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Old 01-23-2023, 04:08 PM   #1
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Passing of Don Paul Gaboury

I have learned that Don Paul Gaboury has passed on unexpectedly. Don Paul will be well known to long time members on this board and was a great spearfisherman who took on worthy prey. He fabricated his own guns and also had an extensive collection of old spearfishing equipment.

I remember many discussions with him on past spearfishing equipment and Don Paul knew all there was to know about spearguns and their rigging. His “Double Trouble” gun will be known to many, a specialist double shot speargun based on an extensive reworking of the Ultimate Double speargun grip with not much else retained from those guns, especially as Don Paul's gun floated after the shot.

Don Paul participated on a number of spearfishing forums, his passing will come as a shock.

My deep condolences to his family and friends, Don Paul was a one-off!
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Old 01-23-2023, 04:22 PM   #2
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Re: Passing of Don Paul Gaboury

Don Paul was also a World Record holder.
http://www.iusarecords.com/ViewRecord.aspx?id=96
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Old 01-23-2023, 11:22 PM   #3
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Re: Passing of Don Paul Gaboury

Met him at the freedivelist party decades ago, RIP Don Paul !
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Old 01-24-2023, 12:56 PM   #4
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Re: Passing of Don Paul Gaboury

Don mentored me in the world of Bluewater hunting for YT and WSB in the mid 90’s. We became good friends. Shocked to hear he has left the tribe too early.
RIP Don Paul.
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