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Bettie Page Afloat 7 years 10 months ago #50290

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Finally re-launched the boat only to find that the fuel pump had quit. My wife snapped this photo as I was leading it back onto the trailer. ...At least it floats well!
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Re:Bettie Page Afloat 7 years 10 months ago #50292

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Nice. Very nice.

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Neil and Mary Ousnamer

Re: Bettie Page Afloat 7 years 10 months ago #50295

Nautilus,

WOW! and i thought i was the only one in the country who remembers "Peck's Bad Girl, Bettie".

NICE boat, too!

yours, satx

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Re:Bettie Page Afloat 7 years 10 months ago #50382

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I am a long long time fan of Bettie and member of her fan club, Bettie Scouts of America I really like that boat! Great tribute to Bettie!

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Re:Bettie Page Afloat 7 years 10 months ago #50405

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She's beautiful, Nautilus, another true "work of art" IMHO!

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Re:Bettie Page Afloat 7 years 10 months ago #50492

Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry to hear about the fuel pump but she does look awesome!

Bob

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Re:Bettie Page Afloat 7 years 10 months ago #50494

This is the Ski Dart you restored, correct? It sure looks great in the water and I still can't believe the insanely low price you paid for that boat before you restored her. BTW, I was showing your yacht website to my wife's uncle who has been on Keowee for years. Of course he knows you and said he once raced you in your yacht and he lost!

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Re:Bettie Page Afloat 7 years 10 months ago #50523

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You know...I think I remember that "race." I once dumped the throttles outside the Keowee marina next to a guy with a good-sized cabin cruiser. Matriarch will only do 20 kts wide open but those 903's did sound intimidating, I guess.

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