Brownie's Bites

Brownie's Bites

Allan "Brownie" Brown's PBN Column

Starting in 1961, I raced a 16’ Boston Whaler with a 75 HP Johnson outboard motor (actually Challenger Marine’s demo) in a couple of...

In the late 70’s, I was Chief Engineer at Magnum Marine, on Thunderboat Row. It would be hard to find a better job for...

Someone said that in my 82 year tenure on this ball of dirt, starting in 1935, that over 800 laws have been enacted, on...

One of the high points of my life has been being able to “hang out” with people that I admire. I was fortunate to...

I’ve been in, or near, the boat business since my 16th birthday, June 5th, 1951. I actually did boat stuff before that. I started...

In 1967 at Donzi Marine, we were enjoying the boat business, offshore racing, life in general, and looking forward to a rosy future. We...

In 1965, offshore racing around the world had reached a level of interest and participation that was beyond anyone’s imagination. Those of us who...

For the jillions of dollars that change hands in the pleasure boat industry daily, until the advent of the “Aerosurf, So you want to...

In the late 1940’s, my Dad bought a Montgomery and Wards 5HP Sea King outboard motor, brand new! Up to that point, it was...

After five years of working at the local Johnson Outboard and Schwinn bicycle dealer, Sayre and Co., in Terre Haute, Indiana, I figured that...

When I finally came down from the joyous cloud of living in South Florida, I needed to buckle down and go to work, every...

When I was a kid, about 12 years old, in Terre Haute, Indiana, I was already a 10 year veteran boater and fisherman. My...