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    New boat.....

    Back in 1994 I bought a new Sylvan 16' boat....my wife and kids love to fish so it was a great new purchase for the Ash family.....3 years later I was forced to sell this "new" boat to come up with quick cash to buy the current 30 acres I reside.....I really hated to sell that boat and made a promise to myself, wife and kids that someday I'd own another at least as good or,....maybe better.

    Time passed, bills needed to be paid, and I just never got enough extra $$$$ to buy that boat I promised the family.

    Well, I was lucky enough to get some contracts with an insurance company for a recent disaster in our area (hailstorm) and when the dust all settled and bills got paid, I ponied up to a promise I made the family and bought a new (to us) boat.....now the kids are now grown, but we still get together to enjoy the boat.

    Named after our daughter (deceased)






    Who else has boats and how do you use them?
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    Super Steve glad ya got the boat, you deserve it.
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    Way to go Steve. I sort of promised myself one of those for the same reasons ...............still poor and trying to feed the brood.
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    Looks like a sweet boat!

    I grew up in a town that is dominated by a large lake, we never had a boat, as my mother gets seasick looking at a boat, but lots of friends and other family members had boats. Spent a lot of fun times on the water!

    Good for you and your family Steve!
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    Sweet Steve as long as you have the time to use it , they are a blast. We have had ours for 4 years and just didn't have the time this year, hopefully next year will be better. I mainly use mine to beat my SIL up on the tube. Good to see ya again
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    That's great Steve. I've always wanted a boat. My Dad always had one when I was growing up.
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    That is SWEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice boat and great job on getting another boat that looks like it has good times all over it!!! We currently have two, don't have any pictures. Will try to rectify that this weekend.
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    I mainly use mine to beat my SIL up on the tube.
    Speaking of tubes, in addition to fishing equiptment the boat came with a set of O'Brien skis and a tube. My sons used the tube (even grandson Aiden with the aide of his daddy did) is there different levels of tubes? .....beginner/advanced?
    A very wise man once said.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ash View Post
    Speaking of tubes,..... is there different levels of tubes? .....beginner/advanced?
    Yeah, I think the markings are on your throttle!!
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Yeah, I think the markings are on your throttle!!
    Boat has two speeds......slow/troll,
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    and wide open/get off the water or the next fishing spot fast!
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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