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Old 06-13-2005, 04:14 PM
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Just got the word on another site. It was grand illusion. The boat exploded whan he turned on the fuel pumps at the helm. He was burned but okay. The boat is burned and the house isn't livable.
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:34 PM
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that's terrible.

fortunately all that was lost was plastic and lumber...replaceable.
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I thought jet fuel was jp-5 or jp-6 and was just really clean kereosne/diesel and has a MUCH higher flashpoint then gasoline?Glad to hear no one was seriously hurt,Smitty
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:20 PM
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I just wonder if they meant "racing fuel"?? You know how accurate reporters can be!

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Old 06-13-2005, 08:37 PM
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I know that it was not the 38' Top Gun. It is being stored at the same place that I keep my boat at and it was there yesterday. I looked at the 38 Top Gun when it was at his house. He has a beautiful home as well as a nice boat garage.

Glad everyone is okay! The house can be repaired.
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:41 PM
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From what I understand, there was maybe 3 drums of "race gas" in the garage. However, they did not ignite! Supposedly there was some kind of spark in the bilge that started the fire and then the boats fuel tanks went up!
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I just wonder if they meant "racing fuel"?? You know how accurate reporters can be!

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It was racing gas. He told the reporters that it was aviation fuel (AV 100LL) and they took that to be jet fuel. It was a 50' Hustler with triple hp 1,000's. "Grand-Illusion" lives 5 mins down the street from me. He just got the boat and never even took it out to run. I sure hope the best for him.
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