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Old 02-18-2013, 05:14 PM
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I've had so many of the same questions, engine, speed, price... My favorites:

Idiot: You must do a lot of fishing in that thing?
Me: No, its never had a fishing pole in it and never will as long as I own it.
Idiot: Then why do you have those rod holders? (referring to my racks on the tower)

Idiot: Whats that wooden thing on the back?
Me: Its antique high performance hydrofoil. It allows the boat to plane out faster.
Idiot: Really? I wonder if I can get one of those on my Bayliner, but I would get a newer one...
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:26 PM
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Everyone asks how big the engine is and what it cost me. I've also been asked where the engine it and yes, how fast does it go.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:15 PM
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I think I have heard most of those listed... my wife's family (aunts/uncles) have always been nuts about the water, owning numerous & various boats (all outboards or I/Os) and skied their entire life. I showed up at a family reunion with my old '83 S&S with powerslot, they were all amuzed I bought such a small boat since none of their's ever had the power to pull me up on a slalom (always came up on two & dropped one). They all wanted to ski, so I said get your gear and get in the water, while they were arguing who was going first ... they were surprised, when I tossed out 4 ropes and said you can all go first. They never gave me cr@p after I pulled them all up on doubles (which I was hesitant since I had never tried that).

also got the questions/comments from friends we took out "wow, when did you buy a new boat?" to which my answer was "oh, about 18 years ago and it was a few years old when I bought" ... MC OCD has advantages too
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:33 PM
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they were all amuzed I bought such a small boat since none of their's ever had the power to pull me up on a slalom
LOL - "who could ski behind that tiny little boat...?"
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:37 PM
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My brother with the bass boat asked me to race. I said I would rather play tug of war.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:03 PM
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Putting up the extended pylon one one day...

"What's that? Is that a pole for dancing?"
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:07 PM
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having an xstar i usually get the "nice boat man how fast she go?"

i got sick of answering honestly so i started saying... eh... dont know man, people start flying out of the boat about 115 mph
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:09 PM
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I answer the Canadian Tire comment with...'Yes, they are in isle 7, next to the Sky Hooks and Left Handed Screwdrivers'...
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:36 PM
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I used to love the why do you need dual speedo's n this boat?

Not really a dumb question ..... But ........
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:54 AM
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The craziest one I got was while filling up at a gas station with my TriStar years back. Had a guy ask me if the loading bars were the exhaust pipes for the boat. Have no clue how he could possibly think that but I have witnesses to back up the story.

I get all the same comments but the fishing comments seem to be the most popular. I think it's easier for people to understand the tower as a fishing device rather than something for skiing.

People also seem to think all my boats are new when they see them. They're typically surprised when I tell them my boat's 6 years old. Makes you wonder what they think a six year old boat should look like.
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