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Old 10-19-2009, 12:39 AM
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The CATS:

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I am sure I have more somewhere, but they would need to be dug up and scanned...
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Thanks Sharkey! Is it possible that the red one in pics 6&7 are of my boat? Now I see that most of them had no windshield. After I get the new engines and drives in I might take it over to Hydra and see what they can do with a sleaker designed windshield. Thanks for your help. Bill Redmond in Philly.
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Thanks Sharkey! Is it possible that the red one in pics 6&7 are of my boat? Now I see that most of them had no windshield. After I get the new engines and drives in I might take it over to Hydra and see what they can do with a sleaker designed windshield. Thanks for your help. Bill Redmond in Philly.
Is yours a 36 ?

Most likely not. That was this boat coming just out of the molds:

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I am thinking you might have Wherlen Brothers old boat. Straight pleasure solid red.
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Your right! It's a 32', I bought it from Larry about a year and a half ago. They reconfigured it from pleasure to race before I got it. They own Kurt's performance now. The son Andrew runs the place but Kurt is still around next door. Nice call and thanks again!
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Konkrete cat was originally owned and raced by Bud Tresch, owner of Woodbury Cement, in Woodbury, NJ

I do not personally know Mr. Tresch, my father did. He is a local guy, maybe he can give you insight on Hydratech cats.

My father and I raced (four or five mile drag race from a 60 mph start) a 30' Hyrdatech with twin 2.4 Mercury outboards through Longport Inlet (NJ) in the early 1990's, and smoked it pretty good in a 84 mph 27' Magnum. I was impressed that the Hydratech did not do too bad in the sloppy water going through the inlet to the Ocean.


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It looks like these front decklines are from a Hydratech too,probably rounded off in the back ,but still ....


http://www.offshoreonly.de/phpbb/vie...er+36&start=20
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the hairy canary?
Yes sir.

He raced anyone that would run him. Won some, lost some, had fun all the time. I miss those days....
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i think that your hydra tech was always a pleasure boat my friend mark use to work for larry, charlie and drew sr and did a lot of work to it, i used to keep my boat there on a lift and ive had several rides in that boat . that boat came with stock 454's and bravos with a full interor and a plush cabin, even had a refrigerator behind the drivers seat. driver and passenger sat next to each other like some old 10 meter fountains. cool boat back in the late 80's. i think its an 88 if im not mistaken. i like the windshield u have , i saw them built that windshield, the original one was just a piece of plexiglass going straight accross the front, nothing special.
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Chip Morgan ran that smokey and the bandit boat for years in the chesapeake bay that was a great boat. It was sold to a guy in Ohio who sold it again not sure who has it now.
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