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KevFin

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Whoops!  Becca's calling...  I'll finish this update soon!
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Kevin,
This is Terry.  Thanks for all your updates and pictures.  I am back at the shop this weekend for a few to pick up the remaining items.  Actually, I am sort of stuck here right now in my travel trailer, as the weather is getting worse, with more ice and sleet.

I am very happy you got that finned boat and the Tee Nee's.  I had hoped for a little better bidding on some of the items, but mostly wanted everything going to those who appreciated it.  Just a little sad that many of the low priced motors went straight to scrap, but out of my control.

Someone told me they thought your finned boat was built by a few people who had left Texas Maid back in the late 50's to start their own company.  They did not last long and he thought that was maybe the first boat they built before going under.  Don't know if it is true or not, but a good story.

I posted a report on Fiberglassics, but thought I would post it here also.  Looking forward to seeing that boat come back to life in the coming years.  I felt that big rainbow was a sign from Dad.

Enjoy my attached report.
Terry

Terry:  Thank you for the post and for the excellent report posted below in PDF format.  I know everyone there was pleased to win something.  I had been admiring that little boat for the last 20 years in the photo's your dad had sent me so I was very pleased to bring it home.  Thanks again for everything and keep in touch.  I don't know how soon I'll get to do the restoration, but it is high on my list!  Thanks for the possible history.  -KevFin

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Thanks again Terry for the opportunity for all that attended the Auction to buy some very sought after motors, boats & parts. It was GREAT seeing and talking to KevFin at the Auction and meeting his Mom. I don't think we had talked with KevFin since he was gracious enough to to show us around his Boat Farm, after the Lake Geneva Boat Show in 2010. 
We had planned on hitting the Auction on our way to pick up a 59' Falls Flyer in Houston that we purchased several months ago. There were 2 Merc Mark 75's at the Auction that we really wanted. These 2 motors were the only reason that we went out of our way to attend the Auction. Well.... as the Auction began we realized that there were just too many bargains, so.... we ended up buying 11 outboards including the really nice Merc 1000 in Terry's photo, 3 Mark 75's, and 3 Mark 78's. +++++
We really love the little 9'-9" so called Brydon Boy??? boat that we purchased, also.

Oh,  by the way, the Falls Flyer is still in Houston. Guess we will have to make another trip.

Larry & Jody
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Hi Larry and Jodi:  It was such a pleasure to see you both again!  I'm sure glad you had a large trailer, my truck was loaded about as full as reasonable for it's 318 motor and high mileage but I would have loved to buy more motors!  Be sure to post some pictures of the little red boat when you get it done!  -KevFin

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To pick up the story once more at the cliff hanger...

Fellow auction bidder Allen Carter who had observed my failed attempt to remove the offending fender bracket took one look at my overloaded trailer and suggested I have Terry use a cutting torch to free up the tire.

This was the ideal solution and I am very grateful to Terry for the excellent work.  I was sure glad to see he had Oxygen and acetylene as it was a Sunday and I'm sure no one would have been open.

-KevFin

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Ready to roll!  800 pounds in the bed and 1,500 pounds on the flatbed's 8 inch tires.

Of course the truck broke down 20 miles down the road!  The ignition coil fried and we had to be towed back to town on a flatbed. 

After changing the coil, I spent the drive to our next stop worrying about the 1,400 pound capacity tires.

We got new, four ply tires, good for 2,100 pounds in Plano and made it home without incident.

-KevFin

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I have more pictures of the auction items, but first a word from channel KFDX.  Click the link below.

If you look close you can see my red truck parked out front and my mom walks past the camera too!

Pardon the ad, you can't skip it so don't bother to try.

-KevFin
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Here's a pair of 75hp Scott / McCulloughs that sold for about 40 dollars for the set.  They included a bunch of extra parts piled on top

-KevFin

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A Yamato racing engine from 1985.  This was NOS and went to a man who reportedly bought one of the racing boats that was there.

-KevFin

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Numerous boxes of boat parts.  I bought most of these.  One held numerous scripts.

-KevFin

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Cool looking boat siren had a bottle-cap sorta bezel to it.  I think the Wind Wings were NOS, they sold by themselves.  I wasn't about to lose out on those!

-KevFin

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I hated to leave, but eventually there was nothing more to load! The trip was 950 miles each way and took over four days of traveling! 

We should have taken the Thunderstreak!

-KevFin

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Hey Frogman here.  I got the Scotts and 5 other motors.  Mostly small ones.  I also bought a sheet of 30 controls on a 4x8 peice of plywood..  I sold many sets of controls and paid for 80% of my motors.  I hung out with Tall Texan for most of the day.  I wish I had met you. 
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Looks like someone still remembers the auction from about a year and a half ago.  The property and main building look a lot different now.  My son has a top level training facility for Endurocross motorcycle racing.  We are about to get around to cleaning out 3 of the smaller buildings that were not emptied at the auction.  Not sure what is all in there, but I did see several buckets of boat lights and hardware.  The big Goodyear motor that Kevin had to leave behind is till sitting in one of the other buildings.

We are planning to get another large dumpster sometime next month to clear out that final trash, plus I hope to get the 15 remaining junk boats cut up and in the dumpster. If anyone is interested in those that we didn't have any title or documentation on, you can have them.  I know one was a Red Fish in fair condition.

If the buckets of hardware look like anything useful, I may post some pics in a month or two.
This pic is from the back of the property looking back towards the main building. You can see an upside down Cajun bass boat as an obstacle in the track.
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