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Old 08-11-2008, 08:38 PM
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Beautiful boats Habana Joe. I love the black hulled boat with the grey deck. What kind of drives are those with the straight shaft coming from the transom?
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:18 PM
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The drives are first generation Tri-Max's non-trimable fixed at if I recall 4 deg or 6 deg downward?
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It was broken so many times, it was finally put to the chainsaw. In the Pt Pleasant race Sirois, Bush and myself saw a crack that went from the middle of the dash to left and over the gunnel didn't think much of it, stress crack?

About 3/4 through our feet started getting wet and we looked down and water was all around. We manned the hand bilge pump because the electrics could not keep up. After the race we ran like hell through the Squan up to the pits and cut everyone off at the crane and by the time we started to lift her water was over the floor boards.

The crack went from center dash all the way to the keel!!!!! It was repaired but kept breaking - time to say good bye.

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Old 08-12-2008, 07:27 AM
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Kitami asked Fabio Buzzi to build him a 63' boat for the Around Italy race. There was much pissing and moaning on both sides regarding performance, funds, etc. Buzzi finally said, "If you don't like it, send it back, you slanty eyed little bastard"! (or words to that effect). Kitami did. They chain-sawed it into little pieces, and sent it back in a container.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:20 AM
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great thread! oso member payton has a super hawaii he just redid. love the blue m-23
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:09 AM
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Brownie,

Pissing and moaning would be an understatement!!!!!!

Buzzi was/is a great salesman non better, I respect him tremendiously on many fronts.

Story - Kitami loved the Gancia but Buzzi said it wasn't for sale. No money can buy that boat, it was like my daughters. I raised that boat myself, I designed, I built, I built the engines, I, I, I, I - you can't have it. Plus the boat has fallen into dis-repair it needs new engines to be competive, etc, etc, etc - too much work, you can't have it!

At that point Buzzi had tears in his eyes. Kitami - Please, please, please I will take care of it, I will love it, how much, just tell me?

$1 million and my pain will be eased but for all major work she needs to come back to Italy everytime and you need to pay me to do it on top of the million!!

Kitami whips out a check book, writes a check and the refurbishing of Gancia starts!!! This was all in the airport in London while Kitami was tring to board a plane back to JFK.

The stories from SH are endless.

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Old 08-16-2008, 06:55 AM
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You guys have a lot of pics of the race hulls.

Nice looking boats for sure but here are a few shots of my 40 with Cummins & ASD-8's playing on Lake Erie.

Gotta love the rooster tail!
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:14 AM
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Is that with Cummins B's or C's and is it a 1990?
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:12 AM
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Here is the backdrop from the first boat show Miami 1990

The Blue boat is hull #1 of your 40

The Red boat is hull #1 of the 34
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:16 AM
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Cockpit of Red 34

This is the rooster tail from #38 running in a beam sea, you can see the differnt lenght tails from right and left drives as she rolled on the waves.

Not trying to show up your rooster tail because I always loved them on the Areneson boats but the TriMax drives really made a statement when running hard!!!
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