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Old    Mike Guinan (liquidforce21i)      Join Date: May 2006       07-09-2009, 6:20 AM Reply   
Im kind of curious to see what everyone on here does for a living to be able to afford some of these amazing boats...specifically anyone in the medical field? (i.e. doctors, chiropractors, pts) bc im in chiro school right now and after paying I finish paying off massive student loans it would be a little nice to know I might be able to afford a new boat someday haha
Old    Jason Pribyl (skibum69)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-09-2009, 6:54 AM Reply   
You should more than easily be able to afford most of the boats being a Chiropractor, given you have your own practice.
Old    Brad Chesley (bchesley)      Join Date: Apr 2001       07-09-2009, 6:56 AM Reply   
I am in Real Estate. Big gains but also big losses. I am fortunate to have sold all of my investments in early 08 and cashed out. I am just coasting right now. With everything paid for I can do that. I am just planning a strategy for the next upswing.
Old    Cody (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-09-2009, 7:05 AM Reply   
I'm a law student at night and I work at XTP during the day.
Old    Kevin (pri3st)      Join Date: Aug 2007       07-09-2009, 7:25 AM Reply   
Geothermal power plant operator
Old    J (bouska)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-09-2009, 7:49 AM Reply   
Programmer for a company that makes plastics for the marine industry. Sadly we're not doing that well these days.
Old    Nick (bird_dog0347)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-09-2009, 7:54 AM Reply   
Network engineer...
Old    H2O Pro Accessories (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-09-2009, 8:26 AM Reply   
Wakeboard Tower Speaker Manufacture/Automated Horticulture Equipment for the Nursery and Greenhouse Industry
Old    Kirk Johnson (akdoc)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-09-2009, 8:31 AM Reply   
I am a chiropractor! I have my own practice with 1 massage therapist in my clinic. Get ready for some tough times when you get out, but keep plugging away and it gets much better.
Old    Mike Guinan (liquidforce21i)      Join Date: May 2006       07-09-2009, 8:35 AM Reply   
KJ where did you go to school?? im in new york chiropractic, its nice to know there is a chiropractor on here owning a sick looking boat
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-09-2009, 8:50 AM Reply   
Fiber optic network engineer. Job is boring some times, but pretty easy.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-09-2009, 8:53 AM Reply   
i run a website...
Old    rob thomas (fingerstick)      Join Date: May 2009       07-09-2009, 8:55 AM Reply   
I am a high voltage lineman.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-09-2009, 9:00 AM Reply   
I'm an off shore investment banker specializing in the Chinese and Malaysian markets. Just kidding I'm in the porn industry. For real though I sell cars for a Ford dealer and the wife is a Real Estate agent and a damn good one thank God.
Old    Dorian lambert (lilsumo)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-09-2009, 9:01 AM Reply   
I'm a Control Rod Drive technician in Nuclear Power plants/ Own my own small machine shop that I do small work in.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-09-2009, 9:06 AM Reply   
Oil company.
Old    Dave (lion90)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-09-2009, 9:11 AM Reply   
Software Engineering Director in the Internet Security Division of a small company called IBM.
Old    Kirk (kirk)      Join Date: May 2003       07-09-2009, 9:17 AM Reply   
Small business owner.
Older boat, Not an amazing new one....but... IT'S PAID FOR!}
Old    Todd Goin (tgoin)      Join Date: Apr 2009       07-09-2009, 9:17 AM Reply   
Software Development Engineer - technical lead on a team for a small company called HP.
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-09-2009, 9:20 AM Reply   
Network Engineer for a medical university.
Old    Chasin7 T (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-09-2009, 9:21 AM Reply   
I'm an importer/exporter for Vandelay industries. We import and export fine latex goods. I also had a short run with Kramerica Industries, you know, the company responsible for the ketchup and mustard in the same bottle deal and the oil tanker bladder system. :-)
...and I work in the health care field.

(Message edited by chaser on July 09, 2009)

(Message edited by chaser on July 09, 2009)
Old    Robert Mitchell (2006maliblue)      Join Date: Mar 2009       07-09-2009, 9:23 AM Reply   
I wash cars for a living!

I also own a garage door company that hasn't made any money in two years!

I swear it's true!

But i bought and paid my boat off when I had my brokerage firm. This economy sucks! Bye bye house but i kept the boat. Are my priority's wrong? lol
Old     (rugdr)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-09-2009, 9:29 AM Reply   
My father and I own our own floor covering business. I also detail cars, boats, and whatever else I can find, on the side. I also work with a guy cleaning carpet and stripping and waxing floors when I can. I also do odd and end jobs to make extra cash when I can. Whatever it takes!
Old    Ryan Duckworth (ryand121)      Join Date: Feb 2007       07-09-2009, 9:30 AM Reply   
Oilfield Fracturing Supervisor. aka Deep hole stimulation expert...
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       07-09-2009, 9:43 AM Reply   
commercial rep - oil and gas
Old    Kirk Johnson (akdoc)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-09-2009, 9:45 AM Reply   
Mike, I graduated from Logan College in St. Louis December of 2005.
Old    adam (03suprassv)      Join Date: Jan 2009       07-09-2009, 9:51 AM Reply   
Control room operator for electric authority.
Old    Greg "The Hammer" (leaks)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-09-2009, 9:53 AM Reply   
Kevin (Pri3st) , Do you work at the Geysers?
Old    Ed (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       07-09-2009, 9:57 AM Reply   
I am tech marketing consultant for companies like cisco and microsoft - my wife runs pharmacy ops in california for a large HMO.
Old    Rob.B (rbeckei)      Join Date: May 2007       07-09-2009, 9:58 AM Reply   
Production manager and inspector for aircraft accessory company
Old    tj (tj_in_kc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       07-09-2009, 9:59 AM Reply   
Software Engineering - company is not as small as IBM or HP, but you've heard of it. You have received one of our products before on your birthday. If your lucky it came with a $5 bill inside. ha-ha...
Old    Kevin (pri3st)      Join Date: Aug 2007       07-09-2009, 9:59 AM Reply   
"Kevin (Pri3st) , Do you work at the Geysers?"
I do.
Old    Trevor Gleadhill (trevorg7)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-09-2009, 9:59 AM Reply   
Financial Operations
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-09-2009, 10:07 AM Reply   
General contractor/carpenter, self employed for 35 years.

Wife was court reporter for 17 years, (also self employed)

We bought a retail florist shop a couple years ago, which she runs to help put the boys through college.
Old    Wade Longbrake (fastrd400)      Join Date: May 2009       07-09-2009, 10:16 AM Reply   
I work as an independent contractor serving process for the courts. Business is great right now with the economy like it is, but sad to see others suffering so much. Wife works for a bank. My boat isn't new at all, but is set up and paid for.
Old    Jason (cptsupra)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-09-2009, 10:21 AM Reply   
CPT, US Army
Old    Johnny Neves (johnny_jr)      Join Date: Mar 2006       07-09-2009, 10:28 AM Reply   
I have a partnership business in the Marine industry, as things have been slow I have starting consulting in Materials/Supply Chain Strategy for a medium size firm in the Bay Area. My wife is a Financial Analyst for Kiaser Corporate, technically she was the one that paid for the boat....
Old    Jarrod Perkins (jperkinsttu)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-09-2009, 10:30 AM Reply   
Construction Superintendent for a General Contractor. Boat isn't new and isn't completely paid for but where there's a will there's a way.
Old    mendo247            07-09-2009, 10:33 AM Reply   
I look at/fix wrecked cars.. Not very exciting but I like it.
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-09-2009, 10:46 AM Reply   
Business Technology at a big bank.
Old    Aaron (alindquist)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-09-2009, 10:52 AM Reply   
Aluimun railing/fencing contractor, business is slow right now so do me a favor and buy more railings!!! Boat payment is due soon...
www.coastalrailingandfence.com
Old    Keith (hawaiianstiln)      Join Date: Oct 2004       07-09-2009, 10:59 AM Reply   
Network Security Engineer / Information Security for General Dynamics. Keep the hackers out or sometimes I might let them in if I want to play!

Hey Dave (lion90), so you work for IBM/ISS??

I hope Mike isn't social engineering all of us for his identity theft plan!
Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       07-09-2009, 11:04 AM Reply   
Manufacturing Engineer doing Tool Design in the Thermoforming (plastics) industry
Old    Mike R (madriding1)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-09-2009, 11:11 AM Reply   
Switch Engineer Comcast
Old    Patrick Widing (pdub)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-09-2009, 11:34 AM Reply   
Custom Home Builder. General Contractor
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-09-2009, 11:40 AM Reply   
I work for my families business. I am the third generation of our family to work there. We are a warehouse distributor for Heavy-Duty, Industrial and Marine 12V charging/starting systems. Our area of expertise is Alternators, starters, batteries and ignition. We also carry a few of the OEM gauge/sender brands, wix filters, wiper blades and a few other products. We actually carry a lot of the senders, pressure/temp switches, filters, alternators and starters that are on almost all wake boats.

I actually don't even have a boat of my own right now. I just use my dad's 83 MC or his 42 Ocean Alexander. I really like not having a 300-500 dollar a month payment.
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-09-2009, 11:43 AM Reply   
Martgage (maybe that's why I don't have a boat!)
Old    Eric Nelson (nelson)      Join Date: Jan 2009       07-09-2009, 11:50 AM Reply   
Freight Broker
Old    Matt (loudsubz)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-09-2009, 11:55 AM Reply   
I do home automation and low voltage devices like cctv, alarms, access control etc.
Old    Heath Patton (sidetracked3)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-09-2009, 11:59 AM Reply   
I work for AT&T. Electronic Tech that stays on a computer all day. My wife is a dentist and has her own practice. But she does not share her money with me. Which is why we actually have money in savings. And why I do not have a 50,000 dollar boat. :-)
Old     (shredhead)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-09-2009, 12:18 PM Reply   
Manho
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-09-2009, 12:29 PM Reply   
Furniture Designer, The industry is not doing good at all right now. Which is the reason I had to sell by boat this summer
Old    Matthew Bird (ldr)      Join Date: Nov 2002       07-09-2009, 12:31 PM Reply   
Industrial Engineer

No new boat for me just an old one thats paid for.
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-09-2009, 12:32 PM Reply   
Network Admin at Sysco. Wife is a Software Tester for a local credit union.
Old    Heath Patton (sidetracked3)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-09-2009, 12:35 PM Reply   
I prefer boy toy. She is 4 years older than me.;-)
Old    Cody Kauzlarich (codykauz)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-09-2009, 12:38 PM Reply   
Paramedic Specialist. boat isn't paid for yet but luckily there are lots of sick people keeping overtime plentiful. I used to be a design engineer when i first bought my boat, but sitting at a desk 50 hours a week wasn't doing it for me.
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       07-09-2009, 12:41 PM Reply   
I sell you the over priced boats that ruined your Credit in the first place.
Old    Is it summer yet? (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       07-09-2009, 12:52 PM Reply   
Automation Specialist/Co-ordinator for an oil and gas Company, my wife is a floor manager at a Credit Union.

(Message edited by trentj6930 on July 09, 2009)
Old    Greg "The Hammer" (leaks)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-09-2009, 1:08 PM Reply   
Kevin; Sent you a P.M.
Old    Michael Baugh (kystyle)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-09-2009, 1:10 PM Reply   
Structural Engineer, getting my PE this winter. Buying a boat now. Extending loan for long period of time and getting hurt on interest, but it's worth it.
Old    John Hymel (gotsumgas)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-09-2009, 1:11 PM Reply   
Natural Gas Trader
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-09-2009, 1:11 PM Reply   
I am a Medical Resident, so I understand the student loans. I worked pretty hard during my undergrad years before med school and saved money. I chose to buy a boat that I could wait and pay cash for, but it is exactly what I want.
Old    Ozark King (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       07-09-2009, 1:37 PM Reply   
Attorney in private practice but currently making a monthly student loan payment the size of a big boat payment. Luckily the partners at this firm also make the most of Lake living as one has an MC X-15 and the other just went to the Malibu dealership today.
Old    RJ (wakedv)      Join Date: May 2007       07-09-2009, 1:42 PM Reply   
Electrical Consultant in Oil&Gas, wife is a speech and language therapist.
Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-09-2009, 1:57 PM Reply   
Firefighter/Engineer - 8 years
Old    Meathead (meathead65)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-09-2009, 2:00 PM Reply   
Former Corp. GM for a large marine dealer chain in CA and NV owned by the Spawn of Satan and his brother.

Currently owner of a small to medium sized marine service, repair, and rigging shop in Sacramento, CA.
Old    08 Malibu VLX Silva (ksilva)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-09-2009, 2:17 PM Reply   
Police Dispatcher (PT), Attending Police Academy (PT) and paint houses with family buss. (PT)

I don't know what I want to do, I just want to retire and spend my days on the LAKE...lol
Old    TPyle (tpyle)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-09-2009, 2:31 PM Reply   
On-highway engine rep for the largest Cat dealer in the nation.
Old    Wayne Johnson (wayniac)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-09-2009, 2:36 PM Reply   
Science teacher and coach HS (Chem, Bios, Phy Sci, and soccer!!) Wife does the same but with the little ones, starting school again, no research this time:-) going to chiropractic, TCC in Houston, hence the move there next week!
Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-09-2009, 2:48 PM Reply   
Police Officer 8 years.
Old    Tracktor (tracktor)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-09-2009, 3:22 PM Reply   
Mortgage Banker -- been to busy to use my boat as much as I'd like this year, though....
Old    Jeff (snowfire)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-09-2009, 3:28 PM Reply   
Lieutenant/Paramedic with fire department, 15 years. Motor sports safety, 10 years.
Old    Justin Fisher (jfisher03)      Join Date: May 2008       07-09-2009, 3:41 PM Reply   
firefighter/paramedic. work 24 hours then got 48 hours to wakeboard!
Old    tom fischer (tomfish)      Join Date: Apr 2003       07-09-2009, 3:45 PM Reply   
financial advisor
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-09-2009, 3:59 PM Reply   
Senior Web Designer for an Outdoor Retailer
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-09-2009, 4:02 PM Reply   
Brewery Owner
Old    H2O Pro Accessories (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-09-2009, 4:06 PM Reply   
Duffy...

My father envy's you! We make beer from time to time... about 60 or so gallons at a time. It's a lot of work when your working with 30 gallon drums and filling the bottles. He has always wanted to open up a brew pub. Alabama laws are jacked up about that stuff though.
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-09-2009, 4:16 PM Reply   
Ha, yeah there are a lot of hurdles to get over in some states. Just do what dogfish did and open one anyways:-)
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-09-2009, 4:58 PM Reply   
I'd love to get a growler of your favorite beer that you make. To bad I'll not be in Sandpoint, ID any time soon. Whats the % by Vol?
Old     (1boarder_kevin)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-09-2009, 5:15 PM Reply   
Process Engineer/Area Manager for a paper company south of myrtle beach, sc. I manage a machine that makes paper for envelopes, stickers, and bag. Good pay but long hours and stress.

If anyone makes a lot of money without stress and long hours I would like to know

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