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    I think the drawing is very good Ron. But what I wanna know, is what you were supposed to be doin' in class?



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    Default Prineville, Oregon 1966

    After the 1965 Nationals, my dad and I decided to build an F Runabout. We built the boat before we had a motor. After we finished the boat, we tried hard to find an F Motor. In June, the Marathon Nationals came and went, I won CU and DU.

    By August, we just loaded up and went to the APBA Stock Nationals in Prineville, Oregon. Some of the Massachusetts drivers were late for the driver's meeting, they said their was a cattle stampede and the road was closed. Seems it wasn't a real stampede but a cattle drive and the cattle did hold up traffic.

    I race second to Clark Maloof in D Hydro and I won D Runabout with my 14'4" F runabout. Here's the first place "AGATE" trophy. I'm about to toss it out.
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    Why toss it out? Re-use it for one of the races out there and just change the Info plate on it. For new drivers this would be great to have a chance to win as the older trophies were a lot better made.
    - Craig "Dew"
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    Default New Polishing Machine for Hill Marine: January 30, 2012

    I really don't know how it works, but it is suppose to polish propellers. I know one thing, it looks expensive. It weighs 10,000 pounds. Hill Marine makes Signature Propellers, this new polishing machine should help speed up production.
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    Just scanned this, wasn't sure if it was in here or not!
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    Default Thanks, David, Parker 1978!

    That's Fred at the wheel.

    Chad was about Jake's age. This is Chad and Corey's baby, Jake Hill...His first BOAT SHOW, February 9-12, 2012....Jake didn't get too excited...though!
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    Default Olle Terjesen and Ron Hill in Chicago..!!

    Ron Hill is a humoristic guy.
    When he sells a racing prop he gives it his famous 30/30 warranty.
    30 feet or 30 seconds whatever comes first when prop is put in water...
    Lars Strom

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    Check my own racing history at BRF...http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...ead.php?t=6727

    My racing web site SVERA.se....http://svera.se/blogg/paris-6-hours/

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    Default At Least I Have a Guarantee!

    Some companies don't guarantee their race props at all...

    Probably, Lars, you never heard that my '59 Chevy had a Roll 2-80 air conditioner. You'd roll down two windows and DO 80!


    You probably never knew I ACTUALLY had a Rolls. Not a Roll Royce, but a Rolls Could Hardly. It would roll down one hill and could hardly make it up the next....(Really, it was a '59 Chevy and it had a "Strong Arm" heater, too.....When, it got cold, I'd put my "Strong Arm" around my "HONEY"....Worked for me...

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    I remember a few OE props you sold to me Ron and the "guarantee was a race win"..!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pretty good guarantee when it became reality..
    Thank you..
    Lars Strom

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    Check my own racing history at BRF...http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...ead.php?t=6727

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    Default Thanks for the Kind Words, Lars

    You build enough props, somebody wins with yours! Those were great years, those OE props, that you are talking about were almost all purchased by Paul Kalb with OMC's money.!

    I would love to just make race props again, but NOT REALLY....I'm too old, eyes aren't any good.......The world is 2/3 water, we need to be on the water 2 out of thee days!

    I'm in management, now days......Little grandson, Jake, will be helping soon!

    That big machine, which we have purchased two of, will polish 4 props an hour.......

    I know you didn't race at DePue, but many would love to see you this summer, 2012, at the Boat Racer's Reunion. I know I'd be glad to see your wife......Did I just say that??? Yes, I did, love to see both of you there!

    Sometime, I think of Hill Marine and that country song about Luganbach, Texas....Where is says, "We've got a four car garage and we're still building on."...

    Life is good, though...
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