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    Dave Packer..#48
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    Driver: Warren Spinnenweber and Rider: John Sherlock Sr.

    I was in the USMC and they borrowed my Switzer Shooting Star to run in the Albany to NYC Marathon. It was a tuff ride,,, a Switzer Star was not a good boat for this event. They finished and this was something to be proud of for that marathon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Sherlock View Post
    I remember my dad telling me he never thought they would make it across Havestraw Bay. When he got to NY he had to jump overboard because of all the gas on his butt from sitting on the gas tanks.
    John,
    Back in the 70's we ran two man runabout at a MOD race at Morris, Illinois. Gary Anderson and Dan Kennedy were running with a "C" MOD against a bunch of us with 44's. The boat as you can well imagine was kind of small for the two of them and Gary ended up sitting on the fuel tank. As the heat wore on the bouncing around in the cockpit, sitting on top of the tank caused the cap to come loose.

    Now Gary is a great guy and suffered from what many of us have come to now as the hangers. The gas found its way to those hangers and poor Gary could not hit the water fast enough and suffered the rest of the weekend because of it. OOOIIIIIEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Marty O'Neill
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    In loving memory

    Brandt Hilsen
    1973 - 2004

    Fatally injured racing CSH in Williamsport, Pa
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    Loss of a Legend
    Friday, June 2, 2006
    Legendary hydroplane builder Henry Lauterbach passed away last evening at a Virginia hospital.

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    FARMER Wilton T. "Will" Farmer Sr., 90, of Richmond, passed away Monday, December 11, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Elva Mae Farmer; his son, Wilton T. "Will" Farmer Jr. and his wife, Donna; two grandsons, W. Ryan Farmer and his wife, Michelle and Mark T. Farmer; one great-grandson, Michael; a niece, Shirley F. Hunt and her husband, Jerry; two nephews, Frank L. Farmer III and his wife, Kathy, and William F. Drumeller III; and his beloved dog, Cha-Cha. Mr. Farmer was a drummer and was a member of the Richmond Musicians Union. He played with many bands over a 70 year period including Barry McKinley and Skeets Morris. Mr. Farmer built race boats over a 30 year period. In 2000, he received the American Power Boat Association's highest honor, being elected to the Honor Squadron. He helped establish Farmer Machine Company in 1978 and served as vice president until the time of his death. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 14, in Signal Hill Memorial Park.

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    BILL (Grandpa) SEEBOLD SR.

    Very sad to hear this news. Always will remember his walking me over to the trunk of his car so he could give me a couple of props to try. I don't think anyone loved the sport of boat racing more than Grandpa. We had many, many, many good times.

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    Jack Leek:

    Memorial Service, Sunday March 25th, 2:00pm at the Browns Point
    Improvement Club, Tacoma. Casual dress please. For driving directions see
    (corrected) website: www.brownspoint.org

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    Danny Critchfield. Lost while testing a boat in 1987.

    Great boat builder and driver.
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