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Old 03-23-2008, 08:49 PM
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R.I.P. AL... prayers to the family ... GOD BLESS
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:51 PM
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Met him in Key West, always was kind to all of the racers and would always spesk to each and every one. A great loss to the boating commmunity.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:56 PM
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Wow, thats a shame. He was a performance boat icon around here for as long as I can remember. When I was younger the highlight of every trip to New Orleans was hoping to see one of his boats outside his toy shop next to I-10. RIP
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:57 PM
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RIP. Thoughts to his family. We lost another one of the guys that hooked many of us on this incredible sport. KW was always a blast
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:07 PM
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R.I.P. Al,

He was one of the people who really brought Offshore Racing into the public eye with style...
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:08 PM
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A very sad day indeed for all of us in the offshore family to lose an icon like Al. One of my favorite pictures on my wall is the one of Maria and I sitting on one of Al's Boss Hoss V8 motorcycles amidst a dozen other ones, his Ferrarri's and Lamborghini's alongside, in front of his yacht . I call that picture "the good life" and proudly tell all who ask that NONE of those toys are mine. They ALL belong to Big Al Copeland. The Key West World Championship parties he threw were legendary and will never be forgotten. Al, you will never be forgotten either, my friend....RIP Stan and Maria
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:10 PM
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Rest In Peace Big Al... I hope that you feel better now and we all hope that you are now watching over us all.

I have always been a big fan of yours, Ben Hedrick
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:11 PM
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Wow, what a loss. He was truly one of a kind. He single handedly started the Superboat Class and was a driving force in Offshore for many years.

I've always enjoyed meeting and interviewing Al whenever possible. He always had something interesting to say.

Rest in Peace Big Al - You'll always be remembered.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:12 PM
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R.I.P. BIG AL... prayers go out to the family ... GOD BLESS
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:43 PM
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god bless and R.I.P. al copeland,a true hero in life and offshore powerboat racing and some of the ''best dam chicken '' i've had
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