Delta Moon wrote:And by the way, when You were single and running a 17' 95 Hercules powered Chris, I bet dimes to dollars There were many people in row boats, sail boats canoe's and a few fisherman saying the same thing as You roared By..... Age and Karma is a Funny thing....I get reminded of myself daily....
jfrprops wrote: REAL PROBLEM: wind splapping halyards on those hollow mast the chop gun sailboats all seem to have. Try sleeping with those around. LOL! I am so old an deaf I can't hear music anyway....but the ringing mast...wow!
John in Va.
I'm not trying to pick a fight here, but does anyone realize how much these new ski 'extremes' cost these days?
I just went to a boat show here in Germany and looked at a 23 foot MasterCraft ski boat with the tower, speakers and all the other bells and whistles, total cost of 151,000.
Not sure if that was Euros or Dollars, but at these prices does it really matter? The base price was 90K plus. All I can say is WOW, guess I picked the wrong profession.
Oberon01 wrote:I have no problem with people using these boats anymore than I have problems with sea doo's, cigarette boats, cars with open headers or any such things. We have no right to force our standards on them any more than they do us. Classic boaters are not the arbiters of this issue, and I am sure the the melodic sounds coming from our old flatheads that we enjoy were equally annoying to others back in the day as well. Even now that is likely the case. I think there needs to be some near-shore regulation of the use of these boats as it relates to massive wakes damaging shorelines and such, but sound, whether it is from engines or stereos? I have no right to ask for that. I try to live and let live and I like to see people having fun in all manner of ways.
At my lake, we have all kinds of boats - from 190MPH cigarette boats to wake board boats to woody's and everything in between. We all just choose to try to be respectful and get along, and so far that approach has worked for us. A guy spending his money on a boarding boat with a big stereo, having fun with his buddies out on the water and listening to music is fine with me. A typical Malibu or Mastercraft boat built for surfing, boarding or even skiing, in the 21-24 range is anywhere from $75k - $135k - I know this as all my friends have them.
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