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  1. #31
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    Switzer Wing

    Switzer Wing from "Cat House"
    This is a temporary location of the web material on the Switzer Wings that used to be on the "Cat House" web pages...
    Some good Switzer information to be found here...
    Danny Leger

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    Call me crazy but I bought the red Star. Now I have 2. Haven't even picked up the first one yet but it needs lots of work, the red one is turnkey. Hope to send after it in a couple of days.

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    Cool boat, have fun with it.
    Comp. STV - 2.5 EFI
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    Thumbs up Shooting Star!

    They were pretty fast in past, raceman did you have a merc on yours? ~tr~
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    Running the chute @ 3 Lakes Shootout.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BslLSXfz90I

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    TR, mine had a Twister on it. If you go back one page on this thread there's a picture of it.
    Membership upgrade options: http://www.screamandfly.com/payments.php

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    Re: Shooting Star!

    Originally posted by thaw ripper
    They were pretty fast in past, raceman did you have a merc on yours? ~tr~
    TR, I can't believe you had to ask !!
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    Still the best of the best

    and certainly one of the most beautiful.

    1963 wooden Star owned by Ed Sprigman.

    1965 NOA Staightaway record holder - Unlimited Single Engine - 81.081 - 1000 Speedmaster with stacks - Knoxville TN.

    1965 APBA SI Kilo record holder - 70.57 - 1000 club foot - Norristown, Pa.

    1968 APBA SH Kilo record holder - 72.53 - 800 DR Speedmaster - Toano, VA.
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    Thumbs up

    I agree, what a beautiful boat.
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    Switzer Shooting Star

    Both Switzers (Bob and Dave) are alive and kicking.

    Bob lives in Wisconsin (I believe) somewhere close to lake Geneva. Dave lives in Florida (don't know exactly where).

    I live one mile from the original factory and have lived there most of my life, my ex brother-in-law was a painter for Switzercraft. As a young man growing up, I spent alot of time at the factory and test site in Algonquin Illinois. As far as I was concerned there was no better place to be @ 6:00 am than at Algonquin watching Bob drive and fly a Switzer,,,great years and great memories!

    I do run in to Bob on occasions at one of his favorire restraunts.

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    I think there was a thread on here a few months ago that Bob Switzer joined and gave everyone an update. I used to go by the plant also as my folks lived in McHenry (close to the plant). Don't know if the old thread is still on here but Bob's comments were interesting.

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    Explain

    Originally posted by Inline Six
    They are pretty nice looking boats but I still can't get over the fact that they run really crappy. I saw one for sale once somewhere on the way to Ohio and the price was right but I didn't have a way to get it back. Had a 115 merc on it.
    they run really crappy?

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    Ya whaz up with real crappy?

    How can a over 100 mph boat run real crappy?
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    Running the chute @ 3 Lakes Shootout.
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    You are

    one screwed up child.

    You want to compare today's technology to that of 40 years ago.

    Why don't you just go ahead and compare today's 280's, 300 Drags and 300X's to the 100's and finally the 125bp's we got then.. with your thinking, you'd probably say they ran like ****.

    Bout time you screw your head on straight.

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    Re: You are

    Originally posted by Ted March
    one screwed up child.

    You want to compare today's technology to that of 40 years ago.

    Why don't you just go ahead and compare today's 280's, 300 Drags and 300X's to the 100's and finally the 125bp's we got then.. with your thinking, you'd probably say they ran like ****.

    Bout time you screw your head on straight.
    Ted...Ted...be kind. He wasn't there, He doesn't have the memories.........

    The Flat Switzer really wasn't a good rough water boat....or heat racer , for that matter. What it did do was go like the dickens in a straight line......and make you pay dearly in choppy water or in turns. But back in the day the Vee hull was new phenomenon and even Allisons had flat bottoms. But, you have to remember that race pits looked like this as well. (Photo courtesy of John Sherlock.)

    T2x
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    and racers looked like this.
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