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Old 08-11-2002, 11:52 PM
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I passed a Missouri water patrol in a tunnel hull looked like a 26 American offshore or a 25 ft Eliminator. He was by the toll bridge he fell in behind me untill I turned towards the dam he went up the Gravois arm.I wonder if they will be at the shoot out in it my tax dollars at work!
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Old 08-11-2002, 11:58 PM
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yaa whats up with that spending our tax money on TOYS.i bet they fight over who gets the cat
 
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Old 08-12-2002, 12:13 AM
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Yeah, its cool, but the only way that cat will catch a new TS Topgun in the snotty LOTO water is to radio ahead!
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Well, now if the state of Mo does what most other states and counties do is utilize unclaimed stolen items and/or siezed vehicles due to drug raids I can only hope this is the way thy now have a cat in the lineup
Then again, was this boat labeled as a DNR boat? Signs, markings etc?
Or was the driver wearing his DNR Suit and tie driving his personal boat on the way to the office??
I would only hope to assume they did not BUY a cat for Loto, especially such a small one. Like someone mentioned, Snotty water there.
I can only hope to be able to stay after between the shootout nad Labor day to enjoy hopefully some calm waters there
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I spoke to Al Meiner from Elite Composits in Highland Illinois a few months back. He built a 30' Cat a few years ago sold the molds and is now building a 28' cat. He told me the MO. Water Patrol had sea trialed the boat and were going to buy a few. That could be the Cat you saw at LOTO. Really nice looking Cat from what I saw at the shop.
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Yep, Meiner got the contract. I was speaking to Debartolo (Challenger) a couple months back and he told me WP was getting bids on a cat. Seems like kind of a small boat (26 ft?) to run in the big chop though. I wouldn't doubt that they'll drop the small cat idea after 1 good stuff in that water.
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Gary,
You're right about the Cats. The MWP guys told me last winter that they were looking at a cat that was built in southern Missouri but didn't know the name. I was wondering if old Ron knew he was no longer selling boats to the MWP. Actually, I'm sure he saw it coming.
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