Brownie's Bites

Brownie's Bites

Allan "Brownie" Brown's PBN Column

In the early eighties, I was the cheese at Cougar Maine on fabled 188th Street, North Miami Beach. At that time, most recent high...

Miami-Nassau Powerboat Race, 1964: Offshore powerboat racing was hitting its stride in 1964. Our local club (Miami), The Offshore Power Boat Racing Association (Top...

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...