Forum Member Spotlight: OldePharte

Published online: Jun 18, 2013 Forum Member Spotlight
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1. What kind of boat do you currently own?

 

2009 25 foot JC Neptoon Sunlounger with a 150 Honda

 

2.  What is your favorite thing about it?

 

I bought it because it was the only one like on Lake of the Ozarks.  I do love the back deck and the fact that I can move one seat between the front or rear gate or remove it completely.

 

3. What is your dream boat?

 

Playcraft 28 foot Powertoon with twin 300hp outboards.

 

4. Share a fun/exciting boating memory:

 

Memories - so many. But perhaps, the fondest is going out with the family towards twilight for a gentle cruise.

 

5. What is the must have boating accessory?

 

Other than the required safety equipment, for me it is having the proper anchor and enough rode to anchor out without drifting into others.

 

6. How long have you been boating?

 

I started boating in 1962.  My parents and I would head out for dinner at one of the many lakeside restaurants and I became the designated driver to get us all back to our dock around midnight.

 

7. Where do you typically boat?

 

We do all of our boating at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks.

 

8. What part of the country has the best boating?

 

What a loaded question.  I guess it would be where one was at the time.  But then, I am a homer and love Lake of the Ozarks.  It isn't for everyone and parts of it can be a real challenge due to the number of large cruisers.  But then with 92 miles of main channel, another 40 miles or so of major arms, and close to 1,150 miles of shoreline, I haven't seen it all yet and there are sections of lake for every taste.  Want to just cruise, then there are 60 foot Bluewaters, want to go fast, then there are those here with 182 mph MTIs and NorTechs.  Want to see fast boats?  We have the Shootout and OSS races.  Want to support charites?  We have several poker runs every year.  Want to just lay back and take it easy?  Hundreds of coves for that as well.  Want to camp out and boat?  We have Missouri's largest state park along the lake's shoreline.

 

9. Who would you like to nominate to be our next Forum Member Spotlight?

  Papasmurf

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