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    We Lost a Founder and Friend, Tim "Buoy" Scovern Has Passed Away
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    We lost Buoy today.

    Please pray for the family and friends he leaves behind.
    Especially his daughter and the love of his life, Jody.

    Memorial service details will be announced.

    Cheers, bro.





    Quote Originally Posted by Serious Offshore View Post
    Buoy is someone we all enjoyed talking with, whether it was on the site, on-line, texting, or Facebook. His humor, common sense, and passion for our sport was always something to look forward to hearing and seeing. He will be missed by us all, and we hope his memories will remain in our minds and hearts forever. Please share some of your memories if you can.

    As a founder and moderator, his participation and reasoning will be greatly missed. But, as a friend he will be missed most of all.

    May he rest in peace.
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    It sucks. way to young.
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    We lost Buoy today.

    Please pray for the family and friends he leaves behind.
    Especially his daughter and the love of his life, Jody.

    Memorial service details will be announced.

    Cheers, bro.

    Sorry for your loss Fund
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    Hey, thanks.
    He was friends with a lot of us here, and in the offshore community.

    He was one of the founding members here.
    Good guy. Way too young.
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    I can't find the words.
    Always looked forward to the day I would meet him in person.
    When my venture into retail was winding down, he took the time to pm me to see how I was doing and give words of encouragement as I moved on.

    We've lost a good person today
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    Wow, sincere thoughts for all family & friends. Way Way to young!!
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    Thoughts and prayers
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    Godspeed Tim, why do we always lose the good ones?
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    One of my favorite threads Tim started, there are several more.

    http://seriousoffshore.com/forums/sh...063&highlight=

    Thread: Your first boat.
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    This was mine. 1986 Baja 250 Force. Single 454, TRS drive.
    I bought it in 1995, I was 24.
    It really was a pretty cool boat. Two sit-down bolsters on "box" pedestals that had storage underneath. Plenty of storage in the gunwales. Under the engine hatch, there were three panels (carpeted plywood) that were about 6-8" below the bottom of the hatch above the engine, so additional storage there.
    It had a small sink on the Dashboard on the port side in front of the passenger, I cut in and built a "glove box" next to the sink as a place to toss wallet, truck keys, etc. Had a porta-potty in the cabin, so it met the criteria for "second-home" for tax purposes (if I threw a microwave or grill or something on it for an audit)
    Cabin had a fridge on the port, and storage locker starboard, then facing lounges, and a good size V-berth which I spent MANY nights sleeping in - comfortably.
    She was NO performer, maybe 60 mph on her best day, but with me and a "boy scout - be prepared" attitude, I hauled half a hardware store around. Screws, nuts, bolts, wire, tools... you name it.
    So, with all that I was running mid to low 50's.
    It was White/Red when I bought it. (I hate red).
    The second season I owned her, when I put it into storage I pulled all the interior. On a snowy Saturday, I went to Sears and bought a sewing machine, then to JoAnn Fabric for a couple $100 in Marine vinyl. Set it up on the table saw in my shop, and with a smoke in my mouth and a beer close by I taught my self to sew.
    Re-did the entire cockpit, and it actually came out pretty nice.
    Then, next season, there was "the incident". In the middle of the night I side-swiped a huge steel unlit shipping channel buoy. Took out some fiberglass on the starboard side.
    So, when having it repaired I had the whole boat repainted. This was mid 90's so "checkers" were the way to go.
    The guy doing the work told me "two weeks". Well, two weeks turned into 6 weeks, and it required me going to his shop everyday when I was done working. I would bring a 12 pack, and make him stay until 9-10pm every night - me working right along side him to make it back in the water for July 4th. The 4th was a Saturday, and we literally finished the boat that morning so I could launch in the afternoon.
    I had a lot of fun on this boat.
    I have to admit that I beat the chit out of it too.
    It never left me stranded, but sometimes limped back to the dock...
    Busted stringers.
    Blew the drive.
    Welded the clutches in the B/W trans.
    Knocked the cooling water pickup loose and would have sunk at the dock if I hadn't been sleeping on it that night.
    It wasn't built to run as hard as I did.
    Still had a lot of fun, PIB, Woodtick island, Cedar Point, Party in the park every weekend...
    Good times.
    Here's some pics.
    In the last one my daughter was just 1 yr old. Love that one.
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    John I'd like to send a card to Jody.
    Do you have an address for her or maybe send it to you to pass it along?
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    I sent it to you via pm Wayne. I'm sure she would appreciate the thought.
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    One of Tim's favorite quotes:

    "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."

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    I've tried to log in and say hi, off and on over the past couple years and could never remember my password. Today, out of nowhere, it popped back into my memory.

    I'm profoundly saddened to lose Tim. He and I didn't chat as much as we once did, mostly because I let work and family consume all of my time. This is a painful reminder that sometimes, there isn't a "tomorrow" to do something as important as saying hi and catching up with a good friend.

    Thank you to the guys that made the effort to get in touch with me over the past few weeks.

    Tim will be missed, but remembered fondly. Thinking of him over the past day or so, I've smiled through the sadness... He left a lot of great memories.


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    Rest in peace Bouy
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    Godspeed Tim and RIP
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    Sorry to have been offline and missed the postings here. I'm saddened to hear Tim died. He indeed was one of the good ones. I had hoped of visiting him in January when I planned to go through Apache Junction. I too would appreciate Jody's address John. Eternal rest to you brother.
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    I have to admit that I am still trying to wrap my head around this. I can only imagine how those closer must feel.
    Tim had a very distinctive voice, and I can still hear him in my mind.

    I never had a little brother. Yet I feel like I lost one. Crazy.
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