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  1. Thread: Who am I

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    I raced at the Chicago Race front with my DSR in...

    I raced at the Chicago Race front with my DSR in the 70's which was a treat to lift over the rocks. Before boat carts which is why no one pitted close to us. But my choice was on the river in...
  2. Thread: Octane levels

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    My Two cents worth! Gas with higher octane...

    My Two cents worth! Gas with higher octane levels is accomplishing by adding octane boosters to prevent pre ignition at higher compression ratios. But, they not have any BTU's (Energy) so they are...
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    Probably a boat made by Andy Hansen of Wisconsin

    Probably a boat made by Andy Hansen of Wisconsin
  4. Thread: Who am I

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    I don't disagree with the date of Wil'ls...

    I don't disagree with the date of Wil'ls win,note the question mark behind 1970. But no one has posted confirming my guess that the pix is Bill Janz!!
  5. Thread: Who am I

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    Looks like Bill Janz a boat builder and race...

    Looks like Bill Janz a boat builder and race official to me. My partner, Erv Julien, bought his first DSH from Wil Pergande who had won the nationals with it in 1970 ?Which was a Janz boat.
  6. Thread: Bob Zipps

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    He is still writing articles for the AOMCI...

    He is still writing articles for the AOMCI magazine.
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    Looks like a Champion kit boat to me. Made in...

    Looks like a Champion kit boat to me. Made in California. I bought a AB Utility from them in kit form in 1952.
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    Thank you, You're right the Hornets had a...

    Thank you, You're right the Hornets had a tendency to snap hook, I did modify the bottom to resemble my 1959 Stippich DSR Quack with a little more chine edge and also using the bottom relief Ralph...
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    CAN'T BELIEVE ANY BOAT BUILDER WOULD NOT SNAP UP...

    CAN'T BELIEVE ANY BOAT BUILDER WOULD NOT SNAP UP THIS SITKA AND PLY AT A BARGIN PRICE. COULD ARRANGE SHIPMENT TO JESUP OR TABOR CITY IF YOU PAY FOR MY GAS.

    I also have some very good clear Sitka...
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    Well my good friend Carl Rolaff built an Airborne...

    Well my good friend Carl Rolaff built an Airborne 11 in about 1954 and the Hornets came out in late 50's unless they had them in the 50's Bath tubs. Carl Stippich was also using the concept in the...
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    Hornet pix

    Hope these come thru
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    1950's DU SID HORNET PLANS

    [ATTENTION: All of you fans of a DU Hornet. You can now build your own with plans that I have lofted from scantlings, pictures and Sid catalogs. I also have full size frame patterns glued to...
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    Their are several successful WI Prop builders in...

    Their are several successful WI Prop builders in the 50's,60's and 70's while I raced BU and DSR. The most famous one was Don Hendricks, Mercury's prop man. Believe he made most of Waldman's and...
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    Blue Star Made a BU in the fifties and had a...

    Blue Star Made a BU in the fifties and had a factory team that raced them with some success in Kansas. The boat was named of coarse "Rivets". If I remember the Driver was a Black Gentleman.
  15. Thread: Champion AU/BU

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    56253I had a Champion kit AU/BU that my Dad and I...

    56253I had a Champion kit AU/BU that my Dad and I built. This was the day that you could start stock racing building a kit boat and buying a ready to go actual racing motor from a local dealer. It...
  16. Thread: Craig Craft

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    Vented Transoms

    I saw the vented transoms on Craig's boats during the summer that Craig and Lee Sutter spent in Wisconsin, mid 70's I think, building boats. John Puestow asked me to design and build a CSR for him so...
  17. I don't know if this is proper in this thread but...

    I don't know if this is proper in this thread but I'm hoping that the current owners of converted 20 H's will read this. If you have a 20 H with a "geared foot", not 1:1, You can pull D props and buy...
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    Sticky: First 20 H conversion win

    I noted with great interest Charlie's response on the origins of the "Toilet Bowl Conversion" history as I was there. See my post on 7/23/10 titled "My History with the Mark 20 H" in the "Merc 20 H...
  19. Thread: KG4 vs OMC 15A

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    Lee, Do you have the list of the fastest...

    Lee, Do you have the list of the fastest qualifiers names and the results??? I was there and have memories of it but I don't want to be wrong about the fastest qualfier !! Jon Walters 66 W
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    Coop, What you have to do is know the distance...

    Coop, What you have to do is know the distance from the underside of the 55 H tower clamp bracket to the bottom of boat and add 3/4" which is legal max Height of transom in a vertical plane. This...
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    My History with the Mark 20 H (cont.)

    I had trouble posting the pix, here goes again.
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    My History with the Mark 20 H

    I started getting interested in boat racing when I was around 12 years old in 1951. My neighbor on our lake in Wisconsin got a used Speedliner Marathon DU and a KG9 with standard lower unit for his...
  23. Thread: craig craft

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    In regard to Craigs DSH boats, my racing partner,...

    In regard to Craigs DSH boats, my racing partner, Adios Racing Team, Erv Julien, 69 W, replaced his 1st boat , a Janz Hydro he bought from Wil Pergande after the 1970 Beloit Nationals, with a...
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    If Normy was 3rd, maybe he could fill in some of...

    If Normy was 3rd, maybe he could fill in some of the details. I know he's a subscriber to your web.
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    Well it was a good story but I appreciate your...

    Well it was a good story but I appreciate your research, Don was always there in both C and D runabout!!!
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    I had Gary Stippich's 5-W , a 1969 Stippich Quack...

    I had Gary Stippich's 5-W , a 1969 Stippich Quack "floater" which had the widest nose and a gull wing V in front built by Carl for Gary's return from the armed services. It was a big course boat...
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    I am very interested in the results at 1969...

    I am very interested in the results at 1969 Hinton Nationals, especially DU. Been trying for years as I think I have the winning boat. Do you know results and can you photo the entry list and post it...
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    Wally was from Neenah and his son, I think his...

    Wally was from Neenah and his son, I think his first name was Richard, lived in that area as well. I had a Broas Craft as did Jack Scmitzer and Dick Wikeland. They were all Bathtub copies but Dick...
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    I am not sure but Ed Muderlac(SP?) used to run BU...

    I am not sure but Ed Muderlac(SP?) used to run BU at that time and 18 V seems to match but I think Ed had a homemade, I think one of the Fooling's plans. Jon
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    Sid Craft History in WI.

    The "B227 W was originally owned by a guy I raced againest in mid 50's in Wisconsin named Roger. I can't remember his last name. I was racing a Champion kit boat 65 W, with a 20-H and was faster than...
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    Go to Grubbs, link is http://www.oldmercs.com/...

    Go to Grubbs, link is http://www.oldmercs.com/
    Go to model guide, on Mark 55 it gives specs and serial numbers for the 1955-56 models and serial numbers for the 1959 models. Then go to Mark 55 A....
  32. Thread: BU Drivers...

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    My Mistake meant 1969

    Sorry for my senior moment but I had a 1969, not 1959, Stippich DSR Quack floater which was built for Gary, but I enjoyed your History. Now, can anyone tell me where the 1969 Nationals was held and...
  33. Thread: BU Drivers...

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    1959 Seattle Nationals

    Ron, you mention 1959 Seattle Nationals so you must have memory of results. I have been trying to find out who won DSR at 59 nationals which I thought was in Hinton but obviously wrong. I was told...
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    If someone doesn't have the video, I'd settle for...

    If someone doesn't have the video, I'd settle for the results, especially DSR
  35. Thread: Old and Slow

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    Johnny Craven's 290 C looks like a Champion Hull...

    Johnny Craven's 290 C looks like a Champion Hull from Long Beach as I think I can Remember it featured in a Champion ad which I used to buy a Kit AB from them in 1962(??). The logo on the aft side...
  36. Thread: B Runabouts,

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    20 h history 2

    On Previous post, Neosha 3 attachment is to small to read. I'm a lousy typer and would take me all day to type over so open attachment and hit print preview and enlarge to 100 % and you'll be able to...
  37. Thread: B Runabouts,

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    20 H history

    I am attaching a writeup I compiled on Hydroracer's forum on what went wrong with stock as it contains a history of the 20 H progression and the battles with the Hot Rod, both legal and on the race...
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