M3seth, thank you for the compliment. Hot weather, 80 gallons of fuel and a former Georgia running back as a partner slowed us down a bit. You are on the money speed wise. We ran 87 to 89 most of the day. Choppiness does not bother me so bad as it did my riding partner. At a much younger age I raced outboards so in compairson, the ride wasn't that bad.
I had a Lavey cat 3 years ago for this poker run powered by a Tyler Crockett 555 BBC/Whipple. It ran great but ate drives. I had to back off HP some and it was a good move---a smaller boat for the grand kids and a reliable engine that doesn't eat drives. I gave up 20 mph but after 3 years and 131 hours I'm still running without any problems at all. I'm impressed with the Ilmore engine so far. Time will tell but looks like I'm stuck in grandpa land.
Last edited by Quent; 07-15-2009 at 03:06 PM.
Or, when you have been having a nice cruise around 100 or so, and someone wanting to run 150 happens to roll on by, and later is telling everyone about how bad they smoked you. Looooosers
What kind of Outboards did you race Quent?
I started out in the late 70s with OMC V6 alcohol and nitrous. Later in the early 80s went to Merc with 6 2s and nitrous then 2.5s with nitrous and ultimtealy a stock 280 . I ran Hydrostreams, Allisons and a Mirage tunnel. Fun. I turned the Hydrostream VKing over backward and just about lost my life. I should have died but I suppose God had something else for me, and he did.
My wife was unimpressed with my racing. Rightly so. The Mirage tunnel from Brad Collins was my favorite. With the 280, a Ron Hill 32 cleaver and tight cheeks the boat ran 120 on GPS. The boat's name was "Nervous Mother".
Its gone, I'm alive and life is good.
[QUOTE=chattviper;2909579]I think so.....
Gellner 1250's brother!!
[QUOTE=flenner;2910602]Yes, you passed right in front of me on the run going to the lunch stop. Got a little spray in the face.
Hey! sorry about the spray hope to see you at nashville run I will buy you a cocktail.
I figured something like that...pics dont do justice on how huge those motors were!!
Gellner 1250's brother!![/QUOTE]
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