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My son's first 'car'...

Well, this was more fun than I thought it would be. My oldest just got his first car. Do you remember your first car? I am 41 and my first car was a 1959 Ford F150. It wasn't the classic version either, if you know what I mean! But I learned a lot and that made me able to fix problems when they came up.

Chase's first car won't be any different. In fact, it is the old family car. It's an Avon/WM 310 HPIB. I won't tell you my true feelings for it (other than it has been sitting happily in storage for some years now). I even ripped out a nice corner of it on a coral head and its patch is almost as large as the dink!!! Powering it is a wonderfully cursed 6 hp Mercury 4 stroke (called a 4 stroke because that is how many times I kick it with my foot when it craps out). But you want to know what? He didn't care. Our little project together.

Hope he learns as much about cars and engines as I was forced to... and enjoys every minute of it. THe rest of the dock did. We had many LA's coming out to shoot pics of it and cheer him on as he splashed it.

Brian

PS His reward for getting his boat was passing his boating test in the 90-100%. Kids in FL must take a boaters education course to operate any motor boat. He did it. I find him schooling me on some things now.



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Congratulations to you and especially your son!
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One of the special times ..... Congrats to both of you,
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Re: My son's first 'car'...

Okay Brian, where is he supposed to hang the fluffy dice and you know he will try fit a boom box in there some day. Congrats to your boy, there is nothing like independence.
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Making wonderful family memories ... Well done!
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Way to go Brian. You do know that happens to be the only Inflatable designed by Farr.
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Re: My son's first 'car'...

The only thing cooler than my first car (1965 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 door with a metal dash) was the first car of both my kids. I was just as excited as they were when I bought them both. Hopefully, your son is easier on his "first" than my two were as we've been through a total of 9 cars. Thankfully they've "grown and gone" (at least temporarily, that is).

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