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    Default Billy Martin's Bounty Hunter

    Signed photo of Billy Martin's Bounty Hunter
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    Carl Kiekhaefer,
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    Quote Originally Posted by fgbiv
    Signed photo of Billy Martin's Bounty Hunter
    Thanks for Keeping the spirit Alive.
    Billy Martin

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    Default Always Loved That Picture...

    Growing up in a family where working on outboard motors was a 24-7 job, I watched, from my trike, my dad file lower units, many he filed for hours and he shortened the skegs (This was before people jacked the motor up and needed more skeg)... All my life, my dad, stressed the need to reduce drag, especially under water drag...

    When I first saw The Bounty Hunter, in Powerboat, leaping like Jack the Bear, those gearcases with no skegs "JUMPED" off the page...I realized, hells, bells a twin doesn't need skegs....I said, "Damn, this Billy Martin must be a smart sumbitch, no wonder he wins..."...

    I never met Billy Martin, but always respected his innovation in Offshore Racing...He may not have "invented" the no skeg on twins..but his was the first I ever saw...

    Later, 1970, I borrowed a boat that my dad and I had built for Jeff Weatherby of Needles... He had named the boat The Bounty Hunter. I won the DU Nationals in that boat, I actually had several people, that year, ask me if the Offshore Boat, The Bounty Hunter, was mine....I'd look them in the eye and say.....are you f&^king dreaming???

    We HAVE A SPORT TO SAVE, one person at a time...THANKS FOR POSTING....I would love to see more of your photos, Billy!!!!

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    My Dad Randy Rabe , Had A Great Talk With Billy Today ! So Great To Re Unite Them !

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    Frank G. Brown III, 07-06-1934 - 06-02-2010.
    My father passed away this morning.

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    Frank
    I have lost both of my parents and know how hard it is. Keep him in your thoughts everyday and it will help ease the pain.
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    Default Billy Martin

    Billy Marting is a great guy and, years ago, a great friend. He was one of the super-stars of early off shore racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russhill View Post
    Billy Marting is a great guy and, years ago, a great friend. He was one of the super-stars of early off shore racing.
    Thank You For the Nice Words, Here's My Dad Last Year racing with me, and Carl Marcincavage. We won the 2009 OPA Nationals For Class 4
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    Default 39 Bubble deck

    Most have probably seen this already but just in case - the Bounty Hunter 39' lives on!! Cowes 2010!!

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