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Old 08-23-2015, 04:13 PM
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I had the pleasure of meeting Bob a few years ago at his "mountain" in Banner Elk NC..

We share accountants and he put us up in his home for a few days ...

He was a good guy

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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
I had the pleasure of meeting Bob a few years ago at his "mountain" in Banner Elk NC..

We share accountants and he put us up in his home for a few days ...

He was a good guy

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/her...?pid=175543264
Sorry to hear..glad you had your experience with him..Mako's..nice rides..rest in peace Bob

Prayers and hugs to the family..
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Sorry to hear this. My first offshore boat was a 224 Mako . Great little boat. RIP
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Sounds like an interesting guy. I read his obituary and saw he owned the Chalet in Little Switzerland. My wife's family had a mountain house there for many years and her aunt wrote a book about the area. I'll have to check and see f they knew Mr. Schwebke. Small world.
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I too knew Bob and his son Brett pretty well. He was a bull of a man who made millions, and also lost a few. Along with Mako, he owned a ton of agricultural acreage out west of Homestead in addition to the NC resort and property. He started the boat company in 1966? building a little 15 ft tri-hull, they came the 17, and then the 20 I think came before the 19, and so on, and was smart enough to sell the company before he lost any more money.
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Sure sounds like a guy I wished I'd of Known. RIP !!
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Sounds like an interesting guy. I read his obituary and saw he owned the Chalet in Little Switzerland. My wife's family had a mountain house there for many years and her aunt wrote a book about the area. I'll have to check and see f they knew Mr. Schwebke. Small world.
Schwebke owned Tynecastle Mountain which was across from Godfather Mountain...

when we met him he was developing homes and had the top of the mountain lot available...

He was a character for sure...
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Tyncastle Mountain was that development where all the homes look like castles, no?

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