Originally Posted by olerodder
Helped restore this buy freshening up the Hemi.....guy couldn't pay me for the work I'd done and bought it really so I bought it for half the price he was asking....had it on Lake Shasta....Once!....scared me enough I haven't been in a boat since....sold it to a collector in Southern California. Was a beautiful boat and much faster than I ever wanted to go on the water!
Thanks for bring back those memories!!! Makes me smile!!
I've spent a lot of time on Shasta. Every time that I see a Flat-bottom, it brings back a lot of memories for me.
My interest in boating seems to "wax and wane" over the years. (Mostly wane)
I have lived just a couple of minutes away from Clear lake for about 3 years now. I haven't been out on the lake for over 30 years though. Sometimes, I can hear people doing late night/early morning "scud runs" on the lake. (Probably drunk as hell) The sound of a screaming big block over the water always tempts me to buy or build a water rocket of my own. But I always remind myself that I've been down that road before. I would go out a few times to scare the hell out of myself, and then the boat would sit in the garage and rot.
For now, I will be content just listening to the glorious noise.