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mattyboy
11-18-2012, 09:51 AM
found this going thru my stuff I thought it was in the 16 when i sold it haven't seen it in years glad I still have it it works for my new old boat too ;)

thanks again Brownie!

gcarter
11-18-2012, 11:32 AM
I "think", although I'm not sure, that I gave mine to Dan when he bought the Minx.

Offset
11-18-2012, 11:41 AM
That is one cool addition. Nice.

Morgan's Cloud
11-18-2012, 12:01 PM
Without looking at the thread I was going to answer , ' No , lost it a long time ago' :doh:

One in the St T and the one in the Mag has just been pressed into service after having it on standby for the last few years .

Just Say N20
11-18-2012, 12:08 PM
This is the first time I have seen one of these.

Conquistador_del_mar
11-18-2012, 12:14 PM
Who produced them? I have to presume they are about 10 years old since they state 2003. Were they given away somewhere? Just curious. Bill

mattyboy
11-18-2012, 12:17 PM
Brownie had them made and sold them as a tribute to thunderboat row I think 2003 is when the last go fast mfg'r left 188th st

I think they were produced in silver and gold

Morgan's Cloud
11-18-2012, 12:18 PM
Matty's probably going to beat me to the punchline , but they were produced by Brownie maybe around 2005 .. ?
It was in recognition of NE 188th Street being finally shut down to boatbuilding and becoming the condo-ised neighbourhood of Aventura.

They were available in gold plate , silver plate and bronze.

I think the bulk of the promotion was over on OSO .

edit/ as I thought , notice the time difference ? lol

mattyboy
11-18-2012, 12:21 PM
MC
great minds think and act a like ,


quick draw mcgraw ;)

Conquistador_del_mar
11-18-2012, 12:27 PM
What size are they? It looks a little thick, but I suppose they were meant to be attached to any boat built on NE 188th?

mattyboy
11-18-2012, 12:36 PM
about a 3-4 inch oval and about an 1/8 of an inch thick they were meant to be adhered to the dash of the boat they have two glue pads on the back , yes you needed to have a boat built there I remember giving info on my 16 to brownie as well as selecting silver instead of gold.

Morgan's Cloud
11-18-2012, 12:37 PM
great minds think and act a like ,

Isn't it nice when one's info corroborates with another's ?

Now there's a lesson to all ... If Matty or I say it .. take it to the bank :D

If memory serves me right they're about 3.75 inches across. Maybe 3/16's thick ?

Matty ?

edit/ dayum ... look at the times again .. lol

I remember asking Brownie if he could recall my boat just for a laugh. You know what a sense of humor he has.

He said .. 'Sure , it was very special' .. bwahaha

Conquistador_del_mar
11-18-2012, 12:43 PM
Sounds cool. Do any of you guys have one mounted on your dash?

Morgan's Cloud
11-18-2012, 12:52 PM
Sounds cool. Do any of you guys have one mounted on your dash?

Appropriate mounting locations on the St T are kind of limited but I put it under the control box but above the igniton key.
On the Mag it's on the bulkhead right in front of the passenger seat for slightly better visibility to others.

gcarter
11-18-2012, 01:27 PM
I usually nail down a time frame by other events.
If you look at my join date (2003), I hadn't yet bought the Minx, or was in the process.....
So, I think they came available in early 2004, but may have been late 2003.
I bought the bronze version and it was about $100.00. Gold and silver were probably a bit more.
I also think there were limited numbers, maybe 300 total.
I never mounted mine. I looked for it a few months ago and couldn't find it so I assume I gave it to Dan.
Brownie was still working at SM at the time. I remember calling him and ordering it.

Ed Donnelly
11-19-2012, 03:13 PM
I remember bidding on mine and would beat all bids if
Brownie would sign it and add his famous saying also.

Bid on MOPS 24k thread pocket fob too...Ed