Brownie's Bites

Brownie's Bites

Allan "Brownie" Brown's PBN Column

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...

Before you enjoy Brownie's latest tale, a reminder that Allan "Brownie" Brown will be in the PBN booth at the Miami Boat Show telling...

For about 60 years, I was in, or connected to, the boat building, design and supply business. Looking back, I realize that I had...

Don Aronow stormed onto the powerboat scene in South Florida in 1962. He was tall, 6’2”, dark (inside and out), smart, and brutally handsome....

In the middle 1960’s, I was racing offshore, building fast boats, raising a family, and living ‘la dolce vita’. Things couldn’t get much better....

From 1977 thru 1981, I was chief engineer at Magnum Marine, on Thunderboat Row. I was hired to build the 53’ Magnum high speed...

On a scale of 1 to 10, the boating life that we enjoyed in the middle 60’s was about a 23. We got to...

Yank, Jeff Hall, races in the Cowes-Torquay Offshore race in England in a Bertram boat older than he. This is an account of one of the...