User Tag List

  1. #16141
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    204
    Thanks (Given)
    1
    Thanks (Received)
    27
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    79
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    1959 Foto - Fast Fwd to 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by John Schubert View Post
    Anyone notice whose signature was on the picture with the transom & 2 Mercs? Jack Leek, many times record holder, first to set a record of over 60 mph with a 15 c.i. merc & long time OMC race team director
    Bob Carver's signature is also in the lower left corner. The location of the jump was in front of the long gone Redondo Marina (WA). If you look at the Merc Boathouse Bulletin copy you will see a tree line near the shore. Today, all of those trees are gone and covered with water front and view homes.

  2. Likes GENE LANHAM liked this post
  3. #16142
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Clearwater, Florida
    Posts
    1,108
    Thanks (Given)
    107
    Thanks (Received)
    189
    Likes (Given)
    328
    Likes (Received)
    424
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by GENE LANHAM View Post
    Until I enlarged this photo, I did not realize that that large piece of debris to the right of the lower engine is actually the boat and driver - less engines and transom. This gives new meaning to Screaming and Flying... Does anybody know how the landing went?...

    Name:  Transom.jpg
Views: 290
Size:  242.8 KB

  4. Thanks GENE LANHAM thanked for this post
  5. #16143
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    20,950
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    691
    Likes (Given)
    10
    Likes (Received)
    7394
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob V View Post
    Does anybody know how the landing went?...

    Name:  Transom.jpg
Views: 290
Size:  242.8 KB
    ..."Piecefully"...

  6. Likes GENE LANHAM, msm liked this post
  7. #16144
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,301
    Thanks (Given)
    13
    Thanks (Received)
    40
    Likes (Given)
    60
    Likes (Received)
    202
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Had to have hurt the resale value of the boat and engines!

  8. #16145
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    20,950
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    691
    Likes (Given)
    10
    Likes (Received)
    7394
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  9. Likes Capt.Insane-o liked this post
  10. #16146
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Annapolis, MD ragboat capital of the world
    Posts
    11,140
    Thanks (Given)
    480
    Thanks (Received)
    122
    Likes (Given)
    1609
    Likes (Received)
    299
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Onetime View Post
    Had to have hurt the resale value of the boat and engines!
    Pacemaker engines

  11. Likes Onetime liked this post
  12. #16147
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,555
    Thanks (Given)
    303
    Thanks (Received)
    203
    Likes (Given)
    837
    Likes (Received)
    550
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bob v View Post
    until i enlarged this photo, i did not realize that that large piece of debris to the right of the lower engine is actually the boat and driver - less engines and transom. This gives new meaning to screaming and flying... Does anybody know how the landing went?...



    Name:  Transom.jpg
Views: 290
Size:  242.8 KB
    chek out the 'marina'--bob

  13. Likes Mark75H liked this post
  14. #16148
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    20,950
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    691
    Likes (Given)
    10
    Likes (Received)
    7394
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  15. Likes Robby321, Mugs914 liked this post
  16. #16149
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    winter haven fl
    Posts
    3,340
    Thanks (Given)
    35
    Thanks (Received)
    80
    Likes (Given)
    391
    Likes (Received)
    655
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks like Lake Ship here in Winter Haven?

  17. #16150
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    20,950
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    691
    Likes (Given)
    10
    Likes (Received)
    7394
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  18. Likes Capt.Insane-o, Mugs914 liked this post
  19. #16151
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Annapolis, MD ragboat capital of the world
    Posts
    11,140
    Thanks (Given)
    480
    Thanks (Received)
    122
    Likes (Given)
    1609
    Likes (Received)
    299
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by FUJIMO View Post
    4,000 of these were built

  20. Likes Capt.Insane-o liked this post
  21. #16152
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Puget Sound, WA
    Posts
    18,652
    Thanks (Given)
    39
    Thanks (Received)
    382
    Likes (Given)
    743
    Likes (Received)
    6076
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by FUJIMO View Post
    I dunno what the little white Pickle fork think background, but WANT ONE! As the rest of course..

  22. Likes Capt.Insane-o liked this post
  23. #16153
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    East Galesburg, IL
    Posts
    370
    Thanks (Given)
    3
    Thanks (Received)
    60
    Likes (Given)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    90
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Robby321 View Post
    I dunno what the little white Pickle fork think background, but WANT ONE! As the rest of course..
    It's not a pickle fork it"s a Race Craft runabout.

  24. Likes Mark75H liked this post
  25. #16154
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    204
    Thanks (Given)
    1
    Thanks (Received)
    27
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    79
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    1959 Landing

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob V View Post
    Until I enlarged this photo, I did not realize that that large piece of debris to the right of the lower engine is actually the boat and driver - less engines and transom. This gives new meaning to Screaming and Flying... Does anybody know how the landing went?...

    Name:  Transom.jpg
Views: 290
Size:  242.8 KB
    I was 4 years old in 1959. I'm pretty sure that no one is alive today who may have witnessed this jump. Bob Carver's boat race photos were published in a book years ago. It may say something about the outcome of the jump? Redondo Marina (Redondo / Des Moines WA) is long gone and the only thing that remains is the boat launch (Google Maps). Redondo WA is on salt water which explains how the ramp got built (minus / low tides). It would have been financially impossible to build a ramp in fresh water (Lake Washinrton, etc) at the time. An impossible project in this day and age (EPA,DNR, state, federal agencies, etc) No wonder Lake X is a nature reserve now. Many of the sites we used to race at in western WA have been eliminated or stopped. Constructing a dock on private land requires a 5 year lead time for environmental impact alone and does not include hearings where your neighbors are given the chance to complain about it.

  26. #16155
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    20,950
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    691
    Likes (Given)
    10
    Likes (Received)
    7394
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  27. Likes Capt.Insane-o liked this post
Page 1077 of 1108 FirstFirst ... 77 577 977 1027 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Mercury racing line-up thru the years
    By triplestroker in forum Outboard and Racing History
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-08-2014, 04:31 PM
  2. What years were 2.4 & 2.5 blocks built by Mercury?
    By Knothead in forum Technical Discussion
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 06-18-2013, 06:22 PM
  3. 1976 Mercury 65 hp first start in 12 years
    By DaveS8984 in forum Technical Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-26-2011, 06:07 PM
  4. Looking for an old Mercury commercial, about 10-11 years old
    By Ron V in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-27-2006, 08:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Bob's Machine