After two years this was the moment that I dreamed of.. All the players together in one place. The Owners of Thayer IV and Mariah all out on the water. A once in a lifetime event for sure, never to be repeated again. And it almost never happened. It was by chance I was walking by Seth loading his amazing racing runabout in to the water. I said, hey are you going out, he said pile in.. I thought, hey, never been in the back of a race boat.. Then I looked over..
Both Thayer IV and Mariah were about to head out as well. The light SUCKED but it was a chance to get in action shots.. As we motored out two things struck me.. One, I was going to go deaf, and I was 1 inch above the water so shots through a wake were not going to happen..
And the other was one of the most wonderful things anyone can imagine. All the people involved in the history of Thayer IV and Mariah were out on the water together. Nancy the original owner that kept the boats original, and Pat Curtin the Film Coordinator in Thayer IV and Seth the Savior of the boats Driving Absolute..
Dear god. There I was with only my iPhone in the back of a perfect race boat in horrible light. NOTHING was going to stop me from getting the shot. Even if I had to stand on my head under full speed..
To see those two folks driving Thayer IV was a dream come true. The most amazing thing is that like any star, the second the camera was pulled out, both boats perked up.. All day long Mariah and Thayer IV were out on the water giving rides to folks. Wayne Mocsfield at the helm most of the day and Tommy from Katz’s driving Mariah..
The history all packed into those two boats is just breath taking. Even more exciting is that they are out on the water, engaging new people into the hobby like they did 30 years ago. Thanks to Seth Katz at Katz’s Marina the world now has Thayer IV and Mariah for years to come and enjoy.