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Chuck. James Rackley

Postby dak10 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:33 pm

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
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby rebel to the end » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:46 pm

Im sorry to hear that....I purchased my first boat thru Chuck.He always was willing to help out.
RIP Chuck

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:24 pm

Prayers for Chuck a man always willing to offer his technical assistance, a sad day.

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby OneBFC » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:42 pm

Gone, but not forgotten. An innovator and genuine good person. May he rest in peace.

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby skinnypockets » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:52 pm

dak10, Do you know if there's anything the family needs?
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby kwanjangnihm » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:35 pm

RIP sir :(
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Postby ffjpowell » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:05 pm

RIP Chuck, you were a good man. Prayers to the family

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby gso480jr » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:46 am

RIP Chuck. Folks, we just lost a good man and a real friend of mine.

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby dak10 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:18 am

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
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby skinnypockets » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:51 am

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?

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Postby rick » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:55 am

Sorry to hear that...RIP Chuck.

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby AirHog » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:47 am

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.

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby Rich Andrews » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:24 am

Good man for sure.. RIP
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby dak10 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:36 pm

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?

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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
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby rjfjr » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:18 pm

You will be missed RIP prayers to chucky

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby TDezso » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:38 pm

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

Postby Blownaway540 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:22 am

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
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby John Fenner » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 am

https://youtu.be/lAe_30YEg-c

Got it here. RIP Chuck!
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby br,lc,LA » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:04 pm

Just saw this post. It was a pleasure to meet the man for sure.
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby rjfjr » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:30 am

Does anyone know how chuck's son is doing

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:29 pm

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

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby rjfjr » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:19 pm

Thank you for the information

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby br,lc,LA » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:36 pm

Any plans for a benefit ride and farewell? I know one was done several years back when he semi-retired.
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby loudmouse » Wed May 15, 2019 12:56 pm

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.
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Postby neuropel » Mon May 20, 2019 3:17 pm

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.


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