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Old 08-14-2012, 09:46 AM
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It was 30 years ago today when Howard Arneson's boat driven by Tony Garcia and throttled by Sammy James took fiirst place in the Coral Gables Challenge Cup in Saugatuck, MI. From that day on, marine propulsion would change forever. I was happy to be a part of it and to witness history.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:07 PM
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I remember that boat well, spent many a hour fixing it
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by CougarM
I remember that boat well, spent many a hour fixing it
I can't amagine having to "fix" a race boat....you mean they have to be worked on...
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:19 PM
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Look at your talent!
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:40 AM
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Beautiful picture! Thanks for posting it Rik.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:44 AM
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i was there kick ass race!! lew cooper put on a great party too! happy!
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I was ther also. Sat at a table with Sal Magluta.........
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What was historic/groundbreaking about it?
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Won like 8 races in a row, and was the first boat to really prove the effects of the surface drive...I am sure others can add more details
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Originally Posted by chewiekw
Won like 8 races in a row, and was the first boat to really prove the effects of the surface drive...I am sure others can add more details
8 in a row?? Give Sammy some credit. Detail, detail, attention to detail, and Sammy is still at it today with his RV Aircraft parts, and still full of hell----

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