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  1. #91

    Dick Sharp's # 511 single Glastron Molinari

    Dear Scot & Joe- I discovered in my research of the 1969 Havasu Outboard World Championships that Dick Sharp's co -driver was Gerry Wallin from Edmonds Wash. Gerry was the holder of the World Outboard Speed Record of 131 mph in an OMC powered hydro called Starflite. The video of the run can be seen on Liquidnirvana's 100 years of OMC history. Gerry was from Washington state so was a natural pick as co-driver. Gerry was critically injured for life when he blew over the boat at a reputed speed of 150 mph trying to up record ( bad idea!) I personally knew both men from racing against them while Pit Crewing for # 226 Dave Potter from Seattle & # 482 Lee Davies from Vancouver British Columbia Canada in the late '60's & early '70's.

  2. #511 back in motion

    It is hard to believe that it has been a year and a half since I've done a thing on the Glastron/Molinari...but a couple of big time medical procedures put everything on hold for while.

    Thankfully everything is better than ever now...it's amazing what a rebuild of the old pump will do for you.

    Good enough that I found time to run both my Vintage Inboards this summer...with a lot of help from my friends.

    At any rate, we are about to spring back into action on the 1969 Glastron/Molinari best known as the #511 of Dick Sharp.

    This time I'll be going it without the neighborly friendship and ready counsel of Scot Keller who had the nerve to move out of Detroit (can you imagine) and back to the Paciific NorthWest.

    I'll be posting on this Forum in the next week or so with plenty of questions...I know I can count on your help.

    Joe Schulte...aka Opie See

  3. #93

    # 511 Dick Sharp

    Joe- Welcome back. In my research I discovered that Dick Sharp won the Outboard Pleasure Craft Preliminary before the very first Havasu Outboard World Championships in 1964. Harold Eis (The Ice Man) won the first year driving a Style-Craft with dual Mercurys. I saw a photo of # 511 Dick Sharp nearly running over my buddy Joe Fielder of Texas in the 1970 Havasu Outboard World Championships driving a Glastron-Molinari with a single OMC. Joe was leading the first lap in his dual Mercury Glastron-Molinari until he hit that big wake near the pits. The rest is history!

  4. #94

    restoration

    when you finish boat there are abunch of us running on the detroit river with old tunnels and v bottoms

  5. River Running...and a question for the board.

    That's good to know.

    If all goes well, we will be on the water this summer (2010)...I'll bring it down to Grosse Ile for a little fun on the River.

    Now for my question.

    Last year, at the time of my last posting, we had cut out the "soft" transom and were in the process of replacing the core with epoxy-bonded marine ply and re-glassing its surface.

    As discussed at that time, the plan has been to put a pump "well" at the transom with a hole for the tilt ram. I know it did'n run with tilt in 1969...but everyone is of one mind that in the interests of safety (if nothing else) this would be a good idea.

    Next...the folks at Sankuer Composite Technologies who are doing the restoration have made a recommendation to epoxy okume doublers onto the stringers (bottom to deck) , cutting out the openings so they exactly replicate the originals, but lending strength to the hull and deck. No more than 5 mil thick, the weight gain would be neglagible.

    The option I have at this point is to re-paint the doublers the familiar gray w/black speckle or to finish them bright with varnish over epoxy.

    My inclination is to finish them "bright".

    Since they would be visible even with the rear cowl in place, I think it would look spectacular...maybe not exactly they way they originally built them down in Texas, but much better looking.

    Opinions?

    Joe

  6. #96
    Either one, varnish or epoxy would look great!

    If I ever get around to restoring the Veldens that is what I will do on the inside.

    Ló fasz racing
    Joe Horvath



  7. Two great minds...

    Thanks Joe....that's my opinion as well.

    It would really set it off.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabco15 View Post
    when you finish boat there are abunch of us running on the detroit river with old tunnels and v bottoms
    What old tunnels and v's you guys runn'n? What power?

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    mike mullins of mirage boats just restored 2 molinaris 1 with a stacker , and 1 with a twister 1 , the boats are yellow and black , and look brand new , unbelivable to see , i have video of the stacker running

  10. #100
    i am running a rabco with v6 powe now but i have had 16 checkmate with crhysler stacker 15comp mx checkmate with ti and t2 power viper with v6 power baja tunnel with merc stacker gw invader tunnel with v6 power stv with v6 power . im probably forgetting a few oh and my father won the world championships in key west in 1983 in a 37 foot tunnel

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    damn brother , wheres the pictures of your stuff??????

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    what rabco ?? a hustler?

  13. #103
    yes parker its a hustler i think its your old boat

  14. #104
    silver metalflake

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    oh god damn for real???? wheres the fricken pics????

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