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Chatim Racing
11-22-2004, 09:11 AM
Hey Guys - Just got back from Key West Races this weekend - had a great time!

Dad and I were walking around in the pits and all of the sudden we came upon an all yellow 24 banana w/ twin 200s! Turns out the guy lives down here in St. Pete and was at the races as a patrol/safety boat. We talked with him a while and told him about OSO etc. so hopefully he'll join... He has boat #30 - a 1985 year model. Was great to see it there with all the race boats...

PS - Chris are you still coming down on the weekend of 12/4-5? I'll be around that weekend so you better not cancel again ya bum!!! lol!!!

Air Dog
11-22-2004, 09:23 AM
Uh Oh, I have angered the Banana Gods... :eek:

Hey Charlie,

Your friends from Providence that I met that day said that the owner of Banana Boat, LTD moved to Key West and he took two Banana's with him.

Was that the guy you met?

I am leaving to go back to Orlando right after, (my Birthday/Thanksgiving), I will definately NOT cancel on you for that weekend.

Chatim Racing
11-22-2004, 09:28 AM
Great, I'll see you that weekend then...

Yes it's true, the banana boat ltd. guy does live on a yacht (Feadship) in key west. His two banana boats are both i/o diesels - so no this yellow boat was not one of his.

fruitta55
11-22-2004, 10:21 AM
An i/o diesel? How are those for perf? Sound like dogs to me. But some of the newer diesels might not be that bad.

loose cannon
02-07-2007, 01:36 PM
Hey Guys - Just gotthis weekend - had a great time!

Dad and I were walking around in has boat #30 - a 1985 year model. Was great to see it there with all the race boats...

PS - Chris are you still coming down on the weekend of 12/4-5? I'll be around that weekend so you better not cancel again ya bum!!! lol!!!

loose cannon yellow banana at key west 2004 ;radek here i am sory i didnt get to you sooner, i remaber well your dad walked up to me said , is that the best boat you ever owned. and i said , its one of the best . right know iam puting 2, 2.5 liters off shore and pair of 14.9 30 s 4 blades on it should run low 70 s.

loose cannon
02-07-2007, 02:18 PM
iam not sure if you get this ,but iam the guy with the yellow 85 banana # 30 . i have just found the site 3 years later , but iam not very good with the pc nor do i spent a lot of time on it.but iam totaly pumpt about the fact you will bring the banana back . i was racing sbi in 06 in a30 amt open cat with 2 2.5 s in s class 105 108 mph . fun fun fun . thank your dad for me i liked all the stuff he sent . here is a idea banana cat 32 foot outboards, go against skater ,doug wright ,we would win win win . ps; i got reports off my boat bieng the b 73 race boat ?????? i dont think so , but you never know.

Chatim Racing
02-07-2007, 05:50 PM
Hello Radek:

This is a really old thread - but thanks for the kind words about your boat! I remember meeting you back in '04...

Your boat should run great with those 2.5's. Are you going to fill in your transom and mount those 2.5's on a bracket?

Air Dog
02-07-2007, 06:12 PM
Hello Loose Cannon,

I looked at your boat before you bought it when it was for sale in Florida. It was on a triple axle trailer with twin 200's on the back.

Your boat is not Mike Snow's first boat, (B73). His was an 86 or 87 model and spent most of it's life in CT after he sold it.

They look a lot a like though.

Here are some pic's of then and now...

:drink:

loose cannon
02-07-2007, 06:16 PM
Hello Radek:

This is a really old thread - but thanks for the kind words about your boat! I remember meeting you back in '04...

Your boat should run great with those 2.5's. Are you going to fill in your transom and mount those 2.5's on a bracket?

hi jr or sr dont know whos reading ,but iam ameizd tha it went throuh its my first email or thread ,no i have all raedy put them on the boat have not run the boat yet . the trasom is so strong ,and did not want to alter the look. do you have any of those t shirts that i could buy ????.

loose cannon
02-07-2007, 06:27 PM
Hello Radek:

This is a really old thread - but thanks for the kind words about your boat! I remember meeting you back in '04...

Your boat should run great with those 2.5's. Are you going to fill in your transom and mount those 2.5's on a bracket?


Hello Loose Cannon,

I looked at your boat before you bought it when it was for sale in Florida. It was on a triple axle trailer with twin 200's on the back.

Your boat is not Mike Snow's first boat, (B73). His was an 86 or 87 model and spent most of it's life in CT after he sold it.

They look a lot a like though.

Here are some pic's of then and now...

:drink:
hallo air dog i did not buy the boat near jonspass i was selling it i got the boat in ct 9 years ago at a mufler and break shop. guys name was ray voitans in new london.

Top Banana
02-07-2007, 10:38 PM
do you have any of those t shirts that i could buy ????.


Check over on the HORBA link....look in the store area for banana boat co t-shirts.

www.historicraceboats.com

also check out the banana boat link

www.bananaboatco.com

slippery water
02-09-2007, 10:13 PM
Top Banana.....I know a couple more guys that would like some t-shirts. Looking forward to meeting with you next week. By the way ....when do I get a ride in one of those Banana boats?

snowmon
03-17-2007, 09:41 PM
i only knew of 2 yellow bananas made and both belonged to mike. sounds like you have his 1st. thats the one flying off a 4 footer in key west in 1987.

mikesnow
03-28-2007, 05:44 AM
The yellow bananas you saw are mine one was a stock boat that we raced with 200's and the other is a total custon boat with 2.4 EFI's
Hey Guys - Just got back from Key West Races this weekend - had a great time!

Dad and I were walking around in the pits and all of the sudden we came upon an all yellow 24 banana w/ twin 200s! Turns out the guy lives down here in St. Pete and was at the races as a patrol/safety boat. We talked with him a while and told him about OSO etc. so hopefully he'll join... He has boat #30 - a 1985 year model. Was great to see it there with all the race boats...

PS - Chris are you still coming down on the weekend of 12/4-5? I'll be around that weekend so you better not cancel again ya bum!!! lol!!!

The yellow BANANA's were both mine if in fact the boat was a gel yellow not paint. Mike Snow

mikesnow
03-28-2007, 05:48 AM
iam not sure if you get this ,but iam the guy with the yellow 85 banana # 30 . i have just found the site 3 years later , but iam not very good with the pc nor do i spent a lot of time on it.but iam totaly pumpt about the fact you will bring the banana back . i was racing sbi in 06 in a30 amt open cat with 2 2.5 s in s class 105 108 mph . fun fun fun . thank your dad for me i liked all the stuff he sent . here is a idea banana cat 32 foot outboards, go against skater ,doug wright ,we would win win win . ps; i got reports off my boat bieng the b 73 race boat ?????? i dont think so , but you never know.

My old boat Mike Snow

loose cannon
05-26-2007, 10:37 PM
To: Mike Snow

After reading your post it has come to my attention, when i was sanding the boat it smelt like gel coat and the outlines of Team Banana and B-73 were obvious.

In the next year or 2, we will be dedicating the time and effort that it takes to bring the Championship Winning Banana Boat back to its racing glory, including Team Banana back,
B-73 on the boat

If you could possibly email any details: stickers, sponsors that were on the Boat we would be happy to duplicate.

It is my honor to own your race boat and a piece of boat racing history....

ps.
Boat is no longer for sale, for we have owened it for 11 years.

Charlie, any help on this one would be appreciated.

Thank you,


Loose Cannon
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