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Old 10-23-2003, 10:59 AM
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Lobsterboy--just wondering what happened to ElDiablo--I didn't see it running this year--The way S.B.I. pumped the P.R. with NCR sponcering it I thought it might hit a few races -John
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I didnt realize Rolling Thunder was a Shadow. That's cool. Dont think its racing anymore, but ive seen Arnold D cruise through the F-cove in Brick a couple of times this year. Bad ass boat for sure. Great thread guys.....
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I didnt realize Rolling Thunder was a Shadow. That's cool. Dont think its racing anymore, but ive seen Arnold D cruise through the F-cove in Brick a couple of times this year. Bad ass boat for sure. Great thread guys.....
Not THAT Rolling Thunder..... That's a Baja..or a Jaguar... there are a couple floating around...

THIS Rolling Thunder..and it's not a Shadow....it's a Conquest \/
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Thumbs up GREAT THREAD

GROWING UP HERE IN MIAMI I HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE MANY RACES AND AWESOME BOATS.WILLIE DIAZ AND
JULIO DE VARONA THE DRIVER OF THE 38 EL BOSS WAS
ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING RACING I HAVE EVER WITNESS.WILLIE RAN THAT CIG WITH NO MERCY AND THAT IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE RIDE OF ALL TIME.
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GROWING UP HERE IN MIAMI I HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE MANY RACES AND AWESOME BOATS.WILLIE DIAZ AND
JULIO DE VARONA THE DRIVER OF THE 38 EL BOSS WAS
ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING RACING I HAVE EVER WITNESS.WILLIE RAN THAT CIG WITH NO MERCY AND THAT IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE RIDE OF ALL TIME.
His riding crew in the Shadow were Carlos and "El Ronco" (The Rhino)..... two massive gentlemen who ....er..."accompanied" Willie wherever he went....including races. They lost weight in every race, and had eyes the size of half dollars after every event due to Willie's antics in the boat..... They were the only crew in offshore that included Glocks in their race emergency kit.

Those were the days.......Willie was..and is..amazing.

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Not THAT Rolling Thunder..... That's a Baja..or a Jaguar... there are a couple floating around...

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T2x, Why do the occupants sit, seemingly, so high relative to the overall height of the sponsons and deck? It seems that in some of the other boats I've seen that you built, the crew sat deeper. What is the advantage/disadvantage to the design above? Was it less safe to be that high off the water? Did it affect the cg?
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T2x, Why do the occupants sit, seemingly, so high relative to the overall height of the sponsons and deck? It seems that in some of the other boats I've seen that you built, the crew sat deeper. What is the advantage/disadvantage to the design above? Was it less safe to be that high off the water? Did it affect the cg?
Actually, it's an optical allusion.... due to the lense and camera angle..... That boat had a LOT of deck...and the occupants were seated normally...but the camera has skewed it.

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Is the seat height about the same as Brownie's Cougar? The cockpit looks similar in design to my Cougar, is it?
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