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  1. Thread: Kankakee

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    Hmm...I should maybe just post all my video of it...

    Hmm...I should maybe just post all my video of it then figure out the finishing...pretty sure I did the entire 200 final
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    heh...wel since i was the biggest "wobbler" at...

    heh...wel since i was the biggest "wobbler" at KKK in the red vampire...a little background info might help. Have always driven a vandal...not a vampire...and was asked to drive at the last minute...
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    upper midwest capsule training

    April 15th we will have capsule training in Brainerd MN at the YMCA at 9AM....show up if you need it!
    Www.tcpba-racing.com
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    I think Bob has detailed pictures on his site of...

    I think Bob has detailed pictures on his site of the trim installation he uses...basically the same as what I put on my pro tunnel
    Dillonracing.com
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    I took the mnvp site down...not enough vp drivers...

    I took the mnvp site down...not enough vp drivers supplying information...and even though they could all update their own pages....it basically fell on me to do it all...I got too many irons in the...
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    Are you talking about Dillon boats?....I think...

    Are you talking about Dillon boats?....I think bob has a Pro Vee for sale...only 2 Pro tunnels have been made so far..I think someone down south is making another one this winter...none for sale that...
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    Sticky: Bob...you've NEVER got to sit in your own...

    Bob...you've NEVER got to sit in your own creation...maybe Friday we exchange keys :eek:
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    Sticky: I think mine goes about 70mph usually....if...

    I think mine goes about 70mph usually....if there's no traffic on the freeway :D

    I think I've been hitting about 48 or so...I drive the yellow #19...faster with a stiff headwind
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    Oh...Donny has a couple buddies named Howard and...

    Oh...Donny has a couple buddies named Howard and howie...don'tcha Mr. High?...:D
  10. Thread: Ron Baker

    by Jeff Larson
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    Ron Baker

    Sad to announce that Ron Baker has passed on this day. I'm way too young to know all of his accomplishments over the years but I do know his commitment to boat racing and APBA. Arrangement details...
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    heh...one comment...it's not all new replacing...

    heh...one comment...it's not all new replacing the old....Bill Johnson and I battled all day Sunday... it was an honor to race him.....I think it's been 35 years since he hit the water racing.....he...
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    Weather was awesome both days for us in Pine...

    Weather was awesome both days for us in Pine City. I give props out to the specs we've developed in the VP class...the required depth of hull at the gunny is exactly what prevented anything serious...
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    Weather is starting to look pretty...

    Weather is starting to look pretty decent...possible scattered showers Saturday but sunny on Sunday....temps in the mid 60s...can't get much better for this are in late September.
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    One last OPC race in Minnesota

    All are invited to our last race of the season in Minnesota at Pine City. Sanction is posted on APBA...all classes will run (I think) and all are welcome!
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    VP now a National Class in OPC

    If you didn't already hear...VP is now a National Class. R8 and the TCPBA has made the old Vee Bottoms a national class once again. I know there are many people around here that ran the old VP Mod...
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    Region 8 information Start Date/Time: ...

    Region 8 information

    Start Date/Time: Sunday, April 25, 2010 9:00 AM
    End Date/Time: Sunday, April 25, 2010 12:00 PM


    2010 Capsule Training at the Brainerd, MN YMCA located at 602 Oak...
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    Sticky: Yup...we run the short shafts...20" would be too...

    Yup...we run the short shafts...20" would be too hard to get the prop to the top of the water (if in a tunnel). Fastest I clocked was 47mph while testing but the head wind prevented me from pushing...
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    I have a moderate amount of confidence i can get...

    I have a moderate amount of confidence i can get Cumberland WI on board for a 2 day race this year with the TCPBA as well...we used to race there in the 60s/early 70s from what I've been told.
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    Sticky: Dillon Pro Tunnel

    Here's a finished picture (although I haven't torn down the motor for repainting yet to purtify it) of the Pro Tunnel. I initially ran a worked over OMC 10x17 prop (worked over on a ball hitch that...
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    Sticky: Sooo...damn nice prop. Been watching it on...

    Sooo...damn nice prop. Been watching it on E-Bay. Still 3 free going to the region 8 racers in this class?

    On a side note....what can ya do for a 75hp OMC through hub exhaust? You build...
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    tcpba-racing.com

    Twin City Power Boat Association has a new site (www.tcpba-racing.com)! We have switched to a newer, more modern format that allows easy updating by several members. The new site also allows...
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    Sticky: If Sport C was a true lateral move...I'd jump...

    If Sport C was a true lateral move...I'd jump into that...but with the volatile economy...I may have to start as GT Pro for my first tunnel class due to cost factors...of course if someone is luggin...
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    Sticky: My estimation is that GT Pro starts following VP...

    My estimation is that GT Pro starts following VP in 2009...8 minimum and up to 10-11 (I hope) in 2009. Our usual number of Sport C's has been 4-5...I'd like to see that climb to 6-8 every weekend...
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    Thats riight! We'll send the Jolly Roger over to...

    Thats riight! We'll send the Jolly Roger over to get it next time we bump. Hope Yogi had a good wedding and all that...poor bastage.
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    Here is a copy of a post I put on anther forum. ...

    Here is a copy of a post I put on anther forum. Since Kankakee we have aquired 4 more racers for this class. Just picked up a VooDoo yesterday, adding a PaceCraft into the stable in the near future...
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    http://www.lightningpowerboatracing.com/tcpba/Race...

    http://www.lightningpowerboatracing.com/tcpba/RacePicturesResults/Kankakee/tabid/92/Default.aspx

    There is some more personal pics on my personal site from the perspective of a Region 8 VP members...
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