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So Opry99er recent thread has got me wondering..... What was everyones first boat?(Non-Inflatable)


Mine was back in 2008(I was like 26 Years old) and it was a 12' Alum(If I rememebr right) with a massive 3hp gas motor!! I also had bought a hummingbird finder but had no TM.

Here is a pick @ Chatty back in 2008.



Aquaholic



I didnt even get to keep her long as the guy who was storing it for me moved to a place with no garage :( ... Seems a similar situation is happening with my current boat :( Just gunna do what i gotta do to fit it in my garage though!! hopefully....
 

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Mine was a 1959 Lonestar semi-vee aluminun with a 1995 20HP merc on it.

Guy let me use it for 4 years till he moved. Too much motor handled scary in the waves.

Thought I was gonna die a couple times in that thing-
 

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RVINSON,

Love the name:

AQUAHOLIC!!

Classic!
 

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My first boat was a wood 12' with a 15hp Merc motor. I installed 5 yards of concrete at the age of 18 by myself in exchange for that boat. It was a little death trap that I loved!!! It took on water at a scary rate, but the motor ran for over 10 years. Since I was 18, there were only 4 years that I didn't own a boat. I am pretty proud of that.
 

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Mine was a 16' bass boat with a 75 h.p 'Rude bought at a pawn shop for about $2000. As a young broke GI it was all I could afford and didn't think about what could possibly be wrong with a boat from a pawn shop.:eek: Got to use it about three times before it had motor issues and left me stranded at the back end of Turkey Creek @ 1:00 am.

Luckily for me I was able to unload it to a guy that liked tinkering on old motors so I only lost a few hundred dollars.
 

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I got it because it was free...Well, it was free before I bought a trailer, seats, fiberglass, carpet, steering, a motor, fiberglass, paint, ...etc. But, like I told my wife.. it was free.

However, of course it wasn't big enough for the family..needed a bigger boat...And, that's how it all starts.

 

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My first boat was a 1993 Blue Fin tin boat. It was 16'6". Bought it for $3,400. Sold it 2 years later to buy a bigger boat. The worst part: I knew nothing about boats and had quite few "blonde" moments on it. The best part: I sold it back for $3,100. Not bad.
 

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my first boat was an 8' pram that my trapping partner and I built from plans we bought from popular mechanics for $1.00 the year I think was 1952. the dollar came from 3 muskrat pelts. the materials cost about 27.00. his dad had a 1 1/2 hp motor that he said was bought in the late 20s.we fished a lake that was 2 miles from home that caught LMB from, I had 2 lures and he had 1 lure that we used for several years. if they got snagged, we got them back even if we got wet doing it. we caught fish for food but we only took 1 each per trip, most fish were around 5lbs and would feed 4 people. I moved from there in 1958 and in that time we never saw another boat on that lake and no bank fisherman you had to hand launch and there was only about 5% of shoreline access
 

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my first boat was an 8' pram that my trapping partner and I built from plans we bought from popular mechanics for $1.00 the year I think was 1952. the dollar came from 3 muskrat pelts. the materials cost about 27.00. his dad had a 1 1/2 hp motor that he said was bought in the late 20s.we fished a lake that was 2 miles from home that caught LMB from, I had 2 lures and he had 1 lure that we used for several years. if they got snagged, we got them back even if we got wet doing it. we caught fish for food but we only took 1 each per trip, most fish were around 5lbs and would feed 4 people. I moved from there in 1958 and in that time we never saw another boat on that lake and no bank fisherman you had to hand launch and there was only about 5% of shoreline access

Now THAT is badass.... Mad props.
 

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Cool story Walleye Seeker. I had a one man blow up raft as a kid that I'd blow up on the shore of the lake about a mile from my house. But since that doesn't count for this post then my first boat was a ten foot Livingston my grandpa gave me when I turned 16. Caught a million fish out of that boat;). Bought and sold hundreds of boats (literally) since then but still have the best memories of that boat.
 

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I grew up fishing out of a beautiful Mad River canoe made from Kevlar with wood and wicker seats. The most stable, lightest, shallow drafting canoe I have ever been in. Wish I could have hauled it from NH to CO after Dad passed. Other than that they have all been inflatables.
 

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1974 14 ft TEXAS MAID deep V
25 hp pull start Johnson...
bench seats.
used to bring 3 sets of plugs with Us when we went up to Taylor Park...
2 sets at 11 Mile....
 

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my first boat was an 8' pram that my trapping partner and I built from plans we bought from popular mechanics for $1.00 the year I think was 1952. the dollar came from 3 muskrat pelts. the materials cost about 27.00. his dad had a 1 1/2 hp motor that he said was bought in the late 20s.we fished a lake that was 2 miles from home that caught LMB from, I had 2 lures and he had 1 lure that we used for several years. if they got snagged, we got them back even if we got wet doing it. we caught fish for food but we only took 1 each per trip, most fish were around 5lbs and would feed 4 people. I moved from there in 1958 and in that time we never saw another boat on that lake and no bank fisherman you had to hand launch and there was only about 5% of shoreline access
So 84 muskrat pelts total? Gotta be worth something in today's dollars... That's a lot of muskrats regardless.
 

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Cool story Walleye Seeker. I had a one man blow up raft as a kid that I'd blow up on the shore of the lake about a mile from my house. But since that doesn't count for this post then my first boat was a ten foot Livingston my grandpa gave me when I turned 16. Caught a million fish out of that boat;). Bought and sold hundreds of boats (literally) since then but still have the best memories of that boat.
Gezzz Mr Looney, you are not that old, that is many boats each year. Boat sales/dealer as your regular job?
 

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first non inflatable, the 18.5 deepv 2012 iirc, with 140 johnson. just cleaned it yesterday for season which should be starting soon..
 
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