# How many folks on here own boats?

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Just curioius, how many folks on here own boats? If you so desire please post details such as age, history, what you typically use it for (smuggling and such, just kidding), type of motor, size of boat, etc.

ALL types of boats are welcome. If you have a canoe that you bought on a whim and have only used it once by all means post!

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My dad owns a pretty sweet bass boat. We've gotten up to about 70mph. Too bad I'm not that much of a fisherman like him.

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Well it's not necessarily about catching the fish although it's always nice. To me it's about enjoying being out there regardless of whether you catch anything. Otherwise it's just a big letdown if you come back without. Entropy, do you know how big the boat is? 70 MPH? WOW!

My family used to have a Paper Tiger catamaran and a Stedgecraft motorboat. I think they still have a canoo somewhere. I used to drive a warship now and then.

I have a remote control boat. Doesn't quite make it up to 70mph, but hey...I have a boat =)

My wife and I have a canoe.

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Hmmmm. No one else?

I own a fiberglass sabot hull that I bought for $20. I bought a windsurfer mast, also for$20. I got a very nice wooden rudder for $5, and a sloop jib sail for a dollar. I still need a cenerboard. Someday I'll configure all these together into some kind of strange vessel. jimmy p Gold Member I have a couple of windsurfing boards, and we used to have a canoe when my dad was into watery graves and risking his life. My grandad keeps threatening to buy a boat and call it "Mancunian Lad". Science Advisor Gold Member Hey zoob, let us know how it all turns out. That is not unlike something I would try. LOL I saw 2 sailboats sell at auction yesterday for around$1500 each. They were probably about 30 feet long each. I don't know alot about sailboats but I thought if a person wanted a sailboat they would have been a couple of real bargains. Mostly they just needed cleaning up. The auctioneer bought them for the trailers. The trailers were easily worth that. There are few places around where I live that would be large enough to use a boat like that.

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