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  1. V-Drives
    I read in my California Firefighter Magazine of the passing of a boat racing legend. William "Bill" Dunsmore, of the SK Racing duo of Maricich & Dunsmore has passed away. They were Los Angeles City Firefighters, who back in the day, became legends in SK Racing (Iron men and wooden boats)...
  2. V-Drives
    Steve McElroy passed away October 9, 2018 ! He was a "good guy" and well known to many of us "West Coast" boaters. RIP Steve !! Lynn "Pie" Youngs
  3. V-Drives
    It is with a "heavy heart" that I must report the passing of Ginger DeVine, wife of the late Bob DeVine (GN 47). She did not survive complication following Heart By-Pass surgery. She was in Oklahoma with her family. "Chicken Pie" aka Lynn
  4. V-Drives
    Sydney Australia, my dear friend and fellow visionary Grant Clifton, passed away suddenly while working with his son Josh to complete a brand new 6 Liter race boat for a customer. Possibly the most stand up, honest guy I've known and responsible for backing our efforts to bring safe capsule...
  5. NorCal
    2016 HALLETTS IN HAVASU get together for all hallett owners here's is a link to the info and things going on sounds like there will be some of the "unicorn" halletts making the trip for the event...ill see about posting a thread on PB for the gathering info.. "Halletts in Havasu'' unofficial...
  6. Jet Boats
    The winger vs. V-hull brought up something I've been curious about for a while. What are the pro's and con's/differences between an air passing tunnel, and an air packing tunnel? Let's say you had the same HP/Pump/Weight in an Eliminator Scorpion and a Daytona. What are the differences on...
  7. V-Drives
    I was just informed that cancer took Grier Rush from us this morning. Truly a sad day for the boat racing community. Godspeed Grier, you truly are a legend in our sport.
  8. Off the Water
    Just saw that we lost Carrol Shelby yesterday..
  9. PB Open Water
    To all people that have enjoyed the lower Colorado River Twin Palms/ Pardise Point area. One of my best friends Rita of Pardise point has passed on. I have missed them for many years since they moved to Golden Valley Ariz. I have been friends with Digger and Rita for over 30 years since we were...
  10. PB Open Water
    Todd lost Rocko over the weekend. Rocko was around 16 years old and had been part of our community for a long time.
  11. Races and Boating Events
    It's with a sad heart that I let you know that Jack Conklin passed away Monday evening June 13. There is going to be a service for Jack on Sunday June 19 at 3pm at Cook Walden Chapel of the Hill. 9700 Anderson Mill Rd. in Austin. There will also be a memorial service held on Sat night June...
  12. V-Drives
    John Spyskma who was the owner and major sponsor of the Gambler,Pro Gas jet Showtime USA blown gas hydro and Showtime USA Top Alcohol Hydro Passed away Saturday from a long battle with cancer.John won numerous championships and was a good friend.Those who had the privilage of knowning...
  13. PB Open Water
    I'm not going to go on and on about Aunt Shirley. She was 73 and now is free of pain and back with her soulmate and college sweetheart. Proud 20+ yrs USC Football season ticket holder. It hasn't hit me to hard but I know i'll truly miss her. Especially our pissing matches over OU / USC...
  14. Tow Vehicles
    I'd like to register my Dad's 23' RV that I brought to CA from AZ recently. It has a 454 BBC (65k miles) that I tried to smog last week....and it failed. The smog tech said not to touch the carb as it was dialed in, but that it has a miss that's the likely culprit of why it failed. Looking at...
  15. V-Drives
    Hi Everyone, I got and e-mail today from the Orrin Family today. I cannot read the article, so I don't know the whole story. Maybe someone can fill everyone in. Jeff. Wrong information, Dale Landsberry passed, My Mistake. Sorry.
  16. V-Drives
    I'd like to take a moment to say that the boating community has lost a major assest. Dick Vale passed away last evening from his long battle with cancer. Dick was not only a very talented painter he was more importantly a very close friend to many. I mean't Dick some 30yrs ago via phone and it...
  17. PB Open Water
    Just heard this on the radio. Has got to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Cops are booking this guy on DUI charges and he passes gas and fans it toward the officer. They add assault on a peace officer to the charges. Whats with the candy ass cops they can't take a joke.
  18. PB Open Water
    Here's the scenario - I drive 22 miles of back-country farm road to work every day. Other traffic includes commuters like me, farm tractors, some with implements, some without, semis loaded with produce, and farm laborers who may not want to draw attention to themselves. Occasionally there are...
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