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    What a great man and contributor to the sport. RIP

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    Sorry to hear! Still a lot of GL's and a few of their 24 "offshores" running around the area. My first "fast" boat was a Switzer 16 foot Hugger with a tower of power. I thought I was the **** until a guy in a GL 21 with a 235 OMC ripped by. Prayers sent! Later, Dave
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    Good ole days

    Quote Originally Posted by WARLOCK View Post
    Sorry to hear! Still a lot of GL's and a few of their 24 "offshores" running around the area. My first "fast" boat was a Switzer 16 foot Hugger with a tower of power. I thought I was the **** until a guy in a GL 21 with a 235 OMC ripped by. Prayers sent! Later, Dave
    Dave ....if it was orange metalflake the boat belong to a guy named emil and he had that boat running 90mph.
    his first switzer was a 16 hugger with 80 hp mariner....ran 60. tony schiebe bought it from emil. same color as the one you and john ran i think. good ole days on the lower fox....

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    Test location.

    I would like to know where that "test" location was ...i believe it was the lower fox river about 1 mile from where i grew up...only a few years earlier 1962 i was born in 1970. mom popped me out and dad and gramps were moving us in to the river house. 5/14/70.
    Switzer built boats in crystal lake and the lower river was only maybe 6-7 miles from them, so i would guess it was the place they would test, and smooth as glass perfect spot in my opinion
    Switzers had a dealer right there at rt176 marina for years so it would make sense to me.
    alot of good memories down there. Switzer boats is a huge part of that nostalgia...THANK YOU BOB! R.I.P.

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    A true hero. Will be remembered as one of the really true innovators, courageous leader, a legend in performance powerboats. And one of the nicest gentlemen I've ever met in boat design and racing circles. RIP Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIVERRUMMER 70 View Post
    I would like to know where that "test" location was ...i believe it was the lower fox river about 1 mile from where i grew up...only a few years earlier 1962 i was born in 1970. mom popped me out and dad and gramps were moving us in to the river house. 5/14/70.
    Switzer built boats in crystal lake and the lower river was only maybe 6-7 miles from them, so i would guess it was the place they would test, and smooth as glass perfect spot in my opinion
    Switzers had a dealer right there at rt176 marina for years so it would make sense to me.
    alot of good memories down there. Switzer boats is a huge part of that nostalgia...THANK YOU BOB! R.I.P.
    Had to be the lower Fox, but about where I don't know. Theres a lot of straight wide water in places, and gotta remember a LOT less traffic in 62!
    Heck I was only 12, but dad had a cruiser at the "Last Resort" Fox Lake. Damn, I fell in LOVE with the "chain"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby321 View Post
    Had to be the lower Fox, but about where I don't know. Theres a lot of straight wide water in places, and gotta remember a LOT less traffic in 62!
    Heck I was only 12, but dad had a cruiser at the "Last Resort" Fox Lake. Damn, I fell in LOVE with the "chain"!
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    Rt 176 ran from crystal lake to island lake over the river, prob 10 min ride back then and the marina on the west side was a switzer dealer for many years.
    I would assume they launched there, you know it was smooth as glass down there, lot of fast boats still run there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIVERRUMMER 70 View Post
    Dave ....if it was orange metalflake the boat belong to a guy named emil and he had that boat running 90mph.
    his first switzer was a 16 hugger with 80 hp mariner....ran 60. tony schiebe bought it from emil. same color as the one you and john ran i think. good ole days on the lower fox....
    Yep, the guys name was Emil. I always heard the ran in the eighties, but no matter, he ran by me like I was going backwards. Later, Dave
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