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I went with my son to pick up his new boat. I get the impression that men like boats.

We drove home through Sisters, Oregon, which is a tourist town with tons of people on the sidewalks. You'd have thought we were pulling a float loaded with Miss America contestants in bikinis. The men on the sidewalks all stopped walking, turned, and watched the boat as it went by.

We stopped for fuel and three men walked up to look at the boat. When we did our test drive, two carloads of men got out of their vehicle and walked over to look at the boat.

I find it amusing. Yes, the boat looks pretty, but it also looks like a lot of boats out there. I kept thinking of the old joke about the guy looking for a girlfriend who owned a bass boat and the punch line being "send a photo of the boat".
 

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Boats.. Your happiest days is when you buy one, and the next happy day you have is when you sell it... Nothing more than a hole in the water you pour your money down... But I love them too... Thankfully my wife has kept me sane by not allowing me to buy one.. As much as I want one.. I won't do it again..
 
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Dad had a small wood cruiser when I was in junior high. I still remember the countless weekends working on it and the too few days actually on the water. Never had a hankering for a boat afterwards.
 

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When I was a kid we grew up on the lake.. Dad would usually take the boat out two, maybe three nights a week after work, then almost every weekend was at least one day out.. some times two or three...

The closest I have to a boat now is supposedly the engine in my Jeep came out of a race boat....
 

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Apologies. I can't get the photo thing to work.

<a href="http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/oregonwoodsmoke/media/briansboat2_zps1665833a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah78/oregonwoodsmoke/briansboat2_zps1665833a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo briansboat2_zps1665833a.jpg"/></a>
 

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I tried to fix the link for you.. I can't get the picture to post right.. but I did get a look at it.. NICE BOAT!!!!

 

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B.O.A.T.


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I have two. Like both but not having money like I want this Summer neither has been out on the water.

Your Sons Boat reminds me of the Boat my Friend had a Barge hit it and destroyed it :Bawling: But it is a very nice Boat.

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We have a boat, it was given to me by a now deceased good friend... yeah, it cost me a bit to get it up and running, something like 500 bucks or so, and had to wait till he croaked to get the trailer to go with it, but its kinda cool to take it up the river and float back down while the fatherinlaw fishes. I do enjoy that thing, too bad the wife wont let me take it out alone. Something about I might fall overboard! :eek:
 

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I just got back on Monday from being away for 3 weeks on our sailboat. It's hubby's hobby and the family goes along with it. :) But I have to say, this was a great trip even if the weather was a little cool. We only had 1 day of rain in 21 days! We went to Block Island, RI; Newport, RI; East Greenwich, RI; Mystic, CT and Lyme, CT (in a fresh water cove called Hamburg Cove - BEST place in the Northeast!)
 

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Being inland, our boats are smaller. However DW being the meany she is limits me to 3 boats at a time. A lake boat(bass boat), a flat bottom wooden river boat, and a float boat(canoe). Love boats.
 

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I've owned 5 boats in my lifetime of almost every kind, and a pair of jet skis; it's been about 5 years since I sold the last one. I do miss it. But the lakes around here are all so low, I am not much inclined to have one anymore. Perhaps I'll buy a fairly small bass boat to hit some of the smaller (more full) lakes in east Texas in the next couple of years. I do love to fish. It's in my blood since we always had a boat of some kind when I was growing up.
 
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