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shepherd
05-08-2007, 06:53 PM
Some people say the two happiest days of a boat owner's life are: the day he buys his boat; and the day he sells it.

Sold my boat. I'm not feeling very happy today. :cool:

Driving away:

shepherd
05-08-2007, 06:53 PM
Goodbye........

shepherd
05-08-2007, 06:55 PM
She's going to a good home, I'm happy to say. The new owners wanted it to teach their 8 year old daughter how to ski. He heard my boat was for sale while they were at Cory Pickos' ski school. I wish I had parents like that.

Vegas X-Star
05-08-2007, 06:58 PM
But you are getting a new one, right?

I was in between boats for three weeks one time and it was really rough, just knowing I couldn't go to the lake if I wanted to.

shepherd
05-08-2007, 07:00 PM
But you are getting a new one, right?

I was in between boats for three weeks one time and it was really rough, just knowing I couldn't go to the lake if I wanted to.

Yes. If everything goes according to plan, the pain will disappear real quick when I get my new boat this weekend!

How do you like that LQ9? :)

nuckinfutz
05-08-2007, 07:00 PM
Ive seen some pretty morbid crap on the internet. But pics of her driving away... Thats just punishment!

edit;
Ahh, but if your getting a new one I suppose the pain will dull soon!

dmayer84
05-08-2007, 07:01 PM
What are you getting to replace it?

JKTX21
05-08-2007, 07:07 PM
All that hard work down the drain.... Just kidding, I'm sure your resale went way up!

You are going to have a hard time merging with any authority from the closing lane without a trailer! (Don't think I forgot!)
:D

Slinkyredfoot
05-08-2007, 07:31 PM
All that hard work down the drain.... Just kidding, I'm sure your resale went way up!

You are going to have a hard time merging with any authority from the closing lane without a trailer! (Don't think I forgot!)
:D

No kidding, all that work and you sold it. Oh well only you know whats best, so what are you gonna get now Shep????

ProTour X9
05-08-2007, 07:49 PM
I hate that feeling..........a new boat will replace most of it

SDAhockey21
05-08-2007, 07:55 PM
you will be soooo bored now that you have no projects...

thats what always happens to me

TMCNo1
05-08-2007, 08:55 PM
Some people say the two happiest days of a boat owner's life are: the day he buys his boat; and the day he sells it.

Sold my boat. I'm not feeling very happy today. :cool:

Driving away:


Your about to make me cry!:cry: :cry: :cry:

milkmania
05-08-2007, 09:02 PM
Some people say the two happiest days of a boat owner's life are: the day he buys his boat; and the day he sells it.

Sold my boat. I'm not feeling very happy today. :cool:

Driving away:

there there....it'll be ok http://deephousepage.com/smilies/therethere.gif

JohnnyB
05-08-2007, 09:04 PM
What is your new boat going to be?

It's odd. I've never been attached to any of my cars as i bought/sold/traded. When I sold my boat, I was sad to see it go even though I had one 12model years newer already in the garage next to it.

TMCNo1
05-08-2007, 09:20 PM
[QUOTE=JohnnyB]What is your new boat going to be?[QUOTE]

This post might be a clue, I dunno, we'll see, maybe............http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=342164&postcount=30

shepherd
05-08-2007, 09:23 PM
This post might be a clue, I dunno, we'll see, maybe............http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=342164&postcount=30

:dance: ........

Jerseydave
05-08-2007, 09:59 PM
Oooooooo...........that would be a nice replacement!!! :D

Kevin 89MC
05-08-2007, 10:29 PM
Wow Shep! Congrats! Not sure I could part with my boat if I could make mine look like yours. I've watched all your threads with great respect for what you did to that boat. I wish I had the time for mine. Someday I will. A new MC will sure ease that pain quite a bit though!

stevo137
05-08-2007, 11:50 PM
Ah yes Shep, know the feeling.
Went to a good home etc., etc,...

Glad to hear you are getting another...

David4MCSammyDuvall
05-09-2007, 12:27 AM
Yes. I remember that feelings when I bought my first 1988 MC ProStar 190. I was so happy. Then I had to sell my boat to move from Indpls to Atlanta. The first person looked at my boat, bought it immediately. I was so sad because I haven't process my thoughts about letting it go. This guy bought it and took it home. I was watching it go away and was in tears. Just exactly what you experienced in the pictures. After moving to Atlanta, I searched so hard to find the right boat. Now I'm a proud owner of 1995 MC ProStar 190 Sammy Duvall with metalflakes on it. Now I can't imagine selling my boat..... I'm so attached to my boat now. What is your next boat ?

TMCNo1
05-09-2007, 06:19 AM
What is your next boat ?


http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=342164&postcount=30

bbeach
05-09-2007, 08:39 AM
Shep - All that work and YOU SOLD HER?!? Ah well a new TT will make ya feel better! PM me on what your price was, I'm curious what my boat is worth! thx!

shepherd
05-09-2007, 08:44 AM
I'm hoping to replace her with this one on Friday: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=15668

Yeah, I know... after all that work? But the restoration project itself was fun and I got some satisfaction knowing I saved that boat from the grave. Plus, after all that work, I figured I deserved that new boat! :D

JohnE
05-09-2007, 08:50 AM
Shep,

I understand your sadness, but I KNOW you'll be over it come Friday. I've been between boats since Feb., and it is sort of a strange feeling. Fortunately :rolleyes: We have only had a couple of good days where I would have used the boat this Spring.

Vegas X-Star
05-09-2007, 02:41 PM
Yes. If everything goes according to plan, the pain will disappear real quick when I get my new boat this weekend!

How do you like that LQ9? :)

The LQ9 is great. Runs really smooth and has a nice sound too. Although, I could definitely see myself with more power...an L-18 is going into the next one.

pq2
05-09-2007, 05:18 PM
congrats shepherd you are going to get my dream boat, please take care of it, and talk to you in a few years.

83hurstguy
05-10-2007, 12:57 PM
did you have your old boat sitting on a newer trailer? Looked great, but I like the new one even better :)

atlfootr
05-10-2007, 01:23 PM
Some people say the two happiest days of a boat owner's life are:


the day he buys his boat
the day he sells it. Sold my boat. I'm not feeling very happy today. :cool: No, you may not be but the NEW OWNER is :D

Ryan
05-10-2007, 04:20 PM
Well congrats on selling! Few people get to know their boat as well as you did, that was a lot of work.

cst573
05-10-2007, 04:28 PM
Sweeeeeeeet!! That 03 is nice!

shepherd
05-13-2007, 10:37 PM
Tucked away safe and sound after the 10 hour drive from CSM. This boat is a BEAST!

Hoosier Bob
05-13-2007, 10:45 PM
Say it ain't so Shep! Nice new ride but! Nice new ride and it looks awesome! Old ride was way cool as well and you will miss her. You men always sell the old and look for something younger! Pig!8p

JohnE
05-13-2007, 11:11 PM
Shep's new boat is awesome! I can confirm his sadness has subsided. And thanks for the pull. I'd never skied behind anything that nice until yesterday. Found the gloves, btw.:o

Ryan
05-14-2007, 02:47 AM
Way to go!!! Looks like it was well worth the drive!

Bubble
05-14-2007, 03:13 AM
Damn, just damn.

Very nice ride leaving there. Get a new one quick.

I went years without a boat with small kids. Never, NEVER again.

shepherd
05-14-2007, 07:53 AM
Shep's new boat is awesome! I can confirm his sadness has subsided. And thanks for the pull. I'd never skied behind anything that nice until yesterday. Found the gloves, btw.:o

Thanks John. It didn't occur to me until after that you probably wanted to ski behind your own boat. Guess I should have offered to drive for you. Hope you get to try her out soon. I'm sure she'll ski as great as she loooks!

Slinkyredfoot
05-14-2007, 08:52 AM
Tucked away safe and sound after the 10 hour drive from CSM. This boat is a BEAST!

Very sweet boat Shep, this would be my ideal new boat....:cool:

theDano
05-14-2007, 09:30 AM
Congrats!!! Looks great

JohnE
05-14-2007, 11:49 PM
Thanks John. It didn't occur to me until after that you probably wanted to ski behind your own boat. Guess I should have offered to drive for you. Hope you get to try her out soon. I'm sure she'll ski as great as she loooks!

Thanks, but I can ski behind my boat anytime. I may never get a chance to ski behind yours again. I will probably go behind mine for the first time tomorrow. I know the water will be a bit colder than in NC, though. And I don't have any cold water gear yet.

deansnyder
05-15-2007, 11:45 AM
Very nice boat. I can only dream at this point of one like it. Maybe someday :D

pq2
05-15-2007, 11:59 AM
Congrats again, please let me know the day you decide to sell this one I know it will be like new.

Ric
05-15-2007, 12:03 PM
Tucked away safe and sound after the 10 hour drive from CSM. This boat is a BEAST! OOOOOHHH YYAAAAAAAAAAAA more pics more pics more pics! congrats! :toast:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
05-15-2007, 12:06 PM
SHEP! you DOG!!!! you bought a 35th??? :eek:

WOW!!!! what a sweet ride!!! CONGRATS!!!:toast: :steering: more pics please!!!

east tx skier
05-15-2007, 02:52 PM
I've been out of pocket. I've gone from shock that shep sold the boat to total understanding as to the underlying reasons in a matter of minutes. Congrats on the new boat!

6ballsisall
05-15-2007, 03:05 PM
Shep that is one fine piece of machinery.....it's a work of art!! :cool:

Congrats on the new BOTE!!! Drink a tall one for me to christen her!! :D

shepherd
05-15-2007, 08:05 PM
SHEP! you DOG!!!! you bought a 35th??? :eek:

WOW!!!! what a sweet ride!!! CONGRATS!!!:toast: :steering: more pics please!!!

Now you guys know how I love to show off my **** :D

btw, it did come with a swim platform. It just doesn't fit in the garage with it.

shepherd
05-15-2007, 08:06 PM
Chrome prop, rudder and exhaust tips.

shepherd
05-15-2007, 08:07 PM
Caddy 6.0L, 385 hp. Powerslot

shepherd
05-15-2007, 08:09 PM
Certificate of Authenticity ;)

Slinkyredfoot
05-15-2007, 08:10 PM
Now you guys know how I love to show off my **** :D

btw, it did come with a swim platform. It just doesn't fit in the garage with it.

I am jealous Shep, this is an absolute Beaut. I really like the tandem trailer wheels, fenders and everything about your rig, way cool to me.. Is that rust on the fender well of the tow vechicle?;)

03 35th Anniversary
05-15-2007, 08:11 PM
Sweet boat, what number of 35 is it?

cst573
05-15-2007, 08:13 PM
That is the baddest boat!! I'm going to trade mine in now.

shepherd
05-15-2007, 08:14 PM
Sweet boat, what number of 35 is it?

21 of 35.

Which one do you have?

cst573
05-15-2007, 08:17 PM
Next time you get it out can you post some pics with the platform on it?

03 35th Anniversary
05-15-2007, 08:18 PM
I have 16 of 35. That boat came from Charlotte. I call on it back in Feb before I bought mine. They told me it was sold. I remember the number.

shepherd
05-15-2007, 08:24 PM
This particular one was for sale up until a couple of weeks ago. Maybe the "February buyer" backed out?

shepherd
05-15-2007, 08:28 PM
Next time you get it out can you post some pics with the platform on it?

This one was taken during CSM. Best pic of the platform I have. Fiberglass platform with inlaid teak.

shepherd
05-15-2007, 08:37 PM
I washed and scrubbed down the interior yesterday. The carpet is still wet. :( That's why I pulled her out of the garage today - trying to dry her out.

cst573
05-15-2007, 08:39 PM
It looks awesome. Congrats!

03 35th Anniversary
05-15-2007, 08:40 PM
This one was taken during CSM. Best pic of the platform I have.



I wanted to go to CMS. But my ole lady graduated from collage last weekend and she though we should go to that instead.

Doug G
05-15-2007, 08:41 PM
That boat is just georgous!

cst573
05-15-2007, 08:41 PM
Probably a good choice on your part.

shepherd
05-15-2007, 10:37 PM
I wanted to go to CMS. But my ole lady graduated from collage last weekend and she though we should go to that instead.

It would be awesome to see 2 (or more) of these boats rafted up together or running side by side. Maybe at a future Southern/Gulf Coast reunion...? I'd love to see that beast you have under the motor cover too.

03 35th Anniversary
05-15-2007, 10:54 PM
It would be awesome to see 2 (or more) of these boats rafted up together or running side by side. Maybe at a future Southern/Gulf Coast reunion...? I'd love to see that beast you have under the motor cover too.

Hopefully I can make an event like that. I would love to see more than one of these boats at a time also. One of my real good friends I went to school with bought the protournament boat that MasterCraft S/C for Keith St.Onge. He also wants to make one of these events.

Stritt
05-16-2007, 01:17 PM
Congrats on the new 35th! I still have some "35th" stuff in the attic if your interested. Namely the 35th spare prop with puller and custom bag and 35th cover....however the cover has the tower holes...Good luck, she is a beaut! My profile still has pics of the original look sans tower and one after we had the mini tower installed. Lots of grief given about the towers, we loved the mini-tower for skis, boards, speakers and the bimini..

sanjuan23
05-16-2007, 01:28 PM
Shep, that thing looks great. I am extremely jealous! Yours too 03 35th!

Ryan
05-16-2007, 05:10 PM
Caddy 6.0L, 385 hp. Powerslot

Wow! I really didn't see the added girth and height the 6.0 has until this pic.