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Old 01-06-2011, 11:05 PM
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This is a neet thread it shows the roots of a bunch of guys that love boating (me included) and in my mind thats what this place is all about (a bunch of boater's having fun with boats) not a spelling test our poking a stick at someone less fortunate then someone else,don't get me wrong if you hang out at my shop it's a tuff crowd and at the end of the day we all leave laughing but where all face to face and tone of voice and facial exspresions work a lot better then (lol) and (wtf)

So here's my list,all built or rebuilt by me and my bud's
year 1979 bought a 1969 18 foot hydrodyne from my cousin my best freind and I made it into a 318 mopar powered jet boat complete with the original spring loaded front seat and a gas peddle (not the best combo) but we had a blast

year 1986 16 foot sidewinder 115 hp tower of NO power,35 mph and 6 gal of gas to go 4 mil at wide open we 86 the clamp on and go with a fresh 318 and a jet,I ran this boat till 1994 (the fastest jet in my end of the pond for a long time)

year 1995 buy a new unrigged 19 foot lightning tunnel jet.
first rigg is a 440 mopar single 800 cfm pump gas,great ride and ran great,secound rigg 427 cheve 94 oct tunnel ram doms,run better lol third rigg 446 mopar 871 blower,now where on to somthing(this is when I kill a seagull with my forhead at 100 + mph)

During all this I come across a 1976 21 foot hydrodyn deck boat must have and still have its on the third motor now and the secound rebuild of the balsa core hull( the girls would not let me through it away) 1st motor 4 cyl chev 2nd motor v6 chev 260 hp third motor 355 chev roller 425 hp-65 mph ,to funny.

where was I ..sold the lightning and bought the old printers devil class 4 boat one of the current projects ,should be in the water this year.


O yea and the 1954 feathercraft (fiberglass) 12 foot long and twin 15 hp clamp ons,its the water golf cart for the marina.

I have been a boater since I was 5 my uncle always had the fastest boats on the lake back then so I blame or thank him for my addiction.
I made boating my profession and doing so have had the opportunity to build and run some really cool fast stuff.

Fastest stuff thats out of my shop (and one of my good friends and customers)33 cat 135 mph,19 carbon kevlar jet 125 mph in 1000 feet and a 95 mph tunnel deck on pump gas.

Current builds (for one of the best guys around)42 fountain staggered 950 blower 540's on arnesson drives.

If you look at my avitar these are family and friends boats,some I built some just get to play with.

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This is a neet thread it shows the roots of a bunch of guys that love boating (me included) and in my mind thats what this place is all about (a bunch of boater's having fun with boats) not a spelling test our poking a stick at someone less fortunate then someone else,don't get me wrong if you hang out at my shop it's a tuff crowd and at the end of the day we all leave laughing but where all face to face and tone of voice and facial exspresions work a lot better then (lol) and (wtf)

So here's my list,all built or rebuilt by me and my bud's
year 1979 bought a 1969 18 foot hydrodyne from my cousin my best freind and I made it into a 318 mopar powered jet boat complete with the original spring loaded front seat and a gas peddle (not the best combo) but we had a blast

year 1986 16 foot sidewinder 115 hp tower of NO power,35 mph and 6 gal of gas to go 4 mil at wide open we 86 the clamp on and go with a fresh 318 and a jet,I ran this boat till 1994 (the fastest jet in my end of the pond for a long time)

year 1995 buy a new unrigged 19 foot lightning tunnel jet.
first rigg is a 440 mopar single 800 cfm pump gas,great ride and ran great,secound rigg 427 cheve 94 oct tunnel ram doms,run better lol third rigg 446 mopar 871 blower,now where on to somthing(this is when I kill a seagull with my forhead at 100 + mph)

During all this I come across a 1976 21 foot hydrodyn deck boat must have and still have its on the third motor now and the secound rebuild of the balsa core hull( the girls would not let me through it away) 1st motor 4 cyl chev 2nd motor v6 chev 260 hp third motor 355 chev roller 425 hp-65 mph ,to funny.

where was I ..sold the lightning and bought the old printers devil class 4 boat one of the current projects ,should be in the water this year.


O yea and the 1954 feathercraft (fiberglass) 12 foot long and twin 15 hp clamp ons,its the water golf cart for the marina.

I have been a boater since I was 5 my uncle always had the fastest boats on the lake back then so I blame or thank him for my addiction.
I made boating my profession and doing so have had the opportunity to build and run some really cool fast stuff.

Fastest stuff thats out of my shop (and one of my good friends and customers)33 cat 135 mph,19 carbon kevlar jet 125 mph in 1000 feet and a 95 mph tunnel deck on pump gas.

Current builds (for one of the best guys around)42 fountain staggered 950 blower 540's on arnesson drives.

If you look at my avitar these are family and friends boats,some I built some just get to play with.
Awesome! Thanks.......and how fast did the deck boat go with the 4 cyl Chevy?
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:04 AM
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30 mph with the wonder pooch riding the bow.
I'll look for some pics it's been a lot of fun the last thirty years
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Can't remember the boats I had, but the current boats include:

Force 3500 (Cig 35 plug) with twin 496 HO's at home
26 Searay with twin 165's moored
20 Bertram with twin small blocks and shaft drives at home
Cougar Cub with 50hp Suzuki at home
6m aluminium RIB with Suzuki 200hp at home
3.4m Zodiac aluminium RIB with 20hp at home
9m (29ft) Ribeye RIB with twin diesel sterndrives - Wild Thing, Currently on its way from New Guinea
3.3m inflatable tender with 15hp Mariner currently under the bed at home
8ft Walker Bay plastic tender with 3.5hp Tohatsu currently in the pool
14ft aluminium runabout sitting next to the water at our restaurant
13ft aluminium runabout in the restaurant storeroom

In the last 12 months I have given to friends a kayak, a sailboard and a surf ski as I was running out of room.

And my buddies boats that we play with and maintain together:

26ft Powercat cruiser with twin Yamaha 225's - Coral Sea
34 Harris Cat, ex race boat still in race trim with twin Yamaha 225's - Force Majuere
20ft monohull race boat with Merc 2.5- Majic

As you can see I LOVE my boats.
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Small list. All used at LOTO.

1978 16' Mark Twain tri-hull (Parents owned it while I was in high school, but I'll claim it since I maintained, drove, and helped Dad replace the floor in it... first glass experience)

1978 18' Cobalt tri-hull (Own with parents)

17' canoe and two kids' kayaks for the nephews/nieces

1993, 1994, and 1996 Yamaha Waveblasters (still have all 3... I might have a problem...)

1999 Checkmate 283 Convincor (First boat I've owned exclusively)
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Not me, but the grand high exhalted mystic ruler sez he's owned.

3 41 apaches, 38 and 46 cougar, 6 or so sutphins, imperial, 2 cig 35s and a 24 (one 35 and 24 proven) Top gun, 20 Maritime, 41 Searay, velocity 31

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At least Sunkin can spell SUTPHEN!!! LOL
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Well kinda, it was a 91 210 pulsare with 225 Johnson but I didn't officially own it. I did maintain it and use it for some runs. I wouldve loved to keep it for a lake boat. Ran 70 and was easy to trailer.
I remeber is stnading straight up one day on lg
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1. 1985 Glastron 16ft w/ Johnson 125



2. 1989 Fountain 29ft/Twin 454 Mag



3. 1987 Baja Sport 220/ 454 Mag



4. 1992 Cigarette 35 Cafe Racer/ Twin 502 EFI



5. 2000 Cigarette Tiger / Mercury Racing 600SC's



6. 1999 Cigarette Tiger / Zull 653ci 1000HP & #6s



7. Azimut 46 / Twin Caterpillar 3208



8. 2000 MTI 42 / 5 different engines/ #6s

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This is my list for now:

-87 230 Chris Craft Scorpion 350ci
-90 245 Chris Craft Limited 454ci (by far the worst sh*t)
-87 222 Chris Craft Stinger 454ci
-86 222 Chris Craft Stinger 350ci
-89 312 Chris Craft Stinger 2x502MPI's
-96 28 Pantera 3 man Race 572ci/630hp
-04 28 Arrow 572ci/875hp
-79 24 Pantera Sport 383ci/320hp
-95 24 Pantera Sport 454/365hp Mag
-99 24 Pantera SE 565ci/700hp
-80 24 Pantera Sport 454/380hp
-90 23 SeaStar Sportfish Merc. 4cyl Alpha
-98 35 Fountain Lightning 2xHP500's (current)
-11 28 Arrow o/b-project. (current)

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