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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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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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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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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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