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    Sticky: Actually, I built Ricks boat (640). The only...

    Actually, I built Ricks boat (640). The only thing Kramer in it were the cowls.
    Mark N
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    Here's a Sport C boat I designed and built. It...

    Here's a Sport C boat I designed and built. It was a lot of fun. I learned a lot building and modifying it.
    I used the information from this boat to build a SST - 60 boat which won the 2012 OPC...
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    A cool photo of Jimbo in the Goat Boat. ...

    A cool photo of Jimbo in the Goat Boat.
    Mark N
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/JimboGoatBoat.jpg
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    Thanks, I've been looking for the 1970 records. I...

    Thanks, I've been looking for the 1970 records. I have Bob Holloways SJ boat that he set the 1970 Sport J Kilo record with.
    This boat also set the SJJ Kilo record in 1972 with Greg Horn as the...
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    Trim down & pedal to the metal! But this doesn't...

    Trim down & pedal to the metal!
    But this doesn't work for all boats.
    Mark N
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    With the newer designs the blowovers are slower...

    With the newer designs the blowovers are slower and not so "snap, it's to late".
    Both of these SST-60 boats did not blow over. Both kept their foot on the gas without letting up.
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    I have this photo that I think is from the 70's...

    I have this photo that I think is from the 70's in DePue, IL
    Mark N...
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    I found these photos from one of my Facebook...

    I found these photos from one of my Facebook friends from (I think) Russia.
    Mark N
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    Does it look like this? ...

    Does it look like this?
    Mark N
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/30.jpg
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/30-3.jpg
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    Greg, This can be done in a few days or...

    Greg,
    This can be done in a few days or less. Were most of the time is used up letting the epoxy set up good before removing the mold and parts.
    I've seen the pour foam in the traffic cone/...
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    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG...

    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG_0438.jpg
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    Here is how I did Sam Millers pickle forks. I...

    Here is how I did Sam Millers pickle forks. I start after the boat has been finish painted. I don't want to make it any harder for the painter by having him deal with wax and mold release.
    This is...
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    Raise the motor up off the transom 1/8" at a...

    Raise the motor up off the transom 1/8" at a time. This will start the ventilation of the prop.
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    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG...

    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG_0731.jpg
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG_0735.jpg
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    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG...

    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG_0691.jpg
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG_0707.jpg
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    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG...

    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG_0668.jpg
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG_0669.jpg
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    I took some photos of Friday SST-200 testing,...

    I took some photos of Friday SST-200 testing, Saturday SST-60 heat races, Monday SST-60 Finals and SST-45 Finals.
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    A Hydrostream Ventura 2 or the Allison would be 5...

    A Hydrostream Ventura 2 or the Allison would be 5 to 10 mph faster than the Avenger.
    Mark N
  19. Thread: Rouen 24 hours

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    A live feed here this Saturday at 3.20pm Paris...

    A live feed here this Saturday at 3.20pm Paris Time. (8:20 Central).
    http://www.lachainenormande.fr/Le_Direct.html
    Mark N
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    Just a guess but some times the kill switches go...

    Just a guess but some times the kill switches go bad and you need to put a new one in.
    It's happened to me before with the Merc kill switch.
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    What year did Jimbo stuff? I thought it was at...

    What year did Jimbo stuff? I thought it was at this race.
    Mark N
  22. Thread: Euro Motor cowls

    by MN1
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    This was the first one I saw. St. Louis Grand...

    This was the first one I saw. St. Louis Grand Prix.
    Mark N
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/IMG.jpg
  23. Thread: Konig Motorcycles

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    Cool video. Mark N

    Cool video.
    Mark N



    <iframe width="960" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LhV0fzvH8MU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Didn't the factory Mod 50s run 9,000 rpms or...

    Didn't the factory Mod 50s run 9,000 rpms or higher?
    Mark N
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    I personally don't see anything wrong with two...

    I personally don't see anything wrong with two people in the boat. I don't remember seeing a single crash in FS class. And the co pilots also become racers too. My brothers co pilot bought a 13'...
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    This class has been done before. It was started...

    This class has been done before. It was started by Howard Pipkorn and it was called FS.
    The weight was around 1,200 or 1300 lbs.V bottom only, 15' in length, 100 ci max, power trim, two people in...
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    In Supercross racing the 250cc two stroke has to...

    In Supercross racing the 250cc two stroke has to race against a 450 four stroke. So, will F1h2o do the same here to even the four stroke up to the two stroke. Or just allow a turbo?
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    Ron Jones should be able to provide plans for the...

    Ron Jones should be able to provide plans for the S class. Which I believe is the 145ci. Class.
    Mark N
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    Wasn't the 14' better in FE class than the 13'....

    Wasn't the 14' better in FE class than the 13'. Also I noticed some of the Allisons had different pad widths in FE back in the 70's.
    Mark N
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    Check here. Ron Jones has drawn new plans up and...

    Check here. Ron Jones has drawn new plans up and are for sale.
    Mark N...
  31. Thread: Material Selection

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    4' x 8' Okoume plywood weighs 18 lbs. for 6mm and...

    4' x 8' Okoume plywood weighs 18 lbs. for 6mm and 1/4" Douglas Fir plywood weighs 25 lbs.
    If it were me I would go with the Okoume that is BS1088 grade. One way to cut costs would be to find a...
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    I ran into Jeff Palmer in I think 1976 in St....

    I ran into Jeff Palmer in I think 1976 in St. Anne, IL. I was was in a 1 mile run and he came from Danville, IL to run in this race.
    He had raced in SD class with a 13' Delta. Nice guy.
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  33. Thread: Material Selection

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    I used a few different woods in this SST-60 I...

    I used a few different woods in this SST-60 I built last year.
    Mark N...
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    I don't have any extra sets. But here is what...

    I don't have any extra sets. But here is what they look like.
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    I don't know what the Petty brackets look like...

    I don't know what the Petty brackets look like but here are some great photos to get some ideas about boats and motors. It's the TCPBA's Vintage photo gallery.

    Nice motor, I would like to polish a...
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    During the 70's I went to the local PPG auto...

    During the 70's I went to the local PPG auto paint store to get paint for a 1968 Evinrude and they just looked it up in their book and mixed it up. Try a PPG dealer and see.
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    Here's a photo of the Airmarine F Hydro at the...

    Here's a photo of the Airmarine F Hydro at the Kakauna, WI Kilo runs.

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  38. I remember being in Chicago with my parents as a...

    I remember being in Chicago with my parents as a kid and hearing the Alky boats from where ever we were in Chicago. We begged and begged to go watch the boat races. Finally our parents gave in and we...
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    Are there specs for the Selva F-1000 similar to...

    Are there specs for the Selva F-1000 similar to these available?
    Mark N
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    Here's the first boat....

    Here's the first boat.
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/LTV1.jpg
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/LTV2.jpg

    And the Hydrostream....
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    From V to flat bottom would be called a flat...

    From V to flat bottom would be called a flat bottom.

    The old step hydros would be called a flat bottom. No air entrapment so no Hydroplane. And would be slower than a hydroplane. A hydroplane ...
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    Here are two photos of Modified V bottoms. It was...

    Here are two photos of Modified V bottoms. It was a V bottom boat to start with and then changed with tunnels added to the original design. Even though the one photo says modified tunnel I consider...
  43. Thread: Earl Bentz

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    St. Louis but I don't know the year. ...

    St. Louis but I don't know the year.
    Mark N
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/scan0006-3.jpg
  44. Thread: transom cutting

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    That looks like it could work as long as your...

    That looks like it could work as long as your mounting bolts are in the original transom.
    3 inches thick is a lot. Most transoms are 2". It could be this way because of adding to the height or...
  45. Thread: transom cutting

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    I took a look at the photos on your blog. The...

    I took a look at the photos on your blog. The first thing I would do is sand the paint off the front of the transom. I can see a line that runs across the transom at the cockpit side height. This may...
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    One more of Project Pegasus. ...

    One more of Project Pegasus.
    Mark N
    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/ProjectPegasus.jpg
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    Chicago Tribune Photos

    I found some cool photos taken by the Chicago Tribune. All are for sale.
    Mark N
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    Here's a couple more.
    Mark N


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  49. The 1975 race was by Navy Pier. I think on the...

    The 1975 race was by Navy Pier. I think on the north side of Navy Pier. The year before it was by Marina City Towers. My mom took this photo in 1974.
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    http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm315/MN392/GregHorn19.jpg
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