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Old 08-23-2010, 09:27 AM
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does anyone know of any 1986 thru 89 model 185 xlt forsale?
whats the fastest modified one you seen ?
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:04 AM
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Fastest one I ever saw was White Knuckles in Holland, MI but that was at least 15 years ago. Not sure on top speed but trust me it was fast, scary fast.
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:35 PM
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"Problem Child"
Yellow & Black.
Very Detailed.
not sure if he sold it...

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:48 PM
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Does anyone know what ever happened to White Knuckles? Last Id heard it was still in Holland but that was years ago.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:13 PM
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I'm pretty sure that one is gone. If not, it is beat.
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I own problem child. I ran 87-88 gps last year. Since then i raised my x dim, changed prop, added scoop for some fresh air. i am probably over 90 on a good day, would be nice if.i.could keep from spinn new engine couplers lol Havent heard of many fast ones out there except for white knuckles which.maybe have run low - mid 80's, got that info from a freind 8-10 yrs back. There is a few plays out there for sale just gotta hunt them down
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:42 PM
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I believe White Knuckles was completely rebuilt by Dave Lamer's Kid over at Advantage marine. He gutted it and replaced all the rotten wood. It was for sale last summer over there. If memory serve's, he had Martin Bowker do all the glass work.

There is another blue, black, gray 185 on the South side of Holland with a 400 SBC in it that runs some good speeds also. I think its around 500 horse. King bought it a couple years ago out of Ben's shop at Precision Power. That thing porpoised like crazy in the midrange.

There's also one over here too that's being rigged with a blower motor that should really fly this spring also.

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Old 09-21-2010, 09:24 PM
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The Advantage Marine XLT is not the White Knuckles boat but same blue - also an 87. Few more blue ones that run out of Holland -one has Power Play in big white letters down the side and another one that is a shade lighter blue is BEAR'N IT ALL. There used to be another blue one called YAHOO.

I saw White Knuckles out a few weeks ago and it still sounded real good. It's on CL http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/boa/1915025882.html I think Mookster was looking into it but haven't heard.

I saw the XLT out that was built by the owner of Boat Customs on 48th in Holland last mo. The guy who bought it from him had it for sale w/o the blower on it but not sure if it's still available. Some pics - about 3/4 of the way down http://www.kustompaintedboats.com/imagesBoats.html
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Good to know about the Advantage boat. The one by Chris is completely re-fit with a re-configured stringer design, heavier transom, relocated fuel tank, labbed bottom, etc. Not sure if Chris bought it from the owner or not. I forgot that one had a blower in it too. The one i know of with a blower going in to it is a red one.
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Im am Dave Lamers kid, the guy who had told me about my boat was a former owner of White Knuckles. Woogie, do you know did White Knuckles sell?

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