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Old 10-29-2002, 05:50 PM
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timucin, what boat do you have?....Fred
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Well said Mr. David.........................

Based on your (ahem) record...............If we put you, Doug Lewis, and Jerry Gilbreath in the same race boat................

We might save a lot of aggravation and just launch it upside down.........

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Back Flip.......... Trenton OPC Divisionals....1974......Miles/T-2 110 mph
Barrel Roll..... Picton, Ontario..............1975..... 17' Molinari/T2x 115mph
Barrel Roll.....Webster, Mass................1976..... 15' Molinari/T2x 115mph (left my fully, tightly tied sneaker on the throttle pedal....without my foot)

I also decorated Lake Hopatcong with four people while hooking the Shadow cat prototype....but since I was in the boat when it landed.......that one doesn't count.

Like Steve, I thank God I'm alive and except for the St-St-St-Stutter.....I'm okay.

I have worked closely with George Linder on The Lavin standards since 1986 when our friend, Mark Lavin, was unfortunately killed in a stuff in the Linder-Luhrs-Adams 35' Conquest Cat......... Jesse James.

Not a day goes by that I don't think about him.............

and, like Steve, the dozens of other friends and competitors we've buried over the years.

They all died like warriors........doing what they loved.

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Old 10-29-2002, 06:12 PM
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I also "stepped out" of a Sidewinder tunnel hull that was about to flip.....and then it changed its mind.

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Old 10-29-2002, 06:17 PM
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I have a 28 skater. But we made the cockpit here in Turkey.
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timucin, what does your Skater have for power?...what speeds are you going to run?...Fred
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Actually I don't remember what I said exactly when I flipped my drag boat over, I knocked my silly ass out then said what the hell am I doing here! Looking at the water and realizing I wasn't in a boat anymore? Or should I say what was left of the boat after a 100 mph roll over.
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Steve, I may have been there to witness your flips a Lake Magorie. It was around that time I worked for a man who raced Jersey Speed Skiffs, and we were at the races when somebody fipped a hydro on the back stretch. It was a brown boat, and I remember seeing the guy when they brought him back to shore. He didn't even seem shook up by the ordeal,......just pissed!!!!!!
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Fred:have twin BB generating around 550-600hp each
planning more then 100
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Old 10-29-2002, 06:31 PM
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I barrel rolled my 24 Skater two days before new years last year. Quiet possibly the STUPIDEST thing I've ever done. I also barrell rolled a 38 canopied V bottom Super V this July in Savannah.
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Old 10-29-2002, 06:42 PM
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Ok so I only went for a swim once, it still leaves a lasting impression.

Key West Sunday 2nd race 1995.

Timucin, here's the deal.

If you can have a support boat near you, great. But even a support boat may take over a minute to get to you should you crash. Will the be scuba divers ready to swim or some friends that wouldn't know what to do? You need to be prepared on your own.

Always wear full race gear.

Always have Scuba regulator on a rubber necklace around your neck. Anywere esle is too far away from your mouth. Regulator needs enough hose to stay with you until you leave the boat.
Helmet intercom should be quick disonnect too.

Always run in water that is deep enough so if it flips you can open the hatch underwater.

Never run to the limit when support craft are not around.

Our 34 Phantom was built to the Lavin foundations specs and the only damage to the hull was the loss of my side view mirror. The boat is still around but doesn't seem to come out and play too often.
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