1972 - NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES REGATTA - RED BANK, NJ                              PHOTO BY TOM KELLY
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OWNER/DRIVER: HERBERT MOORE - SEA BRIGHT, NJ
RIDERS: BOB GAFFEY - HIGHLANDS, NJ
              JERRY "SNAKE" FOWLER, BELFORD, NJ
              ANDY MARSH - WAYSIDE, NJ
ENGINE BY: JERRY "SNAKE" FOWLER - FOWLER POWER
HULL: GEORGE HIRO
BUILDER: HERBERT MOORE


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1971 EASTERN DIVISIONAL CHAMPION
1971 NATIONAL HIGH POINT WINNER
1971 1 2/3 mile course Comp. Record
        61.898 mph - 6/6/71 Washington, DC
1973 1 2/3 mile course Comp. Record
        62.625 mph - 10/1/73 Essex, MD
 

BOAT HISTORY

This, the most famous of Herb Moore's FLYING KARPET skiffs, was built in 1970. Considered as the boat to beat in it's day, it was the fourth of five boats Herb built and raced. It was his second boat to be named FLYING KARPET and was also the second boat he built using George Hiro's mold. The first two boats he built, HOT CANARY in 1966 and IRISH DUDE in 1968 were from Joe Julian's mold and the last FLYING KARPET (3) in 1975 was from Herb's own MOORECRAFT mold which was taken off this boat. After being used as a plug for the MOORECRAFT molds the boat was sold to Mike Mosier of Keyport, NJ. Mike ran it as a pleasure boat and in the early 1980's, he sold the boat to Mark Van Winkle who moved it out to Redondo Beach, CA. With the help of Doug Whichello, also of Redondo Beach, Mark refurbished the boat, named it RIP VAN WINKLE, and entered it in APBA Skiff competitions on the West coast. At some point ownership of the boat was transferred to Doug Whichello who eventually sold it to Dave Hendricks of Lake Havasu, AZ and later Fort Worth, Texas. The boat is currently owned by Greg Strand from Little Silver, NJ who purchased it in 2007.

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