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12-16-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Top Banana

Interesting to see the sport grow from........

Interesting to see the sport grow from..... photos taken from other boats, of the start and maybe a checkpoint boat and the finish of races.

Then the daredevils used small bubble helicopters and...
12-14-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Top Banana

When some of us left offshore racing, when 4...

When some of us left offshore racing, when 4 engine boats were the new top class, we went over to IMSA Endurance racing.

These races included Daytona, Sebring, and the two Palm Beach races.

We...
Forum: Banana Boat
09-01-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,297
Posted By Top Banana

Welcome. If you need any help with offshore...

Welcome. If you need any help with offshore history or parts you have Saris Engines in Lake George.

Once you make 10 posts, you can then post photos. Let's see what you are dong with it. OB or...
Forum: Banana Boat
08-17-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,297
Posted By Top Banana

Yes, I remember seeing photos of that boat. I...

Yes, I remember seeing photos of that boat. I have no idea where it is now, but that would be a good one to get a hold of.

Here is another one that was recently all redone and the owner upgraded...
Forum: Banana Boat
08-13-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,297
Posted By Top Banana

We still make both new and restored. If customer...

We still make both new and restored. If customer wants new, we can make either sterndrive or outboard twins or a single, on a bracket or on the transom.

Haven't advertised in years we have good...
Forum: Banana Boat
08-11-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,297
Posted By Top Banana

These old boats stay alive and the classic lines...

These old boats stay alive and the classic lines never age.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/960x577/24_banana_nick_shepley_2d71c5f5db5cd882a5c86ff180c093cb7e0e6a09.jpeg...
Forum: Banana Boat
08-08-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,297
Posted By Top Banana

My own personal 24 foot outboard from 1978 has...

My own personal 24 foot outboard from 1978 has just been found.

Original owner, and original everything from upholstery to windshield to rub rail etc etc.

I used it as a boat show boat for the...
06-14-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By Top Banana

Yes, it is. We are working with a print shop now...

Yes, it is. We are working with a print shop now and have come up with 3 different sizes. We are negotiating on just how many they would require us to order to do a run of say Betty's painting.
...
Forum: Apache
05-22-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,578
Posted By Top Banana

When the 35 Cigarette was built, they were in a...

When the 35 Cigarette was built, they were in a hurry and the plug ended up with two of the strakes not meeting perfectly at the bow.

For a number of years following that, we entertained ourselves...
04-29-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By Top Banana

Phil the Official Name for that mixture was...

Phil the Official Name for that mixture was "Rocket Fuel"

The race was delayed for 1 day waiting for the Italians and with idle time on our hands something had to happen.

Out of nowhere, a...
04-26-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By Top Banana

SEARACE Posters

Any interest if we converted some original art work from SEARACE to posters?

Two sizes 20 by 30 inches and 8 by 12.6 inches.

Which drivers yes and which drivers no!

Pricing will depend on...
04-24-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By Top Banana

Offshore Racing History podcast link

Billy Martin and I did a podcast in NJ last week and it is now posted on YouTube with this link. / Enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8faNMtGx5Fs
04-07-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,525
Posted By Top Banana

Jeff....when I started my company, Don advised me...

Jeff....when I started my company, Don advised me to pick a name that has nothing to do with the boating business.

He said that people will remember something that is different, especially if you...
04-05-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,839
Posted By Top Banana

Exact same guy that tried to buy my molds back in...

Exact same guy that tried to buy my molds back in December.

Yes, sir!! I sent you a wire transfer.........No problem, I said. Cancel the wire and send me a personal check over night.

Yes sir!!...
03-04-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,392
Posted By Top Banana

Yes the first of Three that Don Aronow raced with...

Yes the first of Three that Don Aronow raced with that name.

This boat was the first it is a 1963 Formula 233 with a single 409 cu in with twin 4 barrel carbs on it.

The second boat was a 27...
02-19-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By Top Banana

Question for Admins

Could an admin contact me re a question of a photograph.

Thanks

Charlie
11-25-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,445
Posted By Top Banana

Serious racing started in the late 50's and early...

Serious racing started in the late 50's and early 60's. The seats that were tried, often just snapped the legs off and bolsters were not invented until the mid 60's

Remember the speeds were a lot...
11-25-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,445
Posted By Top Banana

There is only an engine box that covers the...

There is only an engine box that covers the engine and tips forward for service work.

No seats and no bolsters, you simply stood up straight and held on.

There is a photo out there somewhere of...
11-24-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,445
Posted By Top Banana

Rob, you and Dave would have fit in very well if...

Rob, you and Dave would have fit in very well if you had been racing with us back in the 1970s. Thanks for your kind words and I hope to see you at another open ocean racing event in the future....
11-23-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,445
Posted By Top Banana

Found some old stuff that may be interesting for...

Found some old stuff that may be interesting for some people decorating their boat -cave.

HORBA ran the first open water offshore race in over 20 years in 2008, from Miami to Bimini and back...
11-20-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,445
Posted By Top Banana

Here is the story about the Bushmills Race that...

Here is the story about the Bushmills Race that was published in Extreme Boats Magazine.

It gives a little more of the back story of the video that you see above.
...
11-20-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,445
Posted By Top Banana

Thank you for your support to keep the old school...

Thank you for your support to keep the old school and early days of offshore alive.

Between now and the first of the year we have some physical moves to make and some contracts to enter...
11-19-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,445
Posted By Top Banana

We break down the archives of photos by year. ...

We break down the archives of photos by year.

50's and 60's and then 1970 to 1980 and then the 1980s with mainly Cats. and next the 1990's

We have the total library of over 100,000 photos and...
11-19-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,445
Posted By Top Banana

We did a special run and when they sold out, we...

We did a special run and when they sold out, we tried to find a new publisher, as we proved there is a market for this kind of publication.

Plans are proceeding to republish with additional photos...
11-19-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,445
Posted By Top Banana

Give me an idea of what you are looking for and...

Give me an idea of what you are looking for and what sizes? Would you like them framed or sent no frame?

We can do them small to very big.

The book I wrote..... Blue Water Warriors......"The...
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