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Old 06-08-2006, 01:31 PM
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I have a picture somewhere of 2 28' raceboats on the side of a wave, one running along the crest, the other running parallel, but lower on the wave. They are 50' apart, and the wave is wider (not taller) than that. The wave was on the last reef, just seaward of Fowey Light, off Key Biscayne. That was the last race before the smallcraft warning rule. The finishers were Jim Wynne in the turbine Maritime, and Jerry Langer (Official winner) in a 20' Outboard. I was driving Billy Wishnick's 'Broad Jumper' a 28' Donzi. Bobby Moore and I were in the engine room just before the start, and I got some oil on my sneaks. The first big wave, we stood it up, and my feet slipped out from under me. I hit on my knees, with my fat ass coming down fast. My butt hit my heels, and flattened them to the floor. Talk about hurt!!!
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Old 06-08-2006, 01:43 PM
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I store my Magnum in Fond du Lac at a buddies house.......I must drive right by his farm on the way there.

Should I stop by next time?........would he like to see an old 27 Sport?
Sure he would, just get off at the dirty book store exit and don't bother him at lunchtime 12-1


BROWNIE:: is Jim Wynne the designer that did some hulls for Cruisers Inc in Oconto WI?
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Old 06-08-2006, 02:10 PM
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Almost every race Mel was racing in for Mercury, Carl Keikhafer told him to come in a close second so he would not offend people buying Carl's engines. That is straight from the horse's mouth. You can imagine the stories Mel has, I have been so fortunate to have been able to ilsten many times to him reminise. For some really good stories, you have to talk with his son Tracy Riggs. They are a class act family from Eldarado Wisconsin

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How is your book coming?

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For a guy in the boat biz this incredably positive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!mark........p.s..Mindy I hope you show this to the old man..................p.s.....Vermox rocks.............m.m...
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