In 1998 Art called and asked me to join him on a trip to the Fountain factory. Art introduced me to Jeff Harris and Reggie Fountain. Later that day, a team was formed and I was part of it.

I helped Alan Boerum and Art rig the new Skater-built Fountain Super V. Alan rigged the cockpit and I rigged the engine compartment. Once complete, I crewed V 76 for the season. It ran 125 MPH the first time out and soon ran better than 140 MPH with Joey Griffins supercharged 1100 hp engines.

1st place Deerfield Beach

That Fountain Super V was one special boat. It later set speed and course records and won championships for Art, Jeff and David Woods.