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Old    Jeremy Hawkinson (hawk22)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-19-2011, 9:04 AM Reply   
own a small business, drive thru coffee stands. Bought a bargain boat from an auction 3 years ago....03 supra launch ssv for 19k.
Old    Brett Burrows (Riteride)      Join Date: Sep 2010       07-19-2011, 10:53 AM Reply   
Sales manager for Star One Wake / Menace Watersports....
Old    Wayne Wright (boatmaster)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-19-2011, 7:14 PM Reply   
Well, let's see here.
Did construction. Then got into Security. And then got into investing.
So now I invest, which is why anyone peeling off $60k cash for a depreciating asset, makes my stomach turn. I used that $60k I had, invested in TWO stocks, financed my boat at 3.75% and paid it off from the profits, less taxes in 14 months. And I still have my $60k!

Cash is king if you use it right and credit is second if your smarter than the first.

I also charge an exorbitant amount of money for consulting.

07 VLX
08 X
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       07-19-2011, 7:39 PM Reply   
borden cottage cheese regional distributor
Old    Brian R. (Posi12Bolt)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-19-2011, 11:35 PM Reply   
29y/o, married w/ 3 kids ages 11, 5, 2.... Been a Process Controller (Operator) for a Big Oil Refinery for 11 years, my wife is in the Medical field working on being a Sonographer. We had a "Baller" boat a few years ago, but I sold it when we built our new house (boat was paid off). So I now have a project Moomba that I'm going to make into a baller boat for next season.

Also have 2 rental homes, and flip used cars/projects as a hobby. We do okay
Old     (BorderBoarder)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-20-2011, 2:10 AM Reply   
I'm 28, married with a 9 month old. 2006 Malibu Vride picked up in November'10,it is financed. Worth every penny as a family getaway, even 9 mo old loves it. Don't fully understand why so many people sell their boat because they are having a kid, other than financial burden.

My wife stays home with the kid while I get paid by the gov't to hunt and track people
Old    Chance Alex (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       07-20-2011, 9:53 AM Reply   
Little Rock, AR (Actually Jacksonville) - 26 years old, Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations Attorney.
Old    Heath Patton (sidetracked3)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-20-2011, 11:45 AM Reply   
33-Hoover, Alabama work for AT&T. Wife is a dentist and has her own practice. We have a 2008 Supra Sunsport 22V.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            07-20-2011, 11:49 AM Reply   
I love how you all have wife/fiance/gf who enjoy and take part in boating. One of the huge issues I had with my ex who was too high maintenance to be near lake water. I grew up on lakes. Looking forward to finding someone who enjoys the good times on the water and willing to have a lakehouse
Old    Will Speed (wspeedin)      Join Date: May 2011       07-20-2011, 12:31 PM Reply   
26 y/o. I was a plumber until 2006 when I became disabled and started a new career path in the IT field. Now I work with my g/f and her dad at his IT company. I do all the repairs and she is the office manager. I bought a bayliner three years ago and flipped it this year. Ended up buying another project SUPRA Saltare. Old but fun! My house payment makes it hard to afford something more expensive.
Old    John Gunnels (cragrat)      Join Date: Mar 2012       03-05-2012, 6:43 PM Reply   
50 (ya... the old guy)
Own and operate a floor covering store
Rock Climbing guide
Public Rec Center climbing facilitator
Relatively new to water sports (3 years)
Land locked in Wyoming... wish the boating season was LONGER!
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Old    Brad Riddick (riddick)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-05-2012, 8:00 PM Reply   
Professional student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Go Vols!
-Marketing and Resource Management.

I will be interning at a boat company this summer in their Marketing + Research and Development departments.

Looking for a full-time position when I graduate May 13'

I would definitely love to work in the boating/ action sports industry (Mastercraft, Malibu, Sea Ray, Nautique, Red Bull, Rockstar, ect..)

So if by chance anyone sees this that is affiliated with any of theses industries, I am your guy!
Feel free to contact me at Jriddick@utk.edu

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Old    Greg Anderson (ReSession)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-06-2012, 7:48 AM Reply   
I just turned 35, still feel 15 I'm the Product Marketing Manager for Dealer.com, we provide websites and digital marketing solutions to car dealers and OEMs. We have exclusive & endorsed relationships with Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, KIA, Land Rover, Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge, Nissan/Infiniti, Subaru and some of the largest publicly-traded auto groups in the US & Canada.

I've been with the company for going on 10 years and was their 11th employee...we now have over 650 "Earthlings" that work here in Burlington, VT and a satellite office in Manhattan Beach, CA. I've held titles including Northeast Sales Director, Sales & Training Manager, Inside Sales Director, and Competitive Industry Analyst over the years with them. Luckily, I got in early and got some killer stock options in the company...which is how I bought my new 2011 Supreme V226
Old    Dave (daveronix199)      Join Date: Feb 2009       03-06-2012, 8:00 AM Reply   
22 year old working in the oil fields of alberta 2006 master craft X2 and a Ford F350

Old    August (augie_09)      Join Date: Mar 2011       03-06-2012, 8:03 AM Reply   
34 - develop ipad apps that are used to sell pharma products to physicians. Ever wonder why one Dr's pick a drug over the other to recommend to their patients, because one drug salesman has a bad ass ipad app about the drug, and the other salesman has old school printed material...

Wife is a managing architect at a top health care software company.

boat - 08 vride we got at a steal, and then loaned ourselves the money via a wealth asset line of credit, 12 months left
tow - 08 f150 lariat - paid in full

our real expense is kids daycare, coming in at 2100 a month. Can't wait till they enter the public school system - new boat then!!!
Old    Chris Siino (chriscno)      Join Date: Sep 2011       03-06-2012, 3:12 PM Reply   
I am 29 and a Correctional Officer at San Quentin. I am with B (fullspeed) the benefits are great .. Live in Brentwood, Ca( the one up North) and own a 2012 MB Tomcat.
Old    Russ Constable (Midnightv10)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-06-2012, 3:40 PM Reply   
42 - Married w/4 kids - Vancouver WA, Senior Engineer for a large Construction Company, Wife is in HR for a medical company.

1999 - Ford F-350 - paid for
2008 - Yukon Denali - almost paid for
Old Boat - 2005 MB B-52, V-23 - traded in
New Boat - 2012 MB F-23 Tomcat - makin payments
Old    Chris (worththewake)      Join Date: Nov 2006       03-06-2012, 5:46 PM Reply   
Well, I'm 31 and a Physical Therapist in a local hospital! I've got an 09 F 250 and and 06 Malibu V-ride. Want to upgrade boats but the wife wanted a new house first. So anybody out here in the medical sales field?
Chris
Old    Nick A (Therapy10)      Join Date: Oct 2011       03-07-2012, 6:27 AM Reply   
I'm 29 and also a physical therapist. I work in an outpatient facility. I have a '97 Prostar 205and '08 Toyota Tundra which are both financed (IMO it's worth the good times!) and recently got our offer accepted on a house on the water.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-07-2012, 7:33 AM Reply   
I'm 33 and so is my wife. I'm the Sales and Marketing Manager for an industrial machining company and my wife is a Dietitian. I also sell boats on the side.

Kidless and stoked on it.
Old    Boarder 42 (jhartt3)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-10-2012, 12:27 PM Reply   
25 and so is my fiance i'm a Electrical Engineer for a Fortune top 100 company in KC. She is a civil engineer in KC. Just bought our first boat a 1995 Hydrodyne Grandsport.
Old    Troy Deschamps (TroyD)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-10-2012, 6:36 PM Reply   
Mechanical Engineer. Married with kids, have a 2009 SAN 210. Holding out to see what Nautique comes out with and what the new XStar will do.
Old    Tory Parke (TParke)      Join Date: Aug 2011       03-11-2012, 4:30 AM Reply   
I am 30 with a wife and kids. I am a Helicopter Pilot in Dubai. Some weeks I get to spend more time on the boat than at work. Life is good.I currently own a 2012 Axis A22 SS. We have had it since October and have 150 hours on it already. I could not be happier.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            03-11-2012, 6:42 AM Reply   
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I am 30 with a wife and kids. I am a Helicopter Pilot in Dubai. Some weeks I get to spend more time on the boat than at work. Life is good.I currently own a 2012 Axis A22 SS. We have had it since October and have 150 hours on it already. I could not be happier.
Im trying myself to get over to Dubai. Hoping to land something in the near future.
Old    Ben Sampson (816)      Join Date: Dec 2011       03-11-2012, 7:13 AM Reply   
36- Head fryer at McDonalds, bossman tells me if I keep up the good work he'll move me to grill (super excited). Living in parents basement on the lake. Dad gives me allowance in the form of gas for his boat for taking out the trash on Tuesdays.
Old    Tory Parke (TParke)      Join Date: Aug 2011       03-11-2012, 7:44 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by LR3w8kbrdr View Post
Im trying myself to get over to Dubai. Hoping to land something in the near future.
Let me know if you do. We have a pretty descent little group of riders here. What are you looking to do over here?
Old    Vince Dinatale (supratweaked)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-11-2012, 8:11 AM Reply   
I have just started a one year contract in Yanbu Saudi Arabia as a Electrical and Instrument Completions Specialist. Miss the California Delta a ton as well as my family, boat and wakeboards. Not missing my rope and handle since they made the trip with me.

Tory, if you get a chance, could you PM your contact info. Trying to figure where I am going at the end of April and was hoping for your input.

Vince
Old    Rob Andrus (robandrus)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-11-2012, 9:19 PM Reply   
36, worked construction for a while, then decided that all my bosses were cheap bastards. 1-1/2 years ago I was stuck in a truck for 70hrs a week and started reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Formed an LLC, started my own company. Now I work at home selling on ebay. This is the view out my front door. Planning on keeping my 2002 X-star. Bought it cheap enough that its paid off.
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Old    Jason Delmage (delmage171)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-20-2012, 8:07 PM Reply   
24, not married yet - Chemical Process Operator - Imperial Oil Sarnia Refinery (Owned by Exxon Mobil). I have a 1996 Super Sport Nautique that should be paid off by mid summer. I bought it Fall 2011.
Old    Aaron Nelson (airzemee)      Join Date: Aug 2009       03-23-2012, 9:52 AM Reply   
I am 27, from saskatchewan, canada. I am a 3rd year powerline apprentice. only a year left to go to get my j ticket! i get paid to work outside and pretend I am a monkey! have a 81 ski nautique that is sacked right out, and just bought a house at the lake. Now that the money is really starting to pour in I am in the market for a new axis! Love my job when I get paid well to get a crazy good workout!
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Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-27-2012, 8:29 PM Reply   
I'm a Survey Engineer for a drilling company in CA. We have been VERY busy lately. Drill baby drill!!
Old    Adam Van Dyke (lfadam)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-27-2012, 8:45 PM Reply   
Im 20-full time student at Virginia Tech getting a dual degree in Marketing and Management (with a Spanish minor). Hoping to get into Brand Management/Integrated Marketing Communications and eventually start my own business.
Old    Thad Roberts (skatethewake)      Join Date: Dec 2010       03-27-2012, 8:54 PM Reply   
Im 22, no boat but a paid off truck
Inboard boat mechanic at Houston Watersports Complex
So i get to work on all your boats when you break them, or they break you
Old    Cyle Coatney (01centurion)      Join Date: Jun 2010       03-28-2012, 9:35 AM Reply   
im 24, work at at tennyson electric doing under ground utility work, currently own a 01 centurion.
Old    Wakeboardin (wakeboardin)      Join Date: Apr 2001       03-28-2012, 12:50 PM Reply   
I live off of residuals now, but I used to hunt rabbit for a living. I own a mansion and a yacht.
Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-28-2012, 9:12 PM Reply   
I'm 27 and single. Been a firefighter in the bay area since I was 22. Bought my 2006 Sanger V215 brand new in 2009 for $25k.
Old    Ryan Maheu (ryin)      Join Date: May 2002       03-29-2012, 6:47 AM Reply   
26, Mechanical Design Engineer for a Blower/Vacuum System Company. Been there a little over a year now, I also do a little wedding videography on the side. Unfortunately due to student loans, paying for rent for a house and having way to many sports/hobbies (kiteboarding to skiing to mountain biking, etc.) I cant afford a nice 35k boat. I still have my 97 Ford Explorer (175k miles) a 97 Seadoo XP (killer deal) and about to buy our family 1992 18' Searay off my parents.
Old    Justin Janacek (TripsJay)      Join Date: Feb 2012       04-07-2012, 2:26 PM Reply   
28-airline captain

Took 4 years of low pay but now am "comfortable" and it's all become worth it. Nice thing is I average 16-18 days off a month.

2000 SAN 98 expedition but just closed on a lake home and bought a lift. New boat probs 4 years out!!!!
Old    Eppie Martinez (Eppies07epic)      Join Date: Jun 2011       04-07-2012, 5:26 PM Reply   
36 years old Journeyman Lineman, my wife is 37 and a Water Resource Specialist.
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       04-07-2012, 6:18 PM Reply   
33 and takin over the family tree and stump removal company. own a 210 nautique,lookin to get bigger boat,prob goin with the 242 world supra..lovein life o ya from menasha,wisconsin..near green bay
Old    Justin (91nautiquexl)      Join Date: Dec 2010       04-07-2012, 7:23 PM Reply   
33 married w 2 boys 6 & 3. Wife is 25. Live In bainbridge ga . Auto technician and shop owner. Have 5 rentals and nice house on large property. drive 01 f350 diesel and the wife has an 08 mercedes c300. My boat is a 91 nautique excel and when weighted makes a $50,000 wake so i will just keep it till the boys get older and want friends to go then will upgrade for space
Old    E (22vdrive)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-07-2012, 8:50 PM Reply   
28 year young shore tankerman with an mb f21 tomcat.
Old    Dave Gast (nautiquesonly)      Join Date: Sep 2007       04-07-2012, 8:57 PM Reply   
Justin what airline u work for?
Old    Kevin Skonnord (kskonn)      Join Date: Mar 2011       04-08-2012, 10:10 AM Reply   
32 yo sales engineer with a focus in Automotive electronics. Mostly sale high end custom adhesives, tapes, inventory management services and cradle to grave chemical management services. Current boat is a 2011 Mastercraft X2. Ironically with classic dash and as few electronics as possible, I like that look an don't trust the boat electronics enough to have them, take that for what it is worth. I have a wife of five years and a 10 month old son. Can't wait until he starts getting into whatever he gets into.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       04-08-2012, 3:23 PM Reply   
2003 Sanger v210 33 yrs old
Union core driller in San Francisco!
Proud to be union off at 230 at the lake by 430 WORD!
Old    Razzman (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-08-2012, 6:28 PM Reply   
55, Information Security Engineer.
Old    Mike G (MikeyG)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-17-2012, 10:47 AM Reply   
It has already been said before but this could be a great place to network!! Here it goes...

29 yo, Agent/Owner of a third party logistics company. Basically, we broker freight. We handle shipments from large to small, dedicated trucks or LTL (anything on a pallet), on flatbeds, dry vans, or reefers, etc, all across the country. We are currently setup with over 10,000 carriers and have the ability to negotiate great rates to cut down your freight costs. So if your business requires you to ship any kind of commodity, etc then you should be contacting me for a quote!

Sorry, we don't ship boats!

I am based out of our TN office -

www.Rapid-Transport.com

Mike
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            04-17-2012, 10:56 AM Reply   
Anyone with a solid lead for a new position in the southeast, let me know. 32 yr old professional with bachelor degree, strong HUman Resource experience, event mgmt for a NHL team/multipurpose top 3 arena, sales, customer service & mgmt exp.

As a token of appreciation once I land the position, I'll buy a new wakeboard & bindings off ones choice.
Old    Scott R (ScottR)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-17-2012, 11:05 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by LR3w8kbrdr View Post
Anyone with a solid lead for a new position in the southeast, let me know. 32 yr old professional with bachelor degree, strong HUman Resource experience, event mgmt for a NHL team/multipurpose top 3 arena, sales, customer service & mgmt exp.

As a token of appreciation once I land the position, I'll buy a new wakeboard & bindings off ones choice.
Hey PM sent
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-17-2012, 12:00 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by robandrus View Post
36, worked construction for a while, then decided that all my bosses were cheap bastards. 1-1/2 years ago I was stuck in a truck for 70hrs a week and started reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Formed an LLC, started my own company. Now I work at home selling on ebay. This is the view out my front door. Planning on keeping my 2002 X-star. Bought it cheap enough that its paid off.
That's is the most beautiful old school star I've ever seen. I'd keep her too!!
Old    Zach Sullivan (riding23)      Join Date: May 2009       04-17-2012, 4:06 PM Reply   
26 years old- Live in Las Vegas ( Yes people do actually live here ) Own a property management company as well as a regional manager of a credit consulting company. Bought an 04 Moomba XLV GG last year, got a great deal on it and will probably have it for a couple more years while i can save up for a new Supra! No kids and a g/f that loves the boat ( Long as she's on it when i'm out ) haha
Old    Dirk Walden (wakewoody)      Join Date: Sep 2010       04-17-2012, 7:21 PM Reply   
Farmer, wife is a real estate broker. Have owned lots of boats over the years, first one was a 76 glastron cv16 . Current boat is a 11 Malibu lsv. The river is 5 min from my house, and the lake is 45 min. Put 100 hrs. On my boat last year, mostly surfing these days.
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       04-17-2012, 7:51 PM Reply   
Member of the family business. We sell farm equipment to the professionals. 4th generation and enjoying it. 02 moomba lsv

www.VANDERLOOP.com
Old    JV (jmvotto)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-17-2012, 8:26 PM Reply   
45 own an investment management firm. Wife 34 partner in an insurance firm. 4 kids , 14,14,11and 3 sold the Moomba 07 obv and got a 2012 moomba xlv 2012.
Old    Mark (flyingbeaver)      Join Date: Aug 2004       04-20-2012, 10:36 PM Reply   
43, Pilot for a major domestic airline. LUV is our symbol. 09 Malibu Response FXi
Old    Logan Downer (logan)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-20-2012, 11:49 PM Reply   
I'm 23 (on the 27th of this month) and am in sales. I've dabbled in a little of this and a little of that. I have been selling cell phones/home products for an at&t authorized retailer for the past 4 years. I've taken an assistant management position in the store I work out of, then left to go sell cars for awhile. Learned a whole hell of a lot selling cars. 1. I'm damn good at it. 2. I hate the hours and the people. 3. I'd rather spend time with my lady than a bunch of miserable middle aged men trying to rip off a pair of newlyweds so they have more money for weed and ****y bars.

So now I'm selling phones again, gave up the management spot and I'm happier without it. Not much of a difference in pay but a lot more asked of you. Luckily I did it for about a year and I walked away from it so it is still good on the resume. I'm looking at getting in to banking at the moment. In the next month I plan to start that process. I'm interested in starting out as a personal banker, moving to a mortgage specialist and then who knows what.

Currently I don't own or finance my boat. It was my parents, my dad basically bought it for me, he passed away in 2008. My mom keeps it so that I can use it and she uses it once in a blue moon. If this banking thing works out I will more than likely be spending G23 money...ON A HOUSE.
Old    Da MOOSE (da_moose)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-20-2012, 11:55 PM Reply   
Not 21 ,So I can't buy that for you,Design Wakeboards
Old    TJ (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       04-21-2012, 5:21 AM Reply   
I'm 34 and married for almost 9 years with a 4yr old boy and a 3yr old boy. I started my own business 7 years ago doing mid-high end home audio, video and control systems. It's strange how things change. We used to do a lot of TV, surround systems and theater installs. Now the majority of our business is advanced whole house control systems, lighting control, shades, camera systems, etc with an average system being over $100k. I sometimes wish we could go back to doing simple systems that take 1-2 days to complete!

My wife coaches competitive cheerleading just 2 days a week now that we have our boys. We just bought our first boat, a 2012 Tige RZR. My wife and I started wakeboarding around June of last year and are hooked. Both of our boys have been up on the board last year and just once this year cause the water is still a little cold.

My kids are borderline obsessed...they find anything they can around the house to use as a rope to tow each other and are constantly wakeboarding on pillows and almost anything they can stand on. They came into my bedroom the other day with their tool belts on, carrying a bunch of their toy tools and various supplies to build a wake park! They worked on it for a good hour or so.

They are not old enough to ride at Wake Nation (have to be 5) so they play in the grass either on their board or any of our friend's boards who is taking a break. You would not believe the ollies they do, especially the 4yr old on boards way too big for him.

Here's a pic I snapped of him playing on a friend's 134.

Old    Preston (Bamabonners)      Join Date: Jul 2011       04-21-2012, 10:25 AM Reply   
35, I am IT consultant, wife is a contracts manager for defense contractor. 2011 vlx, We put down 20% and financed the rest. We consider it an investment in time with family and friends.
Old    John (sangermadness)      Join Date: Sep 2011       04-21-2012, 11:04 AM Reply   
Just a big kid in a 50 y.o. body!(haha) I own a CNC machine shop in Cali. Mainly Micowave tubes, communications, defense and precision machining of exotic metals are my niche. Wife and I update to a V210 Sanger at the end of last summer. Saved and paid cash. I had been working on a mirror mount somewhat like Tige' has just came out with but it has been on the back burner. Anyway if you have a need for Production Manufacturing hit me up! John

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Old    John (sangermadness)      Join Date: Sep 2011       04-21-2012, 1:06 PM Reply   
Forgot the mandatory pic!
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Old    Claire Dagand (c5dagand)      Join Date: Mar 2012       04-21-2012, 1:28 PM Reply   
I am 27, live in Chattanooga, TN and I worked for Whirlpool Corporation in Sales.
Old    Jo Shmoe (joeshmoe)      Join Date: Jan 2003       04-21-2012, 3:41 PM Reply   
"I cant afford a nice 35k boat."
The problem is not the $35,000.00 boat. The problem is buying a $40,000.00 truck to hull it!
I "live" for wakeboarding and surfing!
Old    Preston (Bamabonners)      Join Date: Jul 2011       04-21-2012, 7:34 PM Reply   
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Forgot the mandatory pic!
With that smooth water, why is that boat not pulling something? LOL
Old    Jeff P (F150Axis)      Join Date: Mar 2012       04-22-2012, 9:08 AM Reply   
28, married, wife is 31. I work for a heavy duty diesel engine manufacturer developing special tooling and writing diagnostics. Just bought a 2011 Axis A22 and lake house hunting, life is great!
Old    Jeff P (F150Axis)      Join Date: Mar 2012       04-22-2012, 3:27 PM Reply   
Side note....holy awesome water John you need to be riding!
Old    Roger (V)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-23-2012, 8:04 AM Reply   
29 y/o, been in the military for a little over 12 years. (yeah I joined at 17 with a parents signiture). Don't make as much as most of you here, but I am proud of what I do for a living. Married w/ 2 daughters (5,9). Currently stuck in Cleveland, Ohio. The military is moving me to San Antonio, Texas in the next couple of months.

My ride: 2000 MC 210VRS, third owner, for the age you can expect a bit of wear and tear but I try to put money in as I go (and not just gas).
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Old    John (sangermadness)      Join Date: Sep 2011       04-23-2012, 8:13 AM Reply   
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With that smooth water, why is that boat not pulling something? LOL
I hear ya. I was not too happy that my third was late to the lake............ Hard to find good help these days!
While I was waiting I thought it was a cool pic.
Old    Danny Braught (HydraFenders)      Join Date: Nov 2011       04-24-2012, 9:12 AM Reply   
24- Sales Manager for Hydra Fenders the "Official Boat Fender" of the 2012 King of Wake tour (www.hydrafenders.com). Also, I am the Director of New Business Development for a Physician Staffing Firm. I ride on Lewisville, Eagle Mountain, Ray Hubbard, & Eagle Mountain. If you are going to any of the King of Wake stops through out the US this year stop by our tent and say whats up!


KOW- Wake Games 2012

Hydrous Wake Park- Skull course buoys
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            04-24-2012, 9:17 AM Reply   
Pretty cool & different fenders I saw at the Wake Games stop last week.
Old    Scott R (ScottR)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-24-2012, 9:21 AM Reply   
LR3 did you get my PM a while back?
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            04-24-2012, 12:08 PM Reply   
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LR3 did you get my PM a while back?
I did get to read it this weekend and thank you for the PM, I'll respond to you later this evening. The PM option doesnt work on my tapatalk app on the iphone or else I would have sent it earlier.
Old    Andrew Oseman (steelrider68882)      Join Date: Apr 2012       04-24-2012, 7:17 PM Reply   
From what I have seen you guys have to be pulling in over $100k a year to afford these boats and trucks. I am in the wrong business. With a 4 yr. degree from a highly ranked business school in the south I pull in just over half that. I went wrong some where.
Old    Roger (V)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-24-2012, 7:41 PM Reply   
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From what I have seen you guys have to be pulling in over $100k a year to afford these boats and trucks. I am in the wrong business. With a 4 yr. degree from a highly ranked business school in the south I pull in just over half that. I went wrong some where.
have you seen what the military makes? I can't believe that I can barely afford my boat.
Old    Andrew Oseman (steelrider68882)      Join Date: Apr 2012       04-24-2012, 8:26 PM Reply   
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have you seen what the military makes? I can't believe that I can barely afford my boat.
No I have not. From what I assume it is nothing to brag about.
Old    Justin (gotwake133)      Join Date: May 2010       04-24-2012, 9:00 PM Reply   
I have to say this thread is absolutely awesome!!

Well Im only 20, but here it goes.

Before college I worked for my dad, fairly interesting business.
-Live fishing bait wholesaler, selling to Bait shops and stores like Gander Mountain, Cabelas, Bass Pro etc... Here I did just about everything there was to do, loading trucks, driving daily routes, cut grass, and many other things. i usually worked 2am-Noonish which was awesome cause during the summer I had the rest of the day to be on the lake. (If anyone here fishes and lives in the Midwest, those little blue bait cups with the Fish and Robinson logo is my dads business)

During high school I also did snowboard lessons at the Grand Geneva Resort, as well as worked at BS The Board Shop selling Wake, Snow, and Skate stuff.

I went to College in Wisconsin for one year, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and now go to school and live in Florida. I'm Currently working at Performance Ski and Surf and am really enjoying it. As of now I don't plan on leaving Florida anytime soon!
Old    Andrew Oseman (steelrider68882)      Join Date: Apr 2012       04-24-2012, 9:02 PM Reply   
26 yrs old. Shift Manager in a Melt Shop. Married with 3 kids (4,2,and 2 months). We love being out on the lake as a family.
2005 Bayliner 195 CL. Trying to decide whether to put a tower on or just wait it out and try to save up for years and get a wake boat.

Old    BILL RUTH (wdr)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-25-2012, 6:44 AM Reply   
50 yrs "young", retired military (27 yrs) still living vicariously through my younger peers with a wife and 2 boys 22 and 15. I work in the Force Modernization office of my old unit, think new (Toys "R" Us) as a Govt employee. On the face of it, dependent on what you do in the military and how long you stay the pay and job stability can be pretty good in comparison to the civilian world. That is unitl you factor in for the chance of getting "acute lead poisoning" then not so much. Wouldn't of changed a thing though!
Old    Rick Hoag (rickB52)      Join Date: Mar 2012       04-25-2012, 10:11 PM Reply   
47 years old. lovely wife of 20+ yrs, 2 children - girl 12 and boy soon to be 15 - live in DFW area TX. Sales Director IT Technology company. $60K+ ride, $2K+ wake toys, Full tank of fuel $250+, teenage kids by my side with smiles on their face for an entire Saturday PRICELESS!!!!
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Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-25-2012, 11:27 PM Reply   
So what if my profession changed since this thread started?





















Come on! good times!

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