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Old February 2nd, 2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default How many wheelers are boaters?

Boating is a big part of my life i spend as many weekends as possible boating the northern Michigan lakes, with most of my time spent on Torch Lake, one of the most beauitful lakes in the world.
So who else is involved in boating?
Where do you spend your time boating?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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paw paw lake, ftw
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 11:26 AM   #3
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I have been a boater my whole life. I have owned my own boat since I was 12 and I boat on Huron, St. Clair, Erie, Grand lake, Long lake, and Lake Esau.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 11:27 AM   #4
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Whats the ride?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 11:36 AM   #5
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Whats the ride?
Four Winns Liberator.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:07 PM   #6
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Four Winns Liberator.
Awesome ride
WHAT YEAR?
I worked for FourWinns for 20 years, 10 OF THE 20 as Product development manager.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:09 PM   #7
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WHAT YEAR?
I worked for FourWinns for 20 years, 10 OF THE 20 as Product development manager.
Lucky SOB.

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:17 PM   #8
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I am also a huge boater.

i used to spend a lot of time on walnut lake in West Bloomfield, now i spend a lot of time on;

.Williams lake in Waterford, behind an '08ish Malibu Wakesetter 21' V drive. or stand up jet ski, or murdered out pontoon boat.
.Smallwood lake in Gladwin, on a 96 Sunbird 17' I/O

im currently on the lookout for an old Mastercraft stars and stripes.
ill let you know with pics if i find one.

EDIT: found one, a 76 Mastercraft skier. now i just need to completely restore it. its already dissembled to the hull.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:19 PM   #9
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I am a big time boater. Wheeling is my second hobby. I am also a merchant mariner. This summer I will be hopefully working somewhere on the water and I am hoping to purchase a 1985 21' Scarab I in the fall (just in time for hot boat at hardy damn). I currently own a 1986 17' FourWinns. But I have the need for speed and I want something with a cuddy for over nights on lake Michigan.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:31 PM   #10
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I grew up on a lake my entire life. Spent every day during the summer boating, swimming, skiing. We bought our house on Big Lake almost 16 years ago now. I'm 53, still barefoot and run the slalom course behind my Malibu Response, have a sailboat and a stand up jet ski. Oh, the wife has a paddle boat too. We spent years on a competitive water ski show team. I drove tow boat, my wife pulled release and both of my daugthers skied ballet, swivel, and pyramids. My youngest also skied trick for MSU for a year.

Living on a lake is why I don't wheel much in the summer.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:36 PM   #11
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This boat, on lake erie just about every day in the summer.




If you boat around Sterling state park and see a red 16' sea kayak....its probably me. (just dont run me over)
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I am a big time boater. Wheeling is my second hobby. I am also a merchant mariner. This summer I will be hopefully working somewhere on the water and I am hoping to purchase a 1985 21' Scarab I in the fall .

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i grew up on cass lake ive been on a boat since i was born we have had numorus pontoon boats jetskis over the years i love it
im on the lake all the time when i dont have money for wheelin trips
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Lucky SOB.

1992
Great job when times are good, very tough right now!
YEAH I CONSIDER MYSELF VERY LUCKY TO HAVE A JOB IN THE MARINE INDUSTRY!
ITS A HELL OF ALOT OF FUN!
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 02:27 PM   #15
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I am a big time boater. Wheeling is my second hobby. I am also a merchant mariner. This summer I will be hopefully working somewhere on the water and I am hoping to purchase a 1985 21' Scarab I in the fall (just in time for hot boat at hardy damn). I currently own a 1986 17' FourWinns. But I have the need for speed and I want something with a cuddy for over nights on lake Michigan.
I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR SPEED

NOTHING BETTER THAN GO FAST BOATS AND LADIES IN BIKINIS ON A HOT SUMMER DAY

CANT WAIT!!!!!
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Enough said... We are on the road all summer with ours or the Jeep...
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 02:35 PM   #17
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I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR SPEED

NOTHING BETTER THAN GO FAST BOATS AND LADIES IN BIKINIS ON A HOT SUMMER DAY

CANT WAIT!!!!!
Fukc yeah!!!
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Enough said... We are on the road all summer with ours or the Jeep...
NOW THATS ONE NICE SETUP!!!!!

SOMEDAY SOON I JUST MAY INVEST IN THAT TYPE OF RIG SET UP!!!

MY PROBLEM IS I WANT TO GO BOATING ON THE HOT DAYS, AND WHEELING ON THE COOLER DAYS, I WANT A RIG TO HAUL ALL MY TOYS! BOAT AND JEEP!

I WAS THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT FOUR WINNS WHEN THAT HORIZON WAS DEVELOPED!
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I actually work out of a boat for two months every summer in the St. Clair Flats region. Many people don't know this, but the St. Clair Flats, which is the southernmost part of the St. Clair River, is the largest freshwater Delta in the world. There are over 300 private islands with homes on them that you can only get to by boat. It is absolutely beautiful and I enjoy most every minute of working out there.

I also am an avid Scuba diver, and currently own a 37 foot Chris Craft Roamer that will maybe someday get converted into my dive boat.
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enjoy boating quite a bit. less effort and cheaper for me to go upnorth to the cottage for a weekend than go wheeling, which is probably why I haven't been wheeling much the last few years.

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