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compounder posted 04-04-2001 08:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for compounder   Send Email to compounder  
I would like to hear about all the vehicular-type toys the rest of you guys have-----Whaler and non-Whaler. I've got a few, but I'm extremely envious of Clark Roberts!

I'll start it off if anyone is interested:

1. 1981 Boston Whaler Montauk, Yamaha C-90,
Nissan 9.8, dual batteries, full Mills
Canvas. I bought this boat new, equipped
with an Evinrude 115, which lasted 20
years in saltwater use! I went crazy in
1986 and sold it to a friend. I was
miserable without it though, and bought it
back in 1989 and have had it ever since.
So this is the only boat that I purchased

2. 2000 Scout Sportfish 145, Yamaha C-40.
(Wanted another 13 BW, but got this 2
-hour old unit for less than half the
price of a new BW rig. Not quite up to
BW standards of quality, but a nifty '
little center console boat)

3. 1973 Eldocraft john boat, Nissan 15hp.
My "beater" boat. Run it up onto marsh
flats, over oyster rakes, under docks,
wherever I shouldn't go. Lives in the
marsh in front of my house tied up to a
cinder block. Starts on first pull, never
complains---even though it is severely

4. 1998 Sea-Doo GTI PWC. Yeah, I know,
"real" boaters are supposed to hate
these things, but I find it loads of
fun, and always operate it responsibly.

5. 1963 VW Beetle (the real thing). Restored
to concours condition, always takes first
in show.

6. 1976 Jeep CJ-7. Owned since new. 204,000
miles on original drive train. Only
major repair was replacing a cracked
head. This guy pulls most of my other
toys. I like him because I can work on
him. Everything is out in the open and
made of metal!

7. 1980 Vespa P200E motorscooter.
Viva la Vespa!

8. 1980 Vespa P125X motorscooter.
Viva la Vespa II!

That's about it for major stuff, although I'm always on the lookout for other treasures.


Dick posted 04-04-2001 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
This sounds like a fun one!

1. 1999 Montauk with all factory options, 50 Merc 4 stroke, Motorguide bow mount electric, downriggers and full electronics and a green cover to match my truck.

2. 1997 Ford F-150 short bed step side, loaded. 4.6L V-8 slightly tweeked (sounds like a big block).

3. A woodworking shop that has grown out of the shop and taken over half of the covered patio. Working on taking the rest.

4. An awsome computer system, someday I will master it. Will probably get to go to the moon first.

5. A wife that understands the needs of a man.

The Vespa brings back memories. I was stationed in Hawaii with the USAF in 1959 - 1961. I couldn't afford a car so I rode a 125cc Lambretta. Tons of fun.

alvispollard posted 04-04-2001 11:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for alvispollard  Send Email to alvispollard     
1990 Montauk (purchased in '93 for 50% of original cost), replaced OMC 90 in '96 with new Mariner 100, added Mills Top and full enclosure (very wet boat is bone dry), 28 gal. Tempo tank, scotty downrigger, compass, gps, fishfinder, radio and 8' antenna that tranmits 40 miles, 14 gal. Kodiak circular livewell and pump, 1100 gal. bilge pump, 2 batteries, 1 mil. watt light, 3 stainless rod holders for 3 rod spread with 2 handline planers when trolling for kings and spanish, just completed most versatile, trailerable boat made with '01 Yamaha T8 high thrust kicker motor. On good days can go out 25-30 miles and troll with T8 for 5-6 hours on main tank. Yamaha 3 gal. reserve tank for peace of mind. Will run 40 mph (5000 rpm) in calm water with 1500 lbs maximum on board weight. Towed with '95 Sable (V6) and 88 Caravan (V6) at 65 mph for 200 mile trip to Lake Erie and 500 mile trip to Atlantic Beach, NC from Gallipolis, Ohio. Have owned boat for 8 years and more satisfied today than ever. Great investment for family and self.
andygere posted 04-05-2001 02:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
1. 1979 Montauk, '79 Johnson 85 & 15, gleaming teak,full Mills, Garmin GPS and fishfinder,now looking almost like new.

2. 1993 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0 L 6, all options including a/c, hardtop, soft top, bikini top and some real bitchin' wheels (still looks like the day I bought it).

3. 2001 Jetta Wolfsburg, 1.8 L Turbo. Drives like a sportscar for less than $20K.

4. Mahogany touring kayak that I built in my garage:

5. 10'-0" custom shaped noserider(Jim Leinenback, FSC),1/2" stringer, wood tail block, aloha nose patch

6. 9'-0 custom shaped performance longboard (Jim, FSC)

7. 7'-8" hybrid thruster, (Bob Pearson, Pearson Arrow)

8. A garage full of racing snowboards (all Burton)

9. A Santa Cruz California address

10. A really cool wife who fishes, surfs, snowboards and kayaks!

jjt posted 04-05-2001 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for jjt  Send Email to jjt     
It might take me a while to catch up to some of you guys, but I sure am going to have a lot of fun trying. Last season I traded up my 13' sport to a 96' Montauk with a 90hp Honda. I was lucky enough to find one in pristine condition with less than 85 hours and the teak option. I think I got it for a good price. After reading through this forum all winter I orderd, and just instaled a Mills Sun top. Thats going to work great to keep the sun off my two lttle girls heads. (my 5 year old loves the montauk also, the 1 year old dosn't know it yet, but she will! I am waiting patiently for a stern seat from daves, should be here in a few weeks. I know I shouldn't have, but the artist in me customized the way the seat will be covered, I promise guys, it is very tastefully done. While I was at it I did a bow cushion as well. I cant wait to drop it in the water. I think I will keep this one for a long time.

My first love, even before my wife (dig her a bunch to) is a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner.
Original 440 six pack car, four speed, bench seat, air grabber hood, lime green, and pretty darn close to perfect. The only problem is sometimes, I cant decide what to blast around in, the boat or the car.(Good problem to have!)
Had that car since High school, Still makes me feel like a kid of 17.

Got a basement shop full of woodworking tools that since the new baby, I havn't fired up in a while. Maybe when I retire in 25 years.

A 99' jeep grand cheroke lorado pulls my whaler, my wife and kids, and gets me to wherever I need to be. Love my sunroof almost as much as my cd player.

A boy does need his toys...

compounder posted 04-05-2001 10:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
Wow! I'm impressed with the kayak project Andy. Looks great!

I'm not as dedicated or energetic as you....took me over 10 years to complete the VW restoration.....had weeks when I could do nothing else, then months when I wouldn't go near it. The end result was worth it all though.


andygere posted 04-05-2001 04:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Thanks for the kind words about my kayak Joe! The common thread so far seems to be an appreciation for craftmanship, tools and the outdoors. Let's hear from some others!


TRIDENT posted 04-05-2001 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRIDENT  Send Email to TRIDENT     
I have a 1981 Montauk with a 1994 Johnson 88 SPL. I pull it with my Chevy Tahoe. I spend most of my free time fishing in the salt. I fish a lot here in Texas and from coast to coast. I fish tournaments and for fun. I hunt several times a year, mostly for ducks and dove. Also travel to Mexico and the Carribean for fishing and SCUBA. My wife likes to go along and we have a blast together!
polaris posted 04-05-2001 06:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for polaris  Send Email to polaris     
Well, not much, as a 58 year old there are lots of things I need to do.

1. 20' Sweetwater Pontoon with 40 HP Honda.

2. Polaris Virage PWC. Yea one of those. Run in 5 states including the Tour from Macinaw MI, down the west coast for 300 miles to Holland MI, in 3 days.

3. GMC Yukon, tow whatever.

4. 2000 Honda Insight. VIN #215, one of the earliest imported. Over 20,000 miles in less then a year. A lifetime MPG of 64.4!!!. Love the car.

5. A nice secluded lake cottage on a great lake in NE Indiana.

6. Oh yea, almost forgot. Looking for a 86 - 89 Boston Whaler Super Sport Limited. The one with dual consoles. Perfer a 15' but will look at others. If you have one for sale or know of one that might be sold, please email.

whalernut posted 04-05-2001 07:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Let`s see: 1. 1993 Dodge Dakota 4 by 4, V8 318, extra-cab, 3:90 posi-traction for hunting, fishing, pulling boats and carrying wood for camping, etc. 2. Various guns including 4 muzzleloaders(1 is a Flintlock), my pride and joy is my Colt Anaconda .44 Magnum with 8 inch barrel. 3. My collection of Mitchell 300 reels(the old ones). 4. Last but not least, but my favorite is my Boston Whaler 1973 `16 Currituck with 1975 85h.p. Johnson, Fulton Keel Roller trailer, 2 rod holders for trolling, side mounted rod holders for storage, humingbird fishfinder, humingbird handheld vhf, Mills Full Mooring Cover for when she is sleeping in her dock. Regards-Jack Graner.
Arch Autenreith posted 04-06-2001 01:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
This is an interesting tread and enjoy reading about everyone and what they have and do. Iím a run-it-into-the-ground person so I canít compete with all of you. This is how the other half live! í84 Montauk with rebuilt í80 80 HP Mariner on a Shorelandr trailer covered with a $20 blue tarp I buy every 2 years. Up to Erie, over and down to the Chesapeake, down to Florida and on the 3 rivers here in Pittsburgh, too. I just am finishing up varnishing the teak trim. Last year I went the oiling route but it never seemed to stay on long enough so her I am again this year varnishing this time. Self-fabricated 6-rod holder on front of consol. 28 gal Tempo tank. 160 Garmin fishfinder, Garmin eTrex Vista GPS (as soon as it gets here), Raytheon handheld VHF. I think Iíll upgrade to a mounted version soon. And hereís the good partÖ1990 Grand Marquis that seats 6 with 191,000 miles. Been a great car and no reason to part with it until it dies. (Maybe the drive to and from Florida this year will be itís final voyage.) What elseÖa LOT of fishing and fishing stuff but never too much. Used to hunt up until college but got out of that for some reason. I think it had something to do with marriage. Forever into dirt bikes. There isnít a bike I havenít had, literally. Now Iím in the veteran class. (over 40, donít ya know.) Now looking for my male menopause sports car. Almost got the new Ďvette but chickened out when they wouldnít come down one penny on the price. Maybe this summer. Q. How am I gonna tow with that;-) Too many tools and a 1963 42í 13.5 ton solid glass sailboat on the West River in Galesville, MD. Now THATíS the money pit.
Toad2001 posted 04-06-2001 03:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
This is cool, Boats, Cars, Bikes etc.
That Kayak is impressive!

My pride and joy is a 1968 32' Grand Banks Trawler. All wood, and monopolizes my time (I don't mind a bit) It tows my 1989 15' GLS w/40 Mariner. A salty combination...
See attached if interested:

My on land passion are a 1981 Porsche 911 SC Targa, and 1966 Beetle (original paint etc)

This site is great since it has such an active board...

Arch Autenreith posted 04-06-2001 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
andygere. Really impressive kayak and sounds like your #10 is a 10. And Toad2001, what a great GB 32. I'm getting closer and closer to scuttling the ol' Creekmore and buying a GB. I have forever wanted one. Really. Great picture. We may have to talk in the future if that becomes a reality. I don't know much about them as of yet but that may be where you come in if you don't mind. And it will have to be able to pull my Montauk as a dink of course.
Dan posted 04-06-2001 09:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
In no particular order, my toys: 1999 17 Outrage with 115 Merc, Mills Fly top, Intrepid VHF, Raytheon 365 Fishfinder, Standard 150 GPS (due soon), Dual Bats, Fishing stuff-ever expanding, 1962 Fender Jaguar guitar, 1963 Fender Jazzmaster, 2 Fender strats, 2 small amps (I haven't played the guitars in years, but hope to give them to my kids), 1986 Cannondale mountain bike, 2001 Subaru Outback -- and a full photo studio, Nikons, Flash Equipment, backgrounds -- too much junk! My favorite toy -- the Whaler of course!
Dick posted 04-06-2001 09:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Is the Shady Oaks marina and yacht club still there on West river?
Back in the early 60s I moored a nice 21' localy built cruiser there. Spent a lot of time cruising with the yacht club. Great times.
Can't remember the owners names but used to hunt deer with one of the sons over on the eastern shore.
Arch Autenreith posted 04-06-2001 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
Hey Dick.
I don't know which one is Shady Oaks. One on the right (returning) that has a nice bar and restaurant where we stop for a (usually many more than one) refreshments. Don't remember the name but a nice place. We're at Hartgee's, if you remember that one. The kids are just about the age to start exploring the West River on their own but I have to get them a smaller boat and or motor I think. I can never remember the laws now but something to do with <10hp or some such thing.
wildeone posted 04-06-2001 01:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for wildeone  Send Email to wildeone     
This looked like too much fun to only read.
I may not compete with most but here goes.

1978 sport 13, 1999 merc. 25 four stroke big foot, boat was bought by my mom when I was a teenager, and has been sitting (until 2 yrs. ago)upside down in her side yard. I had to refinish it since I spent too many afternoons skiing, fishing etc.. many years ago.
1984 18 Outrage, 1984 150 Evinrude, 1984 Calkins trailer, Garmin 168, Standard handheld. Refinishing this one this winter in my garage. Bought last summer from original owner, always garaged and covered.
Original in every detail, leaning post option,teak gunnel caps, morse control etc..
Will keep this one the way it came from Rockland Mass! I even got the packing list and wood blueprints from the factory, the guy had everything!

Oh yeah, to tow my toys:

1978 Ford Bronco (the big boy!)351m, 4 spd, a/c. Original also, from Orlando FL with 98,000 miles when I got it. Tows a house down but gas mileage doesn't make it practical for around town!

And last but not least, every saltwater fishing setups one could ever need. Their like golf clubs, right? (one for every situation).


Whaletosh posted 04-06-2001 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
1996 Toyota T100 Extra-Cab SR5 4WD which actually gets 20 MPG

2000 13 Sport with 2000 Mercury 25 HP 4-stroke, Lowrance X-75, Garmin GPS 12Map, Walker downriggers.

Vision R-40 recumbent bicycle. Red, comfortable, and fast.

PowerMac G4 450 Dual Processor, 512 MBytes RAM, 65 GByte disk space, DVD-ROM (soon to have DVD-R drive), Video editing software and DVD Studio Pro. Anyone want a home movie converted to DVD?

Lastly, but first in my heart, my lovely and gracious wife.


lonestarpa posted 04-06-2001 06:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for lonestarpa  Send Email to lonestarpa     
play toy count, 81 15'whaler with origional 60hp. 2 cyl. mariner, costom woodwork (origional in storage) trailor modified to haul canoes, tractors, or generally a flat bed, while whaler hanges in it's shed. main tow vehicle 88 volvo 240 224k miles. second tow veichle 90 ford diesel van 107k mi. third tow veichel 87 toyota truck, doubbles as a garden tractor. 74 bmw R/90 (motorcycle) 90k miles. 69 honda trail 90 4.5k miles (doesn't go fast eneough to go very far.) various "shops" guns,fishing gear, scuba gear, and other interests, but what really eats into my whaler time is my home. 150 year old farm house buildings for all the "toys" shooting range in the back yard that sits in the middle of 2k acres of public game lands. Stocked trout stream accross the street and two bass ponds on the hill behind the house, can't see a neighbor but I am watching deer and turkey as I type. A wonderful wife who allows me to enjoy it all and a delightfull eleven year old daughter, eager to learn.
lonestarpa posted 04-06-2001 06:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for lonestarpa  Send Email to lonestarpa     
all this and no spell check on my to all Joe Walko
Dick posted 04-06-2001 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Looking at some maps I'd say Shady Oaks is about a mile SSW of you heading up river. It wasn't much back then other than some moorage and an awsome wooden boat service yard. Just remembered the owners last name was Gunther.
dgp posted 04-06-2001 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Hey, lonestarpa, is that a "toaster tank" '74 R90/5? Don
lonestarpa posted 04-07-2001 07:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for lonestarpa  Send Email to lonestarpa     
Don, usually the /5 bmw's are referred to as the toaster tanks (69 thru 72?) Joe.
jimh posted 04-07-2001 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Someone proposed that a good metric for gauging your toy collection is the number of cylinders of engines you own, including cars, boats, law mowers, snow blowers, etc.

With just cars and boats, we come up with a total of 40 cylinders.

Another good index might be tires, including spares on the vehicle. By that count, again limited to cars and (boat) trailers, we have 28 tires.

It is a good thing that you can get 50,000 miles out of plugs and tires these days, or we'd be spending a lot of Saturdays in the garage instead of at the lake.


Arch Autenreith posted 04-07-2001 09:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
You beat me again, jimh. Only 18/20 wheels/cylinders for me.
Toad2001 posted 04-07-2001 12:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
I counted 40 pistons/cylinders and 38 tires.
Note: engines should be running, and tires inflated and fitted!
dscew posted 04-07-2001 04:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
It's fun to see what folks have out there. My fleet consists of a 74 BW Katama with a 75 Rude, an original red Richie compass and swing back seat option, and a 99 BW 17 Standard with a 90 Merc, which will soon be a 99 Nauset or Eastport. I have to admit I have a 23 Sea Ray as well, which takes the chop better, and it does not have carpeting. My rolling stock is a 1956 BSA Road Rocket motorcycle, undergoing restoration, a couple of mid 70s Honda dirt bikes, and a little 85 BMW 325i. For anyone out there who may appreciate the audio equivalent of a Boston Whaler, I listen to a pair of mid 70s Altec Lansing Voice of the Theatre speakers whenever I get the chance. 36 pistons, 26 wheels, not including spares. Looks like everyone likes to burn gasoline!
lpaton posted 04-07-2001 07:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for lpaton  Send Email to lpaton     
1996 Outrage III (19'-8") w/200HP yamaha
14' aluminium boat w/15 HP Yamaha
1996 3/4 ton Dodge Ram 4x4 w/Cummins diesel
various rifles and shotguns (anybody want a pre-64)
1996 Polaris wide track snowmobile
1972 BMW R60/5 thats been in a corner of the garage for 13 years
1985 polaris 4 wheeler
no wife
fester posted 04-08-2001 12:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for fester  Send Email to fester     
1. 1978 20 foot outrage with a 1979 175 horsepower Evinrude sitting on a new Pacific trailer.

2. 1969 16 foot whaler with a 1990 80 horsepower Mercury on a Shoreline trailer.

3. 12 foot Achiles inflateable with a 25 horsepower Evinrude.

4. 10 foot Storm inflatable with a 10 horsepower Johnson.

5. 13 foot Laser sailboat.

6. Wills Wing Spectrum hang glider.

7. Two cheap ocean kyaks.

8. Six 1950's or older outboard motors.

9. A 22 foot Prowler travel trailer.

10. Two DeRosa racing bicycles.

11. Specialized mountain bike.

12. 1998 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Truck and a 1998 Toyota 4Runner.

13. A bunch of backpacking gear.

14. Two little boys ages 1 and 3

14. 39 cylinders and 26 wheels

Orca posted 04-08-2001 03:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Orca  Send Email to Orca     
I won't play. I'm in denial.
Contender25 posted 04-08-2001 11:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Contender25  Send Email to Contender25     
1999 Contender 25 CC twin 2000 yamaha 200's

1969 Sea Craft 20 CC 1989 Johnson 140

1958 Whaler 13

1970 Flying Dutchman

1970 Mako 19 CC 2000 Suzuki 115

1997 Chevy Tahoe to tow it all.

mmeany posted 04-08-2001 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for mmeany  Send Email to mmeany     
1989 13' Sport, 91 Merc. 40hp (Just bought it, pick it up in a week and then I can pull the wood, clean and refinish the whole thing) Excited!!

1965 Ford Mustang Coupe, 289ci, 4spd, 9" Detroit Locker (built it myself out of a box of parts, had it for 20 yrs now)

2000 Honda VFR800F1, the only toy I have that I really don't have to maintain much.

1999 KTM 300EXC, work with NETRA here in New England.

1999 Ford Explorer Sport

Great understanding wife and step-daughter

Sam, my golden and my second best friend.

This Board!!!

lhg posted 04-09-2001 12:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Jimh - help - I think I'm the Forum's own energy crisis. I just counted 80 cylinders, and I don't own a lawn mower, snow blower, chain saw, motorcycle, jet ski, snowmobile, or DC-6.
gunnelgrabber posted 04-09-2001 04:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
too much fun!!got to do it. i'm a true believer who loves to read what you perfectionist,engineer type,polished wood,deck-shoe-only guys talk about and do.amazing and inspirational!you guys know some stuff!thanks for sharing it.-"treasures":a. '75 katama(i'm told)quite used but loved,with a hybrid 88hp ev-90hp johnson-need to wear it out-(it may not wear out).b.22' mako w/an "anchor" 235 rude-"needs work".c. a 14' manatee craft-a diving salvage plum-to see if i could do it.d.a real 17' std.wt.grumman canoe,1959, 18' wenonah jensen 54lb.f. another the same except 39 lb. why two? 15lb. off your neck and faster paddling.g. a 16' old town 1930s wood-canvas antique.h.TOW VEHICLE and main ride: a stud '94 4 cyl toyo. pu, automatic!,125k, does it all...even pull starts my (i.)'57 john deere 420.(.need to fix that 6v starter).j. '89 nissan "maxeema"-basic transportation.k.1964 chev corvette coupe,almost original,the 6500 rpm tach model,bought new, a member of the family.l.numerous bicycles,vws,'56 ford pu etc.SCOOTERS:l.'82 red honda 500cc single(no electric start)XL 500 -old man's dirt bike.m.'68 bultaco enduro bike-retired.n.60s era rickman-metisse triumph 650 motocross bike( before czs made them obsolete).n. last and best,my able bowman and buddy, who is also my wife.she had to have a sense of humor to sign on with me...i like" old technology"-that's what they call classic whalers around here. hlm
gunnelgrabber posted 04-09-2001 04:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
hey yall: looking at my toy statement or whatever it is, i realize it's mostly old junk!i need to get help, have a yardsale, and try to turn my life around... simplify.....appreciate" compounder" starting this. adios....lm
Keith Silliman posted 04-09-2001 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Keith Silliman    
2000 Montauk with 75 hp Merc
2001 Nissan 4WD Crew Cab (yellow)
18' Wenonah Tandem Canoe Kevlar 38 lbs
17' Wenonah Tandem Canoe Kevlar 36 lbs.
17' Wenonah Solo Cane Kevlar @ 34 lbs
S&W Model 60; S&W Model 317 airweight
Camp in the Adirondacks
Millie the Lab
Paula the wife
TC posted 04-09-2001 10:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for TC  Send Email to TC     
Since I added one tonight- here goes. 1989 Montauk with 1993 60hp Mariner PTT Stainless prop. ** Full size Blazer4x4 with 350 v8, 2 sea kayaks, AR15 rifle Glock 10mm pistol Rem 870 12 gauge shotgun S&W 9mm pistol, 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser in need of another 350 and much more, and a 1965 13' whaler with 1976 6 HP evinrude and trailer I just bought for 450! The most important things I have are my wife and 2 boys and my sobriety!
whaletail posted 04-09-2001 11:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaletail  Send Email to whaletail     
I only saw 1 hang glider in the pile. No pilots? Look's like everybody is either stuck in the mud,(4-wheelers) or waterlogged! (boaters)
Since everything is in project mode, I can't hold a candle to most, but I'm still a youngster I think,(39) so here goes anyway: Got rid of the seadoo - fried too many motors - but still have a nice ocean kayak. A '58 chevy 3/4 ton longbed - runs but needs work (farm truck). A sweet '71 K-5 4x blazer - tow rig and head turner. A '91 honda - 200,000 miles of turn-key beauty. My newly adopted '75 Menemsha - just needs a motor. And the first $7500 installment on a RAF 2000 gyroplane.
(gee, I must like the 70's.)
Oh yea, and a 20x30 very well equipped woodshop, that got a good workout on my recently completed teak redo job on the "Sha". I'm not kidding you guys, I'm proud to say that this might be the nicest console yet! You'll see why when I get my digital camera hopefully by the end of the week.
andygere posted 04-10-2001 02:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I heard a report on the radio that gasline may reach $3 per gallon in parts of the U.S. this summer (probably California!) We are all in a lot of trouble....
goldstem posted 04-10-2001 08:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
My pitiful contributions:

1972 Outrage 21' (with dumptruck sides!) powered by a 1981 evinrude 140. can't kill that motor.

1982 BostonWhaler Harpoon 5.2 (17 ft)sailboat. Just bought a dead 4.5hp evinrude as a kicker.

1973 Sunfish

1994 Saab just turned 100k miles.

also get to maintain a '67? 17 foot whaler and a '69? 13 footer for my yacht club, those two are really beat.

compounder posted 04-10-2001 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
TC, do you have performance figures for the Montauk/60 Mariner combo? Would be interested in hearing if this is adequate power.
whalernut posted 04-10-2001 08:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Joe, I know that Clark Roberts said that a Montauk with a 50h.p. motor will do in the Mid- 30`s. I can`t remember the brand. I have a `16 Currituck and it seams way to fast with an 85h.p. Johnson. I hope I helped out. Regards-Jack Graner.
TC posted 04-10-2001 08:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for TC  Send Email to TC     
Compounder- I don't have performance figures (no speedo or tach yet ) but I can tell you this- I always used to own overpowered fast boats and thought this wouldn't be adequate power (the 60 came with my pre 72 16'7" whaler which I sold hull only to buy the montauk ) but I was wrong. This motor pulls me up on a slolom ski and planed out and cruised with 6 adults plus my 2 boys. The only time I wish for more is when I'm on glassy water and WOT doesn't seem fast enough. I would guess 38MPH or so. The tilt and trim and SS prop are a huge help. What I really like is how infrequently I put gas in the 27 gal tank!
whalernut posted 04-10-2001 08:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I also would like to add that my 85h.p. v-4 eats way too much fuel and does not like to go slow, it loves to go fast, and is too heavy in my opinion(about 290lbs.) and as I am a Fisherman, that is all a liability. If I were you stick to the 50-70 h.p. range. Regards-Jack graner.
Dick posted 04-10-2001 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
My 1999 Montauk runs in the mid 30s with a Merc 50 hp 4 stoke. Usual load is myself, wife and our English Cocker (the first mate).
Very happy with the performance, but as said before those mornings when the water is like glass faster would be better.
Will be adding a Doel Fin and raising the engine one bolt this spring, will post the results when I run it.
Alaska posted 04-20-2001 02:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alaska  Send Email to Alaska     
I have been out of town for a while so I missed this thread when it was new. You fellas have made me feel far less guilty about all of the stuff I have aquired over the years. The pile never stops growing.

1. 1978 21' Outrage / 200 Yamaha

2. 17' aluminum jet sled / Yamaha 90 jet (for ducks and steelhead)

3. 1972 13' whaler / 15 Yamaha

4. 21' rowing shell

5. 12' cold molded douglas fir rowboat

6. 9' zodiak

7. 53' LeClercq fiberglass commercial salmon fishing vessel Caterpiller 3406

8. 19' Delta Bulldog powerskiff with Cat 3208 (to go with former)

9. Trek racing road bike

10. Trek mtn bike

11. A new house on pilings over the beach with a great water view and a float attached to the front porch where I tie up my fleet.

12. Honda snowblower (the big one)

13. 35 pistons

14. neerest neighbor, 200 yards away.

Eric posted 04-21-2001 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eric  Send Email to Eric     
Quite an interesting topic. I am most pleased to see that the wives get mention. My wife means more to me than I ever could have hoped.
I only finished veterinary school 4 years ago, with a massive debt load, so the toys are rather limited, and likely always will be. Here goes:
1. 1962 Nauset, far from original, with a '99 Johnson 90 (16.9 hours), fiberglass console, swingback cooler seat, rodholders and not much else yet. The VHF, chart recorder and loran from the last owner aren't installed yet, and may just be replaced instead. Bought last year, it's a fishing rig in progress.
2. 1972 16 foot Grundquist fiberglass canoe, bought new. I'll have to have a lot of banner days in the Whaler to match the number of fish caught in this.
3. 1993 Cherokee Country 4X4, my current tow vehicle. Stock except for a K & N air filter. I'm looking to get out of this car payment.
4. 1995 Crown Vic, unmarked car from Pasco County, FL Sheriff Dept. Quite the sleeper, and no payments. Dual exhausts, heavy duty sway bars, shocks, springs, wheels, and brakes. Also aluminum drive shaft, 3.27:1 rear end, 130 amp alternator, Eagle radials, oil to water oil cooler, oil to air transmission and power steering coolers, heavy duty radiator, rebuilt transmission with shift kit, and finally, the police interceptor computer module. This model year was tested and certified at 132 mph. Seriously quick, and tons of fun to drive. May buy another for a tow rig and sell the Cherokee.
5. Lots of fishing tackle. I've been building custom rods since 1983. I had to sell off a lot of it during the long college years, though.
6. Gordon & Smith SS model 9'4" longboard. A real jewel, bought in 1972 for $19 when no one wanted them. Actually was a shortboard (hotdog board) by current standards when built, in about 1963. This is one of the finest longboards ever built. Jim Phillips has shaped several modern boards from this one. All us aging boomers ride long boards now, but back then I had to work hard not to get into fights for riding one. Now retired.
7. Jim Phillips 8'4" longboard, triple stringer, with balsa rails (actually painted foam, but you've really got to look close to tell.
8. Jim Phillips 6'5" shortboard.
9. Nice lake house, bought in January. Lots of boxes around still.
10. Remington model 1100, I don't hunt, but couldn't pass up the price.
11.Granddad's single action .45 caliber Colt service revolver from the Great War (WWI). Not fired for the last 60 years.
12. A nice art collection. My dad and brother are both painters, and we also collect paintings by Maury Hurt, well known in the Orlando area.
13. The veterinary degree: hey I love it!
NWflyfisher posted 04-21-2001 09:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for NWflyfisher    
OK, I'm new, but I'll play:

1978 Montauk, 1978 Mercury 700 70HP outboard and a 1988 Mercury 15hp "kicker."

2001 V-6 Ford Explorer SportTrac. Traded a 1999 Ford F-250 Superduty V10 with 18,000 miles in for it. Previously traded a 1988 Toyota EFI 4X4 pickup with 164,000 miles for the Superduty.

1993 Ford Probe...129,000 miles and still going strong. Paid for and a great second vehicle. No end in sight for this.

1997 Murray riding mower - 14hp

1999 Murray power mower - 4hp

1997 Homelite chain saw

1998 Homelite brush cutter

Some $5K worth of fly rods and reels with enough fly tying materials to open my own shop. Now there's a thought!

A 1940's Graphlex Speed Graphic 4/5 camera

A 1960's Omega 4X5 View Camera

3 Canon F-1 camera bodies with some $4K worth of lenses.

Omega D-2 4X5 Enlarger with (of course) a complete darkroom.

Gads, I should get back into photography!

A 1968 LeBlanc (French)wood clarinet. Oh yeah, a 1965 Gameinhart Flute and a 1967 Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax (I was once a music major in college.)

An 1890 Sessions Mantel Clock. Keeps better time than my Casio.

My 3 companions, Arthyr, Gaellahad and Gwenhwyfar: Flat Coat Retriever, Beagle and German Shepherd/Doberman mix - sometimes the 3 stooges, most times the 3 amigos and always my best friends.

And, last but not least, my partner in life without whom I would be nothing, my lovely wife Donna.

Jholmes105 posted 04-21-2001 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jholmes105  Send Email to Jholmes105     
OK, here goes guys and girls, keep in mind I am a young gun, 23.

1988 13' Super Sport Limited w/ 40 Evinrude
1994 BMW R100GSPD Paris Dakar
1990 BMW 525i
1987 Jeep Wrangler
1996 Kawasaki KDX 200

Looking to sell the Super Sport Limited to get a Dauntless or a Montauk or Eastport.

compounder posted 04-22-2001 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
Eric, when I started the thread I specified "VEHICULAR" toys, so I was surprised at the mention of wives also.

Come to think of it I do ride her about 3 times a week!


whalernut posted 04-22-2001 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Yeeeeeeeeeha! Ride em` Cowboy!
Tsuriki BW posted 04-22-2001 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Here's mine.

1. 1999 Dauntless 14, 75hp Merc, FF, VHF, GPS, Bow electric, stern electric, dual batteries, Guest charger, 3 dual rod Scotty electric downriggers, HD Caulkins trailer new Tee Top on the way.

2. 1993 190E Mercedes Limited Edition, #576 out of 700 produced. Use it to pull the Dauntless.

3. 1994 TravelMaster 29' motorhome. 460 injected Ford, 4K generator.

4. 1953 Dodge 3/4 ton panel truck. 87K miles, flat 6, 6V positive ground.

5. 15.5hp Craftsman garden tractor, trailer, spreader, airator. 8.5hp chipper, 7.8hp 4200w generator, 15hp electric start 7500w generator.

6. 1978 Honda "Press Cub" motorcycle. Made for newspaper delivery. 350 original miles.

7. Tons of fishing gear bought in here and in Japan.

8. Specialized Stump Jumper mountain bike.

A wonderful wife that lets me get away with this....


Gep posted 04-23-2001 11:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
OK here goes,
1. 1959 13' Sport (in the middle of restoration) handed down from Grandfather to Father to me. 1956 Evinrude 25hp outboard and 1958 Evinrude 30hp outboard.
2. 1988 Ford f150 extended cab pickup.
3. 1968 Cadillac Deville Convertible.
4. Knight iceboat.
5. 1982 Honda Goldwing GL1100.
6. Brand new computer (finally).
7. Diamond back mountain bike.
8. 1 great wife. (yes only one)
9. 1 Daughter(just turned 4) 1 Son (will turn 2 in June).
10. A black Cocker Spaniel (Eva) will turn 1 in June.
11. A whole basement full of woodworking tools.
12. A ceramics kiln.
13. The usual lawnmowers, snowblowers, etc. etc.
14. A 1960 Eureka riverside 6 man tent (old canvas type, been used 4 times).
15. A house with a new addition. (which is the reason I don't have more toys)


masbama posted 04-23-2001 10:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for masbama  Send Email to masbama     
Hey NWflyfisher: Do you like your SporTrac? Does it pull your whaler OK? Would you recommend one?
1) Best wife!

2) '77 Montauk, 1990 60hp Johnson. New railing fittings, seat cover and teak work. Will repower soon and clean fiberglass up; will go another 24 years.

3) Awesome dog: Bassett Hound!

4) Great camp up in delta: Duck hunting, speck, red fishing etc...

5) 1985 Chevy Silverado Pick up. Mint condition.

Dick posted 04-23-2001 10:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I forgot the most important member of our crew, Murphy a 6 year old English Cocker female. The boat goes nowhere without her, she thinks she is the captain.


Toad2001 posted 04-24-2001 02:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
I have a 2001.5 SportTrac and love it. It tows my 15'GLS with zero effort. Has plenty of power (mine has a 4:10 ltd slip axle). 6000miles so far and apart from a sensor under warranty its been great.
ONLY complaint is it gets a mere 14MPG in the city.
PS-I have a Basset too. Great dogs eh? Mine sleeps under the covers. A bit whiny one the water (anxious) but good companions anyway.
The best thing about the truck is that the rear seat folds flat, and thats where the dog stays. When humans are back there, the seat folds up, and the hair (bassets shed A LOT) doesn't get on the humans...
I used to have to vacuum my Jimmy almost daily. Now I only vacuum the truck once a month. The "Jeep" fabric seats and rubber floor also add to reduce the maintenance.
NWflyfisher posted 04-24-2001 02:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for NWflyfisher    

SportTrac is a nifty little vehicle - great compromise between an SUV and a Pickup. Rated for towing 3,500 pounds. V-6 pulls my Montauk without a problem. Backing up to the launch seems much easier with this vehicle for some reason. I have a short 4-mile drive to the local launch and the return trip is up a pretty long and steep grade. Its not the V-10 F-250 I traded in for it (what is?) but it easily handles the load up the hill without straining. I'm overall happy with it. Sure eats a lot less fuel! Powerwinch pulls too many amps to use the outlet in the pickup bed which, I guess, would best be used for popping popcorn, filling air mattresses or something of that nature. Had to hardwire for the powerwinch since the outlet is only rated for 20 amps and the winch pulls somewhere around 30. It also handles pulling my wife's horse and trailer which, for me, turns out to be a REAL good thing. :)

reelescape1 posted 04-24-2001 08:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
OK, here goes:
1)1990 22' Outrage with twin evinrude 88 spls, t-top, hyd steering, custom leaning post/tackle center, 127 gal fuel (ouch!)

2)1996 15' Duracraft with 25 evinrude, set up for gigging and/or shallow fishing.

3)2000 Chev Z71 x-cab

4)1995 Volvo 960 wagon, wifes ride

5)Best wife in the world!!

6)Two beautiful, healthy girls,14 and 11.

7)Recently sold '69 Camaro SS/RS, 350/T-350 with houndstooth/custom interior, factory air, etc. and '69 Camaro convertible 307/PG.

8)New/old house with a 1/2 acre to keep cut....(is that a good thing?)

9)And for fun, 9mm Sig with 15 round clips, tritium sights.

10)Browning ballistic mirage 6T6 camo for the deer.

ffk posted 04-24-2001 08:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for ffk  Send Email to ffk     
I can't hold a candle to some of you but here's a list anyway.

1. 1994 13' Super Sport/40 Johnson

2. 1972 21' Outrage/ twin Johnson 65 electric shift being replaced with twin Yamaha 90hp 2 stroke.

3. 1972 GMC Jimmy, fully restored with a '97 5.7 Vortec.

4. 1975 Freeari 308 GT4

5. 1989 Albin 36' Trawler/135hp Lehman

6. 1998 9'6 Avon RIB/8hp merc

7. 2001 VW Beetle, (asked my wife to sell our 1979 VW Beetle convertable when my daughter was born 10 yrs ago - had to promise to replace it)

8. 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD crew cab/Duramax diesel, Allison trans.

masbama posted 04-24-2001 10:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for masbama  Send Email to masbama     
Thanks Toad2001 and NWflyfisher-The SPortTRac intrigues me. Toad-take care of the Bassett-You are lucky-mine runs inside even when I flush my motor in back of the house! Maybe a new forum topic should be tow vehicles. We know the big pick ups will tow but for those of us with 17 footers or less-well some times we don't need or can't have a truck.
LarrySherman posted 04-25-2001 05:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
My turn, I guess:

1981 25' Outrage, 235 Johnson and 15 hp 4stroke merc kicker. Standard CP 160 WAAS GPS, Standard Eclipse LE, etc. Rehabbing her now, all structural glass and wood this season, cosmetic and re-power next, when the new 4s come out

2000 5.4 litre Expy, XLT black.

Jet 10" Table saw

Jet 14" Bandsaw

Bosch Router and Rosseau router table.

nice house, 1+ acre. Lots of White Oak trees on prop. Dirt road.

1985 Honda Nighthawk, 35k+ miles. I beat that bike to death. godd for parts only now.

Tons of Hi-Fi equip, Adcom, Yam, Nak, JBL, etc.

2 cisco routers, 3 sun workstations, multiple pc's

A wonderful wife who keeps me on the right track,

and the absolute love of my life, my 19 month old daughter Jacqueline. I'm naming the boat after her.

And the lesson I've learned:

I don't need more toys, just more kids.

where2 posted 04-25-2001 07:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Toy list:
One 1962 CBS/Wood home on a canal that leads to the ocean in South Florida. House needs work, but don't they all?

One 1967 Evinrude 9.5Hp engine

One 1985 Zodiac_Zed with large hole in it

Two old Snapper 21" lawn mowers (for yard, and extra 1/4 acre of canal bank behind house)

One EZ-Go Golf Cart (to tow boat around yard)

One 1990 VW Corrado_G60. You probably don't know what it is unless you're a VW fan. 130k miles on it, (the last 60k are mine, and hopefully the next 60k will be as well), original paint still looks like new when waxed with Zymol_Carbon.

One 1985 Boston Whaler Sport with 1985 70Hp Johnson engine. Purchased used (original owner garage kept boat during the 10 years he owned it), in 1996.

One floating dry-dock for above boat.

No pets, one Specialized Hard Rock MTB, a pair of unicycles, some roller blades, and other misc. toys.

Previous VW's included '70 Beetle, and '80 Scirocco_S, both lovingly restored, driven all over and regretably sold. Although, I wouldn't have the space to store too many more toys without my fiance getting jealous. She's not a toy, she's the real deal. :) A VW fan, and a boat lover.

Dick posted 04-25-2001 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Nothing to do with boating but I just bought a Jet 14" bandsaw. Don't know how I have lived without it.

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