Here's a great look around the boat. You can see the kids sitting on the dash, the back of the boat, the water and boats in front of us, and U2 playing on the radio. What a beautiful day!!!
Leaving chicago for St. Joe
Here's a video from the start of our trip to St. Joe Michigan. It was my wife's birthday. This was a FANTASTIC day on the lake!
Bow riding the cruiser
Here's a shot from the bow riding right at the front of the boat looking back. This is probably my most favorite place to ride on the boat.
1998 Bayliner Avanti 4085 ovierview
Here's a nice look around nearly the whole boat from the bow to the cockpit to the guages while running a decent 26 mph out on the south end of the lake.
Just in front of the steering wheel on the bow
Here is the view from the bow of my boat just in front of the cockpit. Such a pertty view from here.
Another great view from under the starboard side
A video from under the starboard side
The one I've been searching for
I wanted to show how incredibly smooth is was out on the lake. Here I am, leaning out over the side of the boat, holding the camera low watching the spray come from under the boat. This is a show I've never dared to do before this day. After 5 years of owning this boat! It was picture perfect!
Shots from around the boat
It was such a calm clear day and I was going around the boat getting different camera angles shot all over the boat while it was running. Keeping watch on the lake and really enjoying myself.
watching the spray from under the back of the boat
I'm nos sure what I was thinking here, but I was capturing the view of the water coming from under the port aft side. Nothing much more than a pretty view on the boat.
Looking around the boat just putting around.
Here we were just putting along at about 1100 rpm at about 12mph and everyone was soaking in the beauty of the lake. I mean really can't you tell how great it is out there?
It's a BOW RIDER!
Here we are turning our express cruiser into a bow rider. Isn't that fun?
Sideways Movie Shot
Not sure why I had my camera tilted sideways, but we still had fun.
Calm day on the big bad lake!
Here are a couple of boats that are about a mile away that I have zoomed in on the 10x optical zoom on my camera. They look to be somewhat close at the start of the video, but after I zoom out, you can really see how far away they are. Plus consider how calm it is that I'm able to zoom in and keep the camera somewhat steady. Or steady enough to keep them in view. A rare day on the big bad lake michigan.
The girls on the bow
Here are the girls on the bow on our way to St. Joseph Michigan. What a fun trip!