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Old 12-26-2006, 03:07 PM
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Surface drive......

It even had a beak...........but it's no Fountain....long before Reggie.

1968........

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Surface drive......

It even had a beak...........but it's no Fountain....long before Reggie.

1968........

Say What????????

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Is the other guy behind him or on the side of him???
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Or falling off the back
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what is it??? is the motor in front? looks to me like the guy in back is on some kind'a frame work. Anymore pics"
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:08 PM
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The boat was too short to compete in offshore races at the time,hence the grafted on beak and the tubular transom extension with seat installed made it legal. It was Bill Cooper in his 20'Formula,but I think boats were required to be 21',hence the modifications. Kind of ironic,I guess? Name of the boat was "Spooky",guess the guy in back named it that

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so thats where Reggie got the beak from and why. Race with a smaller boat, Big power small haul beat'em every time.
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that is awesome!

I think Fountain got the beak idea from Hydrostream. That is the style of boats he was around the most and I believe that is where the idea came from.
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Now that's real offshore racing!
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The best part of the story is that they came in second in the race.....the race from Long Beach to San Francisco!!!!
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