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Old     (seanmcd)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-26-2007, 3:10 PM Reply   
I admit, I completely stole this thread from over at the Tige Board...

I loved reading about peoples journeys to their current boat, and I love other peoples pics.

I'll Start...

Our first boat was a 96? StarCraft 1710 In/Out Drive open bow.

I LOVED that boat, for a first boat. We had so much fun on that thing, ruined about 4 props learning how to drive.

I remember the time we got caught out on Winnipesaukee in a hurricane! 8 people in the boat, and we had a 50 minute run from Meredith to Alton Bay. Took on so much water that my GMC 1 ton wouldn't pull the boat up the ramp until I pulled the plug and let the water out. True story.

Wish I had some pics of that in a digital format..

Anyway, the next boat was a 98 Tige pre2002. Another great boat (for slalom) Not so great wakeboard boat, but tons of fun.

Here it is..





And now the new boat, a 2005 Tige 22i...

Old    Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-26-2007, 3:50 PM Reply   
Starting in 1982 or 3 I will hit the highlights
1961 Outboard Glasspar
1985 Ski Centurion Barefoot Warrior
1986 Ski Centurion barefoot Warrior Comp
1989 MasterCraft Pro Star 200
1991 MasterCraft Barefoot 200
1992 MasterCraft Barefoot 200
1993 MasterCraft Barefoot 200
1994 MasterCraft Barefoot 200
1996 MasterCraft Barefoot 200
1997 MasterCraft PowerStar
1998 MasterCraft PowerStar
1999 MasterCraft ProStar 190
2000 Ski Centurion Eclispe V
2001 Ski Centurion Eclipse
2002 Ski Centurion Eclipse
2004 Centurion Cyclone C4
2005 Centurion Cyclone C4
2007 Centurion Enzo 216

Old    P. Van Every (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-26-2007, 4:42 PM Reply   
DUDE do you own or run a boat shop or just enjoy wasting money??
Old    Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-26-2007, 4:50 PM Reply   
I don't own a boat shop or play one on the internet. Promo boats lots of promo boats.
Not one penny wasted IMHO
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-26-2007, 5:09 PM Reply   
My first boat was a 1999 Supra Launch. We now have a 2005 Supra 22 ssv.

Old     (seanmcd)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-26-2007, 5:16 PM Reply   
It is interesting how many people stay with the same maunfacturer, I went from a StarCraft to 2 Tige's, and my next boat will be a Tige RZ4.

Aaron, that Launch is sick!!
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-26-2007, 5:20 PM Reply   
Thanks Sean. Where are some pics with the new tow rig hooked up?
Old     (seanmcd)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-26-2007, 5:26 PM Reply   
Aaron the boat is in the water now, which is where it will likely stay 'til the Fall. I don't trailer my boat very often, it stays in my slip most of the year. Sorry, I am dying to see it hooked up too!!
Old    Jace Jenkins (mackr0s)      Join Date: May 2006       05-26-2007, 6:49 PM Reply   
1st Boat 05 Seadoo Sportster 4Tec - Didn't know a thing about wakeboarding, my wife and I just wanted to get a boat to play around on the lake. Was a blast to drive and be a walley. Then I made the fatal mistake of buying a wakeboard.


2nd Boat - 05 Mobius LS - Really wanted a V-Drive but didnt have the dinero, so we got the DD. Had all the wake I needed, but we still coveted the V-Drives.


3rd Boat - 06 Supra 21v - My wife and I both got a huge raises, and to celebrate, we go a new boat with no hump in the middle. I love my 21v


All the Boats in one place - Just so happened that my old Seadoo that was purchased by another couple had it in for service the day I was trading my DD in for the 21v. Crazy...


(Message edited by Mackr0s on May 26, 2007)
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-26-2007, 7:02 PM Reply   
Damn looks like a twister brewin in the background
Old (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-26-2007, 7:09 PM Reply   
1996 regal with a tuna tower
2002 wakesetter
Just bought 2007 wakesetterUpload
Old    Jace Jenkins (mackr0s)      Join Date: May 2006       05-26-2007, 7:16 PM Reply   
Kevin is that an outboard on that Mastercraft? I didnt know they had such an animal.

And nice hot pink shorts btw
Old    Kevin R Baugh (krbaugh)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-26-2007, 7:43 PM Reply   
Yeah MasterCraft built 3 different outboards 4 if you count the Jump boat they built from 85 or so - 2000 I owned about 10 of then when I was on the Promo team.

FYI that was not me in the picture I dont think I have ever owned hot pink shorts
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-26-2007, 8:04 PM Reply   
Bronco's fan?
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-26-2007, 10:44 PM Reply   
good post... lets see if these all show up...Upload
Old    Coach (oaf)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-27-2007, 8:07 AM Reply   
1992 Commander Conquest 21 ft 454 Mag pushing 415 HP

I then cut the mullet and got rid of my speedos and picked up this boat.

2007 Tige RZ2

Old    Jace Jenkins (mackr0s)      Join Date: May 2006       05-27-2007, 2:55 PM Reply   
Sweet ridez Coach
Old    Chqwakeboarder (chqwakeboarder)      Join Date: May 2006       05-27-2007, 10:04 PM Reply   
First, 82 stingray (this is not our actual boat but looks alot like it):
Then that boat broke randomly in the middle of the lake so we got a 96 Larson:
Then, like alot of you guys said, me made the fatal mistake of buying a wakeboard. So we bought an 03 X2
We love our boat and the wake, but the boat is a little small for the amount of people that we normally bring. So, in the future, we might hopefully get:
Old    schooledrider (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       05-28-2007, 4:49 AM Reply   
Glaston, 1995-1996-skiing and learning to wakeboard

MC PS 190, 1997-2003, started with sand buckets, ended up with 5 fat sacs

SAN, 2004, had to sell in about 4 months because I couldn't sell my mastercraft

Supra Launch SS, 2004 to present and loving it.
Old    Alex Murry (tripleup)      Join Date: Apr 2004       05-28-2007, 6:43 PM Reply   
95 cobalt
98 regal with skylon
96 ski nautique with skylon and 4 sacs
2005 wakesetter vlx
Old    Paul (phat_in_cincy)      Join Date: May 2003       05-28-2007, 8:12 PM Reply   
First one...
then looked at these two...
but ended up buying...
and after wanting the former X-star/X2/now X1 wake, finally ended up with...
I'm content where we ended up.
Old    Eric (mjfan23)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-28-2007, 8:24 PM Reply   
Hey paul, is that norris lake??? Or dale hollow?? Hows the wake, im more of a skier so just curious.
Old    Paul (phat_in_cincy)      Join Date: May 2003       05-28-2007, 8:35 PM Reply   
Sea Ray escapes me...the lake just into Indiana???

X10/205v are both Norris Lake.

205V wake for wakeboarding is great! Slalom, I am told, is 'nice' by recreational slalom-ers on both X10 and 205v. I personally wouldn't know, but I have a bad picture (205V).

PM me if you want more info. Don't want to hijack the thread.

(Message edited by P-hat in Cincy on May 28, 2007)
Old    DRA-its Lifestyle (deltariderscom)      Join Date: May 2007       05-29-2007, 7:08 AM Reply   
I started off as a kid in a 68 Chetta jet. For a little bit I had a 78 Cole TRII (454 90 over, full roller motor, 700+ hp and 128 MPH in the 1/4 mile) then I bought a 96 Sanger DXII, then in 04 a Sanger V215, and in 07 a Supra 22SSV.

04 Sanger V215:

07 Supra 22SSV:
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-29-2007, 7:40 AM Reply   
First boat was a 95 Maxum Eddie Baur Edition. Owned it four five happy years until I started wakeboarding.

Second boat was a 2000 Mob-V. I absolutely loved the boat the five years I owned it. After 700hrs I decided it was time to let her go.

Found my current boat (2000 SAN) with under two hundred hours on it, and in pristine condition. I've added PP, heater, belly ballast, and a new sound system. I don't see myself needing anything more than this for quite some time.
Old    WakePowell Chris (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-29-2007, 8:57 AM Reply   
go Broncos, But EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW thats almost as bad as the nascar series boats. But then again my boat is a merc. sable.
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-29-2007, 10:57 PM Reply   
Grew up on an Apollo jet boat. The first boat I've owned is this one


2007 vRide! Can't wait to get it!

Old    leonard araujo (laraujo)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-30-2007, 10:23 AM Reply   
First Boat 1978 Ranger Jet Boat, 460 ford, 850 double pumper holley, tunnel ram, Basset header exhaust. Oh was this thing a gas guzzler but Gas was under a buck then

Second boat. 1988 Seaswirl Spyder with 5.7L OMC. Wow a stereo in the boat what a novel concept

3rd Boat, 1999 Malibu Sunsetter VLX. Discovered Wakeboarding behind this boat. Wow what great handling I got over my old boats, but the I missed my slolam wake.

sold the Malibu in 04 went without for the last 3 years waiting for son to become 16

4th boat (final one I hope) 2003 Supra Launch
SS just pick up last month. Still figuring this thing out but looks to give me both of best worlds. Wake/Ski. Picture to be displayed later.

Old    Gilbert Bailey (gbailey)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-08-2007, 9:17 AM Reply   
First boat (and current) 1980 18ft Fiberform, 470 Merc I/O (170hp), open bow, Roswell tower (a friend replaced this white one with a chrome one & gave me a screaming deal). I built the mahogany swim deck.

Old    Rob.B (rbeckei)      Join Date: May 2007       06-08-2007, 9:22 AM Reply   
We had a malibu before, now calabria pro v 2, love itUpload
Old    rod (rodltg2)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-08-2007, 9:29 AM Reply   
1991 ski brendella
2000 mb sports
2004 mc 197
1993 mc 190
2005 malibu response
2000 mc 190
2007 wakecraft

Old    rod (rodltg2)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-08-2007, 9:30 AM Reply   
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       06-08-2007, 9:57 AM Reply   
03 VLX


05 VLX


07 VLX


In the 90's had access to Malibu Euro, MC 190, Ski Nautique. Next post duckboats
Old    E Double U (three6ty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       06-08-2007, 10:44 AM Reply   
2005 SUPRA 21V

Old    Jam76 (jam76)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-08-2007, 10:57 AM Reply   
2003 Wakesetter
2006 Wakesetter

Old    Ryan (hbskier)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-08-2007, 11:31 AM Reply   
Hey Rod, didn't you buy a 2001 PS 190 rather than a 2000?

Who should be workin' at the MC dealership now?
Just kidding.
Old     (lknbum)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-08-2007, 12:15 PM Reply   
02 Xstar
07 VLXUpload
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       06-08-2007, 12:45 PM Reply   
My fathers and mine combined.

1989 Maristar 240 Red/White
2001 X-star Navy/White
2002 X-30 Navy White
2003 X-30 Reverse Yellow/White
2004 X-Star Reverse Yellow/White
2007 X-Star Metalflake
1995 Prostar 190
Old    Ryan (hbskier)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-08-2007, 1:46 PM Reply   
I'm still on my first boat.
1993 MasterCraft Prostar 190 Upload
Old    Dave Johnson (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       06-08-2007, 1:52 PM Reply   
Here's one I owned before, but it didn't put off much of a wake.. ;)

Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-08-2007, 1:53 PM Reply   
OK... I'll play. Had a '81 Seaswirl venture that my dad bought new, then turned over to my brother and I when the floor rotted. We re-built it, built an extended pylon and put a bumpin system in it before most people had radios in their boats. Too many good times behind and with that boat to list. Looking back my parents sure were trusting people letting their 16 and 18 year old sons take their boat and car to the lake by themselves. My wife and I even had our first "hook-up" on that boat when I was 16. If only I knew where that'd lead....

'02 Sanger DLX wake. The most affordable wake boat I could find. 400 lbs of ballast and that Sanger build quality. 500 hours in 2 years. I loved that boat.

'05 Master Craft X2. What else needs to be said. An absolute wake cranking machine. Sick in every way, but a bit small. I sold it in exchange for it's big brother.

'07 X-star. The "Bonecrusher". The wake is amazing. The size is great.

Old    Brandon (bp22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       06-08-2007, 2:26 PM Reply   
First boat was a 1969 Hallett Bubbledeck 19' jet with a 460 Ford. Super quick, leaked gas & oil, broke down everytime we used it, but was non-stop fun.


Second boat was a 1989 Eliminator Comp Ski 21' direct drive. This boat had a nice hull leak which provided auto ballast.


Current boat is a 2006 SAN.


All this in 20 months. :-)
Old    Ronia (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-08-2007, 2:27 PM Reply   
edit below

(Message edited by ladythump on June 08, 2007)
Old    Ronia (ladythump)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-08-2007, 2:39 PM Reply   
practically a row boat:

Wellcraft Eclipse:

Sea Ray Express Cruiser:

Ski Brendella:

Supra Launch:
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-08-2007, 3:51 PM Reply   
Wow, that express cruiser is sweet. I want one of those next.
Old    mendo247            06-08-2007, 4:04 PM Reply   
nice DLX evan, i thought i saw it somewhere recently..
Old    wake_addict (radikal)      Join Date: Feb 2004       06-08-2007, 7:50 PM Reply   
Carver 40 feet Flying Bridge !!
This Cruiser throw an AWESOME WAKE ive done 2 ride in my life behind it and the wake was under my arm pit when i was standing beside, just too crazy !!

we try actually to sell our boat to purchase a brand new X45 or Xstar
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-08-2007, 7:58 PM Reply   
Hey Diggs Have I Seen You Out On Folsom?
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-08-2007, 8:13 PM Reply   
My Very First Boat?

Very Next Boat?

After That...




Hopefully Next
Old    Jay McMichael (jaytique)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-08-2007, 10:09 PM Reply   
1978 correct craft ski tique, absolute blast, learned my first invert.
Newest boat, 2001 SSV, enjoying the perfect pass, (less arguments with wife) and also being able to fit our 1 month old
Old    WakesetterLSV (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-08-2007, 11:12 PM Reply   
shane what kind of grey is that on your 07 VLX
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       06-08-2007, 11:32 PM Reply   
Let me check, I want to say marble, I should know by Monday.
Old    Jake (nwsjake10)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-09-2007, 9:55 AM Reply   
i love the boats day ill start my own collection..until then..DEMOOOOOOOO
Old    George (raftisland)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-09-2007, 10:11 AM Reply   
1994 tiderunner
2004 supra launch
2007 malibu v-ride
Old    stillstandin            06-09-2007, 10:24 AM Reply   
03 Supreme 220 DD. To a 05 Sanger V215
Old    stillstandin            06-09-2007, 10:28 AM Reply   
Obvioulsy problems uploading..Ill try againUpload
Old    WakesetterLSV (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-09-2007, 10:30 AM Reply   
Thanks shane
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       06-11-2007, 6:58 AM Reply   
My first boat was an Aquatron 180 SE 18 foot I/O and we didn't make the mistake of buying a wakeboard, we already had one. We made the mistake of going out in a 2001 hull Ski Nautique with some weight in it and saw the profound difference in wake size/shape. Then I bought a 1986 Malibu Sunsetter to learn about inboards and I recently sold that. My buddy just picked up a 95 Sport Nautique, so I am mooching off of him and letting him learn about the joys of boat ownership until I am done with med school. Who knows what I'll buy then, but my wife says she wants to go with something nice, shiny and new!
Old    Phil Veit (bigjackamo)      Join Date: Aug 2002       06-11-2007, 9:40 AM Reply   
River Dave, not making fun of the boat at all, but I'm still rolling over the tandem axl on the boat traier. The axel's take up most of the traier!
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-11-2007, 10:52 AM Reply   
Richard...Ha, ha, ha. That's great. It's always funny when you run across one of your old boats. I loved that thing. I wonder what happened to the stereo that was in it. I'd guess stolen, but who knows???

I'm pretty sure they paid $24,500 for it. Looks like they're trying to make a little profit after owning it for 2 years.
Old    Dave Johnson (riverdave)      Join Date: May 2007       06-11-2007, 11:48 AM Reply   
Phil, it was a novelty boat that I built originally for my nephew.. I ended up having to sell it though. That boat has more custom billet in it, and custom parts in it then just about anything out on the water nowdayz.. About 15 - 20K in design, and billet throughout the boat.


(Message edited by riverdave on June 11, 2007)
Old    Phil Veit (bigjackamo)      Join Date: Aug 2002       06-11-2007, 12:20 PM Reply   
It is truely a sweet ride Dave, I would love to take it for a spin, I bet it was scary fun to drive. I love it.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-11-2007, 1:14 PM Reply   
My favorite part is the mini double axle trailer... ha, ha, that's sweet.
Old    Brandon Holmes (bmh2208)      Join Date: Apr 2004       06-11-2007, 8:05 PM Reply   
First boat: 1977 Correct Craft American Skier (pic not mine. I had to steal one from the guys ad that bought it from me)

Second boat: 1983 Correct Craft 2001

Third boat: 2003 Correct Craft SANTE

Correct Crafts for Life!!!!!!!!
Old    Mike G (mike_gilbert)      Join Date: Sep 2004       06-11-2007, 9:33 PM Reply   
99 Air Nautique


03 SAN

Old    Ty (lake_side)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-12-2007, 6:23 AM Reply   
a 66 glastron then a 85 cen tru trac and now a 89 mc tristar.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-12-2007, 7:15 AM Reply   
A few...
'04 Supra Launch 21
'05 Supra Launch 21V
'06 Supra Launch 21V
Old    Darin Slote (wrencher)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-13-2007, 10:02 PM Reply   
First Boat: '92 Sanger DXII Upload
Old    Darin Slote (wrencher)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-13-2007, 10:05 PM Reply   
New Boat: '07 Sanger V215 Upload


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