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  • Dumb Stuff People Ask About Ski Boats

    I cant take credit for this thread idea and I hope it hasn't been done before, but specialty boats are a lot like specialty cars, where nobody really knows much about them but still casts general knowledge and wisdom around, resulting in moronic comments.
    I can't tell you how many times I've had to explain what a ski boat is and why it's different from a typical boat.

    I have had the following conversation over a dozen times:

    "Hey, nice boat! What size engine?"
    "Chevy 350, 275 HP.
    "Wow, I bet it goes fast!"
    "No, just 43 to 45 MPH. Its made for the pull."
    "Oh, do a lot a fishing?"
    "No..., not on this boat."

    Now my Friend Story: He was only ever out on an old wood boat with a 25 hp outboard.

    First time I took him on the boat. I told him it was like a large jet ski so hold on when I turn. He didn't and ended up on the other side of the boat, smashing his wife.
    Then I take him tubing. Run him around real careful and he gets real confident. Feels so confident he said "I bet you cant knock me off...."
    OK, I had him thrown in less than 6 seconds and one turn. He apologized...
    I tend to do that with the people who get cocky...
    If its not a competition ski boat, its always second best.
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  • #2
    How fast is by far the most often.

    But I've gotten how much did that thing cost several times too.

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    • #3
      Up here in Canada there is a chain of stores called Canadian Tire that sells mostly automotive parts and supplies, tools, hardware, paint, sporting goods, etc. Their house brand of tools is called "Mastercraft." (without the capital C) So sometimes I get asked "When did Canadian Tire start selling high-end boats?"
      "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." (Henry Louis Mencken)
      2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, Acme 1285, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KGB, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate
      (previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190

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      • #4
        How fast

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        • #5
          Where is the motor !!![ lower unit ]

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wheelerd View Post
            Up here in Canada there is a chain of stores called Canadian Tire that sells mostly automotive parts and supplies, tools, hardware, paint, sporting goods, etc. Their house brand of tools is called "Mastercraft." (without the capital C) So sometimes I get asked "When did Canadian Tire start selling high-end boats?"
            I get the same thing, many times. Especially when people see the decal in the Rear window of the truck. My favourite is "MasterCraft made outboards"? Ya, your looking at one!

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            • #7
              The confusion on their faces when you say a small boat with a V8 won't even hit 50mph is priceless.

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              • #8
                how fast it??
                Do ya do a lot of fishing?
                What are the round things up there? (speakers on tower)

                The best one I heard:
                We were wipeing the boat down after a day of riding. the local dnr pulls up and says "I've never seen a roll bar on a boat before" then drives away....He thought the tower was a roll bar.
                "Hey baby want to make fourteen dollars the hard way?"--Rondhey Dangerfeild-Caddy Shack.


                "Was it over when the German's bombed pearl harbor ?"
                ---Animal house

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                • #9
                  Most annoying:
                  Question: You aren't one of those people who play their stereo real loud?
                  Answer: Just for you, I most certainly will.
                  2nd most annoying:
                  Do you do a lot of fishing?
                  How the heck do you fish with the wakeboards hanging in the racks?
                  I love to travel, but hate to arrive. ~~ A. Einstein
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                  You donít stop riding because youíre getting old, but you get old when you stop riding.
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                  Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, Wow! What a Ride! ~~ Hunter S. Thompson
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                  My wakeboard is calling, and I must go ride! ~~ Me

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                  • #10
                    I get the how much did that cost one all the time. What size motor is the second question.
                    "if one day the speed kills me, do not cry because i was smiling." -Paul Walker

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                    • #11
                      People who don't have that whole "attention to detail" thing:
                      "Are those lights up there?"

                      An increasingly tired me:
                      "Nope, speakers...built for sound not light".

                      And yes, I too get the "do you fish on it?" Slowly I think people around here are starting to realize that you can actually do more on a lake than pull fish out of it.

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                      • #12
                        pulled up to a friends dock to pick her up and her moms says "hey Marc I've never noticed the engine on the back of your boat before"? My response yea this baby really goes fast!
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                        • #13
                          Best one I got "is that a race boat?"

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                          • #14
                            What engine is in that?
                            How fast does it go?
                            What did that boat cost you?

                            The worst was when I was selling my '94 PS190, a guy came to the house to look at it and asked "where do you put the crab traps?" He was totally serious, so I said "this boat is not for you, keep looking elsewhere".

                            That's the same boat the "Craig" on here now owns.....thank goodness!
                            I was njskier on here.

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                            • #15
                              My favorite is: "Can you ski behind that thing?"

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