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Old 06-20-2008, 06:44 AM
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AJ...cause Marks always drivin his boat with the latest Richard speedo wear.
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:22 AM
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My list includes , Jim Dyke, Kirk Dunteman, Steve Curtis, Art Lily, Bobby Moore, me. Racing Offshore for 2 years in a 24 Skater has to be worth a honorable mention!

Does Reggie make it on anyones list? I'm sure he's not a favorite by is he worth mentioning?
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:34 PM
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I would Add to this list of Gunners!!!

- Bob Teague -
- Mike Stancombe -
- Lee Murray -
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:21 PM
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I'm glad you enjoyed that!!!

I have 2 rebuttals, those Buzzi boats required much throttleing in the rough water, more than people realize. It was much more demanding to run a diesel in rough water than a gas boat - I know first hand. Everyone thinks because it's a diesel and it has a govenor just push it up and leave it, you have the tapes watch Buzzi or Stefano run the boat very closely - allot of work.

Second, you over estimate his boats, they weren't that fast, powerful yes but not fast. I ran them, the US gas boats were always faster. His boats bigger - yes, heavier - yes.

We'll debate the mechanics of it on another thread, you know I enjoy that!

Joe Gere

ps T2X did you work out of Zuback's (Henry Luhrs old factory) down in Morgan years ago for awhile, leased the shop or something?

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I cant believe it took up to T2x post to mention Bobby Moore
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:18 PM
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There are a lot of names getting mentioned here. A lot of very good ones.

To be on the Best Of All Times List? A few good races or years isn't enough.

One should only qualify for this list after say 50 wins, multiple World and National Championships, numerous Speed records in many boats cats and Vs over 10 years or more.
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A lot has been said about a lot of qualified people here. Obviously I would vote for JT. I have been with him through some very challenging times while in the boat but it doesn't stop there with him. He won't hesitate to climb under the hatches with a wrench and get dirty yet be very polished and poised when it comes time to make an appearance for the sponsor. Extremely trustworthy and quite the gentleman. These comments are NOT to take away from anyone else mentioned in this post. It's just to state my personal opinion.
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I have to second KiloKats comment!
I saw first hand in Malta, when a breaker kept popping on the merc engines, in the Cigarette, he climbed out of the cockpit, opened the hatch, fixed the problem and jumped back in to get it going........five times a lap, for 4 laps..........in six foot seas! And he was very gracious and smiling once in the pits.
(eventhough, like the rest of us, he felt like he had gone 10 rounds with Ali)
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I'm glad you enjoyed that!!!

I have 2 rebuttals, those Buzzi boats required much throttleing in the rough water, more than people realize. It was much more demanding to run a diesel in rough water than a gas boat - I know first hand. Everyone thinks because it's a diesel and it has a govenor just push it up and leave it, you have the tapes watch Buzzi or Stefano run the boat very closely - allot of work.

Second, you over estimate his boats, they weren't that fast, powerful yes but not fast. I ran them, the US gas boats were always faster. His boats bigger - yes, heavier - yes.

We'll debate the mechanics of it on another thread, you know I enjoy that!

Joe Gere

ps T2X did you work out of Zuback's (Henry Luhrs old factory) down in Morgan years ago for awhile, leased the shop or something?

Nope, you're thinking of Harry Wellman...he ran a couple of our boats, a Shadow and a Conquest....

I'm the racer/builder that was given a microphone by mistake.....

And I watched those diesel monsters closer than anybody....... from a perch about 35 feet away.....and they were a piece of cake compared to the smaller hulls they ran against.

T2x

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