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March 17 2010 at 10:37 PM
Norm  (no login)

Response to Yanmar 370 Turbos



Smoking the new boats! Brian you are charged with blowing the wipers off of all of them! 36.5! 38" Cruiser? LoL Could you take some booze off and get her to one MPH-per-foot??

1968 300SEL 6.3 had my old man straw fedora on (in a light blue plaid) - young boy-racers revving engine next to me at the lights in a modern "rice-rocket" as it turns green I matt it and keep it there, "new 4 speed automatic transmission" keeps it in first until you let up the gas. I leave them in my tire smoke and pull into my drive and wait for them to barrel past - Grandpa whipped them - they might not have know what a "sleeper" or "Q-Car" was before... they waved in appreciation - killing themselves laughing they got whipped!

I was honoring the tradition! And I was going to get new tires that week anyways and wanted to know what the old girl could do... 140 MPH no hesitation - hands-off the wheel dead-straight!

So cool you are the original owner's son and there is a strong chance now that you grandchildren's, grandkids could enjoy this boat. Is your Dad watching this transpire?

What a "Legacy" (pardon me Paul - you would agree?)


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