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07-15-2013 1:53 AM

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Originally Posted by JamesHawk101 (Post 1833597)
How long are you having to wait? The way you worded that sounds like 4+ months.

When i went to place an order they could have gotten me a 2013 spec boat but it wouldn't have arrived until recently. Currently we are right in the middle of winter so it wouldn't have been much good until spring.

fouroheight68 07-15-2013 12:53 PM

I think it's an interesting thread to a) see different occupations of people in our hobby (example - I didn't know there was a career for locomotive load planners!) b) see the age of said people and c) The priorities of everyone (financially). There's nothing wrong with going out and getting a 15 year loan on a boat, it's just what your priorities are!

CTXxRoss 07-15-2013 3:33 PM

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Me-26 years old, a machinist, and I'm half owner with my father in law of a Machine Shop that makes oil field tools
My wife is an RN and 25
We bought our first house 2 years ago in our home town on the lake, I drive a 2006 Chevy 1/2 ton that's paid for and she has a 2010 Chevy 4x4 that's our tow rig.
Boat is a 2002 Moomba Kamberra that is our first boat
I have been blessed in a ton of ways from my father in law, who has taught me a ton, and my wife who believes in hard work!! Hard work goes a long way!!!
Don't have any pics of either truck, but you can kind of see mine in the last pic

joshugan 07-15-2013 3:59 PM

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My Dad bought a 1988 Ski Nautique brand new in 1988. That is the boat I learned to wakeboard on in 98.

My Dad started letting me take the boat out on my own in 2001. I eventually bought it from him for $8k in 2009. (Which was probably more than it was worth but was a fair price to me considering all the hours I put on it.)

In 2011 I purchased a 2000 Super Air Nautiquefor $19,500 cash. A Super Air is the only material thing I've ever really wanted so I guess I'm set for life. :)

I am an attorney of 5 years and made low six figures for the first time last year. I have a good group of friends that love wakeboarding as much as myself and so we share maintenance costs. I have never owned a truck or tow vehicle but my friends do. They can take my boat when they please and I can use their trucks when I please. Their have been a few minor issues along the way with people feeling like others weren't pulling their weight but overall it has been great. I'm very blessed to have such great friends.

What's fun to think about was how I contemplated buying a sweet pair of $40 board shorts in 2001 and worried about how it would affect my budget and now owning the coolest thing I could (and still can) think of ten years later.

Hard work pays off.

tn_rider 07-15-2013 5:27 PM

I'm 21 and a Signalman for a contractor on the railroad. No mortgage (yet) currently looking. Sacrificed keeping an older truck for a newer boat. It's a 98 Z71. With my work schedule I'm gone 8 days then home for five. So, I'd really never drive a new truck since I'm on the water every day I'm home. Boat is a 2007 Wakesetter 23LSV. Almost put 90 hours on her already this year!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/16/tubybuvy.jpg
The day I brought it home.

tn_rider 07-15-2013 5:35 PM

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/16/adumydez.jpg
One more.

wakebordr11 07-15-2013 5:59 PM

Malibu and those Nautiques in the last two story posts, I salute you guys, you have superior taste in boats!

beretta5spd 07-15-2013 7:16 PM

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Originally Posted by joshugan (Post 1833740)
My Dad bought a 1988 Ski Nautique brand new in 1988. That is the boat I learned to wakeboard on in 98.

My Dad started letting me take the boat out on my own in 2001. I eventually bought it from him for $8k in 2009. (Which was probably more than it was worth but was a fair price to me considering all the hours I put on it.)

In 2011 I purchased a 2000 Super Air Nautiquefor $19,500 cash. A Super Air is the only material thing I've ever really wanted so I guess I'm set for life. :)

I am an attorney of 5 years and made low six figures for the first time last year. I have a good group of friends that love wakeboarding as much as myself and so we share maintenance costs. I have never owned a truck or tow vehicle but my friends do. They can take my boat when they please and I can use their trucks when I please. Their have been a few minor issues along the way with people feeling like others weren't pulling their weight but overall it has been great. I'm very blessed to have such great friends.

What's fun to think about was how I contemplated buying a sweet pair of $40 board shorts in 2001 and worried about how it would affect my budget and now owning the coolest thing I could (and still can) think of ten years later.

Hard work pays off.

I'm a Canadian who had Chris Hansen (who I think is the current owner of the red 2001 in those pics) look at a sport nautique for me in Phoenix. We took a quick peek at your boat on the way out to Saguaro at the end of May. Congrats it's a beauty! Then I towed that Sport Nautique over 2000 miles all the way home. Enjoy that Super Air :D

trayson 07-16-2013 11:34 AM

I am 40 years old. I am a CPA and work as a Senior Accountant in a Govt Job (electric company) where I only have to work my 40 hours a week and have a generous amount of vacation. I've never been an entreprener, so I just "work to live". I'm married and have a 7 year old son. My child support is probably equivalant to a very nice car or boat payment, and I got divorced at the peak of the housing market and had to write a $50k check to my ex to keep my house. But life happens and my wife now is 1000x a better match for me and we're remarkably happy. The wife works as a Customer Service Rep at the same Utility as I do. She covers her truck/insurance/cell/groceries and I take care of the rest.

I have a 92 Supra Sunsport that I got for under $10k and have been modding. I have a modest 5 year $135 a month boat payment.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i...38835765_n.jpg

Our Tow Vehicle is my wife's. It's a 2009 Honda Ridgeline that she takes care of the payment/insurance on.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-j...UNSET%255D.jpg

My summer car is my 98 BMW M3 Cabriolet (paid for) that's pretty heavily modified. It's been my dream car since college.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B...-04-19_555.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-v...00/IMG4498.jpg

My Rain/Snow car is a 99 Audi A6 Avant. I picked it up cheap with 180k miles on it. I got a little $5k loan to get it but put the loan on the Jeep to get a better interest rate. We take it up to the mountain skiing and snowboarding every weekend all winter long. I also daily it because the M3 has 150k miles and I save the M3 for nice weather now.
Summer mode:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...-41-11_247.jpg
Winter mode:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-I...-43-06_613.jpg

I used to daily drive my 2000 Jeep TJ before I got all of the above. It's just turned 100k miles and even though I don't use it hardly at all, I don't have the heart to disappoint my 7 year old and get rid of it. It's totally built up for rock crawling and has a mod list a mile long.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Q...0906160932.jpg

I have a (paid for) Chalet Alpine travel trailer that we use on Jeep trips and for camping:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...-20-00_241.jpg

I have a 2005 ZX-6R (paid for) that I used to do track days on, but lately it's been the occasional zip through the twisty moutain roads...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W...2520Sample.jpg

I live in a modest 10 year old 1800 square foot house that I can afford the payment on, but all my equity got sucked out to pay off the ex-wife in the divorce.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S...0/DSCF0057.JPG

Don't really have much of a savings to speak of. But have a nice retirement though work and we are living life our way and enjoying a wide variety of recreation. Had a friend that needed a place to stay, so we rent out a room in our house, and that happens to offset the child support.


Obviously, if I combined all my toys into one truck/boat combo, I could have something a lot nicer. But I waited 20 years to buy my first boat and am really having a blast (despite the tranny getting rebuilt right now) making memories with my family. I tend to buy older toys that look like they're worth a lot more than they are to make my dollar stretch.

Dmac420sj 07-16-2013 12:12 PM

^^never sell your jeep! They are timeless and in the summer evenings no top no doors it's what's up.

trayson 07-16-2013 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Dmac420sj (Post 1833912)
^^never sell your jeep! They are timeless and in the summer evenings no top no doors it's what's up.

I was getting frustrated with all the toys having issues at once and the work it was taking to get ready for the 4x4 Jamboree that I just went on this past weekend. But hearing my 7 year old go, "Daddy, please don't sell the Jeep" melted my heart. We had a blast on the Jamboree and did some hardcore trails and the Jeep handled everything like a boss.
And moments like this in the shadow of Mt Ranier are pretty awesome.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-C...711_134242.jpg

Although as far as cruising around on sunny days, the 10 second power top on the BMW tends to trump the Jeep. LOL. I guess I'm spoiled.

CarZin 07-16-2013 12:33 PM

2013 Enzo SV233
35 years old
Married with no kids
Senior Network Engineer
Own a Chevy Volt. Boat is dry stored, so no need for a tow vehicle

idaho_hillbilly 07-16-2013 2:49 PM

Words of advice....don't sell the Jeep! You'll just go buy another in a couple years. That's what I did. :rolleyes:

BTW: Sweet looking Jeep!

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Originally Posted by trayson (Post 1833914)
I was getting frustrated with all the toys having issues at once and the work it was taking to get ready for the 4x4 Jamboree that I just went on this past weekend. But hearing my 7 year old go, "Daddy, please don't sell the Jeep" melted my heart. We had a blast on the Jamboree and did some hardcore trails and the Jeep handled everything like a boss.
And moments like this in the shadow of Mt Ranier are pretty awesome.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-C...711_134242.jpg

Although as far as cruising around on sunny days, the 10 second power top on the BMW tends to trump the Jeep. LOL. I guess I'm spoiled.


Dmac420sj 07-16-2013 3:22 PM

Bout to start a jeep thread! Lol

MCObray 07-16-2013 4:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Dmac420sj (Post 1833947)
Bout to start a jeep thread! Lol

Say what?
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/masoncobray/8258627873/" title="'99 Jeep XJ by Bucky Images, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8258627873_4419643e85_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="'99 Jeep XJ"></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/masoncobray/7986821713/" title="'99 Jeep XJ. by Bucky Images, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7986821713_48da5cdcc6_b.jpg" width="899" height="1024" alt="'99 Jeep XJ."></a>

Wakesounds 07-16-2013 6:21 PM

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I'm not sure how this turned into a random bragging session about everything that people possibly own? I will say each individual's career and spendable income matters a whole lot where you live and in my area housing averages 500k and up so people don't usually have those paid off at young ages.

But...since the topic is taking a momentary turn, I'll play along for the moment with one of my toys. Btw I'm 33 and a MRI Technologist, the wifey is an RN.

Dmac420sj 07-16-2013 6:41 PM

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Mine!

Dmac420sj 07-16-2013 6:42 PM

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Lol!

idaho_hillbilly 07-16-2013 6:53 PM

What the heck is on the top of your Jeep?!?!

Ryan....I like the CJ.....and the Ski-doo in the garage! (I'm not trying to switch to a snowmobile thread.)

DMac....could you put anymore into that Jeep?

Ok, "now back to your regularly scheduled boat/toy show and tell. "

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Originally Posted by MCObray (Post 1833959)
Say what?
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/masoncobray/8258627873/" title="'99 Jeep XJ by Bucky Images, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8258627873_4419643e85_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="'99 Jeep XJ"></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/masoncobray/7986821713/" title="'99 Jeep XJ. by Bucky Images, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7986821713_48da5cdcc6_b.jpg" width="899" height="1024" alt="'99 Jeep XJ."></a>


fullspeed 07-16-2013 8:57 PM

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I am 41 years old, Wife is 37, two daughter 12 & 14.
I have two jobs, Correctional Officer for Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office and work part time for fathers RV dealerships.
Wife works for Costco.

06 VLX
05 Jeep Commander Limitted Edition
05 BMW 330i
Home in Soquel Ca. 2,820 sq ft
Duplex in Coure D' Alene Idaho rental (for sale)
Family vacation home on Lake Tulloch
Family Pontoon boat and Jetski

Life is good, no complaints.

countryguy1717 07-16-2013 9:17 PM

This is fun. Keep em comin!!!!

MCObray 07-16-2013 9:35 PM

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Originally Posted by idaho_hillbilly (Post 1833984)
What the heck is on the top of your Jeep?!?![/I][/B]"

It's a Roof Top Tent that sleeps 3 comfortable and has a set up/break down time of 6 minutes. Great for extended runs off the paved road.

Back on topic.
I'm 21, in college, and completely broke. Although it must be noted that I have started my Malibu/Centurion/Supreme boat FUNd for a purchase in the coming years.

shorewake 07-17-2013 5:35 AM

Bryce Pool, where you a fitter out of? Awesome to see another UA guy wakeboards. Just got into the plumbers in NJ!

ironj32 07-17-2013 5:53 AM

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30 yrs old and work on the corporate side a very large bank as a program director. Bought my house 4 years ago. Getting married in month to a PICU Nurse...can't wait to spend her money :D

2013 SAN G23 XS550
2013 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax CrewCab LTZ

shorewake 07-17-2013 6:28 AM

24 years old
living at home for the time being
$550/month in college loans
work for my families plumbing and hvac company
flipping a house
drive a 2012 ram tradesman quad cab (don't pay for gas to and from work)
dad has a 1985 American Skier that sat in the garage with a cracked block, sank $5k and a lot of time into rebuilding the engine during college
threw a fly high pole on and now I'm addicted to wakeboarding!!

shorewake 07-17-2013 6:36 AM

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idaho_hillbilly 07-17-2013 8:10 AM

Ok, that's kind of cool! Never seen anything like that before.

Oh, those great days of being a poor college student. :) I took my first loan (non-student loan) out ever when I was in college.....it was on a boat! :)

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Originally Posted by MCObray (Post 1834019)
It's a Roof Top Tent that sleeps 3 comfortable and has a set up/break down time of 6 minutes. Great for extended runs off the paved road.

Back on topic.
I'm 21, in college, and completely broke. Although it must be noted that I have started my Malibu/Centurion/Supreme boat FUNd for a purchase in the coming years.


bryce2320 07-17-2013 8:17 AM

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Originally Posted by shorewake (Post 1834040)
Bryce Pool, where you a fitter out of? Awesome to see another UA guy wakeboards. Just got into the plumbers in NJ!

Local 441 out of Wichita, KS. Finishing up a code repair on a vessel, life is good :rolleyes: :p

goride 07-17-2013 8:32 AM

28 years old married with three beautiful daughters. I'm an operations manager for an industrial cleaning company. We bought our house 3 years ago, side access so that's where the boat lives. Success is all about hard work, dedication, and doing the right thing. I couldnt be happier with my life and my family. My job allows me to be 99% of the time and allows me to be there for all my kids school events.

Truck: 2013 GMC 3500 SLE 4x4
Boat: 2006 Tige 24 VE
Wifes Car: Mazda Protege 5
Horse: 12 year old Paint


http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/...ps37d3d00d.jpg

dp513 07-17-2013 8:58 AM

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22-union carpenter in the bay
Own my house (mortgage)
05 gmc duramax (paid off)
03 sanger v210 (payments)

Truck and boat are both forsale :)

Dmac420sj 07-17-2013 10:16 AM

^^ how much you asking for the boat. You upgrading?

dp513 07-17-2013 10:30 AM

As it sits with the system 31. With just wetsound interiors and an amp 23. And ya I wanna get a 215. This was my first boat and was a perfect first boat but I want built in ballast perfect pass and just a little bigger boat!

Dmac420sj 07-17-2013 10:34 AM

Word. You got it advertised? Was wondering if the market is good. Thinking bout getting a axis.

Dmac420sj 07-17-2013 10:35 AM

Get to work!

yjwrangler95 07-17-2013 10:42 AM

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How about some more jeeps: here is mine

dp513 07-17-2013 10:43 AM

Ya I put it on Craigslist. No one is gonna want it with the system which is fine I wanna put it in whatever boat I get. But ya I looked at an axis. Once those a24s come
Out there's gonna be alot of trade ins on A22s

Dmac420sj 07-17-2013 11:15 AM

Yep. We have a jeep winner! Lol Danny where you working at?

keithwallaz 07-17-2013 2:56 PM

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42, Software Sales, wife 37, Esthetician, 7 kids (19,17,15,11,twin 9's, and 8) 1 boy, 6 girls and all of the wakeboard and surf!

2011 Maxima SV
2007 Escalade ESV AWD
2011 247 LSV
Two houses- (one is a rental).

Great life, wouldn't change a thing!

TC_Mastercraf_X5 07-17-2013 3:37 PM

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24 years old
Operations Analyst at Financial Organization
2001 BMW X5
2000 Mastercraft X5
1996 CBR 600
1989 Honda Elite
Working on part time MBA (Guzzling money @1250 a credit)

idaho_hillbilly 07-17-2013 3:38 PM

Oh! :eek: Now that's a Jeep!

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Originally Posted by yjwrangler95 (Post 1834113)
How about some more jeeps: here is mine


sandm01 07-17-2013 4:43 PM

ok, I'll play....
44 asst. mgr in a retail warehouse- gf works in acct's receivable for trucking company

1998 ford ranger 4x4 daily paid for
1994 honda accord her daily driver paid for
2000 ford f-150 4x4 tow rig paid for
2009 zx6r sometimes daily driver paid for
2012 250ninja her sometimes driver paid for
2012 tige 22ve notpaid for :(
mortage on a 6 year old house in the 'burbs.

hate the boat payment, but wouldn't trade the memories so far for anything..
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...ps2ad70e0d.jpg

Intrlaz 07-17-2013 5:36 PM

31. I invest in troubles companies. Wife w 2 kids, 2 yrs and 2 weeks.

2013 raptor with payments. I love automobiles and can't help myself from upgrading. Always have a payment and have am just used to it.

Wife - 2006 Trailblazer SS (handed down from me 3 vehicles ago). Paid for.

House half mile from the beach w mortgage. Wish I lived somewhere with more reasonable housing prices but it is what it is

2002 super air - paid for. Would love to upgrade but just can't justify it. Boat stays outside and is run is brackish water. Couldn't treat a new G that way.

brycejb328 07-17-2013 8:27 PM

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28 years awesome, I am the territory rep for a small to medium sized lubricant company for our powersports division. ball SO hard.

Unmarried, but my girlfriend and I split most the living expenses. She does something for a large medical device company.

2003 Silverado SS - paid cash, I just have a thing for those trucks and had wanted one since they came out. 8 years later I finally bought one

2006 Wakesetter VLX - loan

2 properties - I won't glorify my second one like I know some have as an "investment property". I am upside down on it so it was converted to a rental. I will probably end up keeping it though. It will be paid off by the time I am 50. Will probably purchase more rentals in the future.

The house I live in is 4 bed, 3 bath, nice suburb in a culdesac.

2 dogs - Puggle and shih tzu - straight cash

steves1967 07-17-2013 9:45 PM

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I'm 37, Union Steamfitter in San Jose Ca.
Wife stays home with our two kids.
Small mortgage on my home.
Wife drives an 05 Tahoe Z71 that I paid cash for new.
I drive an 08 Chevy 3500 diesel dually, paid off.
We have an 07 Calabria Pro V.
We "camp" in a 42' gearbox Toy Hauler- no toys yet though unless you count my daughters Barbie Powerwheel.
I just bought another 68 Firebird to restore.
And My favorite is my 71 C-20, got it when Dad passed away.

countryguy1717 07-18-2013 4:55 PM

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Originally Posted by trayson (Post 1833899)
I am 40 years old. I am a CPA and work as a Senior Accountant in a Govt Job (electric company) where I only have to work my 40 hours a week and have a generous amount of vacation. I've never been an entreprener, so I just "work to live". I'm married and have a 7 year old son. My child support is probably equivalant to a very nice car or boat payment, and I got divorced at the peak of the housing market and had to write a $50k check to my ex to keep my house. But life happens and my wife now is 1000x a better match for me and we're remarkably happy. The wife works as a Customer Service Rep at the same Utility as I do. She covers her truck/insurance/cell/groceries and I take care of the rest.

I have a 92 Supra Sunsport that I got for under $10k and have been modding. I have a modest 5 year $135 a month boat payment.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i...38835765_n.jpg

Our Tow Vehicle is my wife's. It's a 2009 Honda Ridgeline that she takes care of the payment/insurance on.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-j...UNSET%255D.jpg

My summer car is my 98 BMW M3 Cabriolet (paid for) that's pretty heavily modified. It's been my dream car since college.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B...-04-19_555.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-v...00/IMG4498.jpg

My Rain/Snow car is a 99 Audi A6 Avant. I picked it up cheap with 180k miles on it. I got a little $5k loan to get it but put the loan on the Jeep to get a better interest rate. We take it up to the mountain skiing and snowboarding every weekend all winter long. I also daily it because the M3 has 150k miles and I save the M3 for nice weather now.
Summer mode:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...-41-11_247.jpg
Winter mode:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-I...-43-06_613.jpg

I used to daily drive my 2000 Jeep TJ before I got all of the above. It's just turned 100k miles and even though I don't use it hardly at all, I don't have the heart to disappoint my 7 year old and get rid of it. It's totally built up for rock crawling and has a mod list a mile long.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Q...0906160932.jpg

I have a (paid for) Chalet Alpine travel trailer that we use on Jeep trips and for camping:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...-20-00_241.jpg

I have a 2005 ZX-6R (paid for) that I used to do track days on, but lately it's been the occasional zip through the twisty moutain roads...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W...2520Sample.jpg

I live in a modest 10 year old 1800 square foot house that I can afford the payment on, but all my equity got sucked out to pay off the ex-wife in the divorce.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S...0/DSCF0057.JPG

Don't really have much of a savings to speak of. But have a nice retirement though work and we are living life our way and enjoying a wide variety of recreation. Had a friend that needed a place to stay, so we rent out a room in our house, and that happens to offset the child support.


Obviously, if I combined all my toys into one truck/boat combo, I could have something a lot nicer. But I waited 20 years to buy my first boat and am really having a blast (despite the tranny getting rebuilt right now) making memories with my family. I tend to buy older toys that look like they're worth a lot more than they are to make my dollar stretch.

I saw your boat on a previous thread. Very cool to hear the background. love the storm troopin

countryguy1717 07-18-2013 5:03 PM

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Originally Posted by brycejb328 (Post 1834256)
28 years awesome, I am the territory rep for a small to medium sized lubricant company for our powersports division. ball SO hard.

Unmarried, but my girlfriend and I split most the living expenses. She does something for a large medical device company.

2003 Silverado SS - paid cash, I just have a thing for those trucks and had wanted one since they came out. 8 years later I finally bought one

2006 Wakesetter VLX - loan

2 properties - I won't glorify my second one like I know some have as an "investment property". I am upside down on it so it was converted to a rental. I will probably end up keeping it though. It will be paid off by the time I am 50. Will probably purchase more rentals in the future.

The house I live in is 4 bed, 3 bath, nice suburb in a culdesac.

2 dogs - Puggle and shih tzu - straight cash

Lol dude I got two dogs. Straight cash is the way to go. Depreciation is way too high for a loan.

countryguy1717 07-18-2013 5:12 PM

All great boats and great backgrounds. But I guess I need to get another jeep...

bryce2320 07-18-2013 5:23 PM

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Originally Posted by countryguy1717 (Post 1834487)
All great boats and great backgrounds. But I guess I need to get another jeep...

I was thinking I need to get another job!!! :eek:

dizzyj 07-18-2013 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by iShredSAN (Post 1833010)
25 years old
Contract negotiator for the University of Texas
1999 Super Air Nautique
2005 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.9 diesel
Own a nice moderate sized house in downtown east Austin

good to see mindrite going strong. I love that boat.

brichter14 07-19-2013 8:28 AM

25, teach US history and civics at the same high school I went to. I coach three sports and have a handful of mowing accounts for the summer. Also do landscaping here and there. Wife is 25 and is a registered dietician. No kids, one dog.

05 f150 paid for
03 focus zx5 SVT paid for - for sale
04 grand am- wife's car, paid for
97 super sport loan
Got a mortgage

http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/...psf6719376.jpg

http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/...ps19b9ce5d.jpg

skiboarder 07-19-2013 8:55 AM

I'm just going to say it. This thread is weird.

whiteflashwatersports1 07-19-2013 9:43 AM

x2 on the weird

v10rider 07-19-2013 9:54 AM

No ****. Sounds almost like a dating site but more weird

beretta5spd 07-19-2013 10:08 AM

Non Jeep owners need not apply

idaho_hillbilly 07-19-2013 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by v10rider (Post 1834616)
No ****. Sounds almost like a dating site but more weird

Do you sense budding Bro-mances?

FYI.....Non-Jeep people are welcome, we will try not to think less of them......we'll really TRY. :D

behindtheboat 07-19-2013 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by skiboarder (Post 1834605)
I'm just going to say it. This thread is weird.

I found it interesting from a marketing and demographic viewpoint.

sasky_rider 07-19-2013 12:47 PM

37 years old, Western Canadian Sales and Technical Manager for Stoller Enterprises Ltd. -- ironically this new job was a big upgrade in salary for me but now i'm having less time for the boat... damn!!

wife -- stay at home mom
9 year old daughter -- little fish
18 year old step son -- outta the house
2005 Moomba mobius lsv -- paid for
2012 Dodge Ram 1500 -- payments
2005 Dodge SX 2.0 -- paid for -- putt around car for the wife
house -- payments (for a couple more years)

we own a cabin with wife's family..... bought it cheap before things went nuts in saskatchewan real estate market.

After wife got sick in 05 my outlook changed dramatically.... not so worried about being debt free young anymore... want to have as much fun with my family as possible... tomorrow is promised to no one!!!

not being stupid with my cash though either...

QuickVR4 07-19-2013 1:53 PM

Bored at work, so I will play. Just turned 38 this month, VP/Loan Officer for a community bank. Wife is a teacher so definitely not making a fortune, but live comfortably.

House in lake subdivision with covered marina
2005 SANTE 210
2006 Mercedes CLS500 - Daily
1995 3000GT VR-4 Twin Turbo - Toy
1969 Camaro - Garage Queen
2003 EZ-GO - Lake Transport
2 Shih-Tzu's that end up costing more than anything listed above

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sandm01 07-19-2013 2:29 PM

that vr4 is the color I Iusted after for many years. best color dsm ever put out.. they were nice cars, just wish they were as mod-friendly as the eclipse/evo was.

thedude 07-19-2013 3:15 PM

34 years old
live in my parents garage
unemployed (ex subway sandwich artist)
1998 Dyno Nitro
bum rides with other boat owners, in return my mom sends snacks


8 inches....around.

idaho_hillbilly 07-19-2013 3:26 PM

Lets see, when I was 25, I was teaching and coaching 3 sports. My wife was a dietitian, we had no kids and one very stupid dog. Wow, what a 20 year flash back! Granted your boat was much nicer than ours! We had an I/O! (can I even say that here?)

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Originally Posted by brichter14 (Post 1834599)
25, teach US history and civics at the same high school I went to. I coach three sports and have a handful of mowing accounts for the summer. Also do landscaping here and there. Wife is 25 and is a registered dietician. No kids, one dog.

05 f150 paid for
03 focus zx5 SVT paid for - for sale
04 grand am- wife's car, paid for
97 super sport loan
Got a mortgage

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brichter14 07-20-2013 11:03 AM

Wow that is strange! I sold my I/o 2 weeks ago lol

motogod77 07-20-2013 3:37 PM

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Interesting thread . . . . . . .

I'm 31, marine and powersports sales manager. My wife is 33 and works full time taking care of the house and our beautiful 11 month old daughter (who loves the water as much as we do!).

2013 Supreme v226 Surf Series - Financed, but will be for sale in about a month, only for a new one next year!

2005 Built Duramax CCSB Tow Rig (Paid For)

2005 Chrysler 300 Hemi Wife's Ride (Paid For)

2008 Yamaha Roadstar 102" Stage II Commuter (Paid For)

New 1700+ Sq Ft House, 5 minutes from the ramp on our lake, 20 minutes from Lake Mendocino (Small Mortgage)

Toy Hauler (Looking to purchase now)

tommyg 07-20-2013 4:51 PM

My name is Elmer J Fudd, millionaire, I own a mansion and a yacht.

you_da_man 07-20-2013 6:38 PM

41 years old and live in Texas
Single no kids
Retired parole officer; currently mud engineer for Halliburton (2weeks on, 2weeks off)
Home paid for
Truck, motorcycle, and car paid for
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Living the dream
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idaho_hillbilly 07-20-2013 9:13 PM

That is weird!

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Originally Posted by brichter14 (Post 1834751)
Wow that is strange! I sold my I/o 2 weeks ago lol


MattieK27 07-21-2013 6:39 AM

I read an article in a trailer boat magazine last month that talked about boat buying, financing, etc. It stated that 92% of boat owners are over the age of 35. Apparently Wakeworld is a large part of the 8%...

31
Mechanical engineer
Boat, car, etc...

tn_rider 07-21-2013 7:13 AM

Nobody else below the age of 25??

brycejb328 07-21-2013 7:51 AM

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Originally Posted by tn_rider (Post 1834805)
Nobody else below the age of 25??

started with my malibu sunsetter @ 24

brichter14 07-21-2013 7:54 AM

I bought my first boat at 21. It was an I/o so that probably doesn't count.

tn_rider 07-21-2013 7:59 AM

I wanted a boat more than a car at 16 lol begged my parents to buy one...they said buy your own lol so at 18 I bought an 02 wakesetter.

idaho_hillbilly 07-21-2013 6:38 PM

I was 23 years old when we purchased our first boat.....22 years ago! It was a brand new 19' Century (no it wasn't wood. :rolleyes:) I/O. Pretty fancy boat and we paid $14k! Inflation on boats has been pretty steep the last 2 decades!

05dirtymax 07-22-2013 7:11 PM

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Ill play. 23 working for Trane as a chiller mechanic out of UA Local 32 in seattle. Single and looking for a house.

2005 Duramax paid for
1997 Super Sport Nautique that i have a loan on

brichter14 07-22-2013 7:31 PM

Great lookin SS Travis

shorewake 07-23-2013 5:13 AM

Damn 4 UA guys so far! If you looking to be able to buy a boat working in a blue collar trade, I'd say become a union plumber, pipefitter or HVAC/R service tech. I'm guessing you are a service tech if you work for trane Travis?

FastR3DN3K 07-23-2013 2:36 PM

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Originally Posted by you_da_man (Post 1834776)
41 years old and live in Texas
Single no kids
Retired parole officer; currently mud engineer for Halliburton (2weeks on, 2weeks off)
Home paid for
Truck, motorcycle, and car paid for
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Living the dream
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Where you at in TX, and what Halliburton yard you working out of? I'm a Cementer for deepwater out of the Houma yard, and live up outside the Ft. Worth area...lol, small world...

FastR3DN3K 07-23-2013 3:01 PM

I will also play along:

29, Offshore Cement Service Supervisor for Halliburton Energy Services out of the Houma, LA yard working 14 on/14 off (makes for lots of free time on the water)
Graduated from Mississippi State University with a BA in Communications
Living in Burleson, TX (just south of Ft. Worth) these days
Wife is a 29 y.o. Veterinarian for one of the more prominent vet clinics in South Arlington
No kids, 2 boxers and 2 english bulldogs that probably get treated better than most people's human kids, lol
Pretty good savings, good 401K already going, and now looking at buying into the wife's practice. Hoping/planning on retiring by 55, and it's looking pretty promising right now, maybe even a bit earlier than that

My Toys:
2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins Megacab Dually 4x4 (financed, but got a smoking good deal thanks to my employer discount, and will not be getting rid of it anytime soon)
2010 Tahoe LT2 for the wife (financed, but will be paid off in the very near future)
2004 VW GTI VR6 (paid off, commuter for work since I have a 9 hour drive one way)
2013 Tige RZ4 (financed about 60% after trading in old boat)
3BR/3BA 2400 sq. ft. house built in 2005

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MylesK 07-23-2013 3:44 PM

Any other Oklahoma oiles on here?

28
Drilling Engineer / Consultant

Boat
2002 SANTE

Truck
2008 6.4 PowerStroke



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airshark360 07-23-2013 3:47 PM

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What better way for my first post.

27- work in construction, I supply rebar for highway projects in Texas.
Wife 34-medical asst since she was 18 so she is pretty established there.
Son 9- loves baseball, hates the boat. By hate I mean he is too busy with baseball or at his dads(he is m step son) than to learn to wakebaord.

Renting, looking to buy a house.
2011 G37 Sedan- financed
2009 Ford Escape- paid for
1997 Dodge 4x4- paid for(boat hauler only)
2001 VLX- paid for.

05dirtymax 07-23-2013 6:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shorewake (Post 1835154)
Damn 4 UA guys so far! If you looking to be able to buy a boat working in a blue collar trade, I'd say become a union plumber, pipefitter or HVAC/R service tech. I'm guessing you are a service tech if you work for trane Travis?


Yeah i do service in the Seattle area. Love it so far. Just hate the city!


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