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Old 01-26-2010, 06:51 AM
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I was talking about this with WMF on the phone last night. Is there something that sticks out in your mind as your earliest memory that made you look at offshore boats and go WOW.

For me as we drove to our beach house in southern Md, we always drove past Newburg Marine sales, there was an all black Scarab there that just made me speechless, ever since that I was always looking, I would sit at the end of the pier and watch them go through on the way from the wicomico to the Potomac river.

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When I was a kid (10 years old), my dad and his friend, Dick Strefling, past owner of multiple large RV/Conversion companies and Torque racing engines (aluminum v12 marine).... took me out in his 38+ fountain and hit 115mph. This was back in the late 80's but what a thrill. We have been boaters since 1984 and that one ride in that go-fast spelled my fate out... Love the rumble... love the speed...

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I got the bug in what is not an offshore boat but was fast. I met Mark Gallagher (Specialized racing owner) when he was working for a small Saab repair shop. He had a 18 foot Hydrostream with a 225 on the back. He was working on it and I hung around to help him fix the thing. We got it running and he asks me if I can drive it down to the ramp, turns out he had lost his license, I will find out why later! We hit the lake and I am HOOKED.

My first trip on an offshore was also with Mark. He purchased a Veloce with tripple outboards. We wrenched on that thing for a while, got it up and running and again first ride I was hooked.
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114mph ride with Ed Ferro(former owner of American Offshore) on Grand Lake, Ok. in a 3100. That was my first and I was hooked!!

I predict this thread will be an OSO Classic!

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June 1992..... My uncle invites me out in his 1991/92 Sonic 38SS named "Seeeee Ya" that he ran all winter in South Florida and had shipped up to NYC for the summer..... ten minutes after pulling into the marina I am hooked for life........ I have tried a few times here on OSO to locate this Sonic with no luck......... I wonder if it is still out there somewhere........??
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1976... Hanging w/ Don and Brownie and eventually Theodoli at Magnum.
1977, Being in 2nd Grade wearing Magnum and Cigarette shirts and jackets.
1977, going for a ride in an 18 donzi holding the grabrail under the rear bench seat.
1977, ride on the 1st 53magnum... no cabin, no engine hatches.
1983... last time i saw don. He was bragging of his son...'belches just like me!'
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I was born in 1970 and my parents were not boaters so I first wanted a boat when Miami Vice came on the TV.
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1976... Hanging w/ Don and Brownie and eventually Theodoli at Magnum.
1977, Being in 2nd Grade wearing Magnum and Cigarette shirts and jackets.
1977, going for a ride in an 18 donzi holding the grabrail under the rear bench seat.
1977, ride on the 1st 53magnum... no cabin, no engine hatches.
1983... last time i saw don. He was bragging of his son...'belches just like me!'
Wow .How did you manage that connection?
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Before i poped out of my mom i was already ridding go fast and hearing BBC. The first boat i ever rode i was like 6mth ( I was told this by fam) my dad at the time had a 38 flatdeck. They bought me my own fast boat at the age of 12 which was an SVT with a 275 Black max
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