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Old 10-31-2003, 04:30 PM
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Here's the original Love It...Plywood hatches and all

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nice rich! love those racing bolsters too!
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Probably the winningest offshore race boat of all time...

Black Duck....

later Board walk...later Pennzoil.

3 National championships

4 World Championships

plus a smattering of course and kilo records

The only other boat with nearly as many wins is the old Manta..... "Fever"


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Probably the winningest offshore race boat of all time...

Black Duck....

later Board walk...later Pennzoil.

3 National championships

4 World Championships

plus a smattering of course and kilo records

The only other boat with nearly as many wins is the old Manta..... "Fever"


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Old 11-02-2003, 03:06 PM
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Shane,

Does Nicky ever run the Shadow on the lake?
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Does Nicky ever run the Shadow on the lake?
No Darren, he doesn't. The stuff in 1996 in Key West so hard that the structural integrity of the boat was sacrificed to a point where it was no longer safe. He repaired it and uses it as a "show" boat from time to time.
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I think you told me that at Skaterfest, but could not remember. Thanks.
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No Darren, he doesn't. The stuff in 1996 in Key West so hard that the structural integrity of the boat was sacrificed to a point where it was no longer safe. He repaired it and uses it as a "show" boat from time to time.

Shane Post some Pic's from you races please.
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I don't have any in digital or scanned form. Check out Freeze Frame Videos.
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Exclamation Found Key West Disaster Shots

HARD RACING TURNS TO HARD LUCK AS THE P-70 IS SEVERLY DAMAGED...KEY WEST FL.
In the beautiful but sometimes treacherous seas off Key West Fl., the 30' Shadow cat, P-70 PENNZOIL met its destiny. In the first race Wednesday, on the 9th of 10 laps the angry seas opened up and the boat launched off a wave. The results were two battered racers and a hull that will never race again. It was a valiant come from behind effort for rookie driver Shane Mahieu and veteran " T " man Nick Coutro Jr. as they drove the cat hard ...and it almost paid off .

Racing from behind is always difficult but... (Nicky) "...second place just isn't good enough. We we're heading for first, and when you race hard... these things happen." On lap nine and coming into the square - behind about a minuite- things were looking good as the gap had been steadily closing. Emerging from the cut, the gap was down to about 20 seconds and you could see this was going to be a fight to the finish!. Acording to Nick - "We were in their spray going into turn 1 " After the turn, at almost the farthest point out on the course it turned UGLY! In a scene that was not caught on video or film, a wave launch and a large hole and it was all over. Rescue crews were on the case in short order and the battered boat and crew proceeded back to the cranes under power but pumps struggling to keep up with the sea.

We were done for the season but Key West is Key West and we enjoyed the rest of the week meeting many well-wishers that stopped by to see us both at the trailer and the night spots. It was most interesting to find out that, following a tech inspection after the race, team Kamikaze was disqulified from this race for illegal engine modifications. Huummm...

All is well with the team and this year our 32' Skater will be ready for another exciting racing season. Thanks to all the helpers ect...
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