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Old 03-08-2002, 02:31 PM
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Also seem to remember the other boat he brought in 86 was a 24' Yellow Skater.
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Gotta agree, I started looking around the site at things like the FAQs, and their funnier than hell.
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Old 03-08-2002, 02:43 PM
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He used to havea 24 Skater that was black with yellow and orange called the Killer Bee. The guy that owns those boats are customers of the marina whose site you are visiting. They are really nice guys and have worked on many OSO members boats.
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Sorry GRH but I had to make one correction The orig King Sting 30' Shadow cat had 2 destroked big blocks to 372 cu in and ran 115 at lake mead in 1983. I had spet many hours back then working on that boat. We had some problems with the basic GM 396 block castings porosity and switched to a better 454 casting therefore increasing the displacement to 398 with the "Hank The Crank " custom short stroke crankshafts in 1984, still not much displacement by todays standards to get to 121 at elevation on lake mead. The nitrous circut was only for getting it on plane and as I remember it was locked out over 3500 rpm or when positive boost occured. It was a twin turbo intercooled setup from Gale Banks and I think the max boost was about 12lbs at 400'elevation with the waste gates closed if I remember corrctly. There is a great photo on page 26 of powerboat magazine nov/dec 1984. The IRONMAN
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Old 03-09-2002, 09:39 AM
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Yup, yup,

"Killer Bee", that was it, just had a brain fart on the colors. Boy am I starting to fell old. But it seems like yesterday, when you consider all the racing going on.
But when I was inducted in '72, now that was a long time ago, and back then 100 was fast!
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Nice damaged boat section.Must be running pretty hard to do that to a boat , or it fell off the trailer at 80 mph.
 
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Old 03-10-2002, 05:51 PM
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Shane, have you ever had the chance to ride in that baby ?? Must be awesome. This boat has never been lettered up King Sting as his 28 was to my knowlege

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btw, whats going on with the Albany area OSO gathering
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Old 03-10-2002, 06:00 PM
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Ironman,

So who are you? Where on the lake do you live? I live in Basin Bay. We need to get all Lake George OSO members together this summer!

OTIS311,

The name is on the engine scoops along with apicture and on the wind screen, and on the race hatch. Look at Performances web site and there are photos. I have not gone to the section for the gathering yet to see if anyone besides GRH replied. Are you in?

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I am in Pilot Knob sometimes but mainly reside just north of saratoga. Chris
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I like the paint on it
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