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Anything that moves you is fun in my opinion.
Oh man, I bet you'd love my bus ride to work.
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Actually if you are looking for a real thrill, try running a snowmobile across open water at about 80+ mph or so. May be slightly slower, but there is a thrill knowing if you let off the throttle, you sink.

More power is always more fun, no matter what the sport.
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You must have an awesome annual snowmobile budget! If I had that much for my boat, she would be in Bristol condition.

In reality, with 2-stroke snow mobile's, if you dunk them all you need to do is pull the plugs, crank them over a few times dry the plugs, and start her up, and get back to having fun again .
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In reality, with 2-stroke snow mobile's, if you dunk them all you need to do is pull the plugs, crank them over a few times dry the plugs, and start her up, and get back to having fun again .
Yep, that is what they do, 'cept you need a crane to pull it up from the bottom. 30' of rope tied to a milk jug so they can find it.drag you inside ski in the water to turn. Most important is to keep your belt dry. If you care to learn more, search under the term watercross. You find some pretty wild stuff.
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Yep, where we go it's a private lake, with a max depth of 5'. So we don't need the crane, just a couple of big guys and a rowboat or two.

We always have fun, it's actually the only reason I purchased a snowmobile.
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When I was out on a test sail with the surveyer on the boat I eventually bought, one of those go fasters flew by. After a pause he said; "Around here we call them things converters. They convert very expensive gasoline into a lot of noise."
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my buddy has this in the water for labor day... down the dam and back 17 gallons of fuel. we were at the gas dock and i asked 'em how much for 5 gallons of wind!

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