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    That pic came from Danny Leger's Powercat website.

    http://www.powercatboat.com/Switzer/Switzer.html

    I think it was shot at the Switzer Reunion.

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    cool to see it in the water any wing surface % notes, tunnel openin and exit,elevator ?
    thinkin best to make one than to find one. any ideas on how big the gas cans were?
    thanks

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    the wing that george ownes was left with me in austin from 1985 till i sent it to flordia to be restored by ted miller the boat was not mine and not for sale it had no motors they were left in the old austin high school at a small engine class it flooded because it was on shole creek in town and they left the building and they were junked the boat went to ted and he knew it was not mine and said he was honest and i had no room and moved and i bought his story i saw 5 or so years ago it was sold to a man in florida for 6000.00 from ted i saw george last year and sent him a lowerunit which was way short of the boat the best memory of the boat was at my house on lake travis it had two twisters on it and brad collins of the mirage fame was with me and in the other seat we took off and he looked at me and waved his hands to wait just a moment before i kicked it in the *** and he went from setting down to the squatting jump position and the boat has been gone since 1991 but it is in florida meatball murray in texas

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    Wow, Meatball -- where's that boat now? Who owns it?

    I'm going to have to ask Brad about that Lake Travis story when he gets back from China, he told me some of it - but not everything ...I can just see him getting knocked down like that! lol

    I got to ride in a Wing too! Thanks to Bob and Kenny!

    I even dyed my hair red to fit in with the "devil" motif! (just kidding).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss BK
    Wow, Meatball -- where's that boat now? Who owns it?

    I'm going to have to ask Brad about that Lake Travis story when he gets back from China, he told me some of it - but not everything ...I can just see him getting knocked down like that! lol

    I got to ride in a Wing too! Thanks to Bob and Kenny!

    I even dyed my hair red to fit in with the "devil" motif! (just kidding).
    You are not saying that being in a raceboat brings the DEVIl out in you are you B K ..........
    Thanks again for the article and doing such a great job with it. Bob

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    it would be cool to get some mesurements for templates, the shoe has alot of neg' rocker.
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    yup, what he said.

    all them pics are cool, that one with the 2.5's , thats kinda what i'm thinkin.

    anybody ever see a wing with V8's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Fred
    anybody ever see a wing with V8's?
    Nope, no Switzers with V-8's. T2X's is the first with V-6's

    If you want to build/design a big boat like a Wing, just get Jim Russell's design software and go at it
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.

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    ya, what looks good on paper, don't allways work, more like never, best to understand the how and why that hull worked before messin with the geometry .

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    Default I can tell you have not seen his stuff

    You need to get Russell's book or software before you pass such judgement. More than a few very competitive boats have been built using his book and software. It will truely explain the "how and why" of the Switzer shapes that you would not be able to understand from pictures and plans
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.

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    Jim's stuff is 1st class! He and his book helped me a lot in the construction of my SST 120 boat.

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