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    My dad was co-race director with Pop Augustine of...

    My dad was co-race director with Pop Augustine of the 1977 PRO Nationals. I recall answering the phone one night, shortly before the nationals. It was Tom and he wished to discuss some logistics...
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    Sticky: Forgot if I answered, but this(E-9) Don Woods...

    Forgot if I answered, but this(E-9) Don Woods from West Virginia in either a 500 or 700.
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    Sticky: 250cc Hydro

    Malcolm, E-18, won by on time by the slimmest of margins over Gary Pugh (if my memory is correct less than 1 second over 3 heats elapsed time). Look at Chic LaRose's N-33 powerhead. I believe that...
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    Sticky: Wayne, You may be have been right to begin...

    Wayne,

    You may be have been right to begin with. I have been informed that John always wore glasses (not just when I have known him). John was at both the Winona Nationals and the lake Gadsen...
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    Sticky: Wayne,I believe individual with PRO Nationals T...

    Wayne,I believe individual with PRO Nationals T Shirt is John McCorvey of Atlanta. From the results, John earned a 3rd place in 125cc or MOH. Years later,
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    Pop Augustine and my dad, Bill Weaver, were the...

    Pop Augustine and my dad, Bill Weaver, were the race directors. Charlotte Queen was the referee. The race course was huge and this led to many accidents. I believe that the Oak Ridge Boys...
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    Yes. Had not seen clyde in so many, many years. ...

    Yes. Had not seen clyde in so many, many years. Where the hell is Normangee?
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    Wayne, I will be in the area for quite some time....

    Wayne, I will be in the area for quite some time. We will get together! I love to see different parts of the country, so would be pleased to drive a and meet you.
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    Did the club have races in the Austin area?

    Did the club have races in the Austin area?
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    If one cannot have a good time at Tunks then one...

    If one cannot have a good time at Tunks then one simply is not capable of having a good time!!
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    What is the power plant being used? If Yamato, I...

    What is the power plant being used? If Yamato, I suggest that speak with Bill Van.
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    Perhaps the lack of information as to aluminum...

    Perhaps the lack of information as to aluminum hydroplanes (and relevant plans) is an indicator that one should consider a different direction. I would suggest wood and/or a wood composite mix. ...
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    Winter Time Blues

    It is a rainy, cold day here in Georgia, as it is in much of the country. Had to watch the 4 episode film of the OA/OB World Championships at Dayton, OH in 1982. 25+ hydro's on a flying start will...
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    Sticky: I bought a VA around 1992. It was probably the...

    I bought a VA around 1992. It was probably the last 4-cylinder 250 Konig sold new in the USA. We ran a ton of heats on it, but it was realistically outclassed by newer models at that time. I...
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    Simply said, generally yes. They can pack a ton...

    Simply said, generally yes. They can pack a ton of air under the bottom, thus they float over rough water that a typical US PRO boat would struggle with. Somewhere on this site, Ralph Donald posted...
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    Which Giles

    Sam,

    Is this the Euro boat from 2 years ago or the more conventional US style? I would not change the Euro boat. How about a used VRP or GRM?


    David
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    I know I am hard of hearing and have selective...

    I know I am hard of hearing and have selective hearing as well. I have not heard criticism of anyone's boats with the excpetion of the boat that came apart at the Worlds this October. Marc's boats...
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    250 Kilo Record

    I recall that a Konig FA held the record for a very long time around 97 mph. In the early 1990's, Sean McKean bumped the APBA record to 107 mph with a Yamato.

    My guess is that this speed could...
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    Sticky: Fa69

    We still have a complete powerhead. Somewhere on site are photo's of this engine.
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    Sticky: Bill, you look just like

    ....Dennis Hopper in those photo's or perhaps Dennis Hopper looks just like Bill Van!!

    Wayne, you can always attend another day in the fields, the number of World Championships are limited!
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    Sticky: Hint

    Click on a photo to enlarge it.
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    Sticky: Short Pull

    The pipes on the FA in the photo slide maybe and inch of two. This made a difference on the top end. Often the pipes got stuck in the forward position. On one occaision, I reached back, grabbed...
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    Sticky: Finally, Photo's of 1969 FA

    Here you go Wayne.
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    1969 FA Konig

    Here are some photo's of my dad's FA 250 circa 1969. All original with the exception of 1 replacement pipe. I am not sure about the lower unit. It is a Konig, but I did check it carefully.
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    Sticky: UH Stamp

    UH are the initials of the individual that assembled the engine at Konig. I believe that the U stands for Uhlie (SP?). UH is found on hundreds of Konigs.
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    Sticky: As I recall

    Ralph Donald and Ed Thirlby, Sr. went to Berlin shortly after the factory shutdown. They were hoping to purchase castings, tools, etc. but were not successful. I am afraid much of equipment went...
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    Sticky: Original FA's

    We still have one of these. I want to say that dad bought it in 1969, his first manufactured alky engine. I am not sure that we still have the pipes (that were also used on the FM Konig engine). ...
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    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    Where was the race course in Hot Springs that hosted the North/South races?
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    Sticky: Splish Splash I was Taking a Bath

    Brandon Thirlby beats me to the last open spot at the first turn in 250cc Hydro during the 2009 USTS race at Constantine, MI. We had twelve boats looking for space in the first turn where there are...
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    2009

    I only got a couple of rides in 2009, but this was a great one racing against Mark Stahl at Constantine, MI. We exiting turn 1 near the location of two steel poles. Mark appears to be checking...
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    Well, one more....

    Mr. Voss is still at it and not too many years removed from a 500cc runabout National Championship.

    I ran 125cc Hydro at this race, the re-run of the Nationals from LaCrosse, WS.
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    Sticky: Don Woods

    I believe that is Don Wood's from West Virginia. He ran 500 and 700 if I recall correctly. Only saw him race a few times.
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    Sticky: Quincy Drivers

    Waldman was an all time great. But, the Quincy "team" of drivers included some real talents with the "Z" engines. The Kuglers had an outstanding Nationals at Lakeland (1982?). Jeff and Jack...
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    Sticky: Same Set-Up

    That is the same set-up/ Every once in a while an "ear" would break (the ones that Wayne onbserved) and we would have to weld back. This incresed the problems of the pipes hanging-up. Also, the...
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    Sticky: Pipe Puller

    We had a Konig sliding throttle. I remember that the pipes hung-up quite often. Ran an identical pipe on our Konig "M".
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    Sticky: Konig FA with Sliding Pipes

    We still have my dad's first FA. It was built in 1969 and had the sliding pipes. These maybe moved 2-3 inches. The carbs were in either side (righ/left) of the engine. IN the attached photo, my...
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    Sticky: Photo Answers

    Buddy Tennell (F-40), Howard Edwards and David Weaver at Gallopolis, OH around 2001. This was a USTS race on the Ohio river. Hot, hot, hot on a July 4th weekend. Howard lived across the river in...
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    Sticky: Sorry, Here is the cropped version

    Trying again.
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    Oh Yeah

    I have some Danny Photo's from Charlotte that I will have to find. He was the man, back in the day. OK, OK, Danny you are still the man!!;)
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    [QUOTE=Bill Van Steenwyk;67801]
    The thing that spoiled that thought forever though, was I SAW WHAT THEY WERE SQUIRTING IN THE CAN RIGHT BEFORE SEALING THE LID ON. It was that awful "stuff" again,...
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    Old Boat Design

    Has any runabout design really evolved since some Neanderthal figured out how to hollow a log in order to go from France to England???:D:D
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    Sam, Only You

    And a couple of others would know the difference!!!:D:D
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    Oldest APBA Class

    I suggest that people might consider Peter Hunn's book "The Golden Age of Outboard Racing". He notes that in 1924 that APBA, to then an inboard only category, added detachable outboard classes. ...
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    Sticky: Great Photo's as Always

    Wayne,

    I also enjoy looking back on "the good ole days". That is just a super shot of Mal Hardin in his 250 hydro. I recognize (I believe) #66 Jimmy Aderholt, V-12 Barry Anderson with a Quincy...
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    Sticky: Boat Attitude

    I grew up marvelling at Malcom Hardin floating his 250 Butts.

    But, I am glad that I can run fast today without having to float so high at the nose. If you can see it, this Pugh comes off the...
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    Sticky: Wayne Perhaps

    Elmer won the PRO VP position? I believe that he held this post for a couple years around this time until maybe 1982 or so.

    DW
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    FA Konig

    My dad still has his 1969 FA Konig. This was a two cylinder with sliding tuned exhaust. The carbs are located opposite of one another. This is the engine that in John Shubert's image. The earlier...
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    It's Alive, It's Alive

    Indeed, this engine has had a couple of shakedown passes on an 1100cc runabout. It ran well out of the box, although I believe that a couple of tweaks may be required still. I do not know if Steve...
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    A change in the Winds

    In my opinion, when this engine showed-up at the 1998 O-350 World Championships at Cypress Garden, it represented a inflection point in the advancement of PRO racing in the US. With the exception of...
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    Lakeland Photo

    Ron,

    Any idea of the date of this string of photo's?

    I guess PRO outboards have been experiencing spectacular blowover for over 40 years.
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