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    Tim Kurcz - Turbo charged outboard viewing

    Dateline 10/22/11 -

    Attendees of the AOMCI Michigan fall meet at Mark Suters were able to view a very special build put together my Mod engine builder Tim Kurcz.

    Named the "Midnight Star...
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    FooLing planes

    I have a set of planes for you. Cost is $45 US plus shipping cost to Gemany. Let me know if your interested.
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    Dan Lloyd

    Brichter - I had Dan for traning school for a few years. Great guy and very knowledgeable. Sorry to see those people and times evaporate with the end of OMC.
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    OMC tech school hand out

    Back in the day many BRF members worked at OMC at one time or another. I came across one of my old schooling hand outs from 1998. See anyone you know from this Warrenty/Tech. departmet pictures ? I...
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    1987 Offshore world finals results

    Going thru the attic arcives and found these results sheets I saved from Key West worlds 1987. Back when APBA offshore was large and fun.

    24 years ago people.

    Recognize any names?

    Got any...
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    Nice

    Looks nice.

    I might suggest if you want to run the unit a little higher than stock you can fill the top two water pick-up holes on both sides of the gearcase (leaving the bottom three holes...
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    Sticky: Merc. Mods

    Alan - Very nice. Are these the same engines you had on display at Mark Suters fall meet?

    Tom
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    Case halves sealer

    This stuff. Ya. :)
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    Wow !!!

    If I understand your last two posts correctly then, IF you could have these two engines AND if you gave up what you said you would to get them that would make you a ----------

    "Eunuch". 1. A man...
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    Yes

    Terry - Yes I also remember that and it was cool as hell when it was running right. Had a VERY different sound to it than the Merc's. They had a OPC race in Grand Haven Michigan one time and I got a...
  11. Sam

    A worthy test. I'm interested in the outcome. I was wondering if you should not maybe have a controled subtance (liquid) in your test to just make sure your numbers don't get a scew with minor...
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    Tach opertion

    Calvin - I own two OMC tach's from back in the day. They were junk. One I have still kinda works the other glitchs all the time. No matter were you locate the pick-up.(primary or secondary circut)....
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    Omg !!!

    Mark - Another year gone BYE. May you have many,many more.
    Have a great B-Day.

    Tom and family.
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    More ?

    Lee - Were do you live? That has the largest factor of them all seeing as most of the 60 SST races are held in the midwest east of the Misissippi. If you are in that region I would make a guess of...
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    Pip

    This subject has been discussed before on BRF. Go to this link.


    http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4871&highlight=Nitrous
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    More issues

    Also - Most reverse gears do not have a thrust bearing designed to take the constant thrust of power, If you look at a counter rotation gearfoot the rear gear has a bearing designed to take the...
  17. Here you go

    Bill - Here is a lead on what you need. This equipment at Cupps racing in Michigan is fast and competitive. They have very good clean,well maintained equipment and you would not be disapointed in at...
  18. What class

    Bill - you failed to say what SLT class you are seaking questions for. :confused:

    Here are some pictures for ya. We have a strong group here in the state of Michigan that run at many club races...
  19. Data Recording

    Smiley - You can run a test set up for your EGT but it would be illegal per stock rules to run it in compitition due to the fact you have to REMOVE metal from the engine to make it work. It also...
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    Pic's

    Looks like Louisville,Ky..OPC marathon nationals or possibly New Martinsville,W.V.? Here is a pic from the 1980's taken from Louisville.Oh those were the days of OPC. This was the size of the smaller...
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    Tunnel Boats

    Hi Charlie and welcome to BRF. My suggestion if you want a current built safe to drive tunnel is to look in the for sale section at this web site ------
    http://www.aprsuperleague.com/
    APR super...
  22. Thread: dyno??

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    cheyney

    There are several. Where are you located and what do you need tested. Is it a Formula one engine? Complete motor? powerhead? Information needed.
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    Cool

    Dion - Great action shots. Thanks for sharing the pic's and the history. Glad you like the thread. Fell free to post more when time allows.

    Tom
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    Very Nice

    I like the color ! Pops right out at ya. Know how about some nose art on the deck to really give it a WOW look. :)
  25. Some thought

    Bob - Something to consider with your grandkids is to hook up with your local club and work with them on mentoring new racers. The club we belong to MHRA (Michigan Hydroplane Racing Association) have...
  26. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Share your good fortune

    Please remember on this special day those that are less fortunate. Share your good blessings with others so everyone may be thankfull. God bless those that are less fortunate in this world today.
    ...
  27. Hu

    Smiley - Your more than welcome.

    Here are some pictures of Hu in Mexico 1962 running his 4 cylinder OMC.

    Photos from Frank Zorkan picture archives.
  28. Thanks

    Sam - My bad. Thanks for the correction.
  29. Answer to ?

    We have found with our runabouts (both marathon and closed course) that when running in the slop (waves) they tend to POP the bow up easy when hitting a roller. By placing the weight midship/forward...
  30. Reply to ?

    The Ideal balance point will allow the driver to control the ride attitude of the boat by shifting body weight front to rear at ANY given point thru out the course. If you watch most veterian drivers...
  31. Yes

    Correct - Some things to consider and it's only my observation setting up my sons boats.

    1. You must get thru the corners and pop the bow as fast as possible coming out of the corners. Weight...
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    Rest In Peace

    Mike - Our prayers are with you and your family. Your father was a good man and a heck of a boat racer.

    Sincerely - The Low family
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    OK what about?

    I know you people have great sunsets out west but we have them here also on the "Great Lakes". Here is one I took several years ago on vacation up at Lake Superior. This was in August. Water temp....
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    Wow

    What a beast! :eek: Thanks for sharing Barry.
  35. Thread: Sid craft?

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    More about Sid Crafts

    Detroit - Here is a thread I started 2 years ago about Sid Craft boats.

    http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3952
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    News update

    Received the following e-mail today from Ecuador. We are all invited to come and compete in the 2010 summer festival boat race. Now were is that C-17 transport plane to take our equipment down there.
  37. Thread: Sid craft?

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    Al Langs Sid Craft

    First picture is a picture of Al and his Sid Craft Hornet.

    Second two pictures are of a Sid Craft Hornet for sale on E-Aby some time ago.
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    Sam

    Darrell posted some answers to your questions over at Hydroracer.net. Hopefully he will post replys to your questions here as well. He knows more about these peoples racing than anyone here in the...
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    Free FOOD !!!

    Yes Danny - Applebees is providing FREE meals to all Vets today. Here is their link on how to get the free meal. :cool:

    http://www.applebees.com/vetsday/

    Valid Veteran and Active Duty...
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    Yamatos

    The majority and fast ones are Yamatos with megaphone pipes added. Here is a clip that was shared with me of a test day in there home town. Food on the fire and good times just like we do. Well...
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    Regata Guayaquil- Vinces 2009

    One more from the 2009 summer festival. These racers are super stars in the eyes of their public.




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    Mod boat racing - Samborondon Ecuador

    From a You Tube friend in Ecuador. Don't ever let me here another person in the states complain about our race courses.They all have smiles on their faces just like us. Enjoy !


    <object...
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    PLEASE don't forget !!!

    Please remember Wed. Nov. 11th is Veterans day. This day is set aside to pay homage and respect to those that have sacrificed so much for OUR freedom. God bless all those men and women in OUR armed...
  44. Thread: Port Timing

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    Yes

    Bill is correct.

    Let me add to what he said however. Port timing is done at the factory to start with. All two stroke engines go thru design mock ups at the factory for port timing configuration...
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    Tims Build

    Tim - Thanks for allowing me to share your project on the net. It's always fun to post your exotic mods here on BRF.

    Here is the spec. sheet Tim had posted with his new build at the fall...
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    Could be

    Yes I believe that is his intent. The block that the throttle shaft goes thru is called the carburetor in the parts description.
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    Hmmmm

    Sam - Are you sure there are 4 carbs. here. Look at the 90 hp OMC parts list and see what part is called the carb.;)
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    Tim it is

    Well they did good didn't they Tim. Of course not to many people do work like yours either. OK lets try and figure out what Tim built here.
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    Engine #18

    OK - Its been a while since we had a engine posted here so here goes.

    This engine was recently displayed at the 2009 Fall AOMCI meet at Mark Suters. It is another exotic Mod outboard that has...
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    Jim

    If you mean Dorsett Catalina boats there are some pictures posted over at Fiberglassics web site but no history of the company is available as of yet.

    http://www.fiberglassics.com/dorsett/
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