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    Welccome to the 'CLUB'

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    I noticed your recent membership to BRF. Lots of interesting history,etc. on this site. AGAIN, WELCOME ABOARD!

    BRUCE
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    Sticky: Wayne---I can't begin to comprehend what your...

    Wayne---I can't begin to comprehend what your going thru with the vision problem. You have done and contributed so much to all aspects of Boat Racing that all of us Readers of BRF would like you to...
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    I think you mean end of June don't you? The...

    I think you mean end of June don't you? The reunion still in July?

    I'm displaying my F/1100 Hydro. Are the displays at the VFW as before?

    Bruce
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    Try 24 volts! That's all we ever used on the 6...

    Try 24 volts! That's all we ever used on the 6 mercs.

    Bruce
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    Gene-- Look forward to seeing you again. Should...

    Gene--
    Look forward to seeing you again. Should be Depue as that's our old stomping grounds.

    Bruce
  6. Thread: Gene East

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    Gene I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Bruce

    Gene

    I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

    Bruce
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    Hi Ralph-- I'm working on that looks older...

    Hi Ralph--

    I'm working on that looks older business. Seems to come naturally for me.

    Bruce
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    Sticky: In 1965 I was working at OMC for "LEAKY JACK"....

    In 1965 I was working at OMC for "LEAKY JACK". There were only 3 tech's in the race group-Mouse, Ray and Me[Bruce]. I lasted till '68. Jack made the mistake of telling me if I wanted to see a real...
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    Sticky: John----ME TOO We just lay in the WEEDS...

    John----ME TOO

    We just lay in the WEEDS sleeping till something like this post pops up. DePue pro [title series] nats this weekend. Havn't got enough boat racers to put on a race so get 2...
  10. Thread: 1975

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    January 1975 Propellor Mag'

    I will send you a Jan. prop. mag for your collection.

    Bruce
  11. Thread: Hinton 77

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    1977 National Champions

    Son,
    Give the lad a break.By the way, what was your name?

    Bruce

    I checked my 1978 APBA rule book and it has the previous year champions.

    Runabout
    250 Alan Ishii
    350 Ralph Donald
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    Sticky: That's a pretty good picture John. Have a good...

    That's a pretty good picture John.
    Have a good day!

    Bruce
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    Were you giving driving LESSONS? Bruce

    Were you giving driving LESSONS?

    Bruce
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    That race was an education in many ways. I hurt...

    That race was an education in many ways. I hurt all over just thinking about it and I never got in a boat[pit crew]. The good old days!
    Bruce
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    The guy named Bucky was BUCKY MAKOFSKI. Region 7...

    The guy named Bucky was BUCKY MAKOFSKI. Region 7 chairman and one of the best. If the cake jackers would have asked him he would have given them a 6 pack to wash the cake down.

    Miss ya Bucky....
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    Wayne I worked for a water well drilling...

    Wayne

    I worked for a water well drilling company that occasionally would drill a dry hole and deep enough that rather than abandon the hole they would call in a company to fracture the limestone...
  17. YAHOO! Hi Ron,Bill and all the BRF'ERS! It's...

    YAHOO!

    Hi Ron,Bill and all the BRF'ERS! It's good to have a place to go that I speak the same crazy boat language. Thanks to all who helped restore the site.

    Bruce
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    Dale-- Thank you for all the work you did to put...

    Dale--
    Thank you for all the work you did to put this reunion together. You too John!

    In the lower right of your pic. is a man who was tough on the race course. I believe that half of a pic is...
  19. John The Chicago race was a reg. 7 race and as...

    John

    The Chicago race was a reg. 7 race and as Sam said had good prize money. The pits were in an old railroad yard, rocky and steep but for the big bucks nobody complained.
    When you would shut...
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    Thanks John .See you at Depue. Bruce

    Thanks John .See you at Depue.
    Bruce
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    Sticky: Looper Beast Testing ? Did the BEAST get...

    Looper Beast Testing ?

    Did the BEAST get tested on the 10th[Friday]? I wanted to be there but couldn't make it.

    Bruce
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    TRIVIA!!! Trivia's about all I've got! Count...

    TRIVIA!!!

    Trivia's about all I've got! Count me in.

    Bruce
  23. RIGHT ON! Bruce

    RIGHT ON!

    Bruce
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    Gene, Your right about guys like Mike. I have a...

    Gene,
    Your right about guys like Mike. I have a couple of friends that were always at our races, would do what ever you asked, go get stuff from the parts store, lift boats or whatever. Thanks GUYS...
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    I second the motion! Bruce

    I second the motion!

    Bruce
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    Konig Carbs

    Smitty--
    Thanks for the Konig carb info.

    Your rite about this thread covering a lot of subjects. really interesting stuff tho. Keep it coming!

    Bruce
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    Locked Throttles-- A rule was passed to stop...

    Locked Throttles--
    A rule was passed to stop drivers from locking the throttle. We always did that when we roped our own. As wayne stated we'ed rope the engine, stuff the rope squeeze the throttle...
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    Maybe he was adjusting the carb with his toes. It...

    Maybe he was adjusting the carb with his toes. It doesn't look like his hand would reach that far! Neat picture tho.

    Bruce
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    [QUOTE=J-Dub;144046]Wayne I will give you about a...

    [QUOTE=J-Dub;144046]Wayne I will give you about a year or so to stop posting that kind of stuff! Thanks Man, way cool stuff!
    lets try this....
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    J-Dub:

    Is that your Dad's knee showing...
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    A real ALKY RACER-- Look at the results of COH...

    A real ALKY RACER--

    Look at the results of COH in the post above. The winner was Hans Moen.

    We were at the nationals in Dupue and pitted near Hans. I saw him roll his boat into the water as it...
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    Hi Turku: I also have a Schulze hydro. Mine is...

    Hi Turku:
    I also have a Schulze hydro. Mine is 11ft.6in. long and in verygood cond. I set up a display when Dieter died[2012] and showed it at the Winter Haven,Fl. race and at the racers reunion at...
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    And a racer could blow an engine on Sunday, order...

    And a racer could blow an engine on Sunday, order the part on Monday, recieve it in the mail middle of the week, and go win a race the following Sunday.

    This was before cell phones, computers and...
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    Gene I hear you loud and clear. I sure had fun...

    Gene
    I hear you loud and clear. I sure had fun making music with my Quincy Loopers!
    Bruce
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    AND MANY MORE----- Bruce

    AND MANY MORE-----

    Bruce
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    WOW! Time flies. Your site is like an ongoing...

    WOW! Time flies.

    Your site is like an ongoing reunion. I enjoy every visit and will for years to come.

    Keep up the good work,

    Bruce
  36. Canton Ohio Nats Your right Ron! Akron didn't...

    Canton Ohio Nats

    Your right Ron! Akron didn't sound rite. Was that the first ever OPC nats?

    I remember the Arfons Bro's had a Jet powered speedster there. Either a dragster or a Salt Flat...
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    Sticky: Alan-- I tried to send you a private message...

    Alan--

    I tried to send you a private message and got a reply saying your box is full. I'll try again tomorrow.

    Bruce
  38. Paul Kalb looked just like that when he would...

    Paul Kalb looked just like that when he would lean on my tool box and tell me where Leaky Jack was sending us next.[OMC race group]. The only difference was he had a cigarette hanging from his mouth...
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    Sticky: Alan--- The welded spot on the crankcase was...

    Alan---

    The welded spot on the crankcase was from a problem at DePue. The pinion gear broke-engine revved to the moon, piston disintegrated,piston pin hooked in port, bent pin end of rod at 45...
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    Looks good to me but I'm prejudiced[sp]. Bruce

    Looks good to me but I'm prejudiced[sp].

    Bruce
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    Bob--- Was that a picture of my "NEW" hydro? ...

    Bob---

    Was that a picture of my "NEW" hydro?

    Bruce
  42. Eric---- Last October I bought back my 13'4''...

    Eric----

    Last October I bought back my 13'4'' PUGH F Hydro and have shown it at 3 shows so far. I plan on running it next year at a special event in Hilsdale,Mi. I have a deflector 6 on it but...
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    Happy Birthday and Many More--- I remember...

    Happy Birthday and Many More---

    I remember when you and a bunch of the guys that were too young to race having your own races. Somebody got the idea to make little wooden race boats[8or 10 inches...
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    Sticky: Sorry to hear about your dad's passing. See you...

    Sorry to hear about your dad's passing. See you at Suters.

    Bruce
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    Mike-- I know you have BIG B---S but in a...

    Mike--

    I know you have BIG B---S but in a runabout? That gearcase probably saved your life!

    Would that WELDER up there have the initials M.S.?

    We were going to come to Loch Haven but...
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    Dale: I think the year of the video was 1989. I...

    Dale:
    I think the year of the video was 1989. I only ran it a couple of years and I sold it to Dixon Smith cause they were getting ready to run capsules in 1100 and I didn't want to go that route. I...
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    Todd I'll try this again. Yes the runabout and 6...

    Todd
    I'll try this again. Yes the runabout and 6 looper I sold to Rod. The runabout I got from Wayne Walgraves and the 6 looper was the one I made from 2 D loopers.

    I wonder what happened to...
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    People in picture There are a couple of Bob's...

    People in picture

    There are a couple of Bob's a Bill[facing camera] a Brad and that's Marshal sitting next to me and Shirley looking over my shoulder. You'll have to supply the rest and the last...
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    2002 1100 runabout Dale, did you notice who...

    2002 1100 runabout

    Dale, did you notice who the deck rider was. I don't know how that came about. Todd, why don't you fill in the details.

    I forgot about my one and only ride in a 125...
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    YO BRO! Shirley is doing fine. She's a little...

    YO BRO!

    Shirley is doing fine. She's a little frustrated cause her body isn't doing what she would likeit to do. I remember that!

    Miss you guys and wish we were there.

    Bruce
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