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Old 10-19-2009, 10:31 PM
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Yes it's an 88. The cabin was taken out completely. The controls are between the front 2 seats for left seat throttle man. The rear seats table ect where removed. The engine compartment bulkhead was moved forward and now has 3 seats across the back. Everything not needed was striped out. Then they built the windshield and engine hatch.

I bought it without engines. I had a set of 580hp 468's in it and got 94mph out of it at 5400 rpm's. This winter it's getting a redo. 468's are for sale by the way. So are the drives.

Just started building a pair of 540's which should come in at 650-700hp. Stellings 12" boxes, HP Gimbles, and Imco Extreem SC drives with -2 shorties. Might move the engines forward a bit? Depends on the balance.

I'd like to do the windshield over, it has a few stress cracks in the frame. The dash is getting a total new gauge package. I'll start a thread when it gets going. I'd really like to see some more of these cats pics and ideas for paint and graphics.Thanks to all. Keep em coming, please!
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:15 AM
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Sounds like a great project. I know I like hearing about how performance boaters did this, or did that, in order gain mph, handling, ect. Sounds great, I hope it all comes together for you, keep us (me) informed.

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Yes sir.

He raced anyone that would run him. Won some, lost some, had fun all the time. I miss those days....
I raced your dad in the c and d canal.....what a blast....I remember seeing that boat all the time growing up
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:44 AM
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I raced your dad in the c and d canal.....what a blast....I remember seeing that boat all the time growing up
What type of boat did you have? Did it have a name? How many years ago was that? He would race anyone, i am sure he appreciated the shot. Wonder if I was there that day...
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What type of boat did you have? Did it have a name? How many years ago was that? He would race anyone, i am sure he appreciated the shot. Wonder if I was there that day...


2002 38 hustler blue and yellow "get naked" that boat was wicked fast for the age..... i still got him though .....not many boats did get him though

one boat that was wicked fast was scoundrel on the delaware.....sutphen huge HP
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I raced your dad in the c and d canal.....what a blast....I remember seeing that boat all the time growing up
I think everyone raced the hairy canary at one point...lol. I also remember seeing that boat all the time growing up in the area. what ever happened to that magnum ??
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2002 38 hustler blue and yellow "get naked" that boat was wicked fast for the age..... i still got him though .....not many boats did get him though

one boat that was wicked fast was scoundrel on the delaware.....sutphen huge HP

We raced the guy that has Scoundrel (I think his name is Quint) when he had his blower motor 30' Velocity on the Delaware up by Tullytown cove (and at other times), and my father was out by himself when he raced that 34' Sutphen. That guy liked to race and so did my father.

I was with my father one day when we raced a 38' Slingshot just north of the Rancocas Creek we out out accelerated the Hustler, but it came on by, not by much be we stayed in it long enough so there was no doubt, I would guess the difference was 2 mph, it was a tight race, but the Hustler was faster.

Another time, I was driving one afternoon, and tried to run a 38 Hustler coming north on the Elk not far from Turkey Point, I didn't get in it early enough, and the Hustler had a head of steam and came on by, and I could not run him down. I was too easy, and should have nailed it much earlier. Oh well.

He did beat a 38' Slingshot one day heading south out the canal, I would guess that 38' was an 82 mph boat, we did not walk away too hard that time.

And that's just three or four I remember, and there were the days I wasn't in the boat. And he raced a 38' Slinshot with Arnesons in the Phantom, I drove in the fast race, my father in the second. That's all I can remember.

Which one are you? Your boat may be another in addition to what I mentioned above.

That Magnum is in Brick Twp., NJ it went home (it was originally from that area). Barnegat Bay boat now, the owner is a good guy, I like him. My father was glad to see it went to someone who always liked the boat.

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one boat that was wicked fast was scoundrel on the delaware.....sutphen huge HP
The scoundrel runs over 115 mph (GPS).
I know the guy who built the engines. Pulls like a MO-FO.
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Tim,

That's a nice quality picture, meaning, all the pictures our family has of the boat were not that sharp/clear.

I miss that boat, the Phantom is great, but that Magnum has personality (if an object can have a human characteristic this boat does). It just loved cruising easy, and going fast regardless of the water conditions (within reason).

Still one of THE cleanest Magnums on the planet.

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