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#1 Filthy Fernadez

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:39 PM

I rode one for the first time last week and loved it. Went 70 mph......caught some WOOD so I've pulled the trigger on a couple Seadoos (new). Any pointers for a newb?

BBC for the most part is pretty damn good.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:46 PM

70 mph is scary. I'm a wuss.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:48 PM

70 mph is scary. I'm a wuss.


Wide open lake with little chop. It actually smoothed out above 60 mph

BBC for the most part is pretty damn good.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:49 PM

70 mph is scary. I'm a wuss.


Nah. Smooth Lake and it's pretty easy to do and a lot of fun. Been on them since I was a kid. Took my seven-year-old and got her to about 53 miles per hour one day. Real short burst but still.

as far as tips it's just like anything else aquatic. You just really have to take good care of it. I feel like more people have a problem when the thing is in the lift more than they ever do out on the lake.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:52 PM

Nah. Smooth Lake and it's pretty easy to do and a lot of fun. Been on them since I was a kid. Took my seven-year-old and got her to about 53 miles per hour one day. Real short burst but still.

as far as tips it's just like anything else aquatic. You just really have to take good care of it. I feel like more people have a problem when the thing is in the lift more than they ever do out on the lake.

 

oh thanks., i never have. :wacko:

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:55 PM

 
oh thanks., i never have. :wacko:
 
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yeah you will have a blast. I guess the only thing I can think of as a new person is when you're putting it back in the lift don't shut off the engine and just cruise in slowly. I've seen a lot of people do that and they go way too fast and ding their front end. Or they can't turn it and hit the side of the lift. Never real hard but you don't want to do that if you don't have to. Just let it idle and when you get close throw it in reverse a quick second and you should Glide right in....then shut it off.
Have fun man! They are a blast..two is even better.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:58 PM

yeah you will have a blast. I guess the only thing I can think of as a new person is when you're putting it back in the lift don't shut off the engine and just cruise in slowly. I've seen a lot of people do that and they go way too fast and ding their front end. Or they can't turn it and hit the side of the lift. Never real hard but you don't want to do that if you don't have to. Just let it idle and when you get close throw it in reverse a quick second and you should Glide right in....then shut it off.
Have fun man! They are a blast..two is even better.

 

I'm kidding. my dad lives here

 

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Well, not in the lake, right on it.

 

I like riding the ATV just as much. My son loves it way more


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:59 PM

 
I'm kidding. my dad lives here
 
https://www.google.c...5!4d-70.9395893
 
Well, not in the lake, right on it.
 
I like riding the ATV just as much. My son loves it way more


Hah... And see I would never get on an ATV.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:59 PM

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:01 PM

I didn't think it was anything special. Cool for like 30 mins, then I'm wondering if I should just return the rental before the hour is up

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

I didn't think it was anything special. Cool for like 30 mins, then I'm wondering if I should just return the rental before the hour is up

 

THis.

 

Just like a new boat, a new car, a new house, a new woman. I am bored with them within the week


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:05 PM

I will likely be putting in a bid on this in the next few weeks.

 

https://www.boattrad...tandard listing


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:05 PM

 

THis.

 

Just like a new boat, a new car, a new house, a new woman. I am bored with them within the week

 

Yep.  Normally I do as well, but I've been content with most of my toys for a while now.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:08 PM

I will likely be putting in a bid on this in the next few weeks.
 
https://www.boattrad...tandard listing


That's fantastic! Very nice
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:14 PM

Had them while growing up. Had 2 actually. One for me and one for my dad and others. His was a three seater. Mine a two seater. His would only get up to about 55-57. Mine with just me would get up to 78-81 depending on how calm the water was. Parents ended up selling them and I havent gotten my own yet. Waiting to actually buy a house first. They are fun as sh1t though

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 04:02 PM

Money pits...worse than a boat. Like cockroaches on the water

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 04:58 PM

the epitome of hedonism.

 

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#18 titans&bucs&bearsohmy!

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:26 PM

We had one when I was a teenager. A three seater sea doo. It was fun. Its amazing we didnt die.

One memorable experience. I was driving, my brother on the back. We saw some girls on another sea doo. My brother said to keep her straight, and stood up on the back like a surfboard. We were doing about 60 mph maybe.

Of course, I cut the wheel, which spun the thing out and launched my brother a good 15 ft. He skipped twice before he sank.

He was p!ssed, but later admitted that he would have done exactly the same thing.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:45 PM

I didn't think it was anything special. Cool for like 30 mins, then I'm wondering if I should just return the rental before the hour is up


Yep. Fun for about a half hour per summer.

Better off renting when you feel like it.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:10 PM

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:13 PM

Had them while growing up. Had 2 actually. One for me and one for my dad and others. His was a three seater. Mine a two seater. His would only get up to about 55-57. Mine with just me would get up to 78-81 depending on how calm the water was. Parents ended up selling them and I havent gotten my own yet. Waiting to actually buy a house first. They are fun as sh1t though


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#22 Hardcore troubadour

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:35 PM

Easy there Kenny Powers.


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#23 titans&bucs&bearsohmy!

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:29 PM

Yep. Fun for about a half hour per summer.

Better off renting when you feel like it.


Yep. Its just like a boat. I dont want one. What I want is a good friend who has one. Two or three weekends a year is all I want to be out there anyway.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:42 PM

I rode one for the first time last week and loved it. Went 70 mph......caught some WOOD so I've pulled the trigger on a couple Seadoos (new). Any pointers for a newb?

 

Wow 1st Time?  I've only ridden them one time, about 25 years ago  :lol:

 

But Geeeze Man.......75mph?  :shocking:   That's at least twice as fast as when I rode. 


             

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:47 PM

 
Wow 1st Time?  I've only ridden them one time, about 25 years ago  :lol:
 
But Geeeze Man.......75mph?  :shocking:   That's at least twice as fast as when I rode. 


The one we had would do 60-65. It stings a little falling off at that speed.

#26 DuckStupid

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:54 PM

Somebody said it earlier, get a friend that has one. No desire. Friends with 5 peeps that have them.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:42 PM

I will likely be putting in a bid on this in the next few weeks.
 
https://www.boattrad...tandard listing


1. Get a survey.
2. Get a survey.
3. Research marine surveyors.



Why are you purchasing a sail boat, did you grow up sailing.


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#28 titans&bucs&bearsohmy!

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:47 PM

1. Get a survey.
2. Get a survey.
3. Research marine surveyors.



Why are you purchasing a sail boat, did you grow up sailing.


4. Survey, survey, survey.


I read a book about a couple that sailed around the world on a small sailboat (Love with a chance of drowning). It sounds like a really cool, romantic sort of thing to do.

But I know Im not that guy. Ive never sailed at all.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:08 PM

Somebody said it earlier, get a friend that has one. No desire. Friends with 5 peeps that have them.


Yup. Best advice from millionaires? Rent your toys.
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#30 NorthernVike

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:57 AM

As much as I love being out on the water, a boat is the correct choice. Being on the water is a social event for me. The more the better.

Being an ass hole is all part of my manly essence

 

 



You guys have no focking clue what happened so you really should just shut it..

 


#31 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:06 AM

I read a book about a couple that sailed around the world on a small sailboat (Love with a chance of drowning). It sounds like a really cool, romantic sort of thing to do.

But I know Im not that guy. Ive never sailed at all.


No fvcking way. I got a little claustrophobic being on Hawaii for a week. One damn main road on Kauai. I couldn't imagine being in the middle of the ocean on a small boat. Not for me

#32 Djgb13

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:08 AM

Honestly, if you can just rent one. Usually they have places that rent out boats and jet skis. Its not expensive and you dont have to worry about all the hassle of maintanence, upkeep, or storage. Youll prob only ride it what 3-4 months out of the year?

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:52 AM

1. Get a survey.
2. Get a survey.
3. Research marine surveyors.



Why are you purchasing a sail boat, did you grow up sailing.


4. Survey, survey, survey.

 

Grew up sailing, been racing sailboats for about 25 years now.  used to cruise for a week or two at a time on an old Catalina 28 in my youth. 

 

The Coast Guard also offers classes, but it has been years since I took one, so I told the wife that she and I should go take them again.  It's mostly rudimentary, but still good to have.

 

I know almost every river on the Chesapeake in their totality, can navigate them at night too.


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#34 NorthernVike

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:27 AM

 

Grew up sailing, been racing sailboats for about 25 years now.  used to cruise for a week or two at a time on an old Catalina 28 in my youth. 

 

The Coast Guard also offers classes, but it has been years since I took one, so I told the wife that she and I should go take them again.  It's mostly rudimentary, but still good to have.

 

I know almost every river on the Chesapeake in their totality, can navigate them at night too.

So you drove Ray Lewis around in a boat too?   :huh:


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You guys have no focking clue what happened so you really should just shut it..

 


#35 Filthy Fernadez

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:41 AM

So you drove Ray Lewis around in a boat too?   :huh:

 

Had to..........Ray sure as hell can't swim.


BBC for the most part is pretty damn good.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:41 AM

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:53 AM

I hit a porpise in Pensocala bay during spring break 1988. Knocked me off and threw me. I was drunk as sh!t and waiting for it to circle back to me. The jet ski was was slowly coming full circle when the porpise came up to me and it started nibbling my leg. I didn't know what the fawk to do. Me: I'm sorry I ran over you. I've got a date on the beach in two hours. She's a chubby one with a skinny soul. I'd appreciate it if you let me live.

He let me live. I fawked a fatty with awesome tan lines. Really nice tan lines.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:57 AM

I hit a porpise in Pensocala bay during spring break 1988. Knocked me off and threw me. I was drunk as sh!t and waiting for it to circle back to me. The jet ski was was slowly coming full circle when the porpise came up to me and it started nibbling my leg. I didn't know what the fawk to do. Me: I'm sorry I ran over you. I've got a date on the beach in two hours. She's a chubby one with a skinny soul. I'd appreciate it if you let me live.

He let me live. I fawked a fatty with awesome tan lines. Really nice tan lines.

 

So you hit a porpoise then focked a whale? Jacques Cousteau ain't got sh!t on you Bunny. 


BBC for the most part is pretty damn good.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:15 AM

 

So you hit a porpoise then focked a whale? Jacques Cousteau ain't got sh!t on you Bunny. 

:lol:


Being an ass hole is all part of my manly essence

 

 



You guys have no focking clue what happened so you really should just shut it..

 


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:40 PM

 
So you hit a porpoise then focked a whale? Jacques Cousteau ain't got sh!t on you Bunny. 


I would love to see an animated series of bunny stories. Like a drunken cartoon rabbit wandering around doing crazy sh!t. Would be funny.