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Old 07-05-2007, 03:28 PM
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How Did It All Start??/ What's Your MC/Boating Story...

I stole this idea from another boat forum, but I think this will be a great topic of discussion, with many great stories and memories!

Who, What, When, Where and How did you get into boating? What was your first boat, first place you went, etc ...
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1996 ProStar 190

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:32 PM
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Parents were boat people. Mom skied and dad skied and fished. Grew up being a wally behind the old Top Tenner bassboat. First skied at 7. Jumped for the 1st time in college. Made 6th try at heli and 12th try at flips. Tought myself to foot after college. Got a job skiing and the rest is history as they say!
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:41 PM
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I was 7 when I learned to ski behind a Sea Breeze boat. We moved on a lake when I was 11 and my dad bought a used Dorsett boat with a 4 Cyl. I/O...........I ran the heck out of that boat.............In college learned to trick, jump, & barefoot.........

My first MasterCraft was a 1982. Then I bought a ProStar 190 in 1998. And now have a 2006 X-1.

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:47 PM
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In 1984, I went to Camp Longhorn (Ranch Branch) in Burnet, TX. A friend of mine who was at camp with me was going to a friend's lakehouse (I knew the guy, too) for the week after camp. When my parents picked me up, it turned out that we had been invited up to the friend's lakehouse, too. It became an annual tradition for several years after that. They had a Deck Boat center console I/O built by "Deckboat" in Gatesville, TX (I would later own a "Ski Deck" built by the same company as my first boat. The house was on Lake LBJ in "Blue Lake Estates." Great deck at that place.

Anyway, the friend's dad would pull us around on zip sleds for hours on end. Later, he taught us to ski tandem, then later slalom.

He (the dad) passed away a few years ago. I owe him a debt of gratitude for the patience he showed getting me up on slalom. Very time consuming process.

Here's the boat.

Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:48 PM
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Didnt start skiing til 12 or so behind Dad's hotrod bass boat. First inboard I ever skiid was a MC at Ski Texas in the late 80's and I was HOOKED (spoiled - ruined - whatever you wanna call it)! I've skiid pretty much all ski boats imagineable and settled on MC!
Owned and skiied various inboards for the past 12 years and lovin my world record towboat!
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:48 PM
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I got hit in the head by a fast moving boat while swimming when I was a child, and I have loved them ever since.
Skidog, dont forget to take your Geritol.

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On a different note: I like LOTS of snort comin' out of the hole.
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:49 PM
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My moms parents have a place where my mom has been goin for 25 yrs on a lake they started out with just a pontoon boat they used to bring me on that to fall asleep when i was a tot. Then my mom married my dad and my dad grew up with a MC and told them to look outside and there was a brand new mc sitting there in the front yard
What do u call a life dedicated to hockey and mastercrafts i call it a time well spent

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Old 07-05-2007, 03:52 PM
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When I was 14 I took my dad's deck boat he had just purchased out on Gun Lake which is about 4 feet deep everywhere. I achored out in the middle and we swam with some girls all day. When It was time to leave we were going to race the girls back to the Marina and I jumped in the boat, fired it up and hammer down. Lest I forget to pull in the anchor which is extended five feet or so off the end of a cleat when I hear loud WHAM!!.

I stop the boat, I go to the rear and I see a rope sticking out of a hole in the hull the size of, you guessed it, the anchor. I had a hard time explaining that one to my dad.

Somehow he did not kill me and I have been loving the water ever since.

True Story....
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:52 PM
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We had a family lake cabin that my grandfather built on Hayden Lake, ID. We would spend all summers out there every summer as it was close to our house (35 min). We always had a boat. I learned to ski behind our original fiberform I/O from the 70's at age 8. We upgraded to a new Sea Ray 4 cyl 165 I/O in '87 (14 at the time) even though tried to convince parents at that time to buy Mastercraft as my brother and I were heavy into slalom skiing going everyday all summer long, sometimes twice a day. We had it down to were we would not even get wet, dock start and finish by sitting back down on dock. My parents also skied, and between brothers and sisters was always a competition to see who could do the best dock starts etc. Been skiing ever since (although took a long break in college and several years after that) and recently started wakeboarding and bought my first boat recently. I guess you can say it has always been a part of my life.
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:57 PM
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I was 7 or 8 and mom skied when she was young, so my dad bought a
Glasspar Outboard, LOL
and I learned in your stomping grounds Sodar…. “Marine Stadium”
I think that is why I love to take my boat out with my kids, the good times I had with my mom and dad
I rather be waterboarding

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