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Classic Mercury! My how times have changed.

Old 04-13-2012, 02:19 PM
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Default Classic Mercury! My how times have changed.

Anyone miss the old days when you could get away with pulling an elephant on water skies thru canals in Florida?

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1965, Mercury matched speed with strength, pulling an elephant on specially designed water skis with a single 90hp outboard.

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Old 04-13-2012, 02:38 PM
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Must be a heck of a prop

I remember my dad paying about $700 for a 100 HP Mercury to put on our 17' Glastron. Beautiful, shiny and black. Had to be circa 1965 or so.
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Look'n way 4ward 2 my 725 Ilmors in my 477 NT!!!! not so much worried about an elephant behind the boat!!!!
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That is really cool. Thanks for posting. After skiing the elephant was so hungry he ate a manatee. At least thats what I heard. That was before it was illegal for elephants to eat manatees.
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the way i heard was the elephant fell and got eaten by a pack of manatee
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I heard the elephant fell in the water screwd the the fins off a dolphin & out came a manatee......how else can you explain wtf they are

Im sure I heard cliff explain it like that to Norm
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That pic reminded me of this one:

(crap, I can't post pics anymore!) here's the link.

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