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    Is Bob Herring still around the states or did he go back to Italy ?

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    Nice picture..
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    Here is the Flyer Straightaway boat that we still have.
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    wow... never new he built one... what speeds did ya ever see,,,,, me and jw meyers set the d kilo way back useing the iod b karelsen/phantom boat that gerry wallin set b anzani record in,,,

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    I Don't know what the speeds were but I know that it was going to shatter the D record but either threw a blade or sheer pin on the second leg.
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    Jake,
    Glad to see that part of history again. I remember missing a few days of school when I was a kid and dad worked for Gary at the lake. Herring was running the boat at that time(without capsule) I guess it was one of the first times the boat actually ran. I can also remember as a younger kid we were getting ready to go to Moorehaven with Buck Thornton( no capsule) and he made some runs a 2 litre in the mid 14o's...Steve Konrad from Mercury made some nice 3 blades for that attempt (still have 1 or 2 I think). I believe he could have got the record from the 1st V-8 that had it but when they did it with the hydro it would keep a tunnel from ever getting it back. I talked with some guys from Honda a few years back that had interest in tryng to do it again( V-6, super charged I think and shiftable gearbox, hydro). It would have been an interesting project that I would have liked to have done with Gary Pugh (hydro design) and with the things we learned with our wind tunnel program with the AEROSLOT and the air intake in the cowls. Oh well, probably saved somebody from getting hurt or worse. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dew1us View Post
    I Don't know what the speeds were but I know that it was going to shatter the D record but either threw a blade or sheer pin on the second leg.
    Craig,

    Never knew your dad built that boat. Who drove it? You say that you guys still have it? Where is it as I never saw it when I visited up there for Donnie's wedding.

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    Mark Shlarb(?) drove the boat at the time the picture was taken but it was built back in the 80's originally. The boat got back to us maybe 5-6 years ago and has been in our garage since then.

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    This boat was built as a competition boat in 1992 and had a lot of Karelsen influence.
    It ran the kilos at Modesto, Oroville, D Lake, and Parker setting records in '95 and 2000.
    It only "competed" with other DSH's at Modesto kilos '94 (Larry Lister) and D Lake kilos '97? (J Dub Myers). At D Lake that year it was too windy and rough to set records but we tried anyway with 2 or 3 runs each in the 85 range. My boat was crabbing sideways all the way through and I was hoping it would not grab the chine and dump. J Dub got the last shot at the record and as he sped away on his down run a nasty rain squall descended upon his boat and it disappeared from view. When the clouds lifted J Dub was making his return....at the end of a tow rope. But he still held the record.

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    Sometime when I am fully awake I will give the non-176 mph boats their own thread and move the related posts from this thread.
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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