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fat rat

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For me it dates back to the Hot Boat times then Performance Boat. I don’t remember exactly what happenEd but got wind RD was starting up his own web site. By that time I was ready to find something not so combatted. So hear I am.😎 Thanks Dave.
 

Gramps

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too long ago to remember all the details but I want to think HB was getting pretty bad and my (at that time) son in law heard about RDP. I think I got in on the first day thus I got #90
 

monkeyswrench

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Found RDP looking for info on a tragedy.
Stayed because I liked the people I met in person because of that.

The knowledge base on a broad range of subjects has proven amazing, and the shit talking can be quite entertaining as well;)
 

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Followed his startup pre RDP. Can't remember the name for shit though.😁
 

PlumLoco

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Strangely enough I found RDP through some guys over at So Cal Jet Boats.
Even stranger was the fact that I ran into RD himself at the Tom Papp memorial at Elsinore within just a few months of joining RDP.
 

stephenkatsea

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Not sure which to blame; Hot Boat, GS or Rouse Bros? It’s been a journey of characters, experiences and knowledge. Most of it somewhat boat related.
 

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No clue. Weird because it’s the only social media site I’m on. I finally found a site free of judgement and no drama. I may join that site 😉
 

PlanB

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Stopped posting on HB in about 2006 and stayed away from boating forums for years. The back and forth with some of the douches on HB got old. Started posting here after lurking for a while. Better vibe than HB.
 

RiverDave

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Ah ha…..Havasu Barney…wow you going way back.😎

True story.. I was on hotboat and Barney hit me up to start a forum and I said no. I lived in Irvine at the time..

Barney said he wanted to meet me.. I said sure. He ended up driving out to Irvine and crashed at my house for several days before he talked me into starting that website with him. Lol

I still like Barney.. pretty amazing guy with an amazing life story. Shame he doesn’t come around anymore.

I started Riverrat life with Keith and jim
After that. After some differences of opinions I started rdp. Still talk to Keith and faith to this day. I don’t talk to Jim anymore but I’m not mad at him or anything, Jist went different directions.

RD
 

fat rat

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True story.. I was on hotboat and Barney hit me up to start a forum and I said no. I lived in Irvine at the time..

Barney said he wanted to meet me.. I said sure. He ended up driving out to Irvine and crashed at my house for several days before he talked me into starting that website with him. Lol

I still like Barney.. pretty amazing guy with an amazing life story. Shame he doesn’t come around anymore.

I started Riverrat life with Keith and jim
After that. After some differences of opinions I started rdp. Still talk to Keith and faith to this day. I don’t talk to Jim anymore but I’m not mad at him or anything, Jist went different directions.

RD
I remember Riverratlife…we are going back to the archives!😎
 

SlowMyRoll

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I heard about rdp selling T-Shrits to benefit the Lickity Split tragedy, purchased a shirt & some rdp stickers. Put a sticker on our Sequoia & was spotted on I-40 by LargeOrangeFont. He posted, I replied, been on ever since.
 

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Back in early 2008 hotboat was going to shit quickly. I was in spankys and dave and stacy were there as well only reason I spoke to dave was he was wearing a rd suxs hat lol. I didn't recognize dave at first but I asked him where all the cool kids went from hot boat and his replay was rdp. I joined on monday when I got home. Been hear since. Btw dave invited me and now ex wife over to his house in the keys we didn't go to this day I still wish I had!! He told us if the shiada is is on the dock stop by for some beers
 

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The reality is it was HotBoat.

Took Dave 2 years and a couple phone calls to confirm my membership though.
He may have sensed something?
 

RiverDave

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Back in early 2008 hotboat was going to shit quickly. I was in spankys and dave and stacy were there as well only reason I spoke to dave was he was wearing a rd suxs hat lol. I didn't recognize dave at first but I asked him where all the cool kids went from hot boat and his replay was rdp. I joined on monday when I got home. Been hear since. Btw dave invited me and now ex wife over to his house in the keys we didn't go to this day I still wish I had!! He told us if the shiada is is on the dock stop by for some beers

You had me searching the memory banks.. someone made me a hat that said rd sux for my 30th bday.. lol. I musta been wearing it that day.
 

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Lol it was kinda a big deal back then if I remember correctly there was a license plate also going around with people taking pictures with all over maybe even @BoatCop
 

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There was a BIG (like 30 or 32 feet maybe) Schiada (I think) that was about 30 colors that I wanted to buy. The add was in here. By the time I got connected with the seller it was sold.

EDIT….. curiosity got me. A quick google search turned it up quickly.
 

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4Waters

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There was a BIG (like 30 or 32 feet maybe) Schiada (I think) that was about 30 colors that I wanted to buy. The add was in here. By the time I got connected with the seller it was sold.

EDIT….. curiosity got me. A quick google search turned it up quickly.
Wonder where it's at now
 
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