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The latest admissions or lack of from some of you reminds me of the high school that I first went to, but was asked to leave from by the principal because of my ADVENTURES, I get invited to all of their reunions and enjoy going to them even though I did not graduate with them and it was at the 40th reunion that a group of us sat around a table and talked about the old days during the late 50's and early 60's, this was when I heard some of the stories being told about what some of them got away with that seemed to go on and on, after a while I couldn't help myself and commented................... "and I'm the one that was kicked out of there" ...........that was when I was reminded that I was only asked to leave and not come back
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I got to say that I didn't realize what a sheltered life I had as a young boy until I read about your shenanigans. I guess I didn't get out much. Your life has been quite a ride!
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Randy you sure do know a bunch about the "airboat" industry in FL
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Totally different youth. Closely supervised and walked the line. Good that I did because I never get away with ANYTHING. Had I done any of this I'd have been the "dead guy" they remembered. I addition I'm pretty much a CHICKEN.

Sure do enjoy the stories.
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I got to say that I didn't realize what a sheltered life I had as a young boy until I read about your shenanigans. I guess I didn't get out much. Your life has been quite a ride!
we had good times,i guess the times were right for all that stuff to happen.
Having a bunch of rowdy friends and a lot of cousins we seemed to get into all kinds of things.
Our world was small back then,nobody had any money and the only way to travel was in Uncle Sams Army.

Funny thing,my brothers never took part in these adventures,i think it was being in love with cars and mechanical things that i had,and that they did not have that made the difference.

I guess i was the rowdy one in the family.

I have calmed down quite a bit,i guess!

One time years ago we were racing stock cars at a little dirt track,we got into a little "dispute" in the pits and the track owner had us removed from the pits.
I went to see him,to tell him a few things (i was innocent,i swear i was) and i ended up chasing him into his office,where he locked the door to keep me out.
All of my crew was with me,the track owners yelling through the door that i needed to calm down.
My buddys were all laughing and yelled back "your lucky he has calmed down,a few years ago he would have never been this calm!"
That got me to laughing and we loaded up the racer and went home.
The next week everybody was good and we were right back at the same track,having a good time.
This happened in 1985 or so.

The track owner and i still remained friends,that kind of stuff is good for business at a stock car track!
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Randy you sure do know a bunch about the "airboat" industry in FL
Kip.it was hard not to "know" about that stuff.
What you had to know was to keep your mouth shut,and to stay on one side of the fence or the other.

These stories never got told way back then,and i made dang sure which side of the fence to be on.

It was easy to see what was going on,new trucks,new boats and all that stuff and no real job?

Plus,i have sold many,many engines to the airboat crowd.

I ran adds in trade-a-plane,looking for engines,i bought hundreds of engines from the military,and i still have 6-8 500 cadillac engines in stock,the preferred airboat engine for a long time.

I bought and sold a few airboats too,the gov has them for sale all the time.
But they have gone kinda like the Harley thing,lots of Dr's and professionals have them now,boats are big,big money these days.

I grew up in airboat country,my grandfather had airboats for many years.
I have not had one in 10 years or more,Carol hates them.
But man are they fun!
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Great stories, Chief.
You write so well and colorfully of the area.
Thoroughly enjoy reading your descriptions, especially now that this is our neck of the woods.
Thanks.
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Great stories, Chief.
You write so well and colorfully of the area.
Thoroughly enjoy reading your descriptions, especially now that this is our neck of the woods.
Thanks.
Its fun telling the tales,stuff we did and never thought a thing about.
Like my buddys wife says (shes's a shrink)
"your normalizing this!"

Of course theres plenty i can't tell,not here anyway.
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My uncle Hubert died a few years ago,i used to hunt and fish with him,i worked for him too,he was a builder,he built houses and barns,anything of wood.
He was rough as a cob,and if you worked for him you worked hard.
He liked to eat,and drink brown liquor and Busch beer.

He had a bird dog net boat,we used to go mullet fishing with him.
His boat was home made,plywood.
more on Hubert later..
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"Fishing down around Cedar Key in the 70's it was common to see bales floating.
Heck,even up into the mid 80's bales were still floating in those waters."

In the early 80s, I sold a sailboat to a guy from Detroit who had some friends with a nice 38 foot sailboat named "RISKIT". I asked how that name came about, here's the story...true or not, I don't know.

These 2 guys towed a 20 something foot fishing boat to FL for a winter break. They're out fishing and a couple of bales bump into the boat. They're pretty lit so they start joking and pull the bales on board. A little while later, they see the DEA boats and get scared and don't know what to do so they hide the bales below. Apparently the DEA saw the boat was from Michigan and didn't search it. Now, they are really scared and figure if they try to dump the bails, they'll be spotted for sure so they decided to "Risk It" and take the bales back to Detroit and sell them. They left that night and drove all the way back to Detroit....they must have made it OK, the boat name said it all.
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