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    Director of Training Mike Phillips's Avatar
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    Let's see a picture of your boat!

    Let's see a picture of your boat!

    I'll start...

    This is the second boat I've owned, it's a 1967 Starline Deville, I purchased it from a classic car dealer who purchased it at an Estate Sale in Southern, California. It's incredibly original and runs really well. I believe I'm technically the 3rd owner.

    When I first brought it home, the hull was literally white in places due to oxidation, so just for fun I buffed it out using a variety of different products and pads which you can see in this thread,

    1967 Starline Deville - Extreme Makeover


    And here's how it looks currently...

    1967 Starline Deville




    Maiden Voyage - 1967 Starline Deville in Stuart, Florida






    As I type this, my boat is actually outside in the parking lot as I've been getting it ready to go fishing!


    My first boat I owned for 20 years. I bought the hull when I was 21, had a 402 Big Block Chevy engine built by Tim Briggs and installed by the time I was 23 and raced it for the first time that year.

    1970 Super Sanger Flat Bottom Drag Boat - V-Drive
    National Title Holder
    - 1976 Super Modified Class 1/4 Mile in 9 seconds at 122 mph.
    Owner/Driver: Rick Baker

    This is what it looked like when I sold in in 2001, after 20 years of polishing and waxing...



    I'd like to purchase another V-Drive drag boat in the future, my favorite is the Sanger Runner Bottom, Bubble Deck models.

    There's a Bubble Deck in the lower right hand corner of this old ad...





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    Mike that starling Deville is absolutely beautiful!! Great boat!

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    Re: Let's see a picture of your boat!

    Here's the last one I had, no pictures of the first one. It is a Sea Ray Pachanga powered by a 350ci Olds and a Berkely jet. It wasn't super fast by any means but with the deep V hull it would run 55MPH through almost any slop and pull multiple adult slalom skiers up in a wink.
    This is a stock photo but it is exactly like the old squirtboat. With the high freeboard and transom it was a blast dropping the reverse gate around 50mph and standing on the throttle. It would stop dead in about 2-3 boat lengths. The name of the boat was Fantasy Island.

    Rick....now in North Texas

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    Re: Let's see a picture of your boat!

    Very cool boat Rick. Do you wish you still had it?


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    Re: Let's see a picture of your boat!

    only have one crappy pic of the one boat on my computer will get the rest from home



    stingray 205 or 200 can't remember lolol... freshly waxed fun wakeboarding and tubing boat.
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    Re: Let's see a picture of your boat!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Phillips@Autogeek View Post
    Very cool boat Rick. Do you wish you still had it?


    It was, and still is, a unique design especially for conservative Sea Ray. I miss a lot of the memories tied up with it but no, I wouldn't want it today. 30 gallon fuel capacity was good for a couple of hours at best for one thing. Secondly, down here in the TX coastal flats it would run aground every time you went out. Tunnel boats for the shallows rule down here.
    Running 50mph+ in 8" of water is commonplace but it takes a specialized rig to do so.
    Rick....now in North Texas

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    Re: Let's see a picture of your boat!

    I want a jet ski so bad but can't justify the 3 month usage just yet!
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    Re: Let's see a picture of your boat!

    what's that old saying,
    What are the 2 best day in a boat owners life?
    The day they buy the boat and the day they sell it.

    That boat of your Mike brings back some long forgotten very happy memories of boating and fishing with my grandpa, his was blue but otherwise a mirror image of yours.

    Thanks for the flashback!

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    Re: Let's see a picture of your boat!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jons6.7 View Post
    what's that old saying,
    What are the 2 best day in a boat owners life?
    The day they buy the boat and the day they sell it.
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    Re: Let's see a picture of your boat!

    Here's mine, 21' Sea Ray Laguna:

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