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    1954 Stock Nationals at DePere, Wisconsin

    My dad was the Chief Motor inspector. When he left DePere, 526-C was the winner as my dad had DQ'd Badaccini's block.

    526-C was Vic Bonnam, his wife also raced A Hydro.

    Don Guerin was APBA...
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    I Don't Know If the New Casino at Havasu Landing is Open Yet 9/2/2019

    https://www.havasulanding.com/

    I have not talked to Tito lately, but think they are behind in construction!
  3. Ron Hill's Uncle Printed The 1964 Modesto Nationals Program

    I was quite a week of racing. I was put in charge of escorting the Queen, Linda Norman. I broke the CU and DU Kilo Records and I won DU, my first Nationals. I had had 5 seconds in a row before...
  4. Mickey Mouse Club 1955: Ronnie Hill

    Lee Morehouse, graduated USC and went into business with three guys named Hanna, Barbarra, and Disney. Rumor had it, that Lee quit Disney after Lee "MADE" DONALD DUCK AND WALT WANTED IT CALLED A...
  5. This is a Deeper Subject than A Well

    I have been going to as long as the post has been up....Later maybe!
  6. My Customers Have Said, "No improvement" by Flashing the Computer

    I have been told that them motors still won't rev, and the valve spring are too weak. With a re ground cam and heavy duty spring, "FLASHING" the computer helped a lot.
  7. Thread: 1956

    by Ron Hill
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    Pat Ryan Trophy for Fastest Heat in DU

    I won that trophy so many times, APBA made me keep it. It was costing them money to ship it to Detroit, and back to California. Interesting time, My brother's name was in High Points and so was...
  8. Honda 50 HP! Made maybe 100 hours since the cam is in there

    One of my customers claims a re ground cam helped his Honda, noticeably. He has a 100 hours on the cam.

    From second hand information via Mercury Marine, all their smaller 4 Stokes are tamed way...
  9. But We Have Propellers...

    When my dad worked my props, my best props were "Shifters". They crowd in Seattle have figured this out in kneel down racing.
  10. "IF EVINRUDE" Since 1966 I've Been Saying That...

    Go with a winner and Mercury and Yamaha are the winners....well Tohatsu has some "hot" 40-50 HP four strokes with that 2.23 gear ratio...But with Evinrude, let's just say "If Evinrude"....

    Look...
  11. Ron Hill is A Two Stroke Man, and Always Has Been and Always Will Be!

    The problem with 2 strokes, right now, there are no new one in America. And they haven't made any for 15 years or so.

    The people I deal with race hard in drag racing with their two strokes, but...
  12. Schneider Race Cams in San Diego Knows Cams

    I think his name is Jerry. Been grinding cams since the Kenny Harmon days. Kenny welded cam's lobs on 250 Honda Motorcycles and then re ground them. Lit those 250's up. Jerry regrinds the cams...
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    1988 Parts Catalog for 45 SS

    Anyone need or want this, I will send it to you!
  14. Thread: SST45 sleeve?

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    45 SS Thread: Not Gone but Not Sure Where It Went.

    I think it is merged with Outboard History...
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    Barry Had OMC Power First!

    Two things I noticed about this picture. Barry had a single Evinrude before he had a twin Merc. And his number was 335, so maybe he was trying to steal my #35 from me when they changed the system....
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    Interesting, 47 Years Later, 1972 Paris Six Hours

    Being the "College" educated one, as soon as we hit town, I'd grab Jimbo, maybe Ted May and off I'd take them the the Louve Museum to see the Mona Lisa. The signs always called it the Louver as the...
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    Paris 1972, Jimbo and Ron Hill

    My turn to ask a question .. What did Jimbo have to say after you gave him the one finger salute?

    Well, Jimbo and I had won Berlin together in 1970. His watch broke when he was driving and he...
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    Spam by the Zillions

    We feel the spam is coming from BRF's political posts. These spammers are trying to kill political speech, but I am not up for the fight. So, any and all political posts will be deleted til future...
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    Paris 1970

    John Schubert and I drove together in this Molinari. (Not, no goggles. I had eye surgery as a result on not having good googles).

    Scotti and I were have a pretty good run for about five laps,...
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    1972 Paris Six Hour: Revisited

    Willabee, what did you do to Renato's motor, to cause him to win?

    Back tracking, a ton, but Charlie Strang hired Rick Keller to time all the OMC boats. (Same Rick Keller that started AMRA). ...
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    1969 Miami 225

    You are right, Scotti did win the 1969 225 in a Molinari. Jimbo led most of the race with his Leek/McDonald. 1970 Miami 225 Fred Hauenstein and I drove the black and yellow Molinari that Fred and...
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    Ted May and Barry...

    I explained to Barry, that Ted May was loved by all and Ann Strang liked him, partly because I loved Ted so much. So, about 1970, Barry hired Ted full time and Ted lived with Barry and Margarite in...
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    Ron Hill Was Called "Racing Ronnie" By Many

    I did a lot of boat racing from 1956 til 1986. I always liked to talk. I raced Stocks first, then Stock and Alky, in 1966 OMC was starting a Team. Charlie and Jack were well aware of the Hill...
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    Barry Woods AKA "King" Woods Got into Concrete Coring on the Ground Floor

    My wife worked for TWA and was gone a couple of days a week. Barry would call me when she was gone. I explained my family's relations ship with the Strang's, Edgar Rose, Doc Jones and Jack Leek. ...
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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
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  36. 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,...
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    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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  50. 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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