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10-16-2006, 06:42 PM
Found a box of stuff up in the garage rafters the other day. Will be posting some of it as winter goes by.:)

Here's a sample.
Volume 3 of "Second Effort" performance catalog.Around 1988? More pages to follow as scan time permites.;)

10-16-2006, 08:41 PM
Cool! Keep them coming!:)

10-17-2006, 04:57 PM
More from the vol.3 catilog

Miss BK
10-17-2006, 05:13 PM
Side note for photos above:

Boat #201 (a Gran Prix) was Rick Hoffman, who also briefly drove for Garbrecht's Second Effort V-8 team
Boat #531 was Gary Garbrecht's son Alan (in a Bob Carlson designed "Bob Cat")

Boat #5 was (of course) Gene Thibodaux

10-17-2006, 05:40 PM
More of catilog vol.3

10-17-2006, 05:46 PM
Last of catilog Vol.3

10-17-2006, 05:50 PM
There you have it folks the entire Second Effort Catilog from the late 80's vol.3 edition. Enjoy looking.

Note: Second Effort is no longer in buisness. Most of the part #'s listed are N.L.A. (NO LONGER AVAILABLE) from "BPR" (Bombardier)Evinrude/Johnson. Some parts are still distributed by "Sea Way Marine" out of Washington State.

This thread is only to help preserve the history of "Second Effort Perfomance"

10-30-2006, 02:21 AM
Thank you so much for this priceless catalogue. It was good of you to post it page by page. I did not realize that there was such a range of modifications available for so many OMC engines. Just a small point. I have noticed that there is no page 28. Was it missed or just a typo. Thank you once again.

Fast Fred
10-30-2006, 05:26 AM
any mod50 stuff?:cool:

10-30-2006, 06:07 AM
Ken, there is more Second Effort stuff on Screamandfly's Gallery section. Greg also has some in the full race section .... the link to it got buried in a server transfer, I'll try to dig it up.

Tom, you have a PM from me regarding an image on another thread.

10-30-2006, 04:56 PM
Kenneth - I posted page 28. It was missing. It was pertaining to the V-8 kits. Must have missed it the first time around.:o Enjoy!:)

10-31-2006, 06:19 AM
Thanks Tom for page 28. I am building a photo website dedicated to OMC/BRP. It had 4080 hits in the past 7 days. Lotta people are really interested in it. Please take a look. Love you to be involved if you want. It belongs to all who are passionate in preserving Outboard history. It is an ongoing work. Never ends. My wife does't see much of me anymore. Married to the computer. I'm 59yo

Thanks again:eek:



10-31-2006, 05:50 PM
very cool website there, keep that site going!!!

10-31-2006, 06:44 PM
very cool website there, keep that site going!!!

I will. Not just my site, It's OUR site. Gotta Fly the flag for OMC/BRP. If ya wanna help with any suggestions & contributions I would appreciate it.

Just wanna create a ONE STOP SHOP and get everything in ONE place. Saves trawling all over the net trying to find things. Good for Newbies too.:) ;) :D :eek:

11-01-2006, 07:51 PM
Thank you for the Advert. I have posted it with an acknowledgement that is was from you and this forum. Keep ém coming.
For your infomation my site had 1300 hits yesterday.


11-01-2006, 09:53 PM
Like i said the site is awseome and I will deff. be spending some more time there as soon as i get it. I'll check it out some more and then send you a p.m. for some ideas, great work though.

Allen J. Lang
11-02-2006, 05:46 PM
Hey Mate- great site from Down Under. Bet you don't see anything of these OMCs in Jackson Harbor, especially on weekends.

I raced the old Speedifours/Speeditwins and Johnson POs in the '50s, but, ran Mercs in the '60s. My heart still is with the old OMCs. :D

Keep up the good work and all the best.

12-09-2006, 09:50 PM
I've got volumes 1 and 2. Wish you could still order this stuff at those prices. LOL


12-31-2006, 10:23 AM
Still have a few of these left. Get a piece of history before there gone.:(

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Second-Effort-Perf-Prod-boat-racing-uniform-patch_W0QQitemZ180068884817QQihZ008QQcategoryZ3863 2QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Roy Hodges
12-31-2006, 04:34 PM
I've got volumes 1 and 2. Wish you could still order this stuff at those prices. LOL

Tim; .......................................I never had any "fond memories" of prices at second effort, do you know that as soon as the high performance parts went to second effort , prices sky rocketted. a mod 50 flywheel went from $350 up ..........to $1400 ! and other parts accordingly. i never bought any more omc high performance parts , after second effort took over .

Bill Gohr
01-08-2007, 08:02 AM
From when Second Effort changed back to OMC/OPG

02-05-2007, 09:10 PM
So, what ever happened to the SE specialty item castings. Such as gearcase, pistons and lots of other stuff. Are they now owned by SEA-WAY. Or did they just drop off the face of the earth?

hydrocat (Tim)

02-06-2007, 04:52 AM
Are they still trading or able to supply products?
Damien :)

Fast Fred
02-06-2007, 05:48 AM
Sea-Way in Wa. USA 206 937 7373, ask for Dave.:cool:

08-25-2007, 08:53 PM
Any of those Second Effort Patches left? Tom Arambasich www.freewebs.com/switzercraftreunionregattas/:) :) :)

Bill Gohr
08-26-2007, 09:39 AM
I have a pile of the OPG ones, only the one sec effort patch, I have a SE belt buckle though