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Old 11-09-2010, 06:38 PM
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Here's a quick recap and some photos from the recent celebration Arneson Industries hosted to recognize the 20th anniversary of Howard Arneson's Mississippi River Run endurance record.

http://www.powerboatmag.com/mississi...niversary.html
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Seen that boat at one of the MOCA Poker Runs that stop at the Windsor Yacht Club in the late 1990's or early 2000.

Remember reading about his record breaking run, the dawn of the new age of Turbine powered Cats with surface drives.
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I think it's pretty dang cool that Mr. Arneson still has that Skater and it's in as good of condition as it was 20 years ago!
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That really was a remarkable achievement. It had to be a blast running on the river that far that long.
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With all the junk floating in that river plus huge barge wakes that was a real endurance run.
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When I saw the subject line of this thread I was going to link to the story I did on it for Powerboatmag.com ... but there it was already. Thanks, Jajo.

Howard Arneson is more than an innovator and a modern-day adventurer. He is one of the nicest, most engaging and simply down to earth people you will never meet. In our world, he's something of a treasure.

Howard Arneson is authentic.
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I can second what Mr. Trulio wrote, I spoke to Howard on the phone some months ago and he is a true gentleman.
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I concur
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Hat's off to all the participants, an awesome challenge and test of endurance. Congrats to Mr Arnesonon his victory, not many races cover that much water, very impressive.

I always thought of making a trip up the river just never trusted putting any boat I owned in the Miss.
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I just love these stories a true icon in the marine industry, look at all the performance increases his drives have enabled in all kinds of boats big and small, the Magnums, SunSeekers, military craft - a great mind!
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