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Old 07-27-2005, 07:50 PM
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As some of you may know, BigCat recently acquired a 40 Skater from Paul Tracy and had spent the last few months dialing in a new set of Eickert 1250's with PSI blowers. The drives were just gone through and the interior was redone to accomodate 4 in the back seat. Sean also recently built a garage to house his Skater and other vehicles. The garage is attached to the house although it is larger! He has a truly sweet setup, including a full shop, spare Eickerts, stands, lifts, etc.
Sean just returned from Topeka Kansas where he has opened his second Lollipops club. Today he called me at lunch to say that He and Cruboss (Leo) were going to work on the boat then he was going to split to go to the club. Late this afternoon I get the the bad news...... Leo was in the bilge working on a fuel system part when a spark ignited a fire in the bilge. He jumped from the boat and climbed on the forklift and pulled the burning boat from the new garage. Unfortunately the garage caught fire also. Sean called me from the road freaking out. It was ugly.
The boat burned to the ground, the drives actually melted out of the boat and the new engines were smoldering on the ground. 300 gallons of fuel gets things pretty hot. The garage also burned to the ground including all of the contents. Since it was attached to the house Seans new bad ass home theater (I mean the real deal) also was totally destroyed and part of the house too.
BigCat has suffered a huge loss in money and in labor of love..... the guy is beside himself. Leo got minor burns and is OK. Damn lucky Leo didnt get seriously hurt.

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Old 07-27-2005, 08:07 PM
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No loss of life is the most important, man made things can be replaced....It still sucks tho Brett, give him my best...Rob
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Damnnnnnnnnnnnn...That not want we want to hear....Met Sean at the Silver Glenn one weekend and was a awesome gratious guy. Did'nt let the price of his toys turn him into a self centered person..
I take it NO INSURANCE?
I was thinking of doing the same,then played these kind of scenasrios in my head.
At least no one was hurt, Pride you can get back. A friend (priceless)
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Man, not good. Sorry about all the BS and loss of stuff. Glad he made it out of the boat.
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That sucks! Although Rob is right let's just be thankful that no one got hurt...or worse.

Hang in there BigCat!
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Damn that sux Thankfully the injuries were only minor.
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hope leo is okay , boats , houses , material things can be replaced - LEO can not , he's a good man and helped me out a ton over the years ,sorry that sean and darlean's home/toys was damaged hope SAM is okay to , i'm sure she freaked .

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Holy ****!...He ain't gonna be happy.
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At least he is still alive.. the Insurance company will buy him a new boat and house.. they wont buy him a new life
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Is that put link working?...I only have noise.
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