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Old 06-30-2011, 07:47 AM
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It was a smooth race..We made 400 miles and a transmission blew and so did one engine..We got to Current Cut and spent the night in Spanish Wells. The boat was a full race boat with a lot of history by then..
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Originally Posted by h2oboater
Cary, Donzi & Performer built these true 28' wave crushers. When Performer built them they were outfitted with Merc Trs drives & big block 454 engines.
Later (85-92) Performer made a 32' version with twin inboard diesels. The molds where sold to a guy in Texas. He still builds them I think.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:43 AM
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This Ford ad from back in the day [ around 1968] is what brought me to offshore racing. Sadly this red & white 28 is Brownies old race boat that's gone through many changes. Today it's been left in a field, gutted here in Michigan, really to far gone to restore.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by h2oboater
This Ford ad from back in the day [ around 1968] is what brought me to offshore racing. Sadly this red & white 28 is Brownies old race boat that's gone through many changes. Today it's been left in a field, gutted here in Michigan, really to far gone to restore.
The Original full size Pic of that ford ad was hanging in the hallway of our house when I was growing up. IDK where it ended up. Brownie may still have it.
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Originally Posted by scippy
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That 28 Donzi must of drove like a cadillac through the rough. Was it full race or did it have a fitted cabin?...........Today, there's nothing out there like that.
Sure there is but you gotta look over the big pond...
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There is still a few of the old ones around. Recycle to new for a lot less then a new boat even with re power.
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Originally Posted by h2oboater
This Ford ad from back in the day [ around 1968] is what brought me to offshore racing. Sadly this red & white 28 is Brownies old race boat that's gone through many changes. Today it's been left in a field, gutted here in Michigan, really to far gone to restore.
Have the Donzi brochure where I scanned this picture>
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by h2oboater
This Ford ad from back in the day [ around 1968] is what brought me to offshore racing. Sadly this red & white 28 is Brownies old race boat that's gone through many changes. Today it's been left in a field, gutted here in Michigan, really to far gone to restore.
Broad Jumper was saved this past summer. Itís safe and sound in NJ.
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Originally Posted by DCF
Broad Jumper was saved this past summer. Itís safe and sound in NJ.
COOL!!!...........Where in NJ?
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