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Old 10-28-2007, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by 302Sport View Post
does anybody have pictures of any of these boats?????
Yeh...show some pics! Midnight Express, Mirage, Carrera, and Scorpion.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:04 PM
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i wanna see one of these 36" hatches..........
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:09 AM
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John Carbonels old Excalibur was a drug smuggler. When I got it it had two fuel tanks behind the bolstes all the way to the firewall, even went six inches under the bolsters 660 gals of fuel. Had the shotgun blast holes thru the deck, the guy tried to kill the coastie on the deck from below, get this it's yellow haaaa, as to not stand out, buddy got it for me from a DEA auction. and yes TRS, smallblocks, and deep vee!!!
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:48 AM
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I forget if I had mentioned this documentary here befor but if anyone is interested in this topic you have to see this one.....it is GREAT!!

http://www.cocainecowboys.com/


and here is the trailer on Youtube.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WtNQyk7E-0
Watched that last night...GREAT Flick!
And the best of it...shows how corrupt the whole boat industry is/was in S.Fl and everybody else around.

Ok so we´ve lost Thunderboat Row...but at least powerboats contributed to building the Miami Skyline....
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 302Sport View Post
i wanna see one of these 36" hatches..........
Here ya go...
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by nick k View Post
Yeh...show some pics! Midnight Express, Mirage, Carrera, and Scorpion.
Most of the pictures of these boats were taken by the Feds with their government-issue cameras!
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:20 PM
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The best was a go fast boat camouflaged as a chinese junk off the Florida coast a few decades ago .Anyone have
pictures of it ?
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When you absolutely, possitively have to get a package across the gulfstream overnight call Midnight Express....
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