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    Another Mod VP video --- Baltimore, MD 1988 and...

    Another Mod VP video --- Baltimore, MD 1988 and Sacramento 1988. I loved watching the races in Sacramento -- especially sitting on top of that 50 foot wall looking over the whole race course. Doubt...
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    Nobody is asking for "EVERYONE FREE". What's...

    Nobody is asking for "EVERYONE FREE".

    What's wrong with setting a premium that families can actually afford, like it used to be 20 years ago? That's back when having a job meant you also had...
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    Our health care system is following the exact...

    Our health care system is following the exact same lines of the private school system in Zimbabwe. They also thought private was the way to go, but now only the very wealthy will get a decent...
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    The most expensive way is to continue to pay...

    The most expensive way is to continue to pay large corporations and all their executives and their bonuses when they deny your claims. Unfortunately, that's what congress apparently wants to see...
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    I had Kaiser when I lived in Cali and I loved it...

    I had Kaiser when I lived in Cali and I loved it because it was so cheap - I think it was $5 per doctor visit. That's how the government OPTION will be. I have a friend who has a husband with cancer...
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    I've been busy too, trying to prevent my health...

    I've been busy too, trying to prevent my health insurance premium from topping $1500 per month and denial of coverage. I dont' have much time for anything else. It's the only plan they will sell our...
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    pool boats

    I only have this one...
  8. These are fantastic! I was there as a 10 year old...

    These are fantastic! I was there as a 10 year old girl - thank you for sharing!!!! They're great!
    Val
  9. Thread: HBD Chad Hill

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    I was there!!! I remember the new "Baby Chad". :)...

    I was there!!! I remember the new "Baby Chad". :) Happy birthday little one! lol :)
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    We are so sorry to hear about your dad, Jeff. ...

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad, Jeff. May he rest in peace.
    Val
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    Do you know that one time a clamp bracket broke...

    Do you know that one time a clamp bracket broke on my Yamaha while I was running about 65mph on *SMOOTH* water. It was completely unexpected~

    My 10 foot boat made an immediate and abrupt left hand...
  12. Thread: Trivia

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    Let's add a few more, and make it REALLY hard to...

    Let's add a few more, and make it REALLY hard to solve. ;)


    SC
    CP
    SE
    JP
    ET
    SOA
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    Yes, Mike Witt bought that boat from us (Mirage)...

    Yes, Mike Witt bought that boat from us (Mirage) for use in the SST 60 class.

    The Mirage "Tom Cat" in an earlier picture, was also ours that Tracy Hawkins drove.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    A reason that some are still not using the new...

    A reason that some are still not using the new "hull design" law is that you can't copyright any design that existed prior to 1998. Starting in 1998, it became possible to copyright your original...
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    The coolest video yet: Havasu 1972

    I'm not sure if this one has been posted here yet, but this one is even better than the previous clips from the Outboard World Championships = because this one has SOUND! As well as added commentary...
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    Prayers coming your way, Jeff. We just got my mom...

    Prayers coming your way, Jeff. We just got my mom out of the hospital last week after a scary month. She's doing okay now. (she'll be 87 next week).

    I'll be hoping for the same good fortune for...
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    I'm still trying to find out if this was the same...

    I'm still trying to find out if this was the same Art Hall who ran outboards in the 1970's. If this was the same person, I have some photos and news clippings from that time. He was a good friend but...
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    Performance Boats Magazine may be an option for...

    Performance Boats Magazine may be an option for you.

    www.performanceboats.com

    They have two magazines: Lake boat and Offshore.

    Half of their issues are online, and the other half in print....
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    I wrote a preseason ChampBoat article for them in...

    I wrote a preseason ChampBoat article for them in April 2008 and they have yet to pay me. We can't get anyone to return our e-mails or phone calls.

    I think they are gone. :(

    www.hotboat.com =...
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    Art Kennedy won in 1983 (per Propeller Mag...

    Art Kennedy won in 1983


    (per Propeller Mag April 1984)

    McConnel Takes Enduro Title
    Re: 1984 Enduro
    "1983 Enduro winner Art Kennedy, of St. Louis MO, had trouble from the start, resulting...
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    I know there was a time in the 1970's when the...

    I know there was a time in the 1970's when the race was cancelled...was it 1977? Or was that Havasu ..?
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    Unlimiteds and Champboats at Evansville

    They want to race on different weekends, but apparently this is causing a big controversy....

    http://www.courierpress.com/news/2009/feb/04/f1-champboats-coming-evansville-june-20-21/#comments
  23. Thread: Tunnel Boats

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    That's also a "capsule" jacket, which has no...

    That's also a "capsule" jacket, which has no impact protection and next to zilch for flotation (intentionally made that way so you can remove yourself downward from inside a submerged, upsidedown...
  24. Thread: Tunnel Boats

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    Q: How do you get to Ron Hill's house? ...

    Q: How do you get to Ron Hill's house?

    Answer: Just follow the trail of engine parts....:D :eek:

    But really....
    Sorry to hear you lost the mid, Ron. But I'm sure you'll find another...
  25. Thread: Chili Bowl

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    Now a fourth guy has set up with a macro program...

    Now a fourth guy has set up with a macro program and he's getting 80-90 votes per minute! We don't have a macro program, so there's no way we can keep up with that!

    Oh well...


    Here's more I...
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    Just to make sure....is this the same Art Hall...

    Just to make sure....is this the same Art Hall that was originally from Kingman AZ and raced v bottoms in the late 1970s?
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    OH NO! Art was a great friend of my late...

    OH NO! Art was a great friend of my late brother, Mike Longwell. We all lived in Kingman AZ. :( He was also the first OPC racer we ever "hung out" with when he was running Mod-VPs in the 1970s. :(...
  28. Thread: Chili Bowl

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    That's cool, David. I'll have to see if Davey...

    That's cool, David. I'll have to see if Davey knows Kevin!
  29. Thread: Chili Bowl

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    Well, I can tell that a couple of the other guys...

    Well, I can tell that a couple of the other guys are running a macro program (an automated program that is set to continously vote) so Davey won't have a chance against that.

    But thanks for your...
  30. Thread: Chili Bowl

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    Chili Bowl

    My cousin Davey Ray is back once again at the Chili Bowl - and is trying to advance through the "popular" vote. If you have time, please click the link below and help get him to the finals.....it...
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    I had one of those shirts too - but mine was...

    I had one of those shirts too - but mine was blue.

    But the other shirt went better with the potatoes. :)
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    Who is this guy? The SCOA President What is...

    Who is this guy? The SCOA President
    What is he doing? Looking for potatoes
    And why is he doing it? To restart his generator
    What does the shirt say on the back?? 1977 Stock Outboard...
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    Don't forget that the water contact is only part...

    Don't forget that the water contact is only part of the issue when it comes to "bucketing". Bucketing can even occur without any water involved at all.

    Some years ago I learned the term...
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    This is a true story, and I probably shouldn't...

    This is a true story, and I probably shouldn't tell it but....here it goes...

    My brother raced stock outboards and was frequently assisted by the famous Ted May. We were so indebted to him, that I...
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    Thanks for the info on the photo of 199! Great...

    Thanks for the info on the photo of 199! Great story - I can just imagine what his face looked like as he watched the boat fire up and scream away.

    Im' sure you guys have some good stories about...
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    Great tree story, Wayne! Back at my mom's house...

    Great tree story, Wayne! Back at my mom's house in Arizona, there's a Mulberry tree in her front yard that I used to climb when I was a kid too. Now, whenever I go back home, I stop to touch those...
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    Happy Birthday Wayne! I very much enjoy your...

    Happy Birthday Wayne!

    I very much enjoy your writing and photos too - just like everyone does!!! :D We are all very thankful that you share them here with us.

    Val
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    You guys need to go read this: Ford Motor...

    You guys need to go read this:



    Ford Motor Company Submits Business Plan to Congress;

    Profit Target, Electric Car Strategy Among New Details

    DEARBORN, Mich., Dec 02, 2008...
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    [QUOTE=quty06;64557]can u show us with pict(s).:)...

    [QUOTE=quty06;64557]can u show us with pict(s).:) QUOTE]


    I wish I had pictures of all of this, but I don't. That one photo in my avatar is one of the few I have of the boat at all.

    During my...
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    When we raced these motors, one of the first mods...

    When we raced these motors, one of the first mods (of many) we did was put 50hp Yamaha carbeurators on them. This meant a whole new adapter plate for the intake manifold had to be built as well. And...
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    Those are really cool frames! I see #33 there -...

    Those are really cool frames! I see #33 there - Cesare Scotti, Renato Molinari's cousin. (noticed the Modern Outboard article said Renato was his nephew - not true).

    The first time I went to...
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    Tom and Mac McCune - Denver, Co - Havasu...

    Tom and Mac McCune - Denver, Co - Havasu Outboard World Championships 1970

    Wasn't there a female McCune family member that was supposed to drive in the 1972(?) race but the race committee told...
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    I'd like to see that. Was that after Cesare...

    I'd like to see that. Was that after Cesare Scotti won?

    Here's the winner from 1970....

    Bill Sirois, "Up up and Away"
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    These slides my brother took are actually very...

    These slides my brother took are actually very sharp and clear - but I have only a hand held viewer - so they're not coming out like they should...

    This photo was used in an article I wrote for...
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    It's so much fun going through those entry lists!...

    It's so much fun going through those entry lists! When I was 8 years old, I only was familiar with a few names (the name Ron Hill, of course, was one...)

    But here's one name that I didn't get to...
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    I was just looking through my brothers old slides...

    I was just looking through my brothers old slides from Havasu 1970, trying to see if the stacker Molinari that Joe Fielder drove might be in there somewhere.

    Haven't been able to find it, but ran...
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    When looking at the slide, at first I couldn't...

    When looking at the slide, at first I couldn't tell that it wasn't a twin -- thought this one (far side) might be it....obviously it's not....
    My brother took some cool pics, though. Color slides...
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    Not having any luck finding that boat....and the...

    Not having any luck finding that boat....and the images (from slides) aren't coming out too well either...
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    Just realized that can't be the boat.....the...

    Just realized that can't be the boat.....the other (Joe Fielder's) was the big Molinari with the full rear cowl...

    I'll go check the slides again...
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    Bill, Regarding those brass props of yours.......

    Bill,

    Regarding those brass props of yours....

    Could this be the boat they came from? This is the only yellow fiberglass boat I could find in my brothers slide collection. I'm pretty sure this...
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