User Tag List

  1. #14926
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    9,053
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    328
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    1689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	35A86498-21BC-40BE-8BE4-BFFB14E96FF2.jpg 
Views:	58 
Size:	407.8 KB 
ID:	495348

    Shooting the tube —— another of my early efforts using stainless steel only.

  2. #14927
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    9,053
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    328
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    1689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	853345B5-9A67-4363-9596-1FCE538266A1.jpg 
Views:	54 
Size:	414.4 KB 
ID:	495349

    First switzer wing i ever attempted —boat - was at one of the very first OFF meetings along with Kenny and Jim Hunt.

  3. #14928
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    9,053
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    328
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    1689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Attachment 495350
    THINK THIS WAS SKYWAY 700 TWIN OF 70 WHICH IS STILL UNDER THE BENCH SOMEWHERE
    Motors were even made of wood in those early days.

    Skyway 700 ———there is another white skyway still under the bench somewhere number 70 i think

  4. #14929
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    31,361
    Thanks (Given)
    39
    Thanks (Received)
    1259
    Likes (Given)
    206
    Likes (Received)
    14045
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  5. #14930
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    9,053
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    328
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    1689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	80A5818B-B902-4C22-B667-D20F573DCE05.jpeg 
Views:	22 
Size:	113.6 KB 
ID:	495398Click image for larger version. 

Name:	86D480A4-F7DE-4575-B90B-7283BA1F57F7.jpeg 
Views:	17 
Size:	119.4 KB 
ID:	495399

    NOW HERE‘S THE THING——- SOMEONE MADE GOOD USE OF AN OLD JONRUDE V8.
    GUY USES IT FOR HILLCLIMBS ——- FOUND SOMETHING USEFUL FOR IT DO????
    Just kidding—

  6. #14931
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    9,053
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    328
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    1689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	78211F38-B834-4A55-86C1-330D65409C91.jpg 
Views:	7 
Size:	403.5 KB 
ID:	495401Click image for larger version. 

Name:	F2A3BBDE-7E1C-4B20-89A0-FFAFB463D565.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	405.2 KB 
ID:	495402Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B33F1034-27E0-41B9-9972-E95EF58F70A6.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	386.5 KB 
ID:	495403

    Sold the tower to a well known personality—- did a quick check on it. Found it had a couple of windows missing , a few nuts and bolts —— did sign it and tidy it to bring it up to muster .
    Have had that damn Miles boat for years —- used it for target practice , and venting spite .
    Finally found a way to get it out of my sight forever ——- atop the tower .
    That was the first of the cosworth engined boats —- had a 2 litre BDG lump —- i had Freddie Miles design it and Dave Burgess build it . Was a joint venture between Bill Brown and myself —- went belly up when Bill nailed the CARLSBERG deal.
    Friendship wasn’t helped any when he ran over me and sank the boat during a record run on Lake Windermere ——- then had the feckin audacity to say i „“INADVERTANTLY CROSSED HIS PATH“!!!!!!
    Well he was an RYA official and a UIM commissioner so he was never going to be blamed .
    Bit like The prince running over a chap on a pedestrian crossing——- what the dickens was he doing on the crossing in the first place ??????????? SH-T HAPPENS !!!!! Some days you eat bear !!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. #14932
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    9,053
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    328
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    1689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	099BA57E-8474-40DB-8F9C-A41F78085545.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	427.6 KB 
ID:	495404Click image for larger version. 

Name:	099BA57E-8474-40DB-8F9C-A41F78085545.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	427.6 KB 
ID:	495404

    Another attempt at a SWITZER WING — sponsons are in solid walnut, wing is in English oak. Simply polished it as it was beautifully matured joinery grade timber , came out quite well. Even made the motors out of English oak. Never did Put it on a mount .

  8. #14933
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Singapore/Melbourne/Italy
    Posts
    8,389
    Thanks (Given)
    856
    Thanks (Received)
    280
    Likes (Given)
    3276
    Likes (Received)
    1513
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jackiewilson View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	80A5818B-B902-4C22-B667-D20F573DCE05.jpeg 
Views:	22 
Size:	113.6 KB 
ID:	495398Click image for larger version. 

Name:	86D480A4-F7DE-4575-B90B-7283BA1F57F7.jpeg 
Views:	17 
Size:	119.4 KB 
ID:	495399

    NOW HERE‘S THE THING——- SOMEONE MADE GOOD USE OF AN OLD JONRUDE V8.
    GUY USES IT FOR HILLCLIMBS ——- FOUND SOMETHING USEFUL FOR IT DO????
    Just kidding—
    New project coming, a few photos in a few months I guess.

  9. #14934
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    9,053
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    328
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    1689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by powerabout View Post
    New project coming, a few photos in a few months I guess.
    Done with projects for all time Pilgrim—- just Concepts. ——-nothing but Concepts !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. #14935
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    31,361
    Thanks (Given)
    39
    Thanks (Received)
    1259
    Likes (Given)
    206
    Likes (Received)
    14045
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  11. #14936
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    9,053
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    328
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    1689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Made enough worktop space to continuay—- uncovered far too many old original concepts for comfort will just throw another blanket over the lot for another ten years —— if anyone sees anything they take a fancy to just let me know everything is up for sale —- pretty close to 100 concepts.

  12. #14937
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,818
    Thanks (Given)
    48
    Thanks (Received)
    230
    Likes (Given)
    2115
    Likes (Received)
    1105
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by willabee View Post
    I think it was a Roy Ridgell idea to use that 90 cu. powerhead to build an OI Twister for Giorgio Molinari. Pretty sure Giorgio won that class with it in 71. I think Roy took one of our spare TI's and swapped powerheads. Think I even remember a young Lake X Kid grumbling about having to scrape all those gaskets from the exhaust plates.
    The exhaust Log.
    Maybe it isn’t polite to talk about the decease. However, here are my assumptions, of why it is now a relic dinosaur (and also Jackie, didn’t even create a fabricated model of it).

    Weight – Weight Placement –Cost.

    Weight, the thing weights too much. I don’t know the poundage, but I remember picking up that cast aluminum, and it was not light. And a bad analogy is it’s, a pregnant woman trying to compete in a foot race. The single exhaust pipe would be a better option.

    Weight Placement/Location – is it’s a leaning Tower of Pisa. In a high G corner all that upper flag pole weight is moving the center of buoyancy more apt to barrel-roll the boat. You would have to eliminate the engine’s mid-section, to compensate for all that top heaviness.

    Cost – the hot-bulky Log would never be incorporated into a production model. And that is why, I think, upper management decided this is only a racing toy. Cut the funding!

    Maybe my Dad had, like many of you, have/had nostalgic leanings to the protruding hunk. But my memories are scraping off gaskets and not gouging the Log’s aluminum gasket surfaces. For me, it was more a chore, than a contribution of satisfaction.
    If any of the exhaust logs survived and made it to the vintage circuit. Well good for them, and its legacy.

    This photo is Roy Ridgell at the Como Shop, posing with an infamous Log Exhaust Engine.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Dad & the Log Engine at Como (2).jpg 
Views:	53 
Size:	192.2 KB 
ID:	495427

  13. Likes Bob V, GENE LANHAM, peterse90, willabee liked this post
  14. #14938
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,818
    Thanks (Given)
    48
    Thanks (Received)
    230
    Likes (Given)
    2115
    Likes (Received)
    1105
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mike Downard at Parker with the Single Pipe.

    I do not know the specs between the Log Exhaust versus the Single Pipe, but I will venture if put on the same powerhead, the SP engine is creating more horses at the prop shaft.

    Photo courtesy of Willabee's Hot Single site.


  15. Likes Bob V liked this post
  16. #14939
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    9,053
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    328
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    1689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lake X Kid View Post
    The exhaust Log.
    Maybe it isn’t polite to talk about the decease. However, here are my assumptions, of why it is now a relic dinosaur (and also Jackie, didn’t even create a fabricated model of it).

    Weight – Weight Placement –Cost.

    Weight, the thing weights too much. I don’t know the poundage, but I remember picking up that cast aluminum, and it was not light. And a bad analogy is it’s, a pregnant woman trying to compete in a foot race. The single exhaust pipe would be a better option.

    Weight Placement/Location – is it’s a leaning Tower of Pisa. In a high G corner all that upper flag pole weight is moving the center of buoyancy more apt to barrel-roll the boat. You would have to eliminate the engine’s mid-section, to compensate for all that top heaviness.

    Cost – the hot-bulky Log would never be incorporated into a production model. And that is why, I think, upper management decided this is only a racing toy. Cut the funding!

    Maybe my Dad had, like many of you, have/had nostalgic leanings to the protruding hunk. But my memories are scraping off gaskets and not gouging the Log’s aluminum gasket surfaces. For me, it was more a chore, than a contribution of satisfaction.
    If any of the exhaust logs survived and made it to the vintage circuit. Well good for them, and its legacy.

    This photo is Roy Ridgell at the Como Shop, posing with an infamous Log Exhaust Engine.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Dad & the Log Engine at Como (2).jpg 
Views:	53 
Size:	192.2 KB 
ID:	495427
    Roy always looked dapper and well dressed wherever he went with his trademark “docksiders” or something very similar . in Europe we called that the SILO — had the ugliest steering bar contraption ever cobbled anywhere .
    UIM in its wisdom put a decibel limit on all motors used in competition, we had to have a rubber flap stitched over the exhaust To quieten it down a tad .
    Giorgio took the Paris boat to RABONDAGES —FOR THE WORLD OI CHAMPIONSHIP- I HAD MORE POINTS THAN ANYONE COMING INTO THE FINAL HEAT .
    Sun was very low in the sky for the final race—- i was first out of the traps and had a healthy lead in the little black Molinari. About mid-race going into the top turn i saw a boat where it should not have been —- damn near ran over TULLIO ABBATTE . Turned round and picked him up as he stood a good chance of getting minced because nobody could see him. Lost a bunch of time and finished way down the list. Points showed i had finished second . Conditions were flat calm water with no crosswinds —ideal for a small boat with lots of top end — i walked away with a dozen trophies but not the world championship—— but i had a friend for life in TULLIO ABBATTE. Yes, of course i would do the same thing all over again !
    My great friend Chas Shooter collected BP’S and gearcases——- i have no idea what happened to them when he died .

  17. #14940
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    9,053
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    328
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    1689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	0120FE99-2E84-476A-A869-68549E3B652B.jpg 
Views:	7 
Size:	413.8 KB 
ID:	495431

    This was the little Molinari was just under 16’—- was a tidy handful on anything other than flat calm.
    Really was unbeatable in the day with the right conditions . Hated crosswinds and waves . This one went to canada — Mark Rathermal had it for a while .

Page 996 of 1013 FirstFirst ... 496 896 946 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Frank Mole Transport