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Old 10-03-2008, 04:24 PM
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That is a serious offshore race boat!
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Thanks.

I have practically begged this guy not to start cutting on the boat. He wants to turn it into a 30 Scarab- two little bolsters and a full cabin. I hate to see one more historic race boat turned into a dy cruiser.

Some day (hopefully soon) people will be regretting allowing some of these cool old boats to get away.
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Hey Chris I did not know you had a 30 Velocity. I had the one Malestrom built as a Gene Whipps raceboat under regal. It was Kevlar expoxy and too light for it own good. It is now a single engine open fish it goes 70 with a single vortec. I put the changes Still Crazy had in the bottom. After that you could almost pass another boat!
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Is Still Crazy still sitting in the same storage yard? Did the family never come look at it?
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Yeah, I've had one of just about everything. Of all of them, that boat was the one that required the most amount of driving. But in equal size & power, nothing could keep up with it- and it was far from a lightweight. If you popped off the deck, you could fit a 28 Cig inside of it.
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:49 PM
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Some day (hopefully soon) people will be regretting allowing some of these cool old boats to get away.
I COULDN'T AGREE MORE CHRIS
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:22 PM
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There are lots of these kinds of boats out there. I can't help but believe that in the not-so-distant future we start to see some vintage runs and gatherings. I'ver seen many people walk blindly past a $600K Cigarette to see an old raceboat. Could you imagine a marina full of them?
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:26 PM
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Instead of congress giving all that money to wooden arrow makers and rum dealers they should give it to us to restore these boats.
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Thats a serious speed to run in a 30 Velocity Chris. My buddy has a 1980 outboard version. It was the first one to break 100. Serious number back in 1980.
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The boat may have been serious, but I have a tough time believing the driver was.
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