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    In Oct. 1960 I upped that record to 56.693 mph...

    In Oct. 1960 I upped that record to 56.693 mph with the same boat and Merc 800 but running a Sportsmaster lower unit (small, the
    size of a 1975 Johnson Stinger gearcase but geared 13:21). That...
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    I mistakenly posted responding to the wrong...

    I mistakenly posted responding to the wrong Roostertail, I thought this was the 1960 issue.
  3. Early mold off an Allison bottom. Wide pad....

    Early mold off an Allison bottom. Wide pad. Wouldn't turn properly. Critchfield molded from the Delta. His ladter boats finally would turn.
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    Sticky: Designed for higher winding Rotax motors.

    Designed for higher winding Rotax motors.
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    Sticky: We run RedLine. A many-times national champion...

    We run RedLine. A many-times national champion runs BRP (Rotax) XP.
  6. Thread: 'Face cup'

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    Ain't it the truth!

    Ain't it the truth!
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    Sticky: I don't know if this is the right Marion in...

    I don't know if this is the right Marion in Berlin. She ran a day care
    in her apt. 6 yrs. ago. We were inside the factory then.

    König Marion
    Krampasplatz 5, 14199 Berlin, Schmargendorf
    Tel....
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    Sticky: Peter died a few years ago. You'd need to look up...

    Peter died a few years ago. You'd need to look up Marion in the Berlin phone book
    or other info. We were in the factory in 2011.
    Joe
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    Sticky: König means king, very common name in N. Germany....

    König means king, very common name in N. Germany. There are many Königs/Koenigs in Texas. No relation to Dieter. Norwegian is Kong so King Kong is King King or Kong Kong.
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    Stock or mod 2 cyl. OMC? I have a mod version...

    Stock or mod 2 cyl. OMC? I have a mod version that I will sell soon, but can build a stock powerhead if that's required.
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    Actually, Dick Cheney built Mike's prop. Louis...

    Actually, Dick Cheney built Mike's prop. Louis Collins will verify that.
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    I wrote as a tongue in cheek response to Bob's...

    I wrote as a tongue in cheek response to Bob's having listed props
    as nr. 1. No one but Mike could have driven the Johnson/Gran Prix like that,
    and Mike will likely tell you that the prop he ran...
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    So I'm the main factor in Michael's win at Port...

    So I'm the main factor in Michael's win at Port Neches, where he
    beat 17 Mercurys including Chris Fairchild? I wouldn't mind being
    acknowledged for that!
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    Bob, It would help to level the field. I believe...

    Bob,
    It would help to level the field. I believe
    it was Greg who proposed $3000.
    Joe
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    Claiming rule

    Greg earlier proposed a $3000 (I believe) claiming rule for SST45
    complete powerheads. I would support this, although I think we
    could drop the claim price to $2700.
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    Sticky: Tommy Posey's 1979 Molinari?

    This rig sits in the show room at Dockside Marine in Galveston, managed by Keith Scotten who
    bought it. He says that Renato brought it here for a race and then left it in the U.S., and that
    Tommy...
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    Also. SeaWay offers remanufactured powerheads....

    Also. SeaWay offers remanufactured powerheads. You can buy new electrical parts and fuel
    pump. SeaWay makes the gearcase and exhaust housing new. If you want a new look then
    you can also buy their...
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    I worked with an F4S in Germany for an afternoon....

    I worked with an F4S in Germany for an afternoon. Driver allowed as to how he'd love to be able to run a new Evinrude E-Tec.
    SeaWay has exhaust housings and gearcases for 45. Better idea for new...
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    2014 Highlands, Tx., Spring Classic II

    The tri-hull class powered by 1980s era OMC 140s, and always a big crowd pleaser, became more
    interesting with 16 yr. old John Ottinger's twin Evinrude 75 powered boat. It's a real pleasure
    to see...
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    2014 Highlands, Tx. Spring Classic I

    This is a local race, the Baytown Boat Club hosts two SPORT races each year, one in April and one in
    Oct. The spring race is a chance for the locals to test equipment before Port Neches the first...
  21. Thread: DP Class

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    What's the name of the UIM Class, which motors...

    What's the name of the UIM Class, which motors run besides OMC, and what are the rules, please? I can build props for that motor. Same casting as SST60
    that I'm now building. I recently sent a new...
  22. Thread: DP Class

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    The 7" pad of the 14' Allison is optimal. I once...

    The 7" pad of the 14' Allison is optimal. I once widened the pad of a new 13' to 8", the pad was too thick,
    transom ran deeper, drug water. On the next 13' I widened it to 7" and that was my fastest...
  23. Thread: DP Class

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    DP Class

    This class was long dominated by the Merc 500, the first production outboard with tuned exhaust (the Mark 20H 'conversion'
    was designed in 1958 by Edgar Rose and produced and run then, but this was...
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    Sticky: Very nice photo. Below, Havasu place mat from...

    Very nice photo.

    Below, Havasu place mat from 1977.
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    Wayne, thanks for not naming names, I think all...

    Wayne, thanks for not naming names, I think all Texans should avoid answering unless no one else can!
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    Yeah, you're disqualified anyway!

    Yeah, you're disqualified anyway!
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    Who can name all of these drivers?

    70th birthday party of one of them.
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    F1Sport is a very popular class in Tx.

    F1Sport is a very popular class in Tx.
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    Yes, buy a good racing battery ($130 for Super...

    Yes, buy a good racing battery ($130 for Super Start, $170 for Braille), not a tractor battery, buy a new ARCO starter from SeaWay, and
    slow-charge the battery once per month when not used. I keep...
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    Adding more weight behind the cg is a bad idea,...

    Adding more weight behind the cg is a bad idea, the cg is already too
    far behind the center of pressure. One good starter and one good battery are far
    better than double voltage with a not so good...
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    24 V is definitely not needed in 45SS. Darrell...

    24 V is definitely not needed in 45SS. Darrell will tell you the same.
    I've bought several used OMC starters on ebay that were
    defective. Some were slow to kick in when I hit the start switch. ...
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    Dave and Ron, you guys are doing such a good job...

    Dave and Ron, you guys are doing such a good job of stating the case that
    I need not say much more at this point. For a tunnel, it's the roostertail that's
    the danger when another boat crosses in...
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    Dave, what you describe is correct but it's nuts....

    Dave, what you describe is correct but it's nuts. I experienced it when I drove but it's
    much more frequent today. A v-bottom generally doesn't blow over when that happens
    but a tunnel just...
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    Cockpit to cockpit only from the inside? If...

    Cockpit to cockpit only from the inside? If that's true, then the officials and approximately none of the drivers understand the rule. What you describe above is exactly what happened to
    Hans while...
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    In this fine holiday season I always remember...

    In this fine holiday season I always remember Waldo Nutshell, a fifties comic strip. Waldo, who always wore a white shirt and
    tie, always dreamed of going down the stairs and seeing a nice new...
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    I like the US class designations. I find the UIM...

    I like the US class designations. I find the UIM designations to be ..... too European, too bureaucratic, too UIM-ish.
    If, as I do, you deal with formulae every day, then the word 'formula' does not...
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    F3 is already defined in UIM even if the Selva is...

    F3 is already defined in UIM even if the Selva is on the decline. I personally like the designations 45SS, SST45.
    Joe McCauley
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    Well, Ron, why the hell the others can't see it I...

    Well, Ron, why the hell the others can't see it I don't really understand. As I understand it Darrell actually made them
    run that way at the Lucas Oil Stadium last spring. The excuse was that the...
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    Roberto, you know that I hold your opinions in...

    Roberto, you know that I hold your opinions in the highest regard, and several points that you make are certainly agreeable to me, so allow me to throw in a few syllables to clarify.
    What I had in...
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    Ron, I know that no one will go for pure stock...

    Ron, I know that no one will go for pure stock because all the motors now
    running would be illegal. So I would relax the rules, blueprinting is ok but
    allow al and steel to be removed from the...
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    1. On ebay or at any outboard junkyard. I have...

    1. On ebay or at any outboard junkyard. I have stock blocks coming out my ears.

    2. No one had to convince anyone in NOA in the 1980s, if they wanted to have a
    chance then they ran a mod...
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    Wouldn't attract us. When racing gets too far...

    Wouldn't attract us. When racing gets too far from river racing then it's dead. NOA OPC was basically organized river racing, run whatchabrung.
    Insurance costs helped to kill it. The strict...
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    Agreed.

    Agreed.
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    Ron is on the right path here. The well-known...

    Ron is on the right path here. The well-known good machinists for 45SS blueprinting
    are scarce or N/A. Would be better to make it more of a mod class and allow al
    to be removed from the block,...
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    Yeah, Kim Howard. Drove a brown boat/Merc at...

    Yeah, Kim Howard. Drove a brown boat/Merc at Havasu, I think. I remembered the name Sandy after I wrote. Chuck said there was an
    Eliminator in the pool. Were you there, and have I told this before?...
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    Reminds me. We probably crossed paths other than...

    Reminds me. We probably crossed paths other than at Havasu in 1983. I spent a weekend with Fred Bowden and Frau. We went to a race somewhere, I nearly froze in bermuda shorts and no jacket. It was...
  47. I also want a C mug, please ship with the other...

    I also want a C mug, please ship with the other 3. I just paid for 3 on paypal.
    Joe
  48. I'll take 3 of mug H and 1 of mug C. Joe

    I'll take 3 of mug H and 1 of mug C.
    Joe
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    Thanks, we ever experienced that problem. In EP I...

    Thanks, we ever experienced that problem. In EP I
    turned them 65-7000 RPM for 9 yrs., never broke a reed.
    Still turning my E motors like that.
    The SE motors turned 8000 with steel reeds in
    the...
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    Why would you use a 4-stroke 60 when better...

    Why would you use a 4-stroke 60 when better motors are available? Even the 14' Allison did not
    handle the weight of a Merc 850 well, it ran a lot better with the lighter OMC 75.
    Evinrude makes a 2...
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