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Old 04-21-2009, 09:20 AM
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That was the place I saw many "races" in the intercoastal there. I drove my first Scarab there it was cold and we wore sport coats and fought over who was Crocket and who was Tubbs! Fun times
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:16 AM
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My friends and I would go skiing every weekend behind Yacht Club Estates or Paradise Island. When we'd hear the boat roaring, we'd race to the intercoastal to see them go by.

We have a Scarab Sport right now with some big outboards. Wife knows wha the next boat will be. When we get it, i plan to gather alot of load boats for periodic running like the old days.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:31 PM
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had a Rabco Hustler, and also a 28 Rabco called "DELIROUS" .there is still a STREAKER by the lake house used to ski behind it quite a bit..
DELIROUS WAS SOLD TO A GUY NAME... DOUG BITTLE ! I HAVE SOME GREAT PICS OF THE BOAT PURPLE WITH 2 EVINRUDES
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:11 PM
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The Violater days and Greenstreets were some big fun! Still have the recipe for the Rumrunners that squirrley Shirley served us. Did many 100+ mph flyby's in the narrows there from my STV to the bigger Motion boats I built later on......
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I might have some pics of Violator and a couple of others from 1982-86 if I remember correctly. Taken from condos across Gulf Shore Blvd. in Indian Shores/Indian Rocks Beach Sandcastle II and III. I'll see if I can find, scan and post early next week...
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This old girl still tears the waters up in those parts and sounds great as ever.

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Old 05-21-2016, 07:28 AM
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Is that Ray H boat?
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:11 PM
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i have hundreds of pictures of violator, there are some posted on screamandfly under the randy rabe rabco boats gallery.....i have about 10 scrap books full of old metalflake rabco boats , tom verdun owner of violator in its time has bought another rabco from tom huber and put violator down the side , you can see it on his lift sitting behind his house on treasure island , alot of leople think its the same boat but its not....it sounds great with a big lair of 540s in it , pretty cool 30 years later the rabco name is still out there shaking people's Windows on saturday and sunday. tom also had a 35 rabco with twin 300 yamahas but recently sold it. pretty cool to have 2 rabcos one there own lifts out back!
i also own one of my dad original 20 foot rabco hookers. still has the metalflake stripes
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have a few pics in my phone , but i have no idea how to post them on OSO... confusing...lol. visit screamandfly.com randy rabe rabco boats gallery
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