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    Here is a picture of the same motors on the PowerCat Hydro Red bought from Chuck.. second picture is Red right behind my Raveau, in the spray..We just passed the Switzer thing..LOL
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    Default Bill Hutchins

    Sad to say we lost another one..all you kneeldowners should remember him..

    William Hutchins
    William T. "Hutch" Hutchins, 85, of Lake Placid died July 16, 2007. Born in Wilkesboro, Pa., he had been a resident of Lake Placid for 29 years.
    He flew crop dusters for Del Monte Foods and at the same time managed several small airfields. He flight instructed future combat pilots at Sparta Field. He joined Pan American World Airways as a pilot in 1951, flying the South American and European routes. He retired as a captain in 1982 with over thousands of flight hours. He served as a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He flew the China-Burma route known as "The Hump."
    He was a builder of many national championship outboard racing engines. He was a member of the Airline Pilot Association, American Power Boat Association, the Model Airplane Club and the Lorida Trap and Gun Club.
    Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lois; children, Lois Edwards of Crystal Lake, Ill., Bill of Lake Wales, Jeff of Land O' Lakes and Carrie Fish of Miami; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to the evening hours Saturday at the family home.
    Memorial arrangements are being handled by the Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home, Lake Placid
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    Default Bud Finkl

    Recieved this information from Anne (Finkl) Donaldson. I would like to pass it on to Buds fellow boat racers. Gods speed Bud. You had a very full life.


    BUD FINKL passed on in May. He enjoyed the information I told him about this web site. Bud
    was an avid boat builder who started building boats at 13, on the Fox River, IL. In Sarasota, FL, he later built luxury river boats called Packard. His 27' Packard Classic Heritage model was in the "Speed Movie", with Sandra Bullock. In 2001 his boat business was sold. Bud was a hydroplane racer in the
    40's,50's & 60's, he won dozens of Racing Titles. Bud had a full life and now is at peace.

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    Default Bud Finkl

    I grew up in and near Depue and remember Bud showing up with Pink and Black boats and was always animated in his actions and re-actions. He was always a competitor and won his share for sure.

    I remember he and Homer Kincaid as arch rivals and watched Bud challenge Homer to a one on one race at Depue. I do not remember the results or even if it took place, but Bud was adamant that he would beat Homer one on one.

    If you remember anything about Homer he was a winner. One weekend in Indiana he won all 12 classes run that weekend.

    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferv888ipba View Post
    I grew up in and near Depue and remember Bud showing up with Pink and Black boats and was always animated in his actions and re-actions. He was always a competitor and won his share for sure.

    I remember he and Homer Kincaid as arch rivals and watched Bud challenge Homer to a one on one race at Depue. I do not remember the results or even if it took place, but Bud was adamant that he would beat Homer one on one.

    If you remember anything about Homer he was a winner. One weekend in Indiana he won all 12 classes run that weekend.

    Ray
    Wow, Joan Carter, Bud's oldest daughter lives in Sarasota FL., remembers Homer Kincaid to be a nice man. They raced konig B & C.

    Joan said, Bud would always stop to say something to the guys that came by his burgundy & grey trailor. Not that many girls were interested to stop by but she loved the boat races and thought they were really neat. Bud raced in Mexico in the 40's, Lakeland, FL, and AZ. You pinned Bud well he was adamant about a lot of things and such a charactor. He was an older boat racer that came back after leaving.

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    We were at the NOA North South Championships in Knoxville in 1967 and someone had a laydown boat. It was the first I had ever seen. Someone later told me Bud had imported it from Europe. I knew of him, but never actually met him for some reason. RIP.



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    Default Bud and Homer..........

    These are two gentleman I always heard about because my Dad was friends with them from the old days. My first exposure to a laydown boat was, I think a C Schultze (?) that Bud had and really got with the program. Very fast and very unique. Every year when we arrived at DePue they were they first guys my Dad looked for. Enjoyable times together.
    Charley Bradley


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    Default Dave Christie

    Dave died Aug 15, 2007:

    Dave was Director of Engineering at Merc Racing until 2005 when he was forced into early retirement by Merc Racing.

    RIP DAVE..........You are a good friend.

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    Default Mr. John Augustine

    The life of a great person concluded today, as Pop Augustine has passed away. The Augustine Family, the boat racing community and anyone whoever was fortunate to refer to Pop as his or her friend, has lost a great person in his/her life. I will always value my innumerable memories of Pop. His heart and generosity knew no bounds. I cannot imgagine a better father, friend, mentor or role model. I do not know of anyone who had a greater passion for boat racing.

    Pop lived a full life without doubt. I hope that we all can share many wonderful memories.

    Our thoughts are with one of the finest families in boat racing.

    Thank you to David Weaver for this post......

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    Default Ross Gibson

    Add Ross Gibson to the list of racers no longer with us. Karen Cadle e-mailed me to say her Grandpa Ross left this world to race at Lake Paradise Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. Rest in peace Ross!

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