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    Madcap in the 60's

    I built a Madcap in the 60's (36 class) using straight grain spruce for the ribs and stringers, a beautifully grained mahogany(believe it was Okoume)for "skin", brass boat nails (I believe they call...
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    As I recall, the boat we were all building and...

    As I recall, the boat we were all building and racing in Key West, in the 36 class, was called a Madcap! They ran better than the local boats at the time. Then, with rougher water and bigger engines...
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    I had a Pabst run-a-bout with a 10 hp Mercury...

    I had a Pabst run-a-bout with a 10 hp Mercury Hurricane. It would run between 28 - 30 mph with a bronze 2 blade. You are doing well and your boat is a beauty. I built a larger Hal Kelly run-a-bout...
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    The COR chairman has just announced the...

    The COR chairman has just announced the suspension of the COR class pending recommendations to be made by APBA. I would imagine that would include the next race at Parker. Rod
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    COR boats at Parker

    The #88 HST is coming together as a "SPORTSMAN" and will be at Parker providing the Mississippi has not started it's annual flood and/or my "new" 1962 Century Resorter does not happen to arrive that...
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    still does unless that rules was removed. The...

    still does unless that rules was removed. The rule should say something like any pointy type boat with sponsons (air traps) that start behind the bow of the boat.
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    I posted the COR rules on the COR web site....

    I posted the COR rules on the COR web site. Unfortunately the web site has since gone down for maintenance. I'm not certain when the web site will be back up. My SPORTSMAN rules may have "blown a...
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    As far as the APBA COR rules are concerned...

    As far as the APBA COR rules are concerned absolutely nothing is changed. All SPORTSMAN boats will be legal APBA COR boats. The SPORTSMAN class simply gives the "little" guy a chance to go racing...
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    Just to clarify on where to respond for a copy of...

    Just to clarify on where to respond for a copy of the COR SPORTSMAN RULES: rodneyzapf@gmail.com (310) 488-3563 The COR SPORTSMAN rules of which I speak are new, simple and according to the incoming...
  10. I have firmed up the rules for the COR SPORTSMAN...

    I have firmed up the rules for the COR SPORTSMAN class. None of the rules violate any of the present COR rules. The SPORTSMAN rules will add absolutely no additional work load on the officials. If...
  11. I am forced to ask the same question DB! Maybe...

    I am forced to ask the same question DB! Maybe too political. At any rate, the concept of a COR SPORTSMAN CLASS is not dead. I will be sending out e-mails regarding the rules to those interested. I...
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    You guys have got me thinking--I had about...

    You guys have got me thinking--I had about accepted the "fact" that more blade (area)in the water is better for racing, hence 3 blades are better than 2 and 4 are better than 3, 5 and so on. I have...
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    Stuart, Stick with me! I believe common sense...

    Stuart, Stick with me! I believe common sense will rule on Saturday at the COR Rules Meeting. It is my feeling that the COR class will more or less "stay the course"! We are currently in the growth...
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    The COR division of APBA's Special Events...

    The COR division of APBA's Special Events category is enjoying unprecedented success with a growth of 10 to 20 percent every year since it's beginning. Dividing the class by major changes such as is...
  15. I'm about to leave for a race up north, salt...

    I'm about to leave for a race up north, salt city, ca. Region 11 really appreciates the racers and they show it with entry fees around 50 dollars, then provide the racers with a party on saturday...
  16. It is true, if you want to step in at the top it...

    It is true, if you want to step in at the top it can cost you 10 gggs or more. A lot of guys are willing to work there way up by starting somewhere at the bottom and gradually adding to the power...
  17. I think we have gone over this once before,but it...

    I think we have gone over this once before,but it sounds like the COR class is exactly what you have described. You want to sit-down--COR does. You want electric start--COR does You want 74 mph...
  18. Thread: COR Racing

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    COR Racing

    The COR boats have once again been invited to race in region 11. There is a growing interest in the COR boats to the north. Growth in a class is a slow process but we have seen our entries expand...
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    I ran a 650 on a 55H unit with no problems. I...

    I ran a 650 on a 55H unit with no problems. I would build a simple engine stand using the mid section and water tube without the lower unit and drive shaft. Run the engine up and check for vibration....
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    That last foot or so of rocker will do it every...

    That last foot or so of rocker will do it every time. I have seen as little as 1/32" of an inch rocker cause a porpoise such as you describe. Not only uncomfortable but can be unsafe. Turn the boat...
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    @my guess is about 34 mph, @ 100% not much pitch...

    @my guess is about 34 mph, @ 100% not much pitch and no rrrrr,s @2.9:1 Lucky to get 30mph on a boat Rod
  22. Walter, I talked to Scott Schatz. He has room for...

    Walter, I talked to Scott Schatz. He has room for 3 crackers in his biiiiig trailer. If the third cracker does not go and it is a ????, you can have the spot for your 45. He said to call him later in...
  23. Walt, I will make a call or two tomorrow, let you...

    Walt, I will make a call or two tomorrow, let you know!
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    Okay, so the CORS can run--now how about the rest...

    Okay, so the CORS can run--now how about the rest of the rules as to course, length, pit stops, fueling etc. Where to be found??? Does the Mini Enduro have a web site? Entry Fees? Contact sources?
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    Rules for the mini enduro--where can a complete...

    Rules for the mini enduro--where can a complete set be found. Length of race, pit stops, course, classes, dates etc???COR boats fit in a class--10 boats ready to go???
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    Lake Havasu/Parker/Las Vegas/Henderson would be...

    Lake Havasu/Parker/Las Vegas/Henderson would be the place to look for inexpensive storage. That is also the best area for testing, etc. with the greater number of COR boats coming from that area. A...
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    Of course you can run your proto-type race boat...

    Of course you can run your proto-type race boat in the COR class as long as it meets the rules as for length, cockpit size, weight (1550 dry with driver) etc. We now have two builders working on COR...
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    Walt, You are correct, it did not like to turn,...

    Walt, You are correct, it did not like to turn, it liked to hook in a turn! That is the reason we made the changes to the #9 boat. Once changes were made, end of problem, boat ran very well. ...
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    As I recall, the rev limiter was set at 6725 for...

    As I recall, the rev limiter was set at 6725 for the Parker Enduro. The 8 cylinders sounded really great at that rpm. It must have been really sweet when running 20 mph or so faster. I have a much...
  30. If you go back to the original objectives of the...

    If you go back to the original objectives of the COR class of racing you will find that COR was founded on the principle of "family" boat racing. Years ago, we raced OPC which stood for Outboard...
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    The Eliminator Daytona was a beautifule boat and...

    The Eliminator Daytona was a beautifule boat and it ran and handled very well after we worked until 3 A.M. in the morning "non-tripping" the chine on the left picklefork and adding a non-skid fin to...
  32. Somebody has it wrong. We certainly don't need...

    Somebody has it wrong. We certainly don't need more classes, we need more racers. Come to the L.A. boat show and find out what it is all about. The CLASSIC OUTBOARD RUN A BOUTS (COR) will be there!...
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    Sorry, the COR boats have nothing to do with the...

    Sorry, the COR boats have nothing to do with the Parker 300! We do participate however. To my knowledge, there are NO RULES preventing you from running a 12 in. mid-section. Rod
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    I have been trying to establish a COR...

    I have been trying to establish a COR representative for the mid-west but have had absolutely no luck! If any one is interested in this job title, it doesn't pay much, isn't a lot of work, but is...
  35. Thread: Ron Swepston

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    Ron Swepston

    The COR boat racers lost one of it's best supporters with the passing of Ron Swepston. Ron owned the house, ramp and dock used by the racers at the annual Isleton race sponsored by the Delta Boat...
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    Avgas definitely stores better than auto pump...

    Avgas definitely stores better than auto pump gas. I fly aircraft and also race boats in a class called COR (Classic Outboard Runabout). The engines we run start out as 150 hp V-6 Mercs. In race...
  37. Thread: Region 15 COR?

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    DaBull, in Texas they run a class of Cathedral...

    DaBull, in Texas they run a class of Cathedral hulls with V-4 Johnrudes that I believe is APBA sanctioned. Contacting the region chairman for that area would be a good starting point. I believe John...
  38. Thread: Region 15 COR?

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    Da Bull, you got the right spirit, now all you...

    Da Bull, you got the right spirit, now all you gotta do is get a couple more guys with the same enthusiasm as you have and go for it. Special events cost the sponsoring club nothing and can add a ...
  39. Thread: Region 15 COR?

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    Bull, You been around since we started COR...

    Bull, You been around since we started COR racing. You must be familiar with corboatracing.com, All of the COR rules are posted on that site. All you gotta do is get a couple of COR legal boats and...
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    Who is the sanctioning club for this race, is it...

    Who is the sanctioning club for this race, is it an RPM event? I believe the COR racers will really be "jacked-up" for this one! Great water, great camping, always been fun and best of all, the COR...
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    10 is a pretty big number but trophies for 1 thru...

    10 is a pretty big number but trophies for 1 thru 5 is also a pretty big number and I know you always bring the best when buying trophies. For the COR Winternationals, I would suggest 3 heats of 5...
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    I think a COR Winternationals is a great idea! We...

    I think a COR Winternationals is a great idea! We are running too long between races. There is no finer place to race than Lake Ming! Go for it! Get the word out and we will put a full field of very...
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    This is a note to all of the COR members...

    This is a note to all of the COR members interested in the COR class. The rules are "firm" for this year (2013) however I am preparing to submit any rule changes for 2014.I plan to have the changes...
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    The work you have done on your trailer will be...

    The work you have done on your trailer will be the envy of all the COR racers~ You are indeed an artist Luke--if you drive like you weld, look out racers!~ Keep up the posts, I,m sure you are...
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    Luke, if you think you can make a custom fuel...

    Luke, if you think you can make a custom fuel tank for me, it could make the cost of a hydraulic steering unit a lot less expensive/ Rod
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    Luke, you are on line to have a real "looker"...

    Luke, you are on line to have a real "looker" when you are done/ That set back looks like about what you need to get your charming little front end to "fly". Great job, keep up the good work! Rod ...
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    Luke Moore's Sleek craft has arrived in...

    Luke Moore's Sleek craft has arrived in California and will be going to Region 11. Region 11 has now "sucked up" two COR boats. Hopefully, COR racing will continue to grow to the North, they have the...
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    The COR boats are recovering from a far too long...

    The COR boats are recovering from a far too long of a "vacation" due to race cancelations at Bakersfield and Mission Bay (COR's only) and are now preparing for a BIG TIME at Isleton. It looks like a...
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    Hy Stuart, always happy to hear from you--it...

    Hy Stuart, always happy to hear from you--it takes me back to the good ol days of boat racing! Unfortunately I cannot make Isleton THIS year but there should be 5 or 6 COR boats planning the trip...
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    Most of the COR guys will be running the Enduro....

    Most of the COR guys will be running the Enduro. Where are you located and how far from LA proper? Maybe we can think about running with you in the future. Seems like lots of water in the north and...
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