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Upper Michigan Prostar190
05-21-2005, 12:29 PM
Hello!!

My name is Don, and I am a newbie here. A bit about me: I am located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. SInce I was a young boy seeing the Tommy Barlett Water show in Wisconsin Dells I have dreamed of owning a Mastercraft Ski boat. My parents were waterskiers, and taught me to ski at age 12. I learned to slalom at age 16. My buddies and I skied through high school and college and then we kind of got out of it. Anyway, to make long story short, I gained lots of weight and couldnt ski, so a few years ago I changed my life and lost 125 lbs and got in shape again. I was able to ski again being at 190 lbs and healthy. so I skied the last few summers bumming rides off people I knew at the beach. That started a fire inside me to ski again that I couldnt stop. I realized I could really ski again, and I wanted to get back into it. I have had alot of issues happend in my life with my family in the last year, my Dad had prostate cancer, my uncle died of lung cancer, and I just realized that life is SHORT, you gotta make the most of it while you can. We may not be here tomarrow, so I said "hey! I am 32 yrs old, I am in shape and healthy, I can afford a boat, WHY NOT! I am not getting any younger!" I vowed once long ago that if I EVER owned another boat, it would be a Mastercraft. I bought myself a Mastercraft boat a few weeks ago after a long search. Its a 1991 Prostar 190 with the 351 and Powerslot pkg. Its a very sweet boat in excellent shape. :D I found this site while searching for info about Mastercrafts in general and it looked like a great site to join. I am a guitarist also, and I belong to a web board with a bunch of guitar enthusiats that are interested in Jackson guitars, anyway the site and people are terrific and full of valueable info, so I know the value of a great web community. Being a newbie, and this being my first Mastercraft, I probably wont be able to contribute much to you people that know much more than me about Mastercrafts, but I promise I will try my best to contribute what I can and be a good member here. I hope to learn alot and have fun here. I hope to make a few friends and meet some MC and Slalom enthusiats too. I have posted some pics of my baby here, and I uploaded some to my gallery, so please check them out. I hope this all works with the photos, I am new here, so please bear with me if I have technical probs posting. Feel free to say hello! and if your in my general area, give me a shout, mabye we can hook up and ski sometime. Thanks!!! :) :D

east tx skier
05-21-2005, 12:31 PM
Welcome, Don! Great looking boat.

bcampbe7
05-21-2005, 12:34 PM
Great to have you UMP190! Awesome boat you have there!

André
05-21-2005, 12:35 PM
Welcome to the board UMP 190!Congrats on the lost weight and getting in shape.Nice of you introduce yourself this way.You'll find many infos here regarding your MC and on many other subjects...including guitars and music!
You're totally right in my mind about not waiting to enjoy life!
Happy skiing !

scott88prostar
05-21-2005, 12:50 PM
Don...good for you!....there is no better way to get in shape...I love the UP...spent my childhood in Eagle River...love the smell of the air...you probably dont even realize how good it smells!...great to hear stories like yours!

BriEOD
05-21-2005, 02:41 PM
Hey Big Don welcome to the board. Sounds like a great story. Your boat looks great. Don't worry about what you can contribute it's a more the merrier thing around here. Welcome.

erkoehler
05-21-2005, 02:57 PM
Nice boat, did you just finish waxing it? Nice and shiney....welcome :D

bradamerry
05-21-2005, 03:56 PM
Hey Big Don welcome to the board. Sounds like a great story. Your boat looks great. Don't worry about what you can contribute it's a more the merrier thing around here. Welcome.
I must agree with Brian on this one... The only thing I contribute is being "THE LIST" and Underground President!!! ;)

Welcome aboard :)

peason
05-21-2005, 04:34 PM
Welcome to the board. Congrats on Life! and congrats on the new boat. Hope you get alot of enjoyment out of it!

You'll be surprised how much you can contribute!

Mag_Red
05-21-2005, 05:07 PM
:wavey: hey Don! Welcome aboard!

H2OGirl
05-21-2005, 06:15 PM
Welcome, We do a lot of snowmobiling in the UP, it is beautiful there.

Workin' 4 Toys
05-21-2005, 08:22 PM
Awesome Boat. One of my relatives has a '91 190 and it is smooth. Very nice.

André
05-21-2005, 08:58 PM
Awesome Boat. One of my relatives has a '91 190 and it is smooth. Very nice.
Welcome to you too Workin' 4 toys!
Where are you from and have you work enough for a MC toy so far ? :D

Tennesseeski
05-21-2005, 09:48 PM
Welcome to the board . Great looking 91!!

Crash
05-22-2005, 01:05 AM
Welcome Don...to the board, to MC ownership, skiing again, and your renewed life!

My MC has the same color scheme! Looks great!

Larryp
05-22-2005, 01:21 AM
hey don, I never have anything to contribute, but I love this place. Welcome. I just got a new job and wireless web with my treo(cingular). we'll be at lake lewisville tomorrow for all of you texans. guns up :smile:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
05-22-2005, 10:08 AM
Wow!, thanks for the warm welcome people!!! :D I look forward to being a member here and sharing whatever I can to help someone here. I have already learned quite a bit here. It really looks like a great place. Thanks again for the welcome and you all saying hello!! :) Here is a big HELLO back at ya!!! :D

Leroy
05-22-2005, 11:19 AM
UMP190; Read your story but was headed out to soccer games. Welcome and keep going strong! Nice boat!

Workin' 4 Toys
05-22-2005, 01:42 PM
Welcome to you too Workin' 4 toys!
Where are you from and have you work enough for a MC toy so far ? :D
I have a Blue/White '03 X7 MCX powered, this is among many "toys" we play with. But by far my favorite. I love this forum. Thanks to you all for the great info. I am far from new to the sport, only new to this site. We have been boating now for about 30 years. We live on the Southside of Chicago and take our boats to Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana and of course around here in Illinois.
And as my name states, I live and work for Toys. I won't be able to take the money with me when I go, so what good does it do me to keep any.

Britt
05-22-2005, 02:27 PM
Welcome aboard..

Laurel_Lake_Skier
05-22-2005, 08:46 PM
Welcome UMP190!
You'll be happy with the choice to buy a boat. I love my '91 and the skiing is a great way to have fun while getting a workout.

Maristar210
07-20-2007, 10:28 AM
Digging up dirt on old Don yuan.


His first thread... kinda makes all teary eyed .....

trickskier
07-20-2007, 10:34 AM
WOW.................A lot has changed in 2 years!!!

Sodar
07-20-2007, 10:38 AM
This place has never been the same!! :D

TMCNo1
07-20-2007, 10:45 AM
Hello Don, Welcome to Team Talk! Just feel free to jump in anytime and please enjoy yourself on here.


Wow, I just read WHO and WHEN! I was gonna be nice, till..............
I just thought it was another poser trying to stir the pot!:uglyhamme :uglyhamme :uglyhamme

Ric
07-20-2007, 11:07 AM
looks as though I never wished you welcome here. Sorry bout that ump

SkiDog
07-20-2007, 11:15 AM
Damn, a newbie with 9711 post's. How'd that happen?:D :confused: Must have a LOT of time on his hands! Great story UMP! We luv ya man!

chudson
07-20-2007, 11:21 AM
Welcome there Bud, but you sure look awful familiar. You got a twin brother?

tex
07-20-2007, 11:23 AM
Welcome Don, lookout for a guy named Ump!

milkmania
07-20-2007, 11:32 AM
looks as though I never wished you welcome here. Sorry bout that ump


same here.....

but, I guess you can stay 8p

fintek9
07-20-2007, 03:11 PM
I remember reading this one when I was looking a boats before I
got mine, Then took me to get the nerv to join in on the fun.
younow, sure glad I did!!! you guys take the cake and make my day- everyday!!!!!!!

bucky
07-20-2007, 03:16 PM
From such humble beginnings...

Welcome to the board, Newbie!

tex
07-20-2007, 03:18 PM
I tried but could not find my first post.

Maristar210
07-20-2007, 03:21 PM
I tried but could not find my first post.


It wasn't that good :D

tex
07-20-2007, 03:23 PM
It was for me!

Maristar210
07-20-2007, 03:24 PM
It was for me!


I know I know

I need to go find the what are you drinking right now thread.....

tex
07-20-2007, 03:25 PM
I remember reading this one when I was looking a boats before I
got mine, Then took me to get the nerv to join in on the fun.
younow, sure glad I did!!! you guys take the cake and make my day- everyday!!!!!!!
So, Ump is your leader?

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-20-2007, 03:26 PM
Ooo! Staristar your like Mike Wallace! I feel like I am running for office and you dug up an old sex scandal I had with a former MILF secretary or a possesion of marijahoochie case from my college days or that one time at band camp. :D I swear I didnt inhale, and she was only just rubbing my neck and it wasnt my flute!!!! :cool:

Good Work Staristar! you are a slueth! now get on a real case! Tricky's hat!

André
07-20-2007, 03:28 PM
I tried but could not find my first post.
Only could find your first thread...:)
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=642

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-20-2007, 03:29 PM
This place has never been the same!! :D
What? you mean yoos guys didnt talk about Smokey and the bandit, pirate jokes, superheros, hookers, cheech and chong, and pasties before I showed up and ruint this place??8p

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-20-2007, 03:30 PM
looks as though I never wished you welcome here. Sorry bout that ump
looks as though you still havent.....

tex
07-20-2007, 03:32 PM
Only could find your first thread...:)
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=642
Those were the days...It would be nice to jump!

André
07-20-2007, 03:38 PM
Those were the days...It would be nice to jump!
You'll be back man,you'll be back!!!
Raising my Labatt Blue to your knee health!:toast:

tex
07-20-2007, 03:41 PM
You'll be back man,you'll be back!!!
Raising my Labatt Blue to your knee health!:toast:
Thanks-Nothing better than a true Canadian Blue. I drank a ton of them back in my Canadian days!

Ric
07-20-2007, 04:04 PM
looks as though you still havent..... Ya know, you maybe right .

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-20-2007, 04:05 PM
Ya know, you maybe right .
Your so consistant. Hows the grey market set screw market been treatin ya?

Ric
07-20-2007, 04:07 PM
hot and cold... I don't promote it properly.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-20-2007, 04:09 PM
Hey, I just reread the thread, Beau was the first person to use the UMP name for me. He coined the name. :D

Ric
07-20-2007, 04:10 PM
creative fella .

Maristar210
07-20-2007, 05:34 PM
creative fella .


Apparently unlike yourself 8p 8p

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-20-2007, 05:41 PM
Apparently unlike yourself 8p 8p
badum tish! he shoots he scores! :cool:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-20-2007, 05:42 PM
BTW Steve, I am surprized you never went for the "boy was I fat" thread I did. :o :o

Maristar210
07-20-2007, 06:17 PM
BTW Steve, I am surprized you never went for the "boy was I fat" thread I did. :o :o


Fat people don't call each other fat. We go to dinner together instead !!!

Doug G
07-20-2007, 10:31 PM
Amazing what can happen in 2 years... from such a well written post in english, to misc babblings in UMPese and a cape!

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-20-2007, 10:44 PM
Fat people don't call each other fat. We go to dinner together instead !!!
Only if we go speedo shopping after!;)

LakePirate
07-20-2007, 11:12 PM
Rereading this I too noticed that Beau was the first to UMP you.

Hoosier Bob
07-20-2007, 11:31 PM
Wow! That sure explains alot! I am glad I never read this one!:o

Hoosier Bob
07-20-2007, 11:33 PM
PS As you all notice I never responded to this thread! Ric, what's with the "Fat Cheerleaders" quote? I do not think I wrote that one!:o

Upper Michigan Prostar190
07-20-2007, 11:54 PM
Where did you come from Hoosier???

milkmania
07-21-2007, 12:02 AM
Amazing what can happen in 2 years... from such a well written post in english, to misc babblings in UMPese and a cape!
kinda like farting on a first date....... it'll never happen


but after 2 years together..... look out:eek3:





hey UMP,
what's your average post per day?
mine's 6.84

n/m..... found it (12.19 posts per day)

Doug G
07-21-2007, 12:09 AM
LOL, I forgot that rule, guess i've been married too long

milkmania
07-21-2007, 12:21 AM
LOL, I forgot that rule, guess i've been married too long

yeah, a lot's changed since my first date toohttp://www.rejectsworld.co.uk/forum/images/smiles/fart.gif