Thread: Molinari Racing Boat History and Information

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    Default Lake X Kid wearing his Scott Gillman racing T-shirt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Strom View Post
    The great.. Renato Molinari and Scott Gillman.
    Referring to the picture of Scott with Renato on Post# 300.

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    I retrieved this Scott Gillman racing tee-shirt from my storage bin. A pretty blond on the Gillman race team gave this shirt to me, in the race pits at Puddingstone Lake, California. Unfortunately I do not remember her name, and sense it was over 25 years ago I will use that as my excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hill View Post
    Lars I just read you have become Evinrude's Ambassador. WOW!!! You offered yourself to APBA and they never answered. Maybe BRP will bring outboard racing back to the level it once was.

    I was in Needles last weekend (July 26-29, 2014). On Monday I was talking to Jimbo. Jimbo has a bit of a handicap, his right arm doesn't work very well and therefore working computer is difficult. But as we looked at this Molinari thread, he said I could tell a story about evey boat posted. I believe him.

    What I have decided (Jimbo is working on a book, slowly)...I'm going to print out one picture at a time and time him he need to talk for one hour about that boat and I will take notes. The notes will be posted on BRF, but he will have the notes for his book.

    Jimbo was there when it all happened and his memory is very good.

    I will say this, JIMBO enjoyed your thread Lars... How do Jimbo and I become EVINRUDE ambassadors???

    Thanks for your posts on BRF, Lars!

    Well Ron..

    BRP-Evinrude is doing more for this old loyal boat racer. Born overseas..

    There was a lot of fun going to Columbia, SC and watch the FLW winner collect $500,000 for the biggest fish.
    I wish there was a boat race that have a $500,000 check for the winner.

    Please check the new Evinrude/Lars video.

    Click here..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGOu...ature=youtu.be
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    The World ON championship race 1972 was in Skokloster, Sweden.

    Here is some info from the race. Renato was the winner and I was there racing the SE class.

    A link for more including race program and other info.

    http://svera.se/blogg/smorgardsbord/...plett-program/
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    Special "Wing" Molinari /Merc Boat

    Driver Carlo Rasini
    Italy 1969

    Thanks Stefano Rancati
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    Renato Molinari in his Saffa / Evinrude 3 liter V6 looper in the Pavia to Venezia marathon race 1978.

    A 415km long river race and average speed of 187 km/h

    Picture by Stefano Rancati
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    Check the distance..average speed of 187 km/h is pretty good..by boat..
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    Think of all the rescue boats to cover that distance, or not as the case may be....

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    Special "Wing" Molinari /Merc Boat

    Driver Carlo Rasini
    Italy 1969

    Thanks Stefano Rancati
    As you know, the early single engine Molinari's were blown over quite frequently. That was primarily due to two factors, they rode high in the nose and were driven by a bunch of guys that had just climbed out of a V bottom. In addition, I should mention that they were not equipped with power trim. In the summer of 1969, I was running some tests on Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh in an 18'er with power trim when I saw a strange looking object coming towards me. Turns out it was an identical 18'er with that exact same wing attached to the nose.

    Dick Snyder's engineering group had borrowed the boat from the racing division and were trying to solve the "blow over" problem. Elmer Nord was driving the winged machine and said he thought it worked pretty well. I believe that he added it took some getting used to, but after he blew it over, he got much better at running it into the wind!

    If I remember correctly, they had installed a small electric motor to change the wings angle of attack. It moved the wing quickly and they thought they might be on to something. Think they sent it to Renato for his evaluation and apparently Renato figured it was a good thing to let Rasini use because he was sticking with his power trim.

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    Yes..well my first SE class Schulze/Evinrude did not have power trim and many close calls..!!
    I think we all have tried different types of wings on a tunnel boat without very much success.
    If I remember right the UIM rules for outboard tunnel boat racing says you can use a wing but it can not be adjusted when racing..(must be fixed)
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    Renato in Paris maybe 1976..not sure
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