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Forum: Classic Offshore 09-17-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 812,251
Posted By Top Banana
Toffen do you have a jackplate on that and what...

Toffen do you have a jackplate on that and what is your beam? 7 feet?
Forum: Classic Offshore 09-05-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Top Banana
Thanks Nigel, but we are your fans too. So nice...

Thanks Nigel, but we are your fans too. So nice to finally meet the master behind all those great shots of real offshore racing over the years. Keep up the good work and hopefully we may have...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-03-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Top Banana
Thanks Dan, I will pass the info on. Charlie

Thanks Dan, I will pass the info on.

Charlie
Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-01-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Top Banana
Poker runs in Southern California??

A friend of mine is moving to Southern California and was wondering if there are any poker runs in the Newport Beach area?

If so, does anyone have the dates and contact info that he could use.
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Forum: Poker Runs and Boating Events 09-01-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Top Banana
Poker runs in Southern California??

A friend of mine is moving to Southern California and was wondering if there are any poker runs in the Newport Beach area?

If so, does anyone have the dates and contact info that he could use.
...
Forum: Classic Offshore 08-29-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Top Banana
Awards presentation

The awards photo shows the winning team with Laura Levi. She is the daughter of Sir Max Aitken, who founded this race in 1961 and she is married to Sonny Levi's son, Martin. Her daughter also raced...
Forum: Banana Boat 08-13-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,301
Posted By Top Banana
What are yoou looking for? 24 specifically or...

What are yoou looking for? 24 specifically or just a 24 Banana Boat?

I have a nice 28 foot center console with no power.
Forum: Banana Boat 08-13-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Top Banana
So if a single 300 HP was able to get into the...

So if a single 300 HP was able to get into the 70's with an older and heavier layup.......what will a new single 400 HP outboard do?

And to add some "What if's".... to the question, since the boat...
Forum: Classic Offshore 07-25-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,924
Posted By Top Banana
I talked to Jeff last night and he told me this...

I talked to Jeff last night and he told me this boat was a 35 foot not a 38 like my old one.
Forum: Classic Offshore 07-24-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,924
Posted By Top Banana
How about some more shots of that 38...

How about some more shots of that 38 Magnum......that is a really well done restoration. Thanks
Forum: Classic Offshore 07-22-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,924
Posted By Top Banana
So.....no photos and the weather reports on the...

So.....no photos and the weather reports on the east coast show heavy rains in Detroit area????

Has it been washed out or were cameras not allowed this year?
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-26-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Top Banana
Change in Travolta movie??

What????? I have had three calls today with some scuttlebutt that the new movie with John Travolta is now being done about another former racer and boat builder....Ben Kramer???

It seems the...
Forum: Classic Offshore 04-12-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By Top Banana
The boat was raced as Chartreuse, 75 and 76 for...

The boat was raced as Chartreuse, 75 and 76 for sure.

In the Production classes it ran as a P boat. Small block 350 cu in with 280 HP Mercruisers with TRS drives.
Forum: Banana Boat 03-06-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,942
Posted By Top Banana
Let's hope that this won't take as long to come...

Let's hope that this won't take as long to come around as my last inside scoop......BUT, I have heard from some people who would know, that the new 500HP outboard was almost ready for this years'...
Forum: Banana Boat 03-06-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,301
Posted By Top Banana
Air Dog....you still have Blue Max? Might...

Air Dog....you still have Blue Max?

Might have a customer..... now that summer is almost here.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-06-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,493
Posted By Top Banana
If Innovation is involved, the result should be...

If Innovation is involved, the result should be way up there.

I had them re-do a boat for me last spring and came away totally satisfied.

Best of luck, with your old/new boat.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-27-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By Top Banana
As cam be seen by this photo above, Bobby and I...

As cam be seen by this photo above, Bobby and I ran in faster race boats than Brownie did years earlier.....How can you tell?? Bobby and I have that slick high speed look to our foreheads....LOL
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-26-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Top Banana
Betty Cook reincarnated as an Aussie.....

Betty Cook reincarnated as an Aussie.....
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-09-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,757
Posted By Top Banana
Great job, Dan and OL team. This will...

Great job, Dan and OL team.

This will start a new trend now.....wait until the other mfgrs try the same with their sport deck boats.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-05-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,602
Posted By Top Banana
Don called me one day and asked me to make a 24...

Don called me one day and asked me to make a 24 foot deep vee hull and ship it to him. No deck and don't worry about the bulkheads, just support the sides while it is moved down to Florida.

I did...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-19-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,364
Posted By Top Banana
Now if you want to see a real hot boat......look...

Now if you want to see a real hot boat......look at the AMG Apache!!!!

Wait a minute, doesn't Cigarette have an exclusive with AMG?????

Well what is really important to AMG is winning...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-17-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,082
Posted By Top Banana
A few years ago there was a new bottom brought...

A few years ago there was a new bottom brought out by Sonic (Frisini) and it had steps.

I do not know who designed it, nor do I know...... how it performed with speed and handling.

In the old...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 01-16-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,082
Posted By Top Banana
True. I contracted with JC Simon to design and...

True. I contracted with JC Simon to design and build a new Open class race boat at the World Championship races in Key West in 1977 (Betty won that year) JC Simon could talk and desing fast, but the...
Forum: Classic Offshore 01-12-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,156
Posted By Top Banana
Richie, when Don rigged my first Top Banana, he...

Richie, when Don rigged my first Top Banana, he used Stan Irwin engines and I got to know Stan very well. Stan told me the story behind the engines of the Miami to NY record run. He said if the...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 12-22-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,761
Posted By Top Banana
Well back when we raced all over the ocean and...

Well back when we raced all over the ocean and the race engines of the day ran on AV Gas only, to prepare for a race we would fill up the tanks, all 5 of them. Now that was a total of 520 gallons...
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