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    I went camping with the family a few months ago. While searching for a location for our travel trailer, we came across a speed boat painted with the Van Halen stripes. Of course I had to camp next to the guy so I could get the lowdown on the boat.

    The guy purchased the boat on Ebay last year. He said that he placed a bid for the boat not thinking that he would get it. He logged back in a few days later and realized he had won. He was living in Oklahoma at the time and had to drive to Bakersfield, CA to pick it up. He said the guy that he bought it from was a real VH fanatic. Everything in his garage was painted with the stripes.

    The weekend we went camping was the weekend before the second Dallas show was to take place. He said that if he got the engine put back together he was going to drive it down to the American Airline Center to show it off. We'll see if he makes it down there tonight.

    For those of you in the Dallas area, we were at Lake Lewisville.

    Here are some pictures that we took of the boat.

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    Haha, that's pretty cool... and pretty hardcore! haha

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    I find this to be quite cool, even if it is merely an artist's rendering...



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    Cool boat.
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    Come on...

    Seriously, how old are we? That boat is just stupid. Sorry, but that is just sad. Striping up your science book cover in high school, great if you're 16 and it's 1984. Striping up your boat? That is scary stupid.

    VH needs to get into the studio and crank out some new music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nj5150whit View Post
    Seriously, how old are we? That boat is just stupid. Sorry, but that is just sad. Striping up your science book cover in high school, great if you're 16 and it's 1984. Striping up your boat? That is scary stupid.

    VH needs to get into the studio and crank out some new music.
    Boy, you must simply be the life of the party with that care free, happy go lucky attitude. Yes, VH needs to get on the stick, yet what exactly has that got to do with a thread about a boat, Mr. Enlightened Maturity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nj5150whit View Post
    Seriously, how old are we? That boat is just stupid. Sorry, but that is just sad. Striping up your science book cover in high school, great if you're 16 and it's 1984. Striping up your boat? That is scary stupid.

    VH needs to get into the studio and crank out some new music.
    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Boy, you must simply be the life of the party with that care free, happy go lucky attitude. Yes, VH needs to get on the stick, yet what exactly has that got to do with a thread about a boat, Mr. Enlightened Maturity?

    Well, I'm not really involved here, but I don't really think new music has anything do do with a boat. Let's also keep in mind that it's a jet-boat....Anyways, I'm gonna get the EVH stripes tattooed across my man titties. Why? Not sure, but I think it may help get some new music...

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    woa, talking about an obsession! Thats actually pretty cool though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nj5150whit View Post
    Seriously, how old are we? That boat is just stupid. Sorry, but that is just sad. Striping up your science book cover in high school, great if you're 16 and it's 1984. Striping up your boat? That is scary stupid.

    VH needs to get into the studio and crank out some new music.
    Nah, it's great! I have a red Pathfinder and have always thought about striping it.
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    Those pics are so cool....LONG LIVE VH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nj5150whit View Post
    Seriously, how old are we? That boat is just stupid. Sorry, but that is just sad. Striping up your science book cover in high school, great if you're 16 and it's 1984. Striping up your boat? That is scary stupid.
    Lol.....Couldn't agree more. To each his own, but at my age I'd expect nothing short of a beating from my friends and family if I striped my boat, car, or whatever. In 1984 I would have thought that boat was the coolest thing I ever laid eyes on. In 2008 I think it's pretty over the top.


    In my opinion there's only one guy that has a free pass to stripe whatever the hell he wants and it's the guy that started it all.
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    Come on, if he wants to stripe his boat up, what's the big deal?

    Its a speedboat. I've seen those things with flames, stripes, decals, and loud metal flaked paint. Speedboats are hotrods on water. The EVH stripes fit the attitude of the boat to me. Rock on.

    Now, if it was a striped up yacht, maybe you have a point. Even still though, some people need to lighten up. You only live once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashe View Post
    Come on, if he wants to stripe his boat up, what's the big deal?

    Its a speedboat. I've seen those things with flames, stripes, decals, and loud metal flaked paint. Speedboats are hotrods on water. The EVH stripes fit the attitude of the boat to me. Rock on.

    Now, if it was a striped up yacht, maybe you have a point. Even still though, some people need to lighten up. You only live once.
    I don't think it's a matter of "lightening up." No one said it's a big deal.

    You want to stripe a Frankie replica? Stripe away. Van Halen tattoo's? Sounds good to me. Striping your car or truck to drive to a VH show? Sure, rock on!

    But striping a boat or car for every day life? Yeah...that's where you lose me.
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    Wow...

    that is cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    But striping a boat or car for every day life? Yeah...that's where you lose me.
    A boat of any magnitude ain't everyday life, brother! And those of you who find striping your house childish: quit worrying about the Joneses and what they think. Just don't break any neighborhood association laws. You will end up without a boat, or at least up a creek without a paddle...

 

 

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