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Bass Fishing => Bass Fishing Tips, Techniques & General Discussion => Topic started by: fishon1219 on January 26, 2006, 02:29:19 PM

Title: Just bought my first new boat
Post by: fishon1219 on January 26, 2006, 02:29:19 PM
I just needed to let somebody know that could understand my excitement.
After having the same old used boat for 11 years now I was finally able to buy myself a new one.
As some of you know I am trying to work my way on to the Wonderland Marine Pro Staff so I took the miss's out there today to look at the boats and tell me what i could buy. I was limited to a stratos 285 due to finances so we checked out the color options they had. I had my heart set on the beautiful white one with the yellow highlights they had at the ultimate fishing show so I showed her that one first. Her immediate response was "No Way" so we looked at a few other colors that weren't to different from the dark blue old boat that I had and none of them worked for her either. The last one we looked at was a really nice raspberry metal flake that I liked and she was o.k. with and then she decided that the first boat with the yellow was the prettiest boat she had ever seen. We head back to the office to find out that the yellow boat was already sold so with that I am the proud owner of a new Raspberry silver dual console 285 Stratos. Cant wait for the water to get soft again so I can break it in right. Poorboy, I might even let you go fishing with me. You will just have to take your shoes off before you get in it cause I don't want to get the carpet dirty.
Title: Re: Just bought my first new boat
Post by: joshimoto son on January 26, 2006, 02:40:49 PM
Congratulations!!!!

I still remember buying my boat.

Are you still trying to figure out if you're going to sleep in it the first night it's home?

Hopefully, there will be some little ding or flaw in it, that way it won't be so painful when you put
your first scratch or blemmish on it.

Just to make thing worse, the Saginaw river is open.
Title: Re: Just bought my first new boat
Post by: McCarter on January 26, 2006, 02:44:13 PM
Nice man, what made you change your mind and go with the dual console?

Im proud of you little gipper.  First stop, Kent Lake.  When is she coming home?

PoorBoy himself :-\'
Title: Re: Just bought my first new boat
Post by: Bulletproof on January 26, 2006, 02:57:18 PM
There's an old maxim that professes the 2 best days in a boat owners life is the day he buys it and the day he sells it.  Thats a bunch of baloney.  The day I sold my boat was a very sad day indeed. :'(

Congrats on your new boat!!! ;D
Title: Re: Just bought my first new boat
Post by: Savage on January 26, 2006, 06:55:43 PM
Wooohooo!  When you taking it out for the first time?  Better hurry, the Saginaw river is starting to ice up a bit....  the walleye are biting like crazy.  I go over the Z bridge every day after work, and I saw about 20 boats on that hople just east from the bridge today.

Go get 'em! 8)
Title: Re: Just bought my first new boat
Post by: djkimmel on January 26, 2006, 11:19:19 PM
Pretty exciting - a new boat! You'll have a great year!
Title: Re: Just bought my first new boat
Post by: UAWBigDog on January 27, 2006, 05:17:29 AM
Congrats!!!!!   It is a great feeling to have a new one.  Although I am fishing out of a used one right now, nothing can beat that new boat feeling.  Have fun and be safe.  We'll see you on the water.

BD     ;D
Title: Re: Just bought my first new boat
Post by: 225XS4Garza200PXL on January 27, 2006, 10:45:37 AM
Congrats!!

Dude that boat is a real looker... I saw it while I was showing a customer a boat... excellent choice man...

What you load it up with?!

Can't wait to sell mine... I wanna be able to smell that new boat smell...

Jose
Title: Re: Just bought my first new boat
Post by: fishon1219 on January 27, 2006, 03:57:26 PM
Jose,
I just bought it with what it came with.The standard options. The only additions were the hot foot and pro trim, but they were already installed. I will be spending some money on the drop in tackle organizer, and now my blue 100mph suit wont match my new boat colors so I will need to buy a new one. See you at the next show.
Title: Re: Just bought my first new boat
Post by: fiker on January 28, 2006, 05:36:45 AM
I've never had a new boat, I can only imagine.
Gotta believe it's better than a new car though.
Congratulations.