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    DJD is offline
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    38' Cigarette, 42'Post, Driver:F2-07 Wild Child
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    Greenwich CT. U S of A
    Uh oh, with Reggie watching, I bet this will give him an idea or two. "Hello NASA, this here is Reggie....."

    Quote Originally Posted by GLH View Post
    O Yeeeehhhh if little faith...... Attache a couple a them bad boys and add a lighter with the deal and I bet you it'll go at least 240.... in what direction is the question...

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    Registered VIP Member racer-x6's Avatar
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    Mid Stream Marine
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    Quote Originally Posted by T2x View Post
    I know the boat well as Doug Lewis began the re-rigging job and created the little Yanmar drive modules as well as starting the turbine rigging....After Doug passed away it was turned over to "a turbine guy". Doug's original expectation was approximately 110-120 mph with those power plants. It was not meant to be a rocket ship.

    As far as the boat's earlier history, I know that first hand as well.....and Stan Ware can back me up on this. The boat was initially run by Al Copeland, Billy Sirois, and Stan. Chuck Norris did run in it a couple of times. Don Johnson and "Smitty" Smith did not. It was the original 4 engine Superboat and was called Popeyes. It was bright yellow and we have the original footage of its first race which I covered from a helicopter. In fact, I probably covered every race it ever ran in with NNRT.

    In my opinion it should have remained yellow with the Popeye's markings and also should have retained the four gas engine configuration. Frankly, it was probably faster (Approx 125 mph back in the day with 4 x 750 M/C's).

    This project has limped along for 10 years and nothing has happened except maybe the boat grew a few more dents.

    It has value to a real collector....... but how much is anybody's guess..... The turbine motors probably belong in a Skater or MTI......if anywhere.

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    Allergic to Nonsense Platinum Member T2x's Avatar
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    1966 !8' Switzer Wing "Miss Diablo" 1968 Switzer Wing "Dust'n the Wind 2",, 1960 Powercat 15C , 1977 17' Molinari w/Evinrude CCC
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    Granite Quarry, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by racer-x6 View Post
    That would be an affirmative.

    Obsolete and proud of it

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