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Little background of this build and what the thought is behind it. If you read up on Forester133 thread you would have a little info on my dad's boat. Some of you probably knew the boat and my dad. My dad raced his boat called Royal Flush from the mid 70's to the late 90's. It was a 18' Texas Performance Gullwing. Over his years of racing he won high points in his brackets (MPH and E.T.), Ski Jet and overall high points numerous times. He also held the Ski Jet record for years at 8.99 with the best run of 8.90 at 109 mph. After my dad retired from racing he ended up selling his boat and got into drag cars. As I got older and being apart of the drag boat scene ever since I was born I had a calling to get back into it. So I got this 18' California Performance Gullwing that needs a overhaul. Since my dads boat was such a big part of my life I decided to redo it. Bring it back with the same number and name but calling it Another Royal Flush. The plan with the paint is to have the same paint scheme but with a modern TRG look. So this is the build so far and will add pics as I go. I want to thank Don, Brian Forester, Bob Johnson, the Tip Top Team, and of course my dad.

Here are some pics of my Dad's boat




This is the start of the build which is to redo the trailer. The plan is get a dolley trailer down the road so didn't want to put to much money into the trailer






 

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Great to see you following dads foot steps. Once you get this stuff in your blood your screwed. Your pops used to dominate the 95-100mph bracket. My dad and the 200 crew used to call him Mr. 99.99 . Joe would run 99.99mph on saturdays and 101mph on sundays cause of the 1% break out rule. Dialed !!! Cant wait to see this all come together. TRG will do a sweet job thats a given.... :))THumbsUp
 

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Last September at the Elsinore race, I was pitted next to the Forester camp(good group, assisted me with carb issues), was introduced to your dad...last time I saw him was in the 90's, (was testing for Ventura County F. D.), I was doing the physical agility test, he was my timer for the whole event, I had on a Misson Foods drag boat T-shirt, he talked (mostly, I was workin my ass off) about drag boats, racing, what I had, etc. After the event I showed pictures of my boat and we talked for awhile, good stuff, I think he said he rememered that. Good people!!! Good luck with the project.
 

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I like the colors too, but when I told my dad about this and saw his reaction it was a done deal for me

I like the colors as now.......but I understand why you want to change them.:cool:

Looks like a good start and looking forward to more pics as progress continues!
 

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Can't wait to get this thing done as well and get back out there... Goal is to be done prob mid season. This stuff is like crack especially if its already in your blood. Can't wait to see what TRG has for this project :thumb:

Great to see you following dads foot steps. Once you get this stuff in your blood your screwed. Your pops used to dominate the 95-100mph bracket. My dad and the 200 crew used to call him Mr. 99.99 . Joe would run 99.99mph on saturdays and 101mph on sundays cause of the 1% break out rule. Dialed !!! Cant wait to see this all come together. TRG will do a sweet job thats a given.... :))THumbsUp
This completely sounds like my dad. I remember your boat and got to talk to you a bit. I work for VCFD. Are you going to make it to any races this year?
Last September at the Elsinore race, I was pitted next to the Forester camp(good group, assisted me with carb issues), was introduced to your dad...last time I saw him was in the 90's, (was testing for Ventura County F. D.), I was doing the physical agility test, he was my timer for the whole event, I had on a Misson Foods drag boat T-shirt, he talked (mostly, I was workin my ass off) about drag boats, racing, what I had, etc. After the event I showed pictures of my boat and we talked for awhile, good stuff, I think he said he rememered that. Good people!!! Good luck with the project.
 

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This completely sounds like my dad. I remember your boat and got to talk to you a bit. I work for VCFD. Are you going to make it to any races this year?[/QUOTE]


Still remember that day,trying to answer him while carrying hose and climbing stairs. Remember talking to you that weekend also, I'm sure going to try to get out more this season, need to get the boat(and driver) fine tuned, LOL
 

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Atta Boy Nicky..get her done. She looks good...and when the girlfriend helps you with the race boat, it means she's a keeper!! March maybe..?
 

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Thanks Sam...Don't think it will be ready for March. The pump and intake is at B1racing as we speak to put in a inducer, get the intake machined, and powdercoated. Once we get the intake back we need to set it, do the bottom, paint the bottom, flip it back over and cap it. I hope to get it to paint beginning of Feb. So shooting for mid to end of race season, but who knows. As for the girlfriend so far so good :wink2:


Atta Boy Nicky..get her done. She looks good...and when the girlfriend helps you with the race boat, it means she's a keeper!! March maybe..?
 
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