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Old 12-27-2010, 09:21 PM
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what even happened to those guys havn't seen the boat in a long time. They were building some bad a$$ stuff. Seem to have vanished. They still have a website but hasn't been updated in a LONG time. http://www.sorcererboating.com/racec...cecarfters.htm
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what even happened to those guys havn't seen the boat in a long time. They were building some bad a$$ stuff. Seem to have vanished. They still have a website but hasn't been updated in a LONG time. http://www.sorcererboating.com/racec...cecarfters.htm
I talked to them awhile back, I think they just got tired of traveling, etc. and were doing some other fun things. The boat was one incredible piece, no expense was spared and they made some monstrous hp, they had a 2400hp and 2100hp motor.
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The boat is just sitting there in Dubuque with a fresh set of short-blocks sitting there waiting to go...

Ed retired and Rod has to work full time so that leaves little time to play.
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I did a few poker runs with them when boat was being developed. Really drew a crowd when they started it up.
Unreal sound coming from those motors.

Real nice father/son team. They always took time to answer all the questions that came from the onlookers.
There was always a techy in back seat with a laptop doing high tech adjustments to the engines.

Way ahead of the rest of the group when they were doing all this.
In the runs I attended with them they always started and finished.

They really put a lot of effort into what they were doing and obviously a lot of money.

But.....real good people.
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I did a few poker runs with them when boat was being developed. Really drew a crowd when they started it up.
Unreal sound coming from those motors.

Real nice father/son team. They always took time to answer all the questions that came from the onlookers.
There was always a techy in back seat with a laptop doing high tech adjustments to the engines.

Way ahead of the rest of the group when they were doing all this.
In the runs I attended with them they always started and finished.

They really put a lot of effort into what they were doing and obviously a lot of money.

But.....real good people.
saw them & the boat at Smoke on the Water!! awesome piece of machinery!!!

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Old 12-28-2010, 12:36 PM
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Rod was a lot of fun to hang around at the runs. The boat is still the meanest sounding boat I've EVER heard, by quite a wide margin.

It's funny to see how relatively quick the technology has advanced on nearly all powerboats since then, because Sorcerer was THE boat for a few years at all of the runs. As cool as it is though, today it wouldn't be in the top 5 as far as exotic boats & setups are concerned, in any of the major poker runs.

I'd love to see them bring it back out again.
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I did a few poker runs with them when boat was being developed. Really drew a crowd when they started it up.
Unreal sound coming from those motors.

Real nice father/son team. They always took time to answer all the questions that came from the onlookers.
There was always a techy in back seat with a laptop doing high tech adjustments to the engines.

Way ahead of the rest of the group when they were doing all this.
In the runs I attended with them they always started and finished.

They really put a lot of effort into what they were doing and obviously a lot of money.

But.....real good people.


Way ahead of the rest of the group when they were doing all this.
They really put a lot of effort into what they were doing and obviously a lot of money.

But.....real good people.[/QUOTE]

Ditto
Rod & his mom and pop were the coolest...
spent a few days at the Pro Tech dyno shop and Rod was a wiz kid on that laptop. u are right BIG Daddy when Rod was doing these 2400 HP monsters only the 1200s were around .
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Those were LOUD! I wonder if there is any vids of them out there?
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I think Brad Zastrow had a pretty good story about "sorcerer". If I recall, he was in his 30 Motion with triple 280's, running around 110 MPH, and the "Sorcerer" passed him like he was parked.

Pretty incredible and humbling story - I run a 30 Spectre with twin 300XS's (96-99 MPH) and feel like I'm running pretty good. Add a third engine to my boat and I'm running 110+ MPH. To be passed at that point...........WHOA!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully Brad can chime in and correct the details. This was from memory.

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