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Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-16-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,699
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AWESOME Pete, as always!!! Thanks for sharing.......

AWESOME Pete, as always!!! Thanks for sharing.... Ben
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-14-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,876
Posted By [email protected]
Blake and Brock, My heart is broken for you...

Blake and Brock,
My heart is broken for you guys, your Mom and all of your family... I KNOW how close you all were! I am devastated and crushed by this event. Laura and I will see you all on...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-12-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 47,801
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Steve, You could not be more correct in...

Steve, You could not be more correct in everything you stated... There is room for improvement, racing is not just racing, they did die doing what they loved BUT they shouldn't have!!! And yes, the...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-12-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 47,801
Posted By [email protected]
I am at loss for words. My prayers go out to...

I am at loss for words. My prayers go out to Priscilla, Brock, Blake and all of Joey's family, friends and crew. The Gratton's are without a doubt the most special family in all of Offshore Racing......
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-11-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 47,801
Posted By [email protected]
Prayers for Joey and his family... They are some...

Prayers for Joey and his family... They are some of the BEST people I've ever known... Hang tough Joey... Ben
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-09-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 105,478
Posted By [email protected]
My thoughts and prayers too go out to their...

My thoughts and prayers too go out to their families, crew, friends and fan's of Bob Morgan and Jeffery Tillman of Big Thunder Marine. Certainly a staple in Offshore Racing for a long time......
Forum: Classic Offshore 12-15-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 236,381
Posted By [email protected]
Kenny, Did you race Night Stalker? What was the...

Kenny,
Did you race Night Stalker? What was the originally interior seats?
Forum: Classic Offshore 12-15-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 236,381
Posted By [email protected]
Yes, it sure was Kevlar... If you'll notice, the...

Yes, it sure was Kevlar... If you'll notice, the decks/cockpits of each Flight Marine were a little different from each other and Night Stalker and our Top Cat look the very same. I bet you're right...
Forum: Classic Offshore 12-14-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 236,381
Posted By [email protected]
The Night Stalker boats looks exactly like ours,...

The Night Stalker boats looks exactly like ours, I wonder if our boat was the Night Stalker boat repainted? I was always wondering what the history of our boat was...

Ben
Forum: Classic Offshore 12-14-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 236,381
Posted By [email protected]
Kenny, It ran from what I can remember in the...

Kenny,
It ran from what I can remember in the high 90's to low 100's but we never really got to dial it in properly. The CG did change somewhat with the wider cockpit and bigger engines. I believe...
Forum: Classic Offshore 12-13-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 236,381
Posted By [email protected]
This "Top Cat boat" was the first boat I raced....

This "Top Cat boat" was the first boat I raced. We picked it up in 1988 and began racing it in 1989. It was repainted and sponsored by Hy-Tech Marine out of Little Washington, NC. I'll try and dig up...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-04-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By [email protected]
Happy Birthday Tom! And thanks for your help on...

Happy Birthday Tom! And thanks for your help on shipping my Jeep! Great job! Ben
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-28-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By [email protected]
Jeff, Happy Holiday's to you too! And it was...

Jeff,
Happy Holiday's to you too! And it was great chatting with you the other day. Be good and stay in touch.

Ben
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-14-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,718
Posted By [email protected]
That technology exist now, but this is not the...

That technology exist now, but this is not the format to discuss it. Ben
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-14-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,718
Posted By [email protected]
My thoughts and prayers I offer out to the...

My thoughts and prayers I offer out to the families and friends of the fallen... Very sad day in racing...



And just to add; in an accident of this caliber and being that the impact was so...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-05-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,341
Posted By [email protected]
First of all, no canopy is ever "water-tight" in...

First of all, no canopy is ever "water-tight" in an accident.

Secondly, no. AirVest that are used in racing or canopy boats should NEVER EVER have a auto-inflator.

Byt the way, there is nothing...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-05-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,341
Posted By [email protected]
What happens when you swin or end up under the...

What happens when you swin or end up under the dash and get pinned? Bottom line, you NEVER should be wearing a PFD that has floatation in it in a canopy boat... period...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-05-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,341
Posted By [email protected]
Can someone tell me why is this guy is allowed to...

Can someone tell me why is this guy is allowed to wear this floatation PFD inside an enclosed cockpit? In the event of a rollover and if the boat were to remain upside down, he could be pinned to the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-24-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,573
Posted By [email protected]
SCCA Road Racing. And I've never put up any pics...

SCCA Road Racing. And I've never put up any pics up on the web site...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-24-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,573
Posted By [email protected]
Michael Allweiss, I LOVE YOU...:kiss: Ben

Michael Allweiss, I LOVE YOU...:kiss:

Ben
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-24-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,573
Posted By [email protected]
WOW! I've read this whole thread and I see...

WOW! I've read this whole thread and I see nothing changed at all in Offshore Racing... Same people stirring up crap and same people talking about subjects that they have NO factual information...
Forum: Classic Offshore 05-18-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,844
Posted By [email protected]
I just order another copy to give to a buddy......

I just order another copy to give to a buddy... Great book and I ordered the DVD too.

Thanks, Ben
Forum: Offshore Super Series (OSS) 05-13-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By [email protected]
Billy, I hope that you are feeling better and...

Billy, I hope that you are feeling better and here's to a speedy recovery!!!

Here is a Big Bird in the name of yellow (like your boat) to cheer you up...:bigbird:

Take care, Ben
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-05-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,202
Posted By [email protected]
Scotty, I am very sorry for your loss. The small...

Scotty, I am very sorry for your loss. The small amount of time that I got to share with you and your Dad I enjoyed him very much and I know how close you were with him and I am truly sorry for your...
Forum: Offshore Super Series (OSS) 04-29-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,508
Posted By [email protected]
John get well soon buddy! I know that you are...

John get well soon buddy! I know that you are being missed by many...

Ben
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