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    Obviously, the result can be no more accurate...

    Obviously, the result can be no more accurate than the input GIGO
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    With 100% efficiency, speed would be 32.396 mph. ...

    With 100% efficiency, speed would be 32.396 mph. You can compote your own efficiency by comparing to actual speed.
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    This thread is named Los Angeles Speedboat Assn...

    This thread is named Los Angeles Speedboat Assn LOGO.. No words about the Logo. So I'll add a few words. I don't know when the LASA got started, but it was well before WWII. Its logo was a racy...
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    You number them, I'll name them

    You number them, I'll name them
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    The Wasabi Issue

    Well, it all started when nobody wanted to pay the price for stock American peppers. so Japanese imports got involved. Nobody said they weren't of highest quality, readily available, and cheap, but...
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    Ron, why are you having the annual dues sent to...

    Ron, why are you having the annual dues sent to you? I am the duly elected treasurer. The Dues should go to me at National Pepper Assn., PO Box 4191, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

    Who's handling the Tee...
  7. The Sidewinder is NOT legal for Modified, but...

    The Sidewinder is NOT legal for Modified, but legal for Stock? Please explain that. Use small words and pictures. Thanks.
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    When Ron started BRF, he wanted to have a list of...

    When Ron started BRF, he wanted to have a list of "Who's Who in Boat Racing," I suggested he also need a list "Gentlemen Boat Racers". I had Bud Wiget in mind when I made the suggestion. Bud was a...
  9. Thread: Vic Brinkman

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    Vic Brinkman

    Vic has a beautiful boat and propeller shop on the shores of Grass Lake in Michigan. He hosted a great beer and pizza praty one evening during the Stock Nationals. Probably more Stock Nationals...
  10. Five in a Row

    Hal Tolford from Seattle won 5 C Service Hydro nationals in a row--I don't know the years.
  11. How many Forula As are registered nationally? ...

    How many Forula As are registered nationally? Maybe this is the place for the Sidewinder. It is, after all, a contually modified engine. We could help build a weak, existing class and not destroy...
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    I hope all who attended enjoy the reunion as much...

    I hope all who attended enjoy the reunion as much as I did in 2007. Enjoy, tell stories, lie, drink beer, and eat corn. Chew it well.

    Russ Hill
  13. I have stated or implied that the approval of...

    I have stated or implied that the approval of custom, modified racing engines was NOT in the best interest of out sport. That being said, I think those engines should NOT now be disenfranchised. ...
  14. Bill, I yield that your historical statistics are...

    Bill, I yield that your historical statistics are accurate; but that was then, this is now. I dislike starting new classes as much as anybody, but that's the only viable answer for the betterment of...
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    Just re-read this thread and have a couple...

    Just re-read this thread and have a couple comments. (surprise)

    In the pictures above, the hex-head engine was mine. You can tell by the acorn head nuts. I saw it again a few years ago in the...
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    Ron , your genius is amazing. I completely...

    Ron , your genius is amazing. I completely overlooked Rule 83, Section 8, Paragraph 3 where it discusses lifetime memberships. To summarize, it says regular or associate members may become lifetime...
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    Brand of Boat

    The brand of boat you have with a Nervous C doesn't really matter. The engine probably won't run anyway.
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    The Money

    There has been a lot aof talk about dues, entry fees and and just plain payoffs. I have taken on my own to buy a bulding for the Assn. The NPA can afford it. It's in beautiful Seal Beach. It's a...
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    You Made Your Point

    I've told you of my concern about green peppers. Many of them are not stock--they're illegal. I guess you're trying to imply that the above ar not illegals. Hanging out with bananas???

    IN...
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    You've gone Too Far

    Ron, You've always had what you called "hair-brained" ideas, but this time I think you've gone too far. Of course we want our association to grow like the good days, but we don't want to change.
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    Wayne, maybe I can give you some additional...

    Wayne, maybe I can give you some additional background info. First, in mentioning the officiers, Ron totally omitted the Treasurer. That would be ME. All monies should be sent to me. I, and my...
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    Beauriful. Pull the starter rope an inch or two...

    Beauriful. Pull the starter rope an inch or two and tell me the color and cleanness of the rope.
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    Feathers won't be adequate?

    Feathers won't be adequate?
  24. Thread: The Shear Pin

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    Kool-ade

    Marlee, watch out for that dirty old man--Coney- he'll bring lime flavered for you
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    Happy Birthday, Bill

    Occassionally when a bunch of us old racer get together, we talk about who was the second greatest all-time outboard driver--There's never a duscussion that you are number 1. Happy birthday. Hope...
  26. Thread: Block Needed

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    Ron Hill and Ernie Dawe

    Kevin,


    I don't know who you are or where you get you information, but you have defamed the wrong two guys. After knowing them both for a total of about 125 years, Iíve never heard of them...
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    Approval

    No, we can't get it approved as is. King Apba must approve an official left hand glove (about $279) and require wearing it and holding the kill switch (wrench) at all times while racing--safety...
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    4-60

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    Fs

    In the late 30s and early 40s the F Runabouts were quite popular in So Ca. There were a couple F Hydros but almost never enough for a race.

    After WWII, '45 and on, Northern CA had a monopoly on...
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    Wrist Pin Ends

    In the serious old days of racing, in the '40s and '50s, we used aluminum buttons. Later, formica buttons. But when we started using "fly-weight" wrist pins, we had to use wires, because the edge...
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    The A -250cc Record

    Jeff Connant posted in Facebook item, that a new 250cc record of 112MPH was set. It took my breath away. In 1940 A's were running about 37-39 MPH. After the War (the big one) in about '47 or '48,...
  32. Oil Ratio.

    Could be. Why at a given RPM? We're racing, so mamimum RPM/HP is what we're talking about. What the optimum ratio should be depends on a number of variables, not the least of which is the oil.
  33. Fuel Viscosity

    Sam, I think your methodology for testing and quantifying viscosity is perfect. However, with all due respect, so what? It is certainly not clear to me how or if fuel viscosity correlates to engine...
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    Lodi

    Brings back a lot of memories. I first raced there in 1957. Chuck Parsons lived right across the street from the park. We arrived late the night before and slept in the grass in Chuck's front yard...
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    The Toilet Bowl

    1959 sounds right, but it was a sad day in the history of stock outboard racing.
    Now, I didn't really like the Hot Rods and I was a pretty big Mercury fan. The stock Mercury 20H was getting beat...
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    Billy Martin

    Billy Marting is a great guy and, years ago, a great friend. He was one of the super-stars of early off shore racing.
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    Johnson As

    Somebody above said the first KR was 1928. That's not really correct. The 1928 opposed 14 cu in was called an A but the second digit R didn't appear until 1931. That was the KR55. It was and...
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    Congratulations

    Congratulations to the mother, father and especially the grandfather. The kid is coming into a great family. Being a grandfather is a fun time of life. You'll enjoy grand kids more than your own.
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    Chief Money Maker

    If I'm still round that far in the future, I'd be happy to perform the function I did at the last reunion. I made the group more money than anybody else. I pimped the silent auction. I raised an...
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    Your Support

    Congrats, Jason. I totally agree with Bunker, and also recognize that you had incredible support from your father, who also is a great guy.
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    Chuck

    Ron,

    When did he die and why a 6 month wait time for the memorial? I loved Chuck. As somebody once said he could take a handful of mud and make a super racing engine from it. I didnít know him...
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    OK---Quit worring about your car's pre-existing...

    OK---Quit worring about your car's pre-existing conditions. Just buy a new one. That will solve everything, like the Obama administration is going to solve the recession.

    Obama said the U.S. has...
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    The Koch Story

    The Bill Koch story about being thrown into the front seat, then the back seat and then the front seat is 100% correct. I'm not saying there's a grain of truth in the story, but that's exactly how...
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    Off Topic

    Glenn,

    You're right. When I first started reading this I would have agreed with you; however, with time even some of the "pure" boat talk is pretty far a field.

    I guess it's just freedom of...
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    Government Car Insurance Should Fix Your Truck

    Ron,

    The best way to handle this whole business is to have the government take over car insurance and car repair. They could then decide if your truck needs fixing.

    Unfortunately for "Fat...
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    Hbd

    Happy Birthday you old Texan. I really enjoyed meeting and spending time with you at De Pue. I would love to see you come visit us in California--You know it's up and to the left of Texas.

    I...
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    Don't Advertise

    Skoontz,

    If you ever intend to become a Californian, don't advertise anything good about California. Brag about how good your camera's filter is that it filters out the smog. Bunker's sunset...
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    Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday, Steven from Carolyn and me. You gotta slow down on those birthdays or you'll do what your Dad did--pass me. He's much older than me, you know.

    I hope this one is a good one--but...
  49. Thread: John Peeters

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    Congrats

    John,

    Congratulations. Since you were always in Seattle area and I was down the coast a few I never really got to know you, but your mother is my first cousin.

    This relationship doesn't really...
  50. Thread: HBD Chad Hill

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    HBD Chad Hill

    Happy Bithday old boy. Chill is 32 today. Born August 2, 1977. His father was a the Stock Outboard Nationals at Bakersfield and his wife brought "Baby Chad" up to bakersfield when he was 2 days...
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