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    Default boat name PURPLE HAZE

    Does any one know if this name has been used or is in current use? Also how do you pick a boat number? really wan't to stay away from names and numbers that have a past out of respect. Thank Scott King

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    Jack Haze from San Angelo, Texas had a BFJ named 'Purple Haze".

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    not unusual to see old names resurface on another boat.

    as far as a number, make a list of a handful you like, then call the club you're going to race with to see if they are available.

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    How would I get ahould of him to ask permission to use his boat name? Tradidtion and respect are pretty importantto me Thanks Scott

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    It's really hard to come up with a good boat name that hasn't been used already. I'd say, as long as an active competitor isn't using it in you're association, you should be good to go. There are a few names like Madness and The Texan that I wouldn't use even though the competitors that made the names famous are not racing at the present.
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    Thanks guys I have not heard of a blown fuel jet named purple haze, maybe it has been retired. Thanks for the replies guys. Purple haze it is then. I will find out thru SDBA what numbers have not been used and go with that. Scott

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    Theres a pretty well known silverwing that has been in the magazines name "purple haze"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by riotact View Post
    Theres a pretty well known silverwing that has been in the magazines name "purple haze"!
    Does it run with any of the sanctioning bodies?

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    i "had" a name on my boat long long ago which happened to be the same as a board member!...he no longer has that name (chnged board name)...i may put it back on ...i find NO dis-respect for a prior name... if you like it...use it ...just sayin' my .02 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastRat View Post
    i "had" a name on my boat long long ago which happened to be the same as a board member!...he no longer has that name (chnged board name)...i may put it back on ...i find NO dis-respect for a prior name... if you like it...use it ...just sayin' my .02 cents

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    FastRat I believe out of shear respect some boat names and numbers should be retired with the great men and women that has done so much for our sport...especially the one's that where buried with them my 02 Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott King View Post
    Does any one know if this name has been used or is in current use? Also how do you pick a boat number? really wan't to stay away from names and numbers that have a past out of respect. Thank Scott King
    I would stay away from Purple Haze. Back in the early 80's a guy named "Purple Jack" Bennett had a southwind tunnel that was known to be on fire more and got a bad rap for that. It was a Top Fuel Jet that ran wrecking yard 392 Chryslers. It was always entertaining but never really a front runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnyLe View Post
    I would stay away from Purple Haze. Back in the early 80's a guy named "Purple Jack" Bennett had a southwind tunnel that was known to be on fire more and got a bad rap for that. It was a Top Fuel Jet that ran wrecking yard 392 Chryslers. It was always entertaining but never really a front runner.
    Thanks Donny, But purple haze has kind of stuck, I am not to worried about being a front runner, I just wan't to be in the program. Thanks Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by riotact View Post
    Theres a pretty well known silverwing that has been in the magazines name "purple haze"!


    Ironically, I have bought TWO boats that were named PURPLE HAZE. One was that Silverwing and also my last Sanger flat. Here's a couple of pics. Jocko
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    You might start on the boat number thing by going here...

    http://www.sdbaracing.com/html/points.html

    and scroll through the pages to see if the boat number you want has been used.

    Kenda Reedy, the SDBA Registrar has a list of numbers that have been retired in the SDBA for various reasons.

    You can contact her at membership@sdbaracing.com

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