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Old 10-18-2007, 06:54 PM
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The Pop up Cleat....... It has saved countless drunken souls from injury as they slid off their damp, slick as ice decks.
That's funny!!
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:42 AM
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It's all BS, they all just saved money by switching to GEICO!
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:45 PM
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:00 PM
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This may not necc. apply to boats themselves, but I can think of three very nice additions to the boating community. LED lighting and disk brakes for trailers are awesome. That and replaceable spindle assemblies. Mo more repacking bearings, just bolt another one on.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:12 PM
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In 1986 Cigarette designs the 35' Cafe Racer deck for the Mistress hull. Still one of the most popular used Cigarettes around.

In 1987 Evinrude/Johnson came out with the 300HP V-8 outboard. We tried them on the 33' Fountains, (10 meter), but had limited luck with the counter-rotating engine. OMC stood behind all the warranties, much to their credit.

In 1988 I briefly left Everglades to work for Richie Powers and Jeff Sofer at the now defunct Champion Marine as the sales manager. I hire a brash, young, eager to learn kid from Canada named Randy Sweers to sell boats. Anybody ever heard of "Fastboats.com"?
Ed were you a deckhand on Noah's ark too?

Everytime you post I am amazed with the tech info/stories you are carrying around in your head.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:51 PM
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Ed were you a deckhand on Noah's ark too?

Everytime you post I am amazed with the tech info/stories you are carrying around in your head.
Noah didn't want any Italians on board. He was afraid I would be messing with his daughters!

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Old 10-19-2007, 08:34 PM
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The Pop up Cleat....... It has saved countless drunken souls from injury as they slid off their damp, slick as ice decks.
The Butt-floss Bikini- the #1 reason the pop-up cleat became the ultimate gonad-saving accessory.
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Dang, Rich ... I thought for sure you'd have nominated "Hyper-Graphics" over the popup cleat, where would be be without them?

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Old 11-06-2007, 02:27 AM
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Ed were you a deckhand on Noah's ark too?

Everytime you post I am amazed with the tech info/stories you are carrying around in your head.
No T2X was a deck hand on Noah's Arc. He was head poop shoveler!
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I have more...

As far back as 1987 Pepe Nunez of Pantera and Jim Muir of Dimension 5 Design came up with the closed canopy design race boat with the Recaro seats and 5 point harnesses. APBA was not sold on the idea of this because of safety concerns. It was a tough sell back then when most guys were standing up in V-bottoms.

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