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    Default Unusual Eliminator Flat, maybe K-boat?

    Well here is the link for all pictures of my new Nostalgia racer. Maybe someone may recognize her. Does George from FinishLine lurk here?
    http://www.hydroracer.net/forums/sho...d=1#post170125

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    of the boat before the motor went bang! Thanks to a great guy, I made a very reasonable purchase of a very well built boat with possible race history, it haves two huge stainless turn fins much like a b-boat and huge 1/2" motor mounts and 1/2" fuel bungs welded on twin home made belly tanks which I'm sure were the original.

    http://www.hydroracer.net/forums/showthread.php?t=20268

    Thanks all the former owners who took such good care of her! It's a white and orange Eliminator, a 1971. Chuck Boyd used to race one under the K14 designation.

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    Default here's a sample inside the links:


    12 degree Casale (only style available in 71) with 25 gears, Menkins big rake prop, SteerGo cable steering (shot), shaft release with 6 bolt coupler, 8'5" long deck and 18'2" overall length.

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    recognize this rare boat?

    Cav plate actuator lever is inside the double pillow blocks, then runs to a bell crank hooked to normal stuff.

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    A spyder sighting serial 0003 made in 1973:
    Yes, this is a four strake, dropped chine Eliminator confirmed by its serial number. Paul Grichar says they pioneered a version and added, this looks very much like one of theirs or a copy. Very interesting and thank you for emailing these for my study of OTHER brand b-boats.
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    I should mention that my black boat could of been ordered with a bubble deck, that no one seems to remember when they were available, we know Sangers had them in 72 or 73. I'll call my Sanger expert, anyone of them here? Here is his boss black 429 former SK boat, and Gritch beside the K14 Chuck Boyd 'Hobbit' Eliminator flat!!
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    In comparison of Sanger vs Elim, when referring to the 19 footer, The Sanger has about 16" of freeboard about 3" more than my Elim. but both boats measure 18'2" from peak to transome. I think its better looking and similar in many ways but wonder just how will if fare against other Nostalgic circle boats I compete with? If I was serious I would install syder features. Is there anyone out there who can tell me how they worked?

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    Boyd, the spider is basically a b boat underneath. I was told Ron Ehde was behind it and is the same guy who worked with Bolton in splashing then modifying the ski deck B boat into a Spitfire. Ron also created the Hondo sprint bottom.

    Advertisements for the spider only show a bubble deck and weren't circulated until 75 if memory serves me. Compare the back of this spider with your pics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ONCB View Post
    I should mention that my black boat could of been ordered with a bubble deck, that no one seems to remember when they were available, we know Sangers had them in 72 or 73. I'll call my Sanger expert, anyone of them here? Here is his boss black 429 former SK boat, and Gritch beside the K14 Chuck Boyd 'Hobbit' Eliminator flat!!
    Great pic of Gritch ! If memory serves me I thought 74 was the year of the sanger bubble deck. The green dragon was the Eliminator Kboat that I remember

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    Default race against other circle boats??

    i think you better turn the engine around the other way first.. turn a whole lot better..jim

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