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Djohnson ,  looks like Santa may need to start looking for a fly rod and reel to fit that boys hands soon . That picture says it all . That’s one happy boy . 

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22 minutes ago, dabear said:

Djohnson ,  looks like Santa may need to start looking for a fly rod and reel to fit that boys hands soon . That picture says it all . That’s one happy boy . 

Already got that covered!  Just need to get him on his first Redfish on fly.  The addiction is soon to follow

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Great job, Dad !

I let my son take the wheel all the time at about that age.. splashing, loading, & running.    It was a risk, but my trust in him was always rewarded; Never a scratch after three boats and 18 years.  He loves the boat still, and they were worth all the investments.

Fishing and boating are a solid activity to help kids successfully grow to adults !

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Way to go for both of you!  Only problem I see is that the motor does not look trimmed out and there is space between the console and throttle.:D

 

I don't have kids but it sure is nice when my nephew comes out and takes the wheel.

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1 hour ago, Moderator said:

Great job, Dad !

I let my son take the wheel all the time at about that age.. splashing, loading, & running.    It was a risk, but my trust in him was always rewarded; Never a scratch after three boats and 18 years.  He loves the boat still, and they were worth all the investments.

Fishing and boating are a solid activity to help kids successfully grow to adults !

Mod Marc

Hunting and fishing sure beats time in front of a computer for all these younguns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I remember when my oldest , pictured on the right, was at the helm. Now the youngest takes his turn at the helm.. nothing better in the world than time on the water enjoying nature  with family and friends. 

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17 minutes ago, jensenjeff said:

Reminds my of that Alan Jackson song " When Daddy Let me Drive" If you never heard it, it's worth a listen.

 

One of my favorites!  Make me think of running around with my dad in my first aluminum Jon boat as a kid.  That little boat changed my life.  

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Throwback pic from Flamingo. My son driving our old 17MA. His first time ever touching the wheel. It's hard to believe this was over 10 years ago when he was just 5 years old. Time is flying! 

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Alan Jackson’s Daddy let me drive song has always brought back some fantastic memories for me . My Dad had a 75 Johnson on a 18 foot Saber boat  . If I started not feeling great he would let me sit on top of the seat and I would drive that thing . It did make me feel like a King . He did the same thing in the car I would drive down all the dirt roads in the field between 65th street in Hialeah and Opo-Locka AirPort miles of dirt roads way before the park or airport enlarged in the early 60’s . I really would feel like the king of the world .Boy I miss that man . Thanks for the memory’s .

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Young man's smile says it all. You have made memories that will last a lifetime. Great Job, Ill bet their will be more than one conversation that starts "remember the first time I drove the boat"

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I was taught to fish as a small boy by my dad ,and had the same fun with my 2 sons and now see my grandson fishing with his dad. Hope the tradition keeps on going forever. Way better than spending hours in front of a screen.

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I too have been replaced!  This little girl wants to drive everything, Golf cart, dirt bike, Harley, truck, boat you name it!  Here she is at the helm running bayside Key Largo. 

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