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Gerald Hurst sent me the video below and I just had to share it with our readers. The video was made for him for his birthday to celebrate the completion and christening of his Tahoe 23. Some details on his build are below. This is really a beautiful and touching video–enjoy…


Gerald’s build specs:

Design: Tahoe 23 stretched to 24′
Time to Build: 4-1/2 years; 2800 hours
Power: Crusader 5.7 320 hp
Windshield: From a Riva Ariston
Hardware: Mostly Chris-Craft
Weight: 3360 pounds
Modifications to design: doubled the motor stringers and use 5/8″ bottom versus 1/2″
Speed at Wide Open Throttle (WOT)P: 40 mph

Colonel Gerald Hurst and his new jet fighter ”Legend Has It”

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3 Responses to Tahoe 23 Builder Video Tribute

  1. 4theast says:


  2. Yes, Gerald has done a beautiful job! Glad to hear you enjoyed our site Rod!

  3. Rod Dreyer says:

    Hi Gayle,

    Love your site. Gerald Hurst just sent me the email with link to your site. Just wanted to say thank you for posting his special video and it is truly a special gift when you can capture a “once in a lifetime event”. Gerald and his daughter Barrie deserve much recognition for creation of this beautiful masterpiece.


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