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Old 10-29-2004, 11:16 PM
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If you are interested I have the 35ft Benihana Cigarette on the original trailer, the boat does not have any drives or motors but is drilled for #3's and set up for BBC. I would entertain selling the boat, I'm in Charlotte North Carolina e-mail me at [email protected] if you are interested.

Could you post some pics. of it ?

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This might be a lead or not, but what about Mark's, BAM Marine, project? I have not seen it for several years, the last was at his Ft. Laud location, it was a 1972 36 Cigarette that has alot of history. Take a look at http://www.go-fast.com/bam,_the_project.htm for more details. Who knows if he still has it, and better yet if he would part with it. Worth a try.

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Marc still has it, tucked neatly on the side of the shop, at least it was a few weeks ago.
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Old 10-30-2004, 09:41 AM
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Post # 14.... 26 offshore.....I tried both your e mail address and your phone number but neither of them work.

Let me know if there are other ways to contact you.

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You can contact me at 309-562-7449 or 217-741-7123. The e-mail address [email protected]

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I have an old timer friend of mine that has a 30' Scarab hull approx. 1979. I think it has blocks but no interior. It is on a trailer and located in Lk. Hopatcong N.J. Has not been wet in years. I know he is reasonable on the price. Let me know if you need more info. [email protected]
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How about the 41' Apache StarChaser? Its for sale for 45k without motor or drives.
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Here are some pics of the Mich. Light boat right after my brother picked her up
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I see this old thread resurfaced and just wanted to say
'thanks" to all for the leads.

We ended up buying Rocky Aoki's old 35' Cigarette "Benihana". Rocky bought it from Hal Sahlman who successfully raced it as "Spirit". We were looking for something with some historical significance as well as something that was in good shape. The Benihana Cigarette had both. It is my belief that someday these boats will really be worth something much like we've seen in recent years with vintage race cars.

I'll take some pictures soon and post a new thread for all who have these old race boats etc.

Thanks to "R Addiction" for posting the Mich Lite pictures. I hope your bro showed you the videos I sent him! - lots of great Mich Lite on those...

Here's a couple of old pics of "Benihana", "Spirit", and the last one of my dad actually sitting on "Top Banana" back in '79 with "Benihana" in the background...little did he know then that someday he'd own her.
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i remember seeing bam run in lake michigan racing in the mid 80's in 6' - 8'er's he cuts the rug. that boat loves the big water !!!!!

I remember Bam as the pace boat at a lot of races...but I never saw it actually in one.

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