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Old 12-11-2018, 04:00 AM
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Default Beautiful Plywood Boats.

Beautiful Plywood Boats.
This Racing runabout gave me direction in life. Our Otsego Lake cottage neighbor, the Qua's, raced outboards.
This is a Willis with a Mercury KG-9. or could have been a Mark 40. Later it was fitted with a Mark 55-H.
I can close my eyes and live the moment.
When I was 7 or 8 years old Blake Qua would have me lay out on the fore deck with my arms wrapped around the bow. (no life jackets of course) to have the weight forward to get on plane. I can still feel and smell the spar Varnish against my face. The throttle was opened and a rooster tail shot out the back. As the prop hooked up, the RPM's came down and the speed came up. He accelerated to 45 mph, a speed where the boat leveled out and then gave my foot a tug to slide back far enough for him to grab my swim trunks and pull me into the cockpit.
There was more throttle left and it was the closest to a rocket ride a kid could get.
It gave different meaning to the phrase "I have nothing better to do"







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Old 12-11-2018, 05:58 AM
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Very cool.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:22 AM
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Totally cool

do you have a shot of the running surface?
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Where is that drool emoji when you need it!
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i usually refrain from using the term " sexy" in a non-literal context.....but not in this case. sexy!
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I'm going to Home Depot right now to pick up a couple of sheets of their best!
give me a couple of months and I'll post up some pictures of mine
gorgeous little boats
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Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Totally cool
do you have a shot of the running surface?
Not on this computer but these racing runabouts all have flat bottoms with non trip chines.
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Cool! And it brings back memories of my brother's 10' JU racing pram he had back in the late 50's with a Mark 55 on it that we ran on the Shrewsbury. Not as pretty but when it got going, all that was in the water was the outboard skeg and prop - what fun!
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Originally Posted by Otseg View Post
Not on this computer but these racing runabouts all have flat bottoms with non trip chines.
Can someone give me a brief explanation of non-trip chines?
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Originally Posted by Romeomikehotel View Post
Can someone give me a brief explanation of non-trip chines?
A non trip chine is a longitudinal bottom element angled up from each side of the flat bottom. As the stern slides in a corner, the angled surface keeps the hull side from catching.

A side vertical to the bottom, will often catch in a hard turn, 1) throwing your ass out completely, or 2) your feet catch something and you are thrown partially out, or 3) it trips completely and the boat flips over throwing you into the water at a more vertical angle to the first example where you skip some. These are trip chines. There may be other examples, but these are the only ones I have personal experience with.
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You can’t built boats with wood

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WTF are you doing????
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Cool little boat!
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hears one I built about 10 years ago
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hears one I built about 10 years ago
How did you convince Brett Farve to test drive it?
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