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  1. shueman

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    A few old flyers from the Forums...
     
  2. Havaduner

    Havaduner Never home on weekends

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    Shueman, thanks for posting the flyer on the Whaler, that was our old boat, (thats my dad driving) that pic was taken from the bridge at Havi, it was Eliminator's first regatta. Man I loved that boat!
     
  3. shueman

    shueman #141

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    Thanks for sending it to me...:thumbsup

    Last summer I saw a Whaler at a Service Shop on Kiowa, just up from Advantage (don't remember the name right now...)...never did stop to take some closeups...:grumble: Dead ringer for the one in the flyer...
     
  4. Havaduner

    Havaduner Never home on weekends

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    Sold it through a broker in 2000, never met the guy who bought it. Saw it on the water several times, always moving, so the new owners have been using it. Hopefully I'll be able to wave them down and talk to them.
    Would love to find my dads old bubble deck as well...
     
  5. Sharp Shooter

    Sharp Shooter The "anti-yuppie"

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    Shueman,
    Was there a connection between Huntington Park marine and Eliminator boats?
     
  6. shueman

    shueman #141

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    Dunno...I'll have to ask Bob the next time I see him...:thumbsup
     
  7. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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  8. shueman

    shueman #141

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    Huntington Park Marine WAS Bob's first shop. He lived a few blocks from the building....rent was $75/month...:thumbsup

    He show'd me this pic today...I gotta get a better shot of it though...:grumble:
     
  9. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    That's a bad ass pic right there! :) I lvoe seeing marine history!

    How many more pics does he have laying around?

    RD
     
  10. Sharp Shooter

    Sharp Shooter The "anti-yuppie"

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    I knew there had to be a connection. Thanks!!! :thumbsup
     
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    That whaler is awesome!

    What's the bottom like? The Campbell Whaler was a shallow V (which I dig). I'd buy one of those before I got a deck boat or a pontoon any day.
     
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    The eliminator Whaler is a Mid to deep V hull. I own one that is being restored. Any questions call me at 714 697-4603 Mike
     
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    i know for a fact the guy on the left is cliff lotz of caliber1 when he was a kid
     
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  18. Boschma

    Boschma Wish I was at the River

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    Here's an old ad. My grandpa, John Spyksma's boat was in it.
     
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    76 Bonneville Well-Known Member

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    A few more
     
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    MSum661 Well-Known Member

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    Eliminator from the 1980's. I have more and will try and get em' over here soon.

    Eliminator Boats E.jpg

    Eliminator Boats B.jpg

    Eliminator Boats G.jpg

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    Eliminator Boats A.jpg

    Eliminator Boats D.jpg

    Mike Summers
     
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    MSum661 Well-Known Member

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    Dug up a cool article on Eliminator's "1st" Annual Regatta at the Nautical Inn, Havasu in 1985.

    1st annual Eliminator Regatta  1985.jpg

    1st annual Eliminator Regatta 2.jpg

    Mike
     
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    Mr. Shueman,
    You appear to have extensive knowledge on the older (now vintage like myself) Eliminator line.
    I've searched for years to find any information, even a model with no success. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
    My wife and I are avid boaters and after years of drag boat racing we decided to enjoy a larger craft with more room and versatility. Five years ago, I picked a 1982 23' Eliminator with 110 hours on her (now 146 hours). She sports the original Mercruiser 330 with a TRS drive I found her in a barn after there was a death in that family. She had been stored for 15+ years. She cleaned up well and everything is exactly how in was originally installed all the way to the original upholstery with the exception of a few upgrades and maintenance items, like the replacement of the stereo, etc.

    We really enjoy it but I believe the Smithsonian may want the original mini rack stereo unit...

    I've inspected every square inch of the vessel everything is pristine and she looks like it just came out of a time capsule.
    Tall to you soon and thank you for your time in this matter.

    Eric Sjogren
     

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    Wow.... what a great piece of preserved Eliminator History.... treat her well!!
     
  24. Sjogren

    Sjogren New Member

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    Thank you.
    She get's treated very well, just ask my wife...
     
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