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    Default Michigan Drag Boats Retro

    Here's some scanned pics of boats that use to get together on Gun Lake and Hardy Dam back in the early to late 80's. Anyone recognize any of these boats?

    Tasmanian Devil - Sanger / blown jet
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    Black Russian - Sanger jet
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    (red)Stannard's - Sanger / 460 Twin turbo jet
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    Hustlin - Sanger jet
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    Beverly's - Tahiti jet
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    Nope, but thanks for sharing Is it spring yet

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    Tom's jet
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    Gun Lake (Allegan County Park)
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    Sea Fire - Sanger / blown jet
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Nope, but thanks for sharing Is it spring yet
    Your welcome Chuck

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    nice pics
    Sea Fire / Blown Alky Jet 1979 super jet.

    click below for 1/4 mile pass
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    WTF happened to them all?? some nice looking rides

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    Cool Pics!
    Quote Originally Posted by One More Year View Post
    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Nice boats, dig all the bell type headers
    76 COLE TR2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun19 View Post
    WTF happened to them all?? some nice looking rides
    Most of them got sold at one point in time, probably to out of state buyers.
    Some of them are still crusin Gun Lake. These pics were all taken at the Gun Lake ( Allegan county park beach) during a Hot Boat party that my dad and others organized back in the mid 80,s.
    I have many good memories of that time,I got to ride in some of these boats as a teenager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amatosanger View Post
    Most of them got sold at one point in time, probably to out of state buyers.
    Some of them are still crusin Gun Lake. These pics were all taken at the Gun Lake ( Allegan county park beach) during a Hot Boat party that my dad and others organized back in the mid 80,s.
    I have many good memories of that time I got to ride in some of these boats as a teenager.
    As a teenager you must of been sporting some wood after a ride like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun19 View Post
    As a teenager you must of been sporting some wood after a ride like that
    Yeah something like that. It most likely planted the seed for the disease which has no cure, drag boat fever!

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    The above three pics are from my dads archives. He is racing his "Sea Fire" against the "Tasmanian Devil" blown jet (on his left side in the center pic, somewhat hard to see). This took place sometime in the 80's. Crazy as it looks they raced from the back of consumers beach cove out into open water because it was windy that day. It is by far my favorite pic of dad in action, I guess pops showed that fella who was the king that day.
    Could you guys imagine racing in that same spot nowadays with all the river traffic that's up there? LOL
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