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Old 30-05-2006, 10:20 PM   #1
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Looking for photos

I am looking for other photos of this boat....anyone out there have anything?
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Old 31-05-2006, 12:43 AM   #2
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Is it a jean claud wotsit Cobra?
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Old 31-05-2006, 01:16 AM   #3
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Is it a jean claud wotsit Cobra?
The original lines for this boat began as a design project for me. I was ready to move to the Open Class in 1977 and based on the success of Beep Beep the previous two years, I contracted JC Simon to design a new 38 foot race boat for me.

Jean Claude being Jean Claude, didn't finish the design and build the boat for another two years. I raced and sold the boat , Top Banana, through my own company as a banana boat.

After my winning the first race by a big margin, Jean Claude immediately began selling the boat as a Coyote. (If you remember how the Coyote cartoon character was always trying to catch the Beep Beep character, you will get some insight into JC's relationship with Joel Halpern.....anyway.)

After a few years, the molds were then sold to Sonic....they added a swim platform and it became the 42 Sonic that is still available today.

So this photo is of that design raced as a coyote under the Dry Martini colors.
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Old 31-05-2006, 12:58 PM   #4
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Are you looking for information/pictures of Dry Martini?
If so me dad Iain Nurse may have some stuff stashed away....

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Old 31-05-2006, 02:21 PM   #5
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Are you looking for information/pictures of Dry Martini?
If so me dad Iain Nurse may have some stuff stashed away....

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Anything you have would be appreciated.

See our website www.historicraceboats.com

We are trying to find and save as much on the early days of offshore racing as we can.

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Old 31-05-2006, 02:59 PM   #6
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Old 31-05-2006, 03:33 PM   #7
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I am sure that if the Queen was into boats she would have you guys knighted !

Fantastic website, amazing photos.
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She threw away pretty much every race report that was in MBY, Powerboat, and a few other Brit mags from about 1965 thru to 1994.
Don't you fellows still have keelhauling?
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Eddie Trotta is now a famous motorcycle builder that is featured on TV all the time. He builds Choppers. He still lives in Ft Lauderdale on the intercoastal, and has a 35 Cigarette for a pleasure boat.
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And Carbonell runs (one half) of offshore racing in the States (doesn't he? )
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And Carbonell runs (one half) of offshore racing in the States (doesn't he? )
Yes, John runs the APBA / Superboat series out of Key West.

We are having a special showing of the old race boats at the November event this year in Key west. See our website for more info.

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Yes, John runs the APBA / Superboat series out of Key West.

We are having a special showing of the old race boats at the November event this year in Key west. See our website for more info.

http://www.historicraceboats.com
I shall look forward to seeing that as I plan to be there again this year!
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