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Old 01-03-2007, 01:52 PM
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Default Boats for sale on I-55 in Southern IL

I was driving down I-55 in souothern IL and saw an old "Navy SEAL" boat and a big full canopy boat for sale along the side of the highway. I wondered what the full canopy boat was and if anyone had any info on it. I drive a bit too fast to get the number off the For Sale sign.

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Old 01-03-2007, 02:08 PM
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You mean this boat?
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Would those belong to "Little Jim"?
He had a rough navy seal boat with 572s and SSMs.
He also had an itialian ex-raceboat with canopy. It had one BIG step and ran 3 diesels.
You got a location? Is it near a big ferris wheel?
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I can't see the pic since I'm too lazy to sign up.
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:32 PM
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Gary,

Yes, it's "Little Jim's". Just South of Springfield at the non-infamous Punkies Palace. I don't have contact info though...

Dredgeking - Send me an email and I'll forward the pic. It's low quality cell phone though.

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You can email me at gdi_theman at excite.com
Sounds like the boats. Any info on the Italian racer?
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The italian racer was set up for seatec diesels, I think. And strait shaft drives out the transom.
It's completely stripped. It' a heavy boat and I'm sure what would effectively power it or how well the strait shaft, non-trimmable drives would work.
One interesting point, the diesel exhaust is vented out the step underneath the boat.
I was under the impression that boat was old to "Big Iron" Steve at LOTO.
My contact info for Jim is old, so I wont post it here.
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The big boat looks like Harry Schol's Infinity, it was raced a few times as Varn's Infinity.........
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Jim McClelland is his name. He purchases a lot of "junk" from the state / government surplus auctions. He can be reached at Mid-State Truck Sales in Auburn, IL @ 217-438-3022.

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Jim McClelland is his name. He purchases a lot of "junk" from the state / government surplus auctions. He can be reached at Mid-State Truck Sales in Auburn, IL @ 217-438-3022.

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I'll agree with that. Just remember one thing........ when you buy junk, you end up with junk.
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