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Old 06-30-2008, 10:47 AM
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It was Ross's boat BIG Daddy and was suppose to come with some really cool lookin autographed pics ... Better head to ross's house this morn
It didn't get the giant ear muffs either.

Bill, do you have any 19 spline props, or are yours the 26 spline?
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I will look in the old pucture box, I am sure I have a few of the boat being built in 1983, we were rigging it along side a P class race boat that Steve Curtis and I raced that year.
My memory cells tell me that the boat was originaly fitted with arneson chain boxes
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Get it ready! Dallas next week!l
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I will look in the old pucture box, I am sure I have a few of the boat being built in 1983, we were rigging it along side a P class race boat that Steve Curtis and I raced that year.
My memory cells tell me that the boat was originaly fitted with arneson chain boxes
It did have arneson's on it. Some GENIUS Decided it was a good idea to put those #4's on it. I think it was probably the worst thing that could have happened to it.

Let me know if you find some pics. I'll send you a bottle of something alcoholic.
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Trying dude. Got to go pawn my toolbox to pay your fee after I get some of the bugs worked out.
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Jeff, you gona run that in the Conroe Topps poker run? A bunch of us from Clear Lake Topps are coming to see how you guys do it. That is a neat boat. Very classic design. The interior looks huge.
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Jeff, you gona run that in the Conroe Topps poker run? A bunch of us from Clear Lake Topps are coming to see how you guys do it. That is a neat boat. Very classic design. The interior looks huge.
I actually signed up to run the magnum.

I will probably have it in the water at my house though.

I am trying to stay motivated to get the Magnum complete.

That is the goal this week.
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Boat ran awesome all weekend. Had it up to around 90 so far. Need to fix a broken trim tab and then it can get opened up a little further.

Boat loves the 1-2' chop. Especially with 8 people in it. It can hold a few more I think.

I am considering selling it if anyone wants to make an offer.

I want to keep it forever, ut cashflow is fu(ked up right now.
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Jeff, are we going to have to buy you a camera?
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Jeff, are we going to have to buy you a camera?
It's hard to take pics of yourself drriving it.

We have a poker run this weekend down here. I am planning to run my Magnum, but I am also going to run the cat to one of the raft ups. THe Boat Pics Chopper should be around all weekend so maybe it will get some shots, or I can get someone to take some shots.

I heard it is a very strang site to see that tunnel, wing and giant twin roosters coming at you with a deafining roar like a freight train.

You should come down, I could use a throttle man on the Magnum. My usual friend has to drive the cruiser to a card stop.
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