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    Bob Carlson Design Cira 1977

    Bob built the first one from wood. Then made a mold or two.

    http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forums/showthread.php?10640-Bob-Carlson-Bobcat-amp-Hydro-Brochures&highlight=bob+carlson
  2. Capnzee Has Been A Little Under the Weather

    Ernie Dawe had everyone at the South Western Boat Racing Club sign a card for Capnzee:

    I wanted to get on to thank all of those who thought enough to sign Ernie Dawe's get well card. Once racing...
  3. Craig Spencer is Mark Spencer's Dad

    This is only coming from me, but Craig Spencer only raced M Hydro in an era when Boots Morphy won most M Hydro Races.

    Craig actually got his M going pretty fast but many thought he should move out...
  4. How Soon I Forget, 1959

    Well, it looks like my brother won C Hydro at Long Beach, 1959. I don't recall Russ winning many races after he got out of the Army, in 1955.

    In August, 1965, I bought Stan Armstrong's new D...
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    Dry Waller in Las Vegas

    Almost 14 years ago, my friend, saw the recession coming and closed his business in Las Vegas. He ad done $22,000,000 in dry walling that year. He moved to California.

    For about ten years this...
  6. Page 5, May 1959 LASA Newsletter" Hanford, California Race

    See, my dad became a Mercury dealer in early 1952. He never had a retail shop, but kept his dealership til he died in 1997. Mercury would not transfer his dealership to me. Mercury Marine people...
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    Owebama's Shut Down

    When Owebama shut the government down, they closed the National Parks, also. Arizona tried to open Grand canyon back up with Arizona's money and Owebama would not them the do it.

    What the SWAMP...
  8. Thread: Spam-O-Matic

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    Spam-O-Matic

    Matt, once again, has helped BRF and ME a ton. He installed Spam-O-Matic and it appears it has screened out our BOTS trying to sigh up for BRF.

    I want to thank Madprops for helping also.

    You...
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    Ernie Dawe, Dave Hale and Steve Wilde Just Made a New Starting Clock

    If you email me, ronhill@hillmarine.com, I will send you Dave and Ernie's email address. I don't think I have Steve Wilde's.

    What part of the country are you?

    My dad made a starting clock...
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    Sticky: Long Skegs as We Called Them

    Seems to me, that the long skeg 20-H gearcase housing, to use it on a 30-H needed a larger needle bearing on the drivshaft.
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    Two Boat Trailer

    We built this trailer to hold two Mini Boats, Blake built one with the same concept and carried six boats. Basically the rack is like a scissors and we used a batter powered winch to lift the second...
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    Sticky: No "Big Deal" But I think the Tower Was a 30-H

    Mercury made like 150 30-H's that never got sold. They pulled the powerheads off and sold them as Mark 30's. Unless some one changed them, all of Waldman's and Hering's A and B towers were...
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    12' 6" Hydro Was Big in 1967.

    Harry Bartolomei's 1967 John Ward winning 500 CC Hydro was a Schultz, 13' 6" boat and everyone thought that boat was YUGE. I drove it for Harry and Fred Hauenstein drove a Bell Craft to second...
  14. Jake Hill will be Racing A Polaris RZR 170 Again in 2019

    I know this is BRF, but my grandson raced 17 times this year. Next year's PRO schedule is out. We plan to race more this year! We'll still race Lucas Regional off Road, Best in the Desert, WORCS,...
  15. Jim Russell's Aeromarine Research Web Site

    http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.png Jim Russell's aeromarine research web site
    A ton of information is available regarding design and test data,all for free @...
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    My Mom, Mrs. Hill Made Thousands of Life Jackets

    My mom made thousands of life jackets, filled with kapok. Kapok will float you for abour five minutes, then it soaks up water and you'll sink. She tried covering it with plastic, but water soaked...
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    Lifeline Impact Jacket

    Some of the older Lifelines had impact resistant stuff in them. I had Jim McKean's old parachute jacket, they laughed at me when I wanted them to re certify it, as it was 25 years old.

    Call...
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    Is This Boat For Sale?

    I like this little boat. Are they for sale?
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    OK, 16 Boats

    So, with 12 boats, you'd race three heat? Not two?

    How do the three heats work with 16 boats? Or what about 36 boats? 12, 12, and 12. Top 12 in the finals. Most points win?
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    Still Don't Get It!

    I show up to race, 12 boats. Two 6 boat heats. Then, heat three is made up of the 6 boats with the most points?

    So, If run heat one, and don't race against the guys from heat two, until I get to...
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    How Do The Score Races at DePue

    So, they run three heats of say six boats. Then, you take the top two from each heat and run six boats in the final???

    Explain to me the point system or how they do it?
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    That was a Big "D" Swift

    I never saw but maybe one of these and I think Burt Ross had it and it was all mahogany. My brother had a C-D-F-X Swift of 1953 era. We owned a Big Bee Swift, but, hell I don't recall any serial...
  23. The APBA Board of Directors Needs Rich Luhrs 2018

    My long time friend,Rich Luhrs, is running for the APBA Board of Directors
    APBA Biography
    8/23/2018
    RICH LUHRS started boat racing 1n 1959 when he entered small outlaw outboard events in the...
  24. Thread: Who am I

    by Ron Hill
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    Bill Janz

    I only remember seeing Bill Janz's boat at Guntersville, Alabama, 1962. Jon 66-W, I assumed you knew Bill Janz well. I'm not sure I ever met Bill!

    In 1960, my dad built a two port cover "D" for...
  25. Thread: Who am I

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    1968 at Green Lake, Seattle, Washington: Wil Pergande Won CSH and DSH

    I'm pretty sure, Wil Pergande won CSH and DSH at the 1968 Stock Nationals in Seattle. Wil ran a teal green Janz in CSH and DSH. Two boats, one for each class.

    I'm absolutely sure that Jon Stone...
  26. Thread: 1954

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    Bud Wiget Lived on # 1 Wiget Lane In Concord, California

    https://www.trulia.com/p/ca/walnut-creek/813-wiget-ln-walnut-creek-ca-94598--2083838348

    I think Bud and his wife, Mizzie, moved to Florida in 1955.

    Bud was a true gentleman boats racer.
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    VRO on Evinrude and Johnsons

    15 years ago, I ran across a man in Iowa who had bought out BRP's "Stuff" when the took over Evinrude.

    We were race 45 SS at the time and I liked Big 100 Blocks and little 100 blocks. This...
  28. Thread: Deck Rider

    by Ron Hill
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    Oldalky (Mike) , Here is One of Your Old Posts

    If you go to your name, I think all your posts will be listed. Let me if not, and I can post them.
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    Sticky: Ron Hill Has Always Been "Lucky"

    In 1962, the 91 Freeway bought my parent's home. I had lived there for 18 years. We moved to Garden Grove, June 1962, where I knew no one.

    I soon realized there were more girls in my...
  30. Riverside Poly Wins California Solar Boat Race for the Third Time in A Row

    http://www.myvalleynews.com/story/2018/05/20/news/riverside-poly-high-school-three-peats-at-solar-powered-boat-races/60873.html?m=true

    Rules require you build a new boat every year. 3 in a row...
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    Many Hands Make Light Work

    It appears from these emails, Jim that it wasn't you looking for CW "DOC" Jones' name. Bob Zipp?

    Until Roger Hulett, Ray Hulett's son remember CW"s wife name we we going nowhere fast.

    I also...
  32. Thread: 1954

    by Ron Hill
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    De Anza Cove, San Diego

    Things have changed a ton, but there is a nice motorhome park next to De Anza Cove and surprisingly, if you get the right view, without houses, it looks pretty much the same!

    San Diego is still a...
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    Cyril Wayne or CW "Doc" Jones Mystry Solved

    Hey- this website says Cyril Wayne Jones.It has to be Doc, donít you think?


    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21896612/cyril-wayne-jones

    Thanks to Tana Moore, APBA Propeller Magazine editor.
  34. Thread: 1954

    by Ron Hill
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    September 6, 1954 San Diego Boat Race

    My brother, Russ Hill, Jr. was second in C Hydro. His best friend, John Drake was second in A Hydro.

    C-6, is my brother's boat, that day, with Tom Gouldstone holding him. The hydro on the saw...
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    CW "DOC" Jones, OMC Distributor

    Jim Nerstrom is trying to find out what "CW" stand for in CW "Doc' Jones.

    So far, we have asked Edgar Rose, Greg JACOBSEN, RON HILL, JIM McCUNE (AND HIS WIFE WHO WORKED FOR DOC FOR 5 YEARS), Roger...
  36. Someone Throw A Name from the LASA Paper and I'll give You Some Information...

    My dad never joined LASA after they kicked The Damn Mercury's out of LASA. But, it looks like my brother did join. He was in the Army from September 1953, till June 1955.
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    Page Not Found

    Is the auction over?
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    Bobby Witt Was A True Gentleman

    Bobby led a major part of this 9 Hour Enduro. This was the first year the outboards won!

    Rest in peace!
  39. Don Clark, Paris Accident

    I really didn't know Don. I knew he owned a boat shop in Alton, Illinois, I think. From what I heard, he pretty much stuffed a "HIGH RIDER" Molinari, and was tossed in front of the boat. Then, the...
  40. 1970. Saint Marys, Ohio, No Had to Be 1971

    Seems they ran Singles and multi engines. Jimbo had won Galveston in Single engine, in May (Same weekend as the Kentucky Derby). Saint Mary's was "KIND OF" tossed together. I remember meeting...
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    Sticky: DePue, 1970

    Getting married in 1969, and racing for OMC, by 1970, I hd sold all my "ALKY" stuff. But, I managed to get to DePue, 1970. Mel Kurts had a Konig on a hydro, and he ran the fastest four laps I ever...
  42. Thread: 1953

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    "Banjo" Neal Hydros and 30 B Runabouts

    We always called Neal Hydros, "Banjo" Neals here in California. Some people had said they never heard them called that, but this 1953 Propeller said, "Banjo" Neal.

    The Craven's were going to ask...
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    Thanks, But I Don't Need the Money

    Thank you RacingFan1, truth is I don't need any money to keep this web site going. If anyone feels like donating money, send it to the American Cancer Society, in my brother's name, Russ Hill, Jr.
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    Sticky: If It Means Anything...

    I can't find any numbers anywhere!

    I will say this, Wayne. Your pictures are absolute art, but I wish you would post one at a time, with names, so we could comment on them..
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    Needles Marathon 1970

    I told Jack Leek, Jimbo needed a ride in his home town of Needles. The only boat "KICKING" around was Ted May's hydro. Ted had built this boat in 1969 for the Miami 225, but it didn't take rough...
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    Sticky: Where Are These NUmbers?

    Who are you talking about?
  47. Havasu Landing Resort and Casino, 2018 Boat Race

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP17Cepm9D0&feature=youtu.be

    Looks like they had a boat race!
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    Sticky: Love the Pictures But.....

    Love the pictures, but I don't know or remember some of these people. Maybe, put like 2 pictures, and then list the names. These are "ARTISTIC" photos...
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    I Deleted Moderators From Several Threads

    Maybe, this will allow posts to go up without "Moderator Approval" on them....
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    Here is the 888 Thread

    Nothing has been deleted, just some stuff got merged together!
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