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senojn
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« on: August 29, 2009, 06:32:34 PM »

John Haines passed away last weekend aged 72.
Australian master production boat builder he built his first fibreglass boat in 1960 .
He also won just about every offshore and inshore racing event on the powerboat calendar and countless awards for his work in the Australian boating industry .
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 12:37:56 PM »

Very sad news indeed,  Thanks for the post Neil.

In about 1980, I was lucky enough to race one Mr Haines' Factory owned Offshore Race Boats in Class II. It was a black 26 footer, fitted with 3 x 280hp V6 Hi Preformance Mercs. I'll never forget that wonderful experience.
 
A BIG thank you is forever owed to John Haines, Kevin Wyld and John Troy of Mercury Marine for arranging that very special opportunity.
Result: 1st Outright and 1st in class. Yes, we even managed to beat the bigger and faster Class 1 giants at their own game on that day.

 
Here is a link to the real Haines website.
It proves for some interesting reading.
http://www.haines-marine.com.au/content.aspx?pageID=7&mainID=4

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