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Old 10-07-2004, 11:44 PM
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What Did YOU Learn to Ski Behind?

Mastercrafting's topic (other boats) gave me an idea:

Can you remember/describe the first boat you [waterskied / wakeboarded / kneeboarded / whatevered] behind?

Bonus points if you can come up with a pic...

I learned behind my dad's 14' wooden 4-seater with a 22hp Scott-Atwater. I don't even know if cameras existed back then , but I'm going to look through old albums the next time I visit my folks...

Also successfully skied behind a small aluminum boat with a 12hp ELTO.

More bonus points if you can remember what ELTO stood for...
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Old 10-08-2004, 02:48 AM
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1959 Glasspar with a 75 HP Evinrude (Biggest OB you could get back then) Used a pair of "White Bear" combo skiis from Minnesota.
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Old 10-08-2004, 06:25 AM
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1986 CC Barefoot Nautique 2001 w/ 454. about yanked my shoulers out of the sockets. got up on the 2nd try though.

learned to slalom behind a 1991 Carevelle 1900 w 305carbed motor
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:04 AM
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1984 Rinker with a 60hp. Still have it today, but now it has a 75hp!
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:12 AM
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I learned to ski behind my dad's 1959 14 ft. Aluminum Sea King with a 25 HP Sea King outboard.
Sea King was Montgomery Wards store brand back then.
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:14 AM
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1975 FLETCHER ARROWFLYTE 90hp,then.18ft phantom 235hp evinrude (flying machine).MC barefoot200,,,now X9.......WHAT NEXT?????
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:31 AM
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1976 ABC American Boat Company Double Eagle 351 ford powered OMC stern drive. Loved that boat but one pull behind a MC and it was replaced with prostar within two weeks.
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:38 AM
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A cable! My little sister and I learned to ski and kneeboard at Ski Rixen in Florida. I still have my 'ID' card someplace. We moved away over 20 years ago so I am not sure exactly what year it was.
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:46 AM
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16ft. Elodcraft w/ a 50hp. Johnson. I learned to pop off the bank behind that old thing.
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:49 AM
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