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    Senior Member easttnboater's Avatar
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    I don't know about the boat, but Dave Thomas was a very modest man from a very modest beginning.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Thomas_(businessman)

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    Chris/Craft built a 3 engine 55 ft super Constellation in 1956, I have only seen one but it handled like a dream and would hit 35 knots. Had 3 671s in it. economy, speed and handling. That Plucky would sure make someone a lifetime boat

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    OK a question about those triple-engine installations. Are the transmissions such that you can let the other props free-wheel when running on one engine, or do they have to be locked? Seems like locking down two shafts would be not only a hassle but would create a fair amount of drag and might affect steering.

    Or do they get REALLY fancy and have feathering props?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoVols View Post
    Seems like a very modest boat for the founder of Wendy's. That would be pretty cool if it's true though.
    Our family meet Dave Thomas when I was 13 down in Madison, Indiana at Bennetts Marine ( approx 1974) at the time he owned a 71 43' Nautaline and ran it like a ski boat. Very nice and friendly man, but truely a big kid at heart.

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    Natural 210 HP Cats used Warner #72 Velvet Vee Drives on Pluckebaums.
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