Brownie's Bites

Brownie's Bites

Allan "Brownie" Brown's PBN Column

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...

The big, rough man leaned forward a bit, bobbing smoothly to the rhythm of the movement beneath his feet. Holding the steering wheel in one...

In the early eighties, I worked at Cougar Marine on famous Thunderboat Row, in North Miami Beach, Florida. Most of my close friends were...

I didn’t start boating until I was two years old, in 1937. Our family was comprised entirely of hunters, fishermen, and people who had to clean...

In 1961, I was service manager at Challenger Marine, in North Miami, Florida. Challenger was a beautiful facility situated on Arch Creek, in the...