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Old 04-03-2011, 06:23 PM
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So, I am cutting through some chop today at Lake Lanier at 110 mph when right behind and I mean right behind I hear this police siren.

My first thought is there are no friggin police boats on this lake that can do anything close to this speed. I then turn and look up to see a helicopter that looks just like the new MTI Windship I just saw in Miami.

It's then I see John waving and laughing and I figure it out.

Scared the chit out of me for a second. Thought I was going to jail for something.

I can't wait to see the boat half of the Windships on some of the poker runs this year. Dan
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OMG,, how funny.... cool story,,,, what are the odds of that happening Dan?.... Does he live close too you ??

Have u seen his 48 on the water yet?....Its supposed to be at DS, so I can't wait to see it in person.....
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OMG,, how funny.... cool story,,,, what are the odds of that happening Dan?.... Does he live close too you ??

Have u seen his 48 on the water yet?....Its supposed to be at DS, so I can't wait to see it in person.....
He does and this is his "home" lake I understand. I would think he was down in Fla this weekend for the run. I have not seen the boat but once in Miami.
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He does and this is his "home" lake I understand. I would think he was down in Fla this weekend for the run. I have not seen the boat but once in Miami.
That would be cool if you guys could meet up sometime and have your 36 and his 48 out cruising one day....
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John is a very cool dude and one helluva pilot.
We were completely surrounded by serious thunderheads in Jacksonville and he's calm as chit
(I'm trying to appear calm, but I am most definitely not calm )...
he says: "We'll just put er down on the beach if we have to."

I'm glad it didn't come to that. He loves that helicopter.

For those of you that don't know, his great-grandfather invented Coca-Cola.

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John is a very cool dude and one helluva pilot.
We were completely surrounded by serious thunderheads in Jacksonville and he's calm as chit
(I'm trying to appear calm, but I am most definitely not calm )...
he says: "We'll just put er down on the beach if we have to."

I'm glad it didn't come to that. He loves that helicopter.

For those of you that don't know, his great-grandfather invented Coca-Cola.

Great Pic Jay.!! thx for sharing!!!
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For those of you that don't know, his great-grandfather invented Coca-Cola.


That could be one reason why he can afford his toys...
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John (and Nancy) are very good, down to earth, cool people. I had the pleasure of riding on his MTI Windship when it was mearly a week old. It was also my first experience with Mercury's 1350's. Amazing boat, amazing people. If you ran into Nancy and John in the bar, you'd never know his background. He's the kind of guy you just can't help but be happy for regarding his success in life.

Here's the story of our run on Windship and a couple of pics from the test. His beautiful boat graced the cover of PBM last issue as well.

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That's what I call picking your parents (or grandparents) well. Better to be lucky than.......
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We were out with them last night and while playing around on a Sea Doo speedster today he buzzed us with the siren while at Port Royale.
Dan I think we saw you running opposite of Port Royale headed south.
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