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Who all else has a relative that owns a Go Fast boat?

Old 07-12-2014, 07:37 AM
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:53 AM
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I am the only one with the love affair right now but I got it honest - my fathers cousin, newton ancarrow, built go fast boats on the James river in Richmond back in the 1950's under the name "Ancarrow Marine". Ultimately the factory was destroyed by fire and he turned his efforts to cleaning up the James river - at the time it was filthy with most industry simply dumping waste in the James. He is credited largely with being the reason it was cleaned up but was hated by most big businesses at the time.

He had one model called the Aquilifer which he guaranteed 55mph out of which was hauling the mail in the 50's.... Our family has always looked to fine one to buy but have never been able to
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:36 AM
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My dad and I have Matching 86' IMP eleganza's. Not really killer fast but we like em. His ran 78 mine was low 70's but he had a nasty hook on the bottom. My cousin Steve (OSO member as well) sold his 34' Phantom which just went under water a few weeks ago In New Jersey. He has since gotten out of boats but I know he will be back. And my brother has a 19' Caribe SS that runs 76 and we share a 1976 Wreight Jet Boat with big block power. It's a family addiction here.
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My mom loved them and always went to the key west finals. She took me to the races all the time and help build.my love for them.

She is no longer here but I she rides on mine with me every time I go out. In wish she could see today.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:01 AM
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If it doesn't have a fish box then no one in my family has a reason to be onboard.

The first time my dad saw my old TopGun he asked where the rod holders were at.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:37 AM
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My parents like them. Dad has turned to fishing. However his current fishing boat is a scarab sport with twin 300s. Lol. He wants to sell it and get a 42 or larger sport fish. Mom loves go fast boats fountain is her fav also. She also loves the big sport fish. Kinda will be a good set up. I get the fountain. Dad gets the floating condo of a sport fish and we have the best of both worlds. Lol.

Growing up we had a 23 wellcraft nova with thru hulls. No speed demon but at the time to me it was what sealed my love for noise and speed.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:49 PM
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Dad = big Sea Ray. Sister/Bro inlaw = Chaparral. Both nice boats, but too slow for me

We = performance in hot weather, do have a fishing boat too for the rest of the year when the lakes aren't frozen.
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...Another bull**** thread from " Captain Nick". Has anyone else figured out that you are responding to a 14 year old with a wish list?
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:50 PM
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my grandparents had a cottage on lake Erie since the early seventies, thats where it all started for me. By the time i was in my early teens i had more practical real world boat experience then most will get in a life time. At 13/14 years old I use to run to Put-in-Bay island from our cottage (22 miles) in this sixteen foot Lyman Islander (was actually a Cruisers inc but people associate Lyman better lol) without gps, satellite radar or cell phone lol no prob. I was given all the tools to be out there at a very early age and learned respect and how no navigate (with a map and compass lol). As far as exposure to performance boats my first actual ride in a "Cigarette" type boat was at one of the many family reunions we had at the lake. Had a cousin whos husband had this 24 Python named Vertigo, took one ride and it never left me. Big block with a Sternpower drive ran mid seventies (i guess) it was probably thirty plus years ago that i took that ride and out of the blue the boat showed up in my marina a couple years ago still wearing the original colors and name. From then on i eat, breathed and slept it. . . . heck i guess I'm now the relative with the "go fast cigar boat". Iol
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Cool story Dave. However one very large mistake I have to call you out on. There are no "maps" for the water. Is true mariners call em charts. Lol.
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