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Old 05-13-2010, 10:40 AM
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May 13, 2010
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This is the boat I "terrorized" with in 1981...Reggie's 1st boat...Kevlar hull with Merc 454's, twin turbocharged/Gale Banks set-up with Speedie II's...ran 86 MPH!
As I am "setting up" for the DON ARONOW MEMORIAL MARATHON RACE AROUND LONG ISLAND... this is the run.
On Sept 18th, 2010:
We are starting at LaMotta's Restaurant/Manhasset Bay Marina in Port Washington, NY, heading North and going around Orient Pt Litehouse, then around Montauk Pt Litehouse, south around the Rockaways, up the Hudson River, up the East River and back to LaMotta's Restaurant.

Distance: 271 miles total. You can stop for fuel where ever you want.
Stu Hayim in his 32 Skater, "RECOVERY" set the record for this course at 3 hours and 6 minutes in 1989 with Joey Impresscia on the throttles.
Past Winners:
1959: Jim Lacy 17' HUNTER w/70 HP Merc O/B 8 hrs and 30 min
avg: 34.2 mph 280 miles
1960: Chuck Mercereau 17' POWER CAT w/2-80 HP Merc O/B's 6 hrs
avg: 46.7 mph 280 miles
1961: Sam Griffith 31'Bertram GlASS MOPPIE 2-330 HP Chryslers 6 hrs 22 min
avg: 44 mph 280 miles
1962: Jim Wynne 19' Glastron GULFSTREAM 2-100 HP Volvos 6 hrs and 2 min
avg: 42.9 mph 258.8 miles
1963: Gene Bianco 19'ELTRO 2-100 HP Merc O/B's 5 hrs and 26 min
avg: 44.2 mph 240 miles
1964: Odell Lewis 25' Bertram MONA LOU 2-310 HP MerCruisers 5 hrs and 6 min
avg: 48 mph 245 miles
1965: Stanley Humes 20' OWENS 225 HP MerCruiser 7 hrs and 45 min
avg: 30.2 mph 234 miles
1966: Alan Brown 28'Donzi BROAD JUMPER 2-530HP Holman& Moodys 4 hrs & 42 min
avg: 53.8 mph 253 miles
1967: Dick Genth 28'Formula THUNDERBIRD IV 450 HP MerCruiser 5 hrs & 23 min
avg: 47 mph 253 miles
1968: Bill Sirois 31'Bertram SIDEWINDER 2-475 HP MerCruisers 3 hrs & 59 min
avg: 63.5 mph 253 miles
1969:Peter Rittmaster 31'Bertram AMERICAN MOPPIE 2-475HP MerCs 4 HRS& 33 min
avg: 48.9 mph 222.5 miles
...and then the event moved to Point Pleasant, New Jersey in 1970.
I am not sure why the distances around Long Island change/are different some years.

All interested parties in participating or being a Safety Boat, please contact me.
This run is endorsed by Michael Aronow, Charlie McCarthy's "Historic Offshore Raceboat Association", and Guy LaMotta and his "Dry Martini" Race Team. Also, Guy's Manhasset Bay Marina and LaMotta's Restaurant, Port Washington, NY on Long Island Sound, are hosting this event
...Home of the Manhasset Bay "Gold Cup" Perpetual Trophy.
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Distance changed because the start line was moved to The lower Harbor in 1966 or so with the finish line at Flushing Bay...so the course was shortened to eliminate the East River and Hells Gate.

The original race started and ended at Jones Inlet and featured a full lap around Long Island. There also may have been some confusion around Statute miles and Nautical miles.

Comparing Sirois time with Hayim's give's you some idea how tough this course can be....and how damn good Bill Sirois really was given the hardware he had to work with.
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Comparing Sirois time with Hayim's give's you some idea how tough this course can be....and how damn good Bill Sirois really was given the hardware he had to work with.
So True......

Billy....... I was just thinking......don't know how hard it would be to do but it would be cool for each boat in the race to have a "Spot" on there boat so they can be tracked throughout the race...... this would also be helpful for us who plan on being safety boats.......

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Some of types of race boats used in this race.

What we need to see this year, is the comeback of some outboard racers like the old Kiekhaefer teams of old.

Somewhere out there is an old hull and deck.....a couple of guys could put the funds together to pick it up and talk some dealer into a promotion deal for 3 new fuel efficient outboards.......put some big tanks in.... and you have a non-stop ocean racer.

It may not be the fastest, BUT...you won't be stopping for fuel either.

This could be our sleeper.....winner comes riding in on 20 year old boat.
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There has to be an old hull and deck that is still seaworthy, but has been stripped of the engines and drives etc. A couple of guys could partner up......fill in the transom and put on a bracket with some new fuel efficient outboards and big tanks and have a real offshore old school race boat.

Three outboards on a 35 footer would be very nice especially if you didn't have to stop for fuel. How much fuel would you need to cary to run 3 or 4 hours?
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I'll have to do some calculating to see how far i can go on full tanks.
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september around long island can be pretty unpredicatble as it is hurricane seasone... better bring a big boat...
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september around long island can be pretty unpredicatble as it is hurricane seasone... better bring a big boat...
i would do that one in the Tiger, not the 20 lol... bigger water might give me a chance because I top out in high 70's
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I really hope there is a good turnout.
I look forward to finally hang w/ some of you.
I have no excuse, as this is my home town.
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I really hope there is a good turnout.
I look forward to finally hang w/ some of you.
I have no excuse, as this is my home town.
It's mine too...... small world.
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