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Old 11-04-2009, 04:11 PM
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Bill thanks for posting the pics . that looks great
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:10 PM
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Bill who is building your motors?? Looks good.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:40 PM
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Hey Howard, Did you ever get that monster of yours going? Is that your permanent parking spot? LOL We still have to do a half dozen or so coats of clear then some rubbing but I like the way it turned out so far. I never realized how many man hours where involved in painting this type of thing. Tape, tape, retape and then some more tape. On and off 4 times so far. Front flames on the points and down the sides will be gold over the red. The logo RIPSTA will get vinyl. (Rip **** Tear Ass Racing). New engines are being built as we speak. I look forward to seeing you out there this coming summer. Bill
Oh yeah. Had it out Labor day. Ran well. Still need to adjust a fewe things to be perfect but she is ready to go. Lenny told me to leave it there, but now he doesn't know what to do with it. lol. I can't believe it's not covered yet. Should get to it this week. Sounds like a few CI runs are in our future.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:42 PM
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Bill who is building your motors?? Looks good.
I was wondering too.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:16 PM
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Very cool fireboat! Maybe next summer you can hose pinky and me down on a chesepeake bay fun run
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:03 PM
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Very cool fireboat! Maybe next summer you can hose pinky and me down on a chesepeake bay fun run
HAHA! Bill, wait til you meet this crew.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:18 PM
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Kurt Berger up in Brick NJ is doing the motors. I'm trying real hard to get it ready by April. I think my new spot is Northeast, MD. Just an hour trailer trip and its a blast. Why burn all that fuel running all the way down there? I should be at the club on Sat. I have no hours in yet, Yikes! Lenny needs to give the bigger power boats some room on the side away from the smaller guys?
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by fireboatpilot View Post
Lenny needs to give the bigger power boats some room on the side away from the smaller guys?
Maybe we should plead our case to him. I know Ron Jourdain would agree with that. He has the Baja.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:24 PM
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Looks great Fireboat. Keep us posted with more pics as it progresses. I love seeing refurb pics. Re-rigging is one of the things I enjoy doing the most. I put up as many pics as I can to hopefully give some guys some ideas for their boats. Good luck with it.
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by In The Pink View Post
HAHA! Bill, wait til you meet this crew.
What?? (like vinny barbareno)

Yes, NE MD is a good place to run out of. See you next yr pinky and fb
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