche.

These days I travel the lake in my canoe.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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dbray45

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#39 posted 08-16-2012 11:03 AM

Back in the day -LOL :) this was where I hung my hat for a few years -

USS Austin – LPD4

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Robw

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#40 posted 10-30-2012 06:13 PM

Too much plastic and not enough wood. This is my 43’ Egg Harbor. Mahogany planks over oak frames. There are lots of woodworking projects on board, I’ll have to post some of them someday.

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jim454

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#41 posted 10-30-2012 06:45 PM

This was my boat in the Tonkin Gulf USS Saratoga (CVA-60)

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