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Raspberry Maiden Voyage - Elsinore

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« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2007, 09:53:02 AM »
Brad

I talked to Craig and we will try to get there too. I'm looking free but some honeydues may appear last minute.  What time? and what's your cell # call me, don't post it!!!

Tom,

That would be REALLY cool if you guys came...you guys and your stories were one of the major motivating factors behind this boat...several who have helped me with this boat said it was an honor to be a part of a boat that has so much history.

For those of you who don't know, Craig and Tom are good friends who used to race this boat back in the early 70s. Craig drove, Tom was part of the crew. There is a thread over on hotboat here that I created trying to find some history on the boat and was able to get in touch with Craig and Tom and they share some awesome pictures and stories of this boat.

The boat has beaten me up and taken a lot of my time in the past month.

Here is a short timeline:

Early 70's


How I found it a year ago in Rod's backyard when it was on death row bound for the dump




It was only a month ago that bob and omar came over to flip it upside down so I could sand the bottom


finished sanding it 2 weeks ago....


even had the woman out there helpin...


it was only a week and a half ago that we started assembling this boat...yes, that means in 2 weeks time, we have assembled this boat and it will be ready to run...ready to race in 3 weeks total....all while maintaining day jobs.  :o




This boat will be competing in the Nostalgia Jet class at Parker during Thanksgiving weekend.

Again, I want to thank everyone who has contributed...without these people, this project could not happen..

Ralph Brunt Sr and Jr, Terry Valore, Ralph's buddy Matt, Rick Ortega (lilrick), Tom and Josh at Jet Boat Performance, Kyle (bigred),  Kate (Woman!), Omar (beerjet), Bob (flytime), and Tim (wanabe)

Its close to being, but its been a long haul to get to this point. CJ712 will live again.
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« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2007, 10:02:59 AM »
that would be cool to see you tow it out there with your new el camino, since you sold your titan......hehehehe------------>




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« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2007, 10:06:51 AM »
Brad,

Seeing this makes me want to get out and get the Fantasy done, You guy's did a KILLER job on that boat and having a boat with that history is just Bitchen.

Good luck, i know you will do well ;D


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« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2007, 10:30:15 AM »
Brad I can show you a 68 or 9 El Camino for sale on a lot in Elsinore.  From the street it looks pretty clean.  Much cooler tow vehicle for this fine looking boat. If you're gonna drive a Chevy it might as well be a cool one. j/k
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« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2007, 10:40:43 AM »
just what i need...another moneypit  :(
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« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2007, 11:58:49 AM »
Great job Brad!
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« Reply #56 on: November 14, 2007, 12:40:34 PM »
What time are you planning on trying to launch?

I'm trying to arrange to get out there, I'll let you know  ;D
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« Reply #57 on: November 14, 2007, 01:50:50 PM »
Sunday morning....8-9ish? I don't have an exact time that I will be there.
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« Reply #58 on: November 14, 2007, 02:51:13 PM »
2 hours towing the boat is a little out of range for this weekend... Just paid my medical bills from the time when we met at the lake and Bob commented on how I looked as if I was dying. that being sick shit took a BIG hit on my wallet, not to mention I lost 20 pounds and missed a week of work.

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« Reply #59 on: November 14, 2007, 05:37:11 PM »
Hey Brad , I would like to give you my cell #  to make sure I can find you guys , don't know if thats kosher here .Also Flytime I,m should have room ,drive the short bus ( big ugly yellow 21 eliminator) .What time areyou thinking.
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« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2007, 10:13:06 PM »
Are any of you guys going to be bringing kids?  I told mine that they could come but that they would have to go below deck when Chromey breaks out the pics of the honeymoon  >:D

CHROMEY  you are bringing the "special" pics right?   ;D
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« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2007, 11:01:27 PM »
Are any of you guys going to be bringing kids?  I told mine that they could come but that they would have to go below deck when Chromey breaks out the pics of the honeymoon  >:D

CHROMEY  you are bringing the "special" pics right?   ;D

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« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2007, 11:11:00 PM »
haha im leaving you if you buy an el camino


wish i could come see it hit the waterrrrr that will be so neatooooo


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« Reply #63 on: November 15, 2007, 07:23:09 AM »
haha im leaving you if you buy an el camino


wish i could come see it hit the waterrrrr that will be so neatooooo



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« Reply #64 on: November 15, 2007, 08:27:14 AM »
good job on the boat brad, and thanks for  making the rest of us with projects look bad...3 1/2 wks hell i am going on 2 yrs ;D ;D
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« Reply #65 on: November 15, 2007, 08:41:17 AM »
good job on the boat brad, and thanks for  making the rest of us with projects look bad...3 1/2 wks hell i am going on 2 yrs ;D ;D
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« Reply #66 on: November 15, 2007, 08:54:33 AM »
brad its cool you saw the diamond in the rough in that boat, cause it looked fugly sitting @ hotrods backyard......good to see what you made of it!!!


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« Reply #67 on: November 15, 2007, 12:27:19 PM »
Hey Brad, when in the process did you find out it was the Raspberry, or did you know when you bought it?
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« Reply #68 on: November 15, 2007, 02:12:04 PM »
Hey Brad, when in the process did you find out it was the Raspberry, or did you know when you bought it?

i didnt know until after i bought it. I noticed the markings on the bow where the driver's, crew, owner's names were painted under the black crap....posted it up over on hotboat and i guess someone made a few calls and next thing ya know, the original owner signs up on hotboat and starts pluggin away at all those stories.
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« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2007, 09:13:46 AM »
BREAKING  NEWS  UPDATE     BREAKING  NEWS  UPDATE      BREAKING  NEWS  UPDATE

Just checking in.  How are things going.  We're all pretty excited for you, we want to see the piece of history out making waves again.
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« Reply #70 on: November 16, 2007, 10:03:43 AM »
its getting there....i was out cutting/drilling aluminum last night and got a complaint from a neighbor....i was on a roll knockin things out and lost track of time...it was past 11 ...oops!
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« Reply #71 on: November 16, 2007, 12:18:21 PM »
My boat was in the driveway for 4 days after the fire because my storage space was being used for fire department storage... Of course the neighbors started bitching.


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« Reply #72 on: November 16, 2007, 12:39:55 PM »
I wanna see it run....... are you still a go for Sunday??
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« Reply #73 on: November 16, 2007, 02:49:19 PM »
I wanna see it run....... are you still a go for Sunday??

yes.
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« Reply #74 on: November 16, 2007, 05:51:39 PM »
Cool boat. Can't wait to see some in action pics......


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