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Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:33 pm
by dak10
It a very sad day for me
My friend Chuck has passed away today
He will be missed very much
May he rest in peace
AIRBOAT PROS

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:46 pm
by rebel to the end
Im sorry to hear that....I purchased my first boat thru Chuck.He always was willing to help out.
RIP Chuck

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:24 pm
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Prayers for Chuck a man always willing to offer his technical assistance, a sad day.

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:42 pm
by OneBFC
Gone, but not forgotten. An innovator and genuine good person. May he rest in peace.

He will indeed be missed.

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:52 pm
by skinnypockets
dak10, Do you know if there's anything the family needs?

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:35 pm
by kwanjangnihm
RIP sir :(

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:05 pm
by ffjpowell
RIP Chuck, you were a good man. Prayers to the family

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:46 am
by gso480jr
RIP Chuck. Folks, we just lost a good man and a real friend of mine.

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:18 am
by dak10
The family need prayers for his son who is in ocala hospital with broken bones from the accident
Chucky is in a bad way fighting for is life to

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:51 am
by skinnypockets
dak10 wrote:The family need prayers for his son who is in ocala hospital with broken bones from the accident
Chucky is in a bad way fighting for is life to

Prayers sent.
I had assumed Chucks death was from natural causes but this sounds like it may have been from some kind of accident. Can you say what happened or give a link to a news report?

:rebel: :florida: :old_glory:

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:55 am
by rick
Sorry to hear that...RIP Chuck.

Rick

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:47 am
by AirHog
Sorry to hear about this. Prayers have been sent. Chuck changed Airboating, and was an innovator.... he was always willing to share his wisdom.... he will be missed by many.

See you on the other side...

AirHog

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:24 am
by Rich Andrews
Good man for sure.. RIP

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:36 pm
by dak10
skinnypockets wrote:
dak10 wrote:The family need prayers for his son who is in ocala hospital with broken bones from the accident
Chucky is in a bad way fighting for is life to

Prayers sent.
I had assumed Chucks death was from natural causes but this sounds like it may have been from some kind of accident. Can you say what happened or give a link to a news report?

:rebel: :florida: :old_glory:

Do to a car accident he flipped 3 times and landed on the roof dont have any more information on it
The cancer did not take him
The man Chuck holds a deep spot in my heart
Me and him came up with the eco tech engine
Was one of the best designs he ever had

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:18 pm
by rjfjr
You will be missed RIP prayers to chucky

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:38 pm
by TDezso
This is crazy. I was just emailing with him last week about picking up an ecotec adapter from him. He said his son was in the hospital so I told him focus on that and get back to me on the parts. I had no idea. Sorry to hear he passed. He seemed like a good man. Prayers to his family and that his son gets better soon.


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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:22 am
by Blownaway540
So sorry to hear this. Chuck made a brave and gallant fight against cancer only to be brought down by a car wreck? He will certainly be missed, especially by his Grandchildren who had a very special place in his heart. He was an innovator in the airboat world, mentored by the late, great Dick Hoffman. If anyone has additional information please post. I have an old VHS tape somewhere when he was on the TV show "Junkyard Wars" building an airboat, will have to try to find it. Mark

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 am
by John Fenner
https://youtu.be/lAe_30YEg-c

Got it here. RIP Chuck!

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:04 pm
by br,lc,LA
Just saw this post. It was a pleasure to meet the man for sure.

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:30 am
by rjfjr
Does anyone know how chuck's son is doing

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:29 pm
by SWAMPHUNTER45
A friend of mine spoke with the family last Thursday. They said it was actually his grandson and that he was still in hospital in a bad way. Prayers

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:19 pm
by rjfjr
Thank you for the information

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:36 pm
by br,lc,LA
Any plans for a benefit ride and farewell? I know one was done several years back when he semi-retired.

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 12:56 pm
by loudmouse
I just read this and what a sad day for me. Chuck was very helpful towards me in building the ecotec boat. He will be missed by those that knew him! RIP Chuck.

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 3:17 pm
by neuropel
My first post here, and very sad to see this. I purchased a LHU and wiring harness with Chuck's help several years ago, and he modified the harness for my application (car-related, I'm not an airboat owner). He was always SO helpful, and friendly...a super knowledgeable guy. I had lost his contact info and came here to find it again as I was going to reach out to him with some follow up questions about my application (he also was my point person for the Trifecta mods, so I have to find someone else who can help me). I knew he was battling cancer for years, and was shocked and saddened to read of his passing and the accident. You all lost a golden member, he was one of a kind. RIP Chuckitt.