Renting, before the boat
The only boats to rent are pontoons, or rowboats with motors!

The Boat - Sea Ray 180 Sport - (sold)

17½ feet long, 135 horsepower, fits in our garage!
Sea Ray Web Page for this boat (opens new window)
PDF Spec Sheet/brochure (opens new window)

With "Combo" Seating for seven, Open Bow, bimini top

At Blue Springs Lake

Deanna catches up on some light reading. Mary is much more laid-back, now.

"WilDeaMar"pulls Deanna in the Sea*Doo 3-person towable

Lake of The Ozarks

At Wilsons Resort - Cabin #6

Possum the Cat, at Wilson's Resort

The Boat's "Parking Spot" at Wilson's

The New Tube and a Skier


I added a Drive Shower to keep the outdrive gears, case, and lube oil cooler when running on plane for extended periods of time.
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I painted the tips that go through the anti-ventilation plate, and the tab on the top you bolt, phantom black - which is Mercury's color for the outdrive. The tips have a hole facing forward. Water is forced into these holes at high pressure and squirts out 3 holes above the top, and four to the sides, of the outdrive, to keep it cooler.


I added a Delphi XM Radio cradle, modulator, and marine antenna.
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It sounds very good. I use the same XM tuner (SKYFi2) in my boat, my car, and at work.


At the end of February, the boat comes out of storage (the "caves")

I must get my love of the water, and of boating, from my mother's father.
First, he had "The Bobby S", named after my brother when he was born:

The above boat is a Steelcraft.

And then had a smaller wooden runabout:

I want to retire and cruise America and the Carribean in:

Linssen 500 Variotop (steel)