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Old 02-03-2002, 11:20 PM
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THe man is a HERO. I just finished reading the King Of Thunderboat Row.. Very good book. Excellant Pictures. Its on my coffee table right now...
 
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Old 02-03-2002, 11:38 PM
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A big loss for the boating community as whole.
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Don`s passion lives in all of us.
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I am a fairly newcomer here and to powerboating but I heard of the name Aronow for the first time in 1989. I was doing an internship with the US Customs and was assigned to a show we were doing in Chicago. I sat all weekend on a US Customs pursuit boat that was built by Aronow. If memory serves, it was powered by a big Cadillac V8. The driver of the boat told me how the boat would run 60mph in 5 footers which I found amazing. This guy looked like he had never come out of the sun. A face like leather (sorry if your out there but you need some lotion my friend). He also told me of the builders murder after being recruited by the US Government to build fast boats. Just curious but was the murder ever solved or anything more than speculation? I feel that I may be treading on sensitive ground here if any of his friends or family are reading this. I in no way mean to offend. Its just somthing I hadnt thought about in 12 years and the post reminded me of it.
And yes, I did try and get a job driving one of those boats. That would absolutely rock!
 
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Its my understanding..NO...

Im sure there are several theories about his untimely demise.. A true American Tragedy.
 
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Old 02-04-2002, 12:47 AM
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intolerant1- I think all of your questions will be answered on Ronp's site link to Ronp's site it has some great articles on Don Aranow. its safe to say that everyone one this site shares a dept of gratitude toward Don as this sport is what it is today because of men like him. he was truly a driving force (literaly) in offshore racing.
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oh by the way . . .if you have not been on that site yet,grab a beer and get comfy. yer gonna be there a while great job Ron, thanks
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Wow, that was some interesting reading that will continue another time. Thanx. Somebody should make a post directing more people to the site.
 
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sharkey ran a post on it a couple of weeks ago on it . . enjoy chris

i actually have a vcr tape somewhere of the news broadcast of dons death, just happened to have a blank in the machine at the time and recorded it

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