I have had a fanatical desire to own a Nautique since I was maybe 11 or 12 (78 or 79), when we would pass a dealership on the way to launch our peasoup green tri-hull on Lake Minnetonka. I remember them sitting out front of the shop, calling to me.
In 1996 I bought my first Nautique, a 1990 Ski. I owned that until May of 2000 when I purchased a 92 Barefoot, and slapped a tower on it. In August of 2005, I got what in my eyes, was the greatest boarding boat ever, a 99 Super Air with a 502 in it.
I have always told my wife she could take my boats off the lift whenever she wanted, but fearing for her life and our marriage, she would just use the paddle boat if she wanted to go swimming. In Feb 2008, I decided to get her her own little inboard to cruise around in, and take friends or the kids out in. We purchased a 1968 Mustang from site member Rodney Brown. I am completely in love with this little boat, and spent a lot of sunsets just putting around in it.
As of now (Nov08) I am pulling up the floor and foam, and am replacing the floor so this little gem will be buzzing around with my grandkids kids.