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Nov 25, 2008 6:07 pm

Some of this was hit in the other "toys" thread, but that one covered more of the toys some of you already have.  So, what's on your "Toys Wishlist?"

Nov 25, 2008 6:10 pm

To kick it off, mine would include a Mercedes CLS550, some sort of nice sailboat, a mastercraft x-star, a Harley Crossbones, and a BMW K1200s, and some kind of classic car (maybe something restored and classic from the 40's and something restored and fast from the late 60's).

Nov 25, 2008 6:15 pm

2009 42' Ocean Super Sport, but, much more realistically, a used 2002-2005 40' Ocean Super Sport. The great thing about these boats are that they are not only fast, maneuverable and relatively luxurious for fishing, but they also double as an instant vacation home wherever you choose to dock them.

Nov 25, 2008 6:18 pm

YHWY, what do you fish for usually?  Everytime I visit FL I eat an unhealthy amount of grouper.  Besides fishing on docks and usually catching those pesky saltwater catfish, I've only been on the touristy deep sea boats and caught grouper and red snapper.  If I lived anywhere around the coast of FL I'm afraid I'd spend everything I have on boats and fishing gear. 

Nov 25, 2008 6:27 pm
OS:

I'm afraid I'd spend everything I have on boats and fishing gear. 


 Be afraid, be VERY afraid!
 I prefer to fish for blue water gamefish, focusing on dolphin, wahoo and tuna for the table and sailfish and marlin for the camera. Unfortunately, living in SW FL, blue water is about 150 miles away in any direction(except north), which means blue water trips are VERY expesive and time consuming. I get to the keys at least a few times a year and the Bahamas once a year. Local day trips are limitted mostly to bottom fishing, grouper, snapper, etc. which are still a good 40 mile run away (each way) from the dock.

Nov 25, 2008 9:39 pm
OS:

YHWY, what do you fish for usually?  Everytime I visit FL I eat an unhealthy amount of grouper.  Besides fishing on docks and usually catching those pesky saltwater catfish, I've only been on the touristy deep sea boats and caught grouper and red snapper.  If I lived anywhere around the coast of FL I'm afraid I'd spend everything I have on boats and fishing gear. 

 
OS, I'm on the  NW coast of FL and do most of my fishing in the bays.  If you want to avoid the headboats with their little, bitty beeliners, triggers, and the random 18" red snapper, etc., you ought to hook up with a local inshore captain and let him put you on some smokin' redfish flats.  I would defer to YHWY for insight on blue water action, as I've never had a 1500 lb. blue marlin attempt to pull me through a transom, but it's really hard to beat the cost/value ratio of a 30" redfish pulling the stern of a Carolina Skiff sideways after he's hammered your red/white Zara Spook and realized that there's no such thing as a free lunch. 
Nov 25, 2008 9:46 pm
2wheeledbeemer:
as I've never had a 1500 lb. blue marlin attempt to pull me through a transom


 Nor have I, yet anyway. I concur, though, the inshore fishery here in SW FL is GREAT, too. I's a LOT of fun and much more manageable, time wise, at least. Unfortunately, a nice inshore rig and tackle can kick one's ass, too. Beemer's right, though, reds, skook and even sea trout are LOADS of fun to catch.

Nov 25, 2008 10:53 pm

Ok, since this is the 'wish list,' I'll have to break out my fave's.

 
1) Dino (Ferrari) 246 - you cannot deny that this is what God had in mind when the first axle was jammed in the first wheel - absolute design perfection
 
2) Acura NSX - any year, it doesn't matter - exotic car looks, performance, sound, without the "I love you, I hate you, do you love me, why am I not beautiful to you, I'm touching myself" Italian woman temperment
 
3) Bone stock 1950 Ford coupe, black, flathead V8 w/elec. overdrive - my dad's first car, and I'd love to see the look on his face if I could drive that up in the driveway and toss him the keys
 
4) Lancair IV - 4 place, 300 kts, 30,000 ft, ssswwweeeet
 
5) Beech 17 Staggerwing - Slide down any glideslope at any airport in the world, and instantly own the attention of every person within earshot and eyeshot
 
6) Tanker model M1 Garand - still in the cosmo
 
7) Full matched set of Ruger Bisley revolvers - all calibers
 
8) Model of every German sidearm issued during WWII
 
9) Ducati 1098 - for 20 minutes at a time, nothing else would matter.  After that, major spinal adjustments required
 
10) Vincent Black Shadow - pure, so pure.  No Harley can ever come close.
 
I've wasted enough time on this, but maybe Santa's logged on...
 
 
Nov 25, 2008 11:07 pm

Hey, if we're going there:
 1) The island of Rum Cay, Exumas, Bahamas.
  2) 2009 King Air 350 with twin (preferably, blonde 22 yr. old supermodel) pilots, with which to get to and from my new island.
 3) 2009 Gulfstream G650, for those longer hops.
 4) 2009 80 ft. Donzi Roscioli, tournament rigged, with full time captain and first mate.
 5) 100% discretionary time, with which to do that which I choose.
 

Nov 26, 2008 7:49 am

I'd like to have a ten billion dollar annuity ticket that pays me 8%. 

Nov 26, 2008 9:53 am

Wouldn't it have been smarter to just wish for the $10 Billion?

 
My wish list is a bit more realistic:
 
1) 67 Mustang GTA Convertible with a 390. 
2) 67 Shelby GT500 - not some Eleanor clone, but the real thing. 
3) College tuition for my kids paid for
4) 25 acres with my house right smack in the middle of it
5) A really big HDTV in a soundproof room accompanied by PS3, XBOX 360, and the biggest surround sound system money can buy (thus the reason for the soundproofing).
6) The time to enjoy all of the above things with my family
Nov 26, 2008 11:37 am

Hey spiff, you should get that one from the "Italian Job" movie, that blows womens clothes off..

Nov 26, 2008 11:38 am

I wish I had a desire for "stuff" but unfortunately I've never enjoyed it beyond the purchase(PAW vs UAW's "Millionaire Next Door").  My wishlist would include more income producing assets like more tillable farm ground, a car wash, storage buildings and currently on my radar, wholesale goods distribution company. Sorry about the downer...I like my used 03 Tahoe LT and my wifes 03 Toyota Camry.  Wait...I did own a 66 mustang coupe with a 289, auto but sold before leaving the military.  I guess it would be nice to own a 65 Fastback, all original or a 62 split window Corvette Stingray. 

Nov 26, 2008 12:24 pm

All I want for Christmas is world peace and the promise that none of my VA insurance carriers will fail.  

Nov 26, 2008 1:14 pm
bspears:

My wishlist would include more income producing assets like more tillable farm ground, a car wash, storage buildings

 
I've actually been thinking about the self serve car wash as a future investment.  It seems like if you could get about 4 or 5 locations with about 5 bays each you'd have a good cash income stream.  I picture myself flying duffle bags of cash to the bahamas in my Grumman Albatros seaplane (Jimmy Buffett meets Scarface).   
Nov 26, 2008 1:40 pm

Its all about the price of dirt if the car wash will be profitable.  A traditional 4-1, with sales in the 180-210k range will provide 40% margins and 5-7 year payouts.  Equipment needs to be replaced on ave every 12 years. 

What I have learned is the car wash business is like the golf business.  A huge amount have been built the last 10 years and very few are making great money.
Nov 26, 2008 2:04 pm

The problem with carwashes (at least in my area), is that every Exxon and Mobil station is outfitted with one of those little auto-wash deals in their parking lot that does a pretty good job.  So the demand-per-car is not very high in our area, and they seem to pop up all over the place.

Nov 26, 2008 2:14 pm

I'd like to find a 64 Mercury Colony Park wagon in number one condition.

 
I'm shopping for another bike right now. I'm giving the Honda ST1300 a serious look but i think i'm going to end up with another BMW K1200LT. I'm reconsidering my LD motorcycling goals. We'll see!
 
There has got to be another sail boat on my list. Maybe something I could take offshore and put some serious blue water miles under the keel. Maybe a Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20, or Dana 24. Not on the front burner, but there.
 
One of go to touring bicycles. Co-motion Amercano, or Waterford Adventure cycle. Then there's Rivendell, and Bruce Gorden? Did I mention that next year i'm riding my bicycle from Jersey to FLorida? Go to www.crazyguyonabike.com to see that I have lots ofLD bicycling company.
 
Bike Friday Tikit - folding commuter bicycle. Very cool! Very functional. Everyone should own one.
 
By the way, i've owned a couple of the cars on other's list- 67 GTO conv, and 67 390 Mustang Fastback Also owned a a Beech A36, but that was another time and place. Migraines grounded me.
Nov 26, 2008 2:40 pm

Oh, and here in Jersey, actually from VA to Montauk we fish for Stripers. I use artificals and everything i catch is still swimming.

 
Zeon Hromin wrote the bible: The Art of Surfcasting With Lures.
 
So easy, yet sooo hard.
Nov 26, 2008 3:15 pm

Ah, let's make that Zeno Hromin.