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Old 08-02-2010, 03:34 PM
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Anybody remember these short lived beasts ?
I dug up some old pics of a quad i helped rig ( Skyway marina off 79th -Miami) and a fiver I flew out to "never never" land to change a few power heads and bring her home.
Fun time rebuilding 5 fuel pumps in a hotel room table in Georgetown - Seems the rubber stakes securing the fuel pump check valves didn't like alcohol in the fuel and brittled up plugging injectors = stuck motors.
We called them "welfare motors" back then- Black and don't wanna work
Got all 5 humming then the captain picked up a plastic bag on test run and stuck another powerhead (try hearing the hot horn over 5 of these pigs @ 5000 rpms)

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Old 08-02-2010, 03:42 PM
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Note big blue in background of couple of pics...



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Old 08-02-2010, 03:45 PM
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:57 PM
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I think my father-in-law has a photo of one of these. I will post it if I can find it.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:58 AM
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The old Mid Ocean 40's are being built by Performance Powerboats inc. now.

http://www.performancepowerboats.com/
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:38 AM
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Anymore pics or info on these boats? Also did Bob of Performance Powerboats buy the mold or just changed the name of the company? Looks like the cap may be a little different, hard to tell from these pics though. I always heard info/rumors that the Performance 40 was a stretched 38 Cig. Any truth to this??

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Old 10-31-2010, 11:51 AM
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Classic Pics. I saw a Performance 40 in Nassau this week. It had a huge name on the side that said "bahamabahama.com". triple Yamaha Four Strokes with External tie bars and side mounted rams. The boat looked low with the triple four strokes.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:08 PM
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Was Mid Ocean a less expensive midnight style boat? Good ride but slow seems like. Who owned the company Glen at Skyway?
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The good old days! it was amazing what we could do with unlimited funds! this is glenn from skyway.
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Did you build a 26 open twinn 200 mercs? How did they ride?
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