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Old 09-27-2002, 03:52 PM
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I don't have a last name, his first is Norris.
He used to run the Kilos if that helps (nice little 15 Allison with a T3.................till he crashed)

I can get you his e-mail if interested.

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Old 09-27-2002, 03:59 PM
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. . . . .. I failed to commit various current boat manufacturer's sales baloney to memory, and neglected to parrot the "Party Line" regarding the "Fabulous, Stupendous, Business Model that is bringing the sport to greatness"....................(Yawn)

. . thats why we value your opinion
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Old 09-27-2002, 04:03 PM
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Come to think of it......................That's why I value my opinion too

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Old 09-27-2002, 10:12 PM
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So much for memory.................an individual whom I respect greatly, Mark 75H, informs that I have posted some erroneous info regarding the wings....and he will provide the corrections.

I'm not sure what specifically he is referring to, but I'm thinking its the number built and other details. I believe I have the essential story correct, however, having witnessed a lot of it first hand.

I'll await his corrections and post as received.

Thanks amigo,

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good luck,you found your treasure!!! tripps
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Last i heard (a year or so ago)Bob Switzer was alive and well in Crystal Lake,Il. He did a lot of interviews with Jeff Bowman and does not have a computer or e-mail address. Maybe some members can find a way to contact him and let him know of the current interest some of us have in the wonderful boats he and his brother and his dad built. I have no computer expertise,but board members do. It was Jeff Bowman's Cathouse,linked from Fiberglassics.com, the switzer wing site.You computer guys,find Jeff,he is very close to Bob Switzer and could really add to this thread.
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Does Darren know about this project yet or is this a secret? We need to get started on the web site for the project.
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T2x has the essentials correct, some dates and numbers wrong, a few other details.

Bigger version of the picture from the Champion Spark Plug ad. You can see the step in the bottom that is normally hidden by the side skirt and a little of the flap at the back of the tunnel.

This just squeeks in here at about 70k.
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I spoke to Bob Switzer about three years ago......He attempted to help me find a Wing at that time and we reminisced about the glory days. I will reach out to him again.

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T2x,

I thank you very much for the wealth of info included here and all of your posts.

Looking at these pictures, brings back what I think are memories. As I don't believe there ever was anything that looked quite like these Switzer Wings, this must be what a neighbor of mine had growing up in New Jersey. I remember it being very fast and always made a spectacle drawing a crowd at the docks.

How were these boats balanced laterally? It seems that something would have to be done, wether it be counter-weights or tabs, to overcome the weight of the driver in the illustrated configuration. Were there both one and two seat models?

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