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    some of my old rubber
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    Looks like you've been at this a while. I'm just getting in mostly for pleasure with a bit of racing for fun.
    Any advice based on your vast experience?
    Hull type, motor, long vs. short shaft, props...

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    It's really all in what you wanna do with the boat. There are more and more people finding this type of hull and have a hard time setting them up correctly and if not set up right there just a pain to drive and you'll be wet all the time. If you have a short shaft hull use a short motor period. If the hull has a 20" transom the you can set it up with a Long (20")
    There is the issue it getting harder and harder to find short shaft motors. I think in a way this is a good thing it makes you go find a short motor fix it up some how put a tiller on it and start from a point where you feel comfortable with how it's set up

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    I see in the first picture that you had Lockerman (hardware)which was just about the oldest Johnson dealer in MI. Is that where you got your Johnsons back in the day? Been there a couple of times with the AOMC meetsand a friend bought his OMC parts there.

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    I worked for them for years as a tech. What a great place to learn outboards and I mean learn everything from the antiques to the new e tech stuff. Great people like family. Not a nice neighborhood the tales I could tell about the native inhabitants Wow!!

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    This thread slipped past me... nice pics Whitey.

    Tom, bet you can't wait to hit the water with your new boat!

    We should plan a play day at a great lake beach between Toronto and Detroit that everyone can meet up at. Stir some interest up.
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    Hard to think about boating when it's minus a million out there, but the Toronto Boat Show starts soon.
    Gotta keep my eye out for heavy weather gear, should be some specials there (sailers are good for something) then we'll be ready to rock.

    A meet up between TO and Detroit sounds great.

    When selling the old Gemini someone suggested we use it to go tobogganing, interesting thought. Probably get arrested.

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    We'll have our boat in the Toronto Show. Hope it gets a little warmer for the move in on Thursday. Toronto Show runs from Jan 11-19. ThunderCat in in booth G803. (Toronto Outboard Racing Club)
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    Wonder if inflatable manufacturers take extreme cold into account. Can't imagine these temps (-20c) are very good for PVC hulls and seams. Take care with that move. I'll see you at the show. Is G803 the booth at the main entrance?

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    I wonder about the cold too... we had to put in the floor mat last night and I didn't like deflating and inflating in that cold!

    Booth G803 is to the right as you go in the back room.

    Sorry to take you thread off track Whitey! What makes are your boats? I can pick out the Aquarius, maybe a Ceasar, what else?
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