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  1. Thread: Rocks Pond

    by Jeff_G
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    We talked to the new owners about 6 or 7 years...

    We talked to the new owners about 6 or 7 years ago. They just didn't want to spend the money it took.
    Today there are no racers left in SC or even Ga. for that matter. There are few boats in Fl....
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    The 140 and 150 were the same block. The 10/8...

    The 140 and 150 were the same block.
    The 10/8 block was developed for fuel economy being that gravity pulled more fuel down than up. More even flow of quantity.
    Power was already decreased with the...
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    The 90 blocks will choke the engine. If you use...

    The 90 blocks will choke the engine. If you use the 150 blocks you will be OK. Best bet is to open all the reed ports, as the 150, and use the banjo reeds.
  4. Thread: Dick O'Dea

    by Jeff_G
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    Sherlock drove his kilo boat the year before...

    Sherlock drove his kilo boat the year before Andrews drove it for Dick. Great guy but the loudest snorer I ever heard. At the Moorehaven Kilos the rooms at the fish camp had the old slatted doors, no...
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    Post a price on the lowers.

    Post a price on the lowers.
  6. Oh come on John, the bailout and stimulus was...

    Oh come on John, the bailout and stimulus was Bush's administration. The financial reform also managed to stop or will stop the rampant speculation in oil, why do you think the bloodsuckin'...
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    Benny said there is a picture somewhere on the...

    Benny said there is a picture somewhere on the Allison site, red and white boat. Had a plywood deck, T2X power and a wing. The V bottom is also on the site and was blue and white.
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    If you look at the pictures carefully there are...

    If you look at the pictures carefully there are other problems, with fasteners, hoses, lots of little things. Look at the starter nut, should not be a nyloc but a nut and split lock washer....
  9. I like the pavers on the patio

    I like the pavers on the patio
  10. Sorry but what Kool-aid are you drinking?

    Sorry but what Kool-aid are you drinking?
  11. Even up to about 10 years ago when someone found...

    Even up to about 10 years ago when someone found out I raced powerboats they always asked me if I drove Miss Budweiser. Probably the most famous race boat name in history.
    The Unlimiteds were on air...
  12. The only boat that stayed in Florida that I know...

    The only boat that stayed in Florida that I know about was bought by a guy named Andy Hancock, he had the dry storage and restaurant there at the Stadium. He had some idiot who had never raced but...
  13. They had a full day of test time. I was there. It...

    They had a full day of test time. I was there. It was a joint effort of Bill Muncey and OMC. Seebold was the only one that could produce what they needed as far as boats. He was still building SE and...
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    My first XS had a chrome or rather polished...

    My first XS had a chrome or rather polished aluminum face plate. It had the same red checkerboard in the center logo, two black painted areas and the rest silver. There was also a black version with...
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    Sam you have a good memory. You're thinking about...

    Sam you have a good memory. You're thinking about Joe Billiter who was the inspector.
    The next year Benny Robertson and Mark Trotter showed up with the same number at Rocks Pond. I was the referee...
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    Around 1970 or 71 a friend bought a 14 Action, I...

    Around 1970 or 71 a friend bought a 14 Action, I think he bought it at Skyways Marine there in Little River. I know he got the engine there, we went there every day to check on the progress and make...
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    I think I told this story before maybe not. They...

    I think I told this story before maybe not.
    They always had a powerpuff race for the wives. My wife ran my Royal Craft, Gary Kapit's wife Beth in a 16 Action, Tommy Chandlers wife Stacy in a 15...
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    BobV wasn't there a squabble between you and Gary...

    BobV wasn't there a squabble between you and Gary Kapit over the boat number? He ran JP with a 999 "Momma's Worry" 16 Action. Kind of remember something on year.
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    The Caribbean Club, boy were those the days....

    The Caribbean Club, boy were those the days. Gentex jackets and t shirts.
    Tommy Chandler was the one to beat in the old JP class. Johnny Beach did real well in Mod U both on the course and in the...
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    I WAS a Florida Guy. Grew up in Miami. Left in...

    I WAS a Florida Guy. Grew up in Miami. Left in 1988. Didn't know better to leave sooner.
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    Won by Billy Schumacher unlimited driver Geoff...

    Won by Billy Schumacher unlimited driver
    Geoff Briggs second
    Roger Jenkins third

    Wally Franz and Barry Woods collided but went to back up boats
    Micky Remund blew over was ok another Unlimited...
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    lottaaction that must have been when Thunderbird...

    lottaaction that must have been when Thunderbird was supplying Miami and the FMP as well as the Coasties with those tri-hulls.
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    Seebold built the boats, didn't drive. Had a...

    Seebold built the boats, didn't drive. Had a bunch of US drivers 7 or 8 and about the same number of drivers from Europe and SA. None of them were Merc drivers that I remember. OMC sold the boats...
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    On the ADI motors set the timing to 21* cranking...

    On the ADI motors set the timing to 21* cranking which is 19* at wot. On the dist motors set them to 19*
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    I bought one for a OMC V-4 big block. Seems to be...

    I bought one for a OMC V-4 big block. Seems to be doing OK, all foreign made parts so who knows. The casting and finish on the case was horrible. OK for a boat pulling a shrimp net but not even good...
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