My wife and I have been boating since we were children growing up
on the shores of Lake Michigan. We finally bought our own boat when
we moved to Kentucky (my dad sold his and my neighbors in Kentucky
didn't have boats).
We bought a 1985 16' Stingray. It has been in Lake Michigan and
several KY lakes. It has been in the water at Lake Cumberland for
the last 3 years.
I keep looking at the new ones but somehow they just don't stack
up. The old 140 HP Merc just keeps on ticking and in spite of a
faded hull, the old rascal still looks OK and the SS prop is 14 years
old and hardly a nick. Hey you V8'ers, I can ski and lunch and swim
and cruise all day and get change from a $20 bill at the marina.