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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark75H
    All hulls do not have it. Rocker does not universally refer to the trailing edge shape. Rocker refers to a convex bottom shape only, hook refers to a concave bottom shape only. If your boat is straight and flat it is just straight, flat or "true" ... it has no "rocker" or "hook" ... No terms such as "neutral hook", "neutral rocker", "negative rocker" or "negative hook" are commonly used or understood.

    I've never heard "negative rocker" before this thread ... and I know guys from all over. What you and your friends are doing is making up your own language; you'll have a hard time communicating with other racers if you don't use the same terms the same way.

    "Hook" as a verb, where your boat spins out, is completely different and not related to or caused by bottom shape.
    Well said Sam.......

    Isn't that the name of a Rock Group?

    Or am I thinking of John Lee Hooker?

    Or an ageless Rocker named Mick?

    Perhaps Fred is on to something....soon we can say things like my inverted step hull is in need of additional post planing reflective hook, whereby I am capable of attaining a noticeable reversal of decrease in mph allowing me to repair the broken record..... easily.

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    wow, mess with Freddy day, even the dude with the 500+hp dust collector
    OK Mark75H, ware did you say i could get that book,drawing progam thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Fred
    wow, mess with Freddy day, even the dude with the 500+hp dust collector
    OK Mark75H, ware did you say i could get that book,drawing progam thing?
    http://www.aeromarineresearch.com/index.html

    With this information you could possibly design and build a boat that looked like a Switzer, but worked even better (excuse the blaspemy )
    Last edited by Mark75H; 09-13-2006 at 06:11 PM.
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.

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    hook is allso used to talk about the big suckin dent in a hull when glassed poorly, seems to happen when you pullit to early. or the layers don't kick right.

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    That's the one I was talking about.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Fred
    wow, mess with Freddy day, even the dude with the 500+hp dust collector
    OK Mark75H, ware did you say i could get that book,drawing progam thing?
    That's 700+ hp dust collector to you fella......

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_L6
    Thanks for the pic. That's the first picture I remember seeing of a center seat wing.
    Mercury cut off the upright cowlings and cockpits of the wooden Miss Skyway Wing and decked over the resultant open sponson areas. They then placed a single cockpit in the center of that wing as well and Dave Craig raced it in the January 1966 Orange Bowl Regatta. He was not competitive and I never saw the hull again. I was told it was burned shortly thereafter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T2x
    Mercury cut off the upright cowlings and cockpits of the wooden Miss Skyway Wing and decked over the resultant open sponson areas. They then placed a single cockpit in the center of that wing as well and Dave Craig raced it in the January 1966 Orange Bowl Regatta. He was not competitive and I never saw the hull again. I was told it was burned shortly thereafter.T2x
    Could you go back and look again, it doesn't look like a wooden boat to me: post# 16 It just means there was more than one center cockpit Wing
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark75H
    Could you go back and look again, it doesn't look like a wooden boat to me: post# 16 It just means there was more than one center cockpit Wing
    I'm talking about a different hull...the one in post #16 is a standard glass 18 footer with a hole in the top of the wing section and no standard cockpit cutouts. The Skyway was cut down to a flat deck layout.....

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    Canadian, Thunderbolt 16, Not sure i'm likein this style deck, am Likein the P-38 look of the 18'er, but for sure likin the way She flys, (we call it climin on the Bubble, but that mite not be how you say it, but that is what she's doin and doin it well. ) with 280hp.

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    Default Miss Diablo 3 in Quincy IL Today

    Quincy Boat Club held its sixth annual classic boat and motor show this weekend. Thursday evening we learned that Kenny Kitson was coming with the Switzer Wing. On Saturday we had some high winds. Kenny decided not to run the boat. We did have some excitement as Dale Littlejohn from Peoria IL brought his Glastron Carlson single cockpit tunnel with a 150 Merc on it. Dale made three nice passes but on the fourth pass headed south, he caught the wind and blew it over backwards. Luckily Dale was not seriously injured - some minor bruises and scratches. The boat was busted pretty good but it is repairable.

    On Sunday morning the weather was heavy overcast and we had a 1.5 inches of rain. At about 1:30 it cleared up a little bit and Kenny did get the Wing in the water many passes for all to see the boat in action. The crowd was very appreciative. Kenny and I had a great conversation about several of the old drivers who used to come and race in Quincy. For those of you in the Midwest area, the Quincy show is getting bigger every year. We would like to have anyone with old racing equipment to come join us next year. Quincy is located 300 miles SW of Chicago and 135 miles north of St Louis and 245 east of Kansas City on the Mississippi River.

    Steve Roskowski, a mod racer, from Indianapolis area brought over a real nice restored McDonald cab-over. The show is usually held the third weekend of September. Mark your calendars and I will post the dates on the events and happenings forum next year.

    I tried to post five photos from today but was unable to do so. Kept telling me I was not logged in.

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