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    You can define it through many different analysis...

    You can define it through many different analysis methods. Boat configuration, props, driving ability, and conditions.
    But I think it comes down to a simple statement - if you have never blown over...
  2. Thread: DP Class

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    Wow, you just brought up something I hadn't...

    Wow, you just brought up something I hadn't thought of in years.

    At some point around that time DP fell into a probationary status with APBA over I believe boat count. There were several guys...
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    As someone not currently racing, and someone too...

    As someone not currently racing, and someone too big to race 45, I hesitate to get in the middle of this - but you asked for varied opinions . . . these are some of my thoughts.
    I am a v-bottom OPC...
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    Buck was certainly a one of a kind combination -...

    Buck was certainly a one of a kind combination - Fierce competitor and Southern gentleman.

    Someone brought up on facebook the days when if you called Buck's house, the answering machine would be...
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    Sticky: Great thread Lars. The Cees article is kind of...

    Great thread Lars. The Cees article is kind of funny - him talking about not having many more years at the top since he was thirty five. I worked with him at Chattanooga one race - 1988 I think - and...
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    Bring Back Marathons! In region-5 we had an...

    Bring Back Marathons!

    In region-5 we had an hour marathon as part of most every race weekend. Being in an EP boat being lapped by Champ Boats was interesting.
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    Long live whatever keeps Boat Racing healthy and...

    Long live whatever keeps Boat Racing healthy and moving forward. ! ! !
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    I did ! ! EP was a great class in the 70's /...

    I did ! !
    EP was a great class in the 70's / 80's where I was in Ft. Lauderdale.
    You could race 10-12 weekend a year and never travel more than 4 hours from home. And always have an 8-10 boat...
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    What happened to Geo. Winter Park? That was...

    What happened to Geo. Winter Park? That was always my favorite stop of the year. I knew that they had moved it the final couple of years, but didn't know why.
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    Congrats to team Rinker. Took me a minute to...

    Congrats to team Rinker.

    Took me a minute to wrap my mind around the idea of putting Timmy Seebold, Bud Light, Bay City, and JOHNSON! in the same sentence. :cool: But I like the idea of...
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    I know Bruce Borkenhagen (OPC-EP driver from the...

    I know Bruce Borkenhagen (OPC-EP driver from the 70's/80's) had a set of molds for the Fliver. Used it to run around Fort Lauderdale jumping yacht wakes like a loon, having more fun that a man should...
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    Cool Michael Werner Video

    Cool video of current day Michael Werner walking and talking outside the old Mercury race shops in Belgium.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpeKZE51sk4&feature=related

    Ted Jones sent it to me,...
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    Looks like a Critchfield to me.

    Looks like a Critchfield to me.
  14. Remains to be seen. For all the boat show...

    Remains to be seen. For all the boat show showings, and press hype out there, I understand they have not yet spent all that much time on the water. I heard that Intrepid was building a boat to run a...
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    Exactly the same concept. The system in the...

    Exactly the same concept.

    The system in the photo was what we at the time called "quick-trim". Not sure if that is what Mercury called it. The Petty Brackets allowed you do accomplish the same...
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    If the Petty Brackets are in fact what I am...

    If the Petty Brackets are in fact what I am thinking of, they went something like - -

    Picture a Mercury swivel / tilt assy. from those days with the shocks on both sides. Take off the shock, and...
  17. Thanks Roddy. PM sent

    Thanks Roddy. PM sent
  18. Oh, and for sake of budgeting, what will the all...

    Oh, and for sake of budgeting, what will the all new SST-60 less powerhead sell for?
  19. Outstanding information. I wasn't aware that...

    Outstanding information. I wasn't aware that Seaway had gone so far with this.

    I didn't mean to imply that I wouldn't go racing again without being able to buy new stuff, but I do think to many...
  20. Been watching this with great interest. Racing...

    Been watching this with great interest. Racing these days is filled with discussions on how to get people interested or interested again. From my perspective, this is the right direction.

    I keep...
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    Man, I had forgotten all about Jimmy spitting...

    Man, I had forgotten all about Jimmy spitting that guy out . . . after we realized he was ok, it was pretty funny. Damn funny.
    Yeah, I think Fon Du Lac put a stop to the two-seater after that. I'm...
  22. I last saw Albert at his shop in Lauderdale about...

    I last saw Albert at his shop in Lauderdale about ten years ago. At that point he had a few jobs to finish off, then he was packing up to move to Arkansas. In fact, they were pouring the slab on his...
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    Sticky: Funny story - sort of off topic, but has to do...

    Funny story - sort of off topic, but has to do with the Danny's boat.

    1980 Lakeland Fl. - They are trying to revive the D-Production class, but since it is not full status yet, the Nationals were...
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    Matt, very cool photos . . . keep them coming...

    Matt, very cool photos . . . keep them coming please.

    I wasn't quite sure who it was until the pictures came up of the little Sport-E laydown Bunky. I always thought those little boats were so...
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    Randy, I can't be sure if this is me, or Mike...

    Randy, I can't be sure if this is me, or Mike Snyder.
    Trying to figure where it was taken. That is Ted's little Blazer . . . which we never took to races, except I did take it the weekend you set...
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    Back in the eighties we did something similar...

    Back in the eighties we did something similar with an out of date Champ boat. But we only used it to break in powerheads and gearcases for our current race equipment. So it was never run in "anger"...
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    Randy, Yep, you are correct . . . I had...

    Randy,

    Yep, you are correct . . . I had forgotten about running the Naples race, and the back to back records.

    I remember Mickey getting the record the first heat, and between heats I swapped...
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    I cannot resist posting the follow-on story to...

    I cannot resist posting the follow-on story to your putting my boat in the pool, and taking so much pleasure in re-telling the story over the years . . .

    We were at dinner in a restaurant at a...
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    Oh man, that is a flashback. You have to go back...

    Oh man, that is a flashback. You have to go back that far to find a photo of me with no gray hair, and THIN!!.

    After a little deduction, I think I can identify this. It is not a racecourse, it is...
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    I have gotten several helpful PM's from current...

    I have gotten several helpful PM's from current and former competiors in these classes that essentially confirmed what I thought. 60 is realistic, 45 possible, but not as realistic to be strongly and...
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    How fat is too fat?

    Every time I start thinking racing again I look at the class mix and SST-45 and SST-60 seem like the perfect fit. Except I'm not sure I can fit anymore. So the question is how heavy driver weight...
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    440 is an SST-60 boat. 3cyl. OMC

    440 is an SST-60 boat. 3cyl. OMC
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    I was thinking that Rudy had passed away, but if...

    I was thinking that Rudy had passed away, but if someone is trying to put you in touch with him, I guess happily I was wrong.

    Randy popped up here, and I too e-mailed him just to catch up, but...
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    Wow, if that is the boat I think it is, it goes...

    Wow, if that is the boat I think it is, it goes back a looong ways. I'm gonna have to think about this one for a while, and dig for some pictures.

    My best recollation is of someone blowing this...
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    Sorry to hear that, but thanks for the update. ...

    Sorry to hear that, but thanks for the update.

    He was a good guy helped a lot of people both in racing, and his dealership. A lot of little kids in the neighborhood got their ancient little...
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    Phil O'Berry

    Has anyone seen or heard of Phil O'Berry in recent times?

    Phil ran an OMC dealership on the water in Solomans Island Maryland for years. Ran some nice OMC stuff with Rudy Foote and Randy Gore as...
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    That's a great picture with some faces I hadn't...

    That's a great picture with some faces I hadn't seen in a long while.
    I don't think this was Nick Cripps Miami race . . . Billy and Michael ran their american Bud Light colors there, not the...
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    Old thread, but thought I would fill in some of...

    Old thread, but thought I would fill in some of the blanks on Doug Pearl.

    He dominated SJ in the mid to late seventies in region 5, and I suspect most places he ran. The boats were called...
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    I think it would have been much easier to unhook...

    I think it would have been much easier to unhook it from my van and roll it over to the pool (that's how I got it out) but they seem to have been stopped by the lock on the coupler. Rather than just...
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    Randy, I am totally confused about which year...

    Randy, I am totally confused about which year this is . . .
    If you are in Mickey's old Seebold, then Mickey would be in a Hodges, which I think was Nick Cripps old boat. I think we first ran the...
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    Boat In Hotel Pool Photos

    Mark Mowl here. I am hoping that someone that was racing in Florida in the late 70's early 80's has a photo I am looking for stuck in an album somewhere.

    During an evening of fun (!) my EP boat...
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