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Old 09-21-2011, 05:57 PM
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There were many beautiful boats. Mahoganies had their own rows by floating cabins.




Roberta gives ride to somebody I missed it again.





Mighty Riviera





Impressive Monaco







Fine Zip






Missle (not missile)





Quick Squirt, the one I can afford to build


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Old 09-21-2011, 06:13 PM
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A workshop. In couple hours two boats were built.






I completely forgot about them. Then there was lot of noise and cheers. Crowd was laughing the guys who built those boats were racing. I doubt they made 10 feet of distance before sinking.






It was fun to watch. Even funnier from the tug.





An interview.





GEMMA means initials of five women who were involved in the project.






And then there was food. That was delicious. Brats and saurcraut from Wisconsin, salmon from Alaska, chili from Alabama, soup from Georgia and many many other home cooked dishes. Breakfast waffles were cooked by a Waffle House partner himself I wish I had a big belly
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:25 PM
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Bigger homebuilt boats had their share of attention too. People spend from 5 to 15 years building such a beauty.





















and then there were rides and races...




will be continued...
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:23 PM
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Cousin I reprogrammed the thingy already. The tracker doesn't know that there is Central Time.
The tracker uses ZULU time. It doesn't care WHAT time zone you are in. You flew over 5 hours. Fill the bear clock with some fresh radium...it must be leaking and not keeping accurate time!!
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:27 PM
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WOW!! Nice boats!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:57 AM
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What you saw was not Vlad. Vlad's icon is a nice yellow HOUSE, not an airplane!
Ha,ha, your absolutely right now that I think of it. There was another aircraft (RV-8,started in NC) in SW Virginia (with the right icon) on his return trip that was practically merging with him. I was wondering if it was a planned rendezvous. I never did get to see, cause I had to get back to work.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:25 AM
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Great to meet you, Vlad!!! All the best in your boat build. Hope to see you again at the next "G" and I promise to make good on the ride.

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Old 09-22-2011, 05:28 PM
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Default Great Write-up Vlad!

The great pics make the story - I loved it!
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:38 PM
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... I was offered a seat in rear cockpit of the lead mahogany powered by 300+ chevy horses. Short briefing and forward we go.









These wooden marvels move. 60 mpg and up.













We had so much fun. There was a boat in the middle of the lake guy was filming the races. Boats in formations were directed straight to the operator's vessel and then sharply turned to split... I didn't get picture of that too many Gs camera shut down.






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Old 09-22-2011, 06:46 PM
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Evening rides were totally different. Relaxing atmosphere.






Pictures Pete Howell style.










Then were boat lies, beer, good homemade food and guitar.





Sunken boats from yesterday workshop were recovered and ready for new owners. Sad there were none.





There was flying too. An electric powered seaplane was competing with bats living in old dam in great multitudes.






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