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    The old days! First boat I ever owned!

    Just saw this old pic. This was in 1975 when I was 21. First boat I ever owned. 1962 Luhrs 28ft Sport fisherman. Wood boat with a flybridge. I paid $1500 for it. I looked a little different back then!



    " IT'S NOT HOW FAST YOU ARE, IT'S HOW COOL YOU LOOK!!! "

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    sposed to be a picture here???

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    Yeah. I see it there
    " IT'S NOT HOW FAST YOU ARE, IT'S HOW COOL YOU LOOK!!! "

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    Things owned. NOTHING!!
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    Visit My Liberator and Checkmate Boats Website

    Rent our Log Cabin in Pigeon Forge, TN. http://www.vrbo.com/419205

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    1983
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    We have invented the world WE see

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    How did you get into fast boats?

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    Cuda what it is ?

    Fun thread.

    MDS

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    Love it , I got some pics of my dad from back then, his was a plywood flat bottom v bow with no motor he built himself lol
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    Still settin back with a beer as the boat drives it's self.......

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    We had a 57 Shepherd runabout Jr. I think it was 16' with a 75 Evinrude push button box. Trailer had swoopy fenders and baby moons. If I can dig up a pic i'll try and post it
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    1985 Beretta, Evinrude 115 crossflow

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    Another one of my first boats for the late 80's. This was my first "FAST" boat. Or at least I thought so at the time. 1976 16ft Sidewinder.
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    " IT'S NOT HOW FAST YOU ARE, IT'S HOW COOL YOU LOOK!!! "

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    My first boats:
    16' mahogany Supercraft w/40 HP Gale
    16' Sears Fibreglass w/40 HP Gale
    8' Aluminum pram w/40 HP Gale
    12' Aluminum Jon Boat w/40 Gale
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    4 Honda Turbo PWCs

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR IN JAX View Post
    My first boats:
    16' mahogany Supercraft w/40 HP Gale
    16' Sears Fibreglass w/40 HP Gale
    8' Aluminum pram w/40 HP Gale
    12' Aluminum Jon Boat w/40 Gale
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    16' StarCraft w/90 HP Johnson
    17' Hydrostream Vector w/GT150
    20' Allison Grandsport w/225 Promax/300XS
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    4 Honda Turbo PWCs
    Sorry to hijack, but did you rerig your Grandsport with a 300XS ? Very curious about this combo. How's it working and can you comment ? Maybe start another thread unless I missed it somewhere ?

    MDS

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    Yes I did and I love it. I get about twice the fuel mileage and it idles like a fishing motor. It is much quieter and uses less than half as much oil. So far I have had it to 90 GPS with 4 people in it and 70 MPH cruise is only 4400 RPM @ 7 MPG [6350 Red Line]. I had to install two 1/2" negative trim shims [T&R Marine] to make it come out of the hole easily [32 Yamaha Drag 4 copy/1.62 Gearset]. The negative trim shims also greatly improved rough water handling and gave me another 2 MPH in the No Wake zones [which is a real plus].

    I think I can see a 300R 4-stroke a couple of years from now on it due to recently being passed by a Bullet Bass Boat/300R like I was standing still.

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    Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.-Douglas MacArthur

    Allison GSE 300XS

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesufka View Post
    Cuda what it is ?

    Fun thread.

    MDS







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    Quote Originally Posted by JR IN JAX View Post
    Yes I did and I love it. I get about twice the fuel mileage and it idles like a fishing motor. It is much quieter and uses less than half as much oil. So far I have had it to 90 GPS with 4 people in it and 70 MPH cruise is only 4400 RPM @ 7 MPG [6350 Red Line]. I had to install two 1/2" negative trim shims [T&R Marine] to make it come out of the hole easily [32 Yamaha Drag 4 copy/1.62 Gearset]. The negative trim shims also greatly improved rough water handling and gave me another 2 MPH in the No Wake zones [which is a real plus].

    I think I can see a 300R 4-stroke a couple of years from now on it due to recently being passed by a Bullet Bass Boat/300R like I was standing still.
    Need pictures !!! Have you had a chance to string it out yet solo ? The 300XS is a great motor - I had a pair of them on a Spectre 30. Always wondered how one would work on a Grandsport ...

    MDS
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