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    Mark Mowl here. I am hoping that someone that was racing in Florida in the late 70's early 80's has a photo I am looking for stuck in an album somewhere.

    During an evening of fun (!) my EP boat (blue & white Allison - #59) managed to find its way into the Winter Haven Florida Holiday Inn pool. The boat was lifted off the trailer, carried down a walkway (tilted sideways to pass the coke machine) and dumped in the pool. Someone at the time had photos, but I never got copies and cannot remember who had them. I would kill for a copy this many years later. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.

    For the record, I was out to dinner when this happened. If memory serves, the guilty parties were Randy Gore, Andy Wiggers, Eric Reinertson and some of the St. Pete guys.

    Fun times . . . today they'd probably call it a hazmat event and drain the pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatmark59 View Post
    Mark Mowl here. I am hoping that someone that was racing in Florida in the late 70's early 80's has a photo I am looking for stuck in an album somewhere.

    During an evening of fun (!) my EP boat (blue & white Allison - #59) managed to find its way into the Winter Haven Florida Holiday Inn pool. The boat was lifted off the trailer, carried down a walkway (tilted sideways to pass the coke machine) and dumped in the pool. Someone at the time had photos, but I never got copies and cannot remember who had them. I would kill for a copy this many years later. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.

    For the record, I was out to dinner when this happened. If memory serves, the guilty parties were Randy Gore, Andy Wiggers, Eric Reinertson and some of the St. Pete guys.

    Fun times . . . today they'd probably call it a hazmat event and drain the pool.
    A few guys including Billy Martin and myself did the same thing to Bob Van Epps' 13' Allison at the Lake George Nationals in '66. The only difference was that we didn't take it off the trailer.

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    I think it would have been much easier to unhook it from my van and roll it over to the pool (that's how I got it out) but they seem to have been stopped by the lock on the coupler. Rather than just un-bolt the ball, six guys carried the boat . . . maybe they should have thought this one through before the cocktails started flowing.

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    I only have this one...
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    Damn! I wish I had thought of that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatmark59 View Post
    Mark Mowl here. I am hoping that someone that was racing in Florida in the late 70's early 80's has a photo I am looking for stuck in an album somewhere.

    During an evening of fun (!) my EP boat (blue & white Allison - #59) managed to find its way into the Winter Haven Florida Holiday Inn pool. The boat was lifted off the trailer, carried down a walkway (tilted sideways to pass the coke machine) and dumped in the pool. Someone at the time had photos, but I never got copies and cannot remember who had them. I would kill for a copy this many years later. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.

    For the record, I was out to dinner when this happened. If memory serves, the guilty parties were Randy Gore, Andy Wiggers, Eric Reinertson and some of the St. Pete guys.

    Fun times . . . today they'd probably call it a hazmat event and drain the pool.
    Mark

    I am looking, at one point I did have a picture of your boat in a small body of water, could have been a pool. In the meantime here is another, not sure where it was.

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    Oh man, that is a flashback. You have to go back that far to find a photo of me with no gray hair, and THIN!!.

    After a little deduction, I think I can identify this. It is not a racecourse, it is testing in the Merten's back yard in Oshkosh. You and I were there testing the week prior to St. Louis. If you could see my face, I would be exhausted . . . that was the culmination of a two week thrash after the second Burgess was air freighted, and went from bare un-painted hull, to rigged, painted, and me running from Lauderdale to Oshkosh in about about nine days. (I had more stamina then!) You were already on the road with the motorhome and the first Burgess, and we met there to test the new and old boats.
    As I remember, you didn't like the second one, and after all that, we still ran the first boat at St. Louis. (The one John repaired after you broke it in half at Stuart)

    Good times. I don't have many photos from that period . . . keep posting what you have.

    Mark

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    I cannot resist posting the follow-on story to your putting my boat in the pool, and taking so much pleasure in re-telling the story over the years . . .

    We were at dinner in a restaurant at a race somewhere during the champ boat days, I think maybe Augusta. A table of probably twenty people. After many cocktails, Randy tells the boat in the pool story, the half hour full monty version, to great laughter. Randy is sitting there grinning at the story, so proud of himself.

    I calmly asked Randy if he remembers me shoving him in the pool with my boat, and what I said to him before I did it. He thinks, and says . . " you said one day you would get even when I least expect it". I then ask him who rigged the champ boat he would be racing the next day.

    The look on his face, and the sputtering about that not being funny to even joke about . . . PRICELESS!

    Gotcha ! ! ! Some good times !

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    I think this is you again Mark, but not close enougt to be certain
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