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Old 12-27-2017, 10:00 AM
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Very sorry to say, I just received word that Rich Sutphen Sr. passed away this morning. Being a huge fan of the Sutphens as are you guys, I thought it would be proper to let the OSO community that weren’t aware, know. If any of his friends have memories or photos they want to share It could be a comforting memorial to someone a lot of us idolized.

Thoughts and prayers to the Sutphen Family.
Godspeed Sr. You were an innovator ahead of you time.
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Old 12-27-2017, 10:17 AM
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RIP. I didn't know him but always admired the boats he built.

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Old 12-27-2017, 12:46 PM
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Sad news. Condolences to his family.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:22 PM
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Bummer...........sorry to hear this news.
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:41 PM
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Very sad news to end a very sad year.....
Richie Sutphen has passed....
A truly great boat builder, a man’s man, and one of the most talented onboard hydro drivers in history.

His 7 liter Lauterbach , Miss Gangway, rocketing along at maniacal speeds, with him behind the wheel and his hair on fire, will live in ny heart forever......

God Bless Christine Sutphen, who stood so proudly by his side, and the rest of his family.

GANGWAY FOREVER!!!!!!!
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:06 PM
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Always have admired the Sutphen brand and those that own the boats speak well of the family. Rest in peace.
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:25 PM
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:20 PM
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R.I.P.
I was lucky to have owned and raced 3 of his boats.
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Dan and his father have always like Richie's boats, and are part of the northeast "clan" of Sutphen lovers..!!!
RIP...
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Thoughts and prayers go out to Christine and the rest of the family. RIP Ritchie.
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