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Old 03-23-2009, 03:25 PM
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Thank you to Charlie McCarthy for coming with us on the Avanti to the FPC/Ft. Myers Poker Run. (Sorry about the bumpy ride and loosing your hat Charlie)
Charlie's original Banana race hull design.. now it's the Avanti, (and I got the last one. ... ) held her own in some "serious" washing machine chit and rough seas. A true rough water hull. It was great to hear old race stories, and it was a pleasure spending some time with one of the "great" boat designer and racer. It was the first time I ever site down in the back on my own boat, while Charlie took the helm for a while.
We all had a great time, awsome vids, and meeting great boat people.

Thanks again.

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Just a quick thanks to Peter for the invitation. It was fun riding in one of my old bottoms again......a little short of the 38 feet I was used to, but it was still the same.

Looking forward to bringing our 39 foot or 42 Banana Boats to a poker run next year, now that I know what they are about.

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It was a pleasure having you aboard Charlie..

I think it's time to go boat building.
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Good to see ya, Peter! And, of course- a pleasure to finally meet Mr. Banana!

Hope to hear more of your stories in the future.

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Just a quick thanks to Peter for the invitation. It was fun riding in one of my old bottoms again......a little short of the 38 feet I was used to, but it was still the same.

Looking forward to bringing our 39 foot or 42 Banana Boats to a poker run next year, now that I know what they are about.

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It was a pleasure to finally meet you Charlie. I enjoyed our visit and apperciated hearing some of your racing stories. Some funny and crazy stuff back in those days for sure.
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Also nice to meet you Peter for the first time.
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Jay....your photos are fantastic, as always....nice to meet you finally, keep up the good work.

Bob......I vote that we change your name to Bob the Blue Water guy.

Nice to have met you finally....and thanks again for all your support for the various offshore causes you have helped.
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