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Old 09-29-2002, 06:31 PM
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You guys slay me........... To be concerned about details like those, when the key questions of existence go unanswered....like which rotation (left or right) did the Merc 800 "dock buster" spin?



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Left hand of course,that is why the early runabouts had the steering wheel on the left to conteract torque,but I thought everybody my age knew that.
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BTW,T2x,the new Merc 225 hp4 stroke outboard will be an in-line 6,breaking away from the current V-6 configuration. I propose we call it the T4x four stroke.
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T2x,

I met Jeff Buckley today and had the privledge of seeing your Switzer project boat first hand. The boat looks cool and Jeff seemed to be a really nice guy. I had no idea these things were so rare and worth so much, even unrestored.

Jeff gave me a little tour around the yard and shop and it was like being in a candy store if you like classic rare boats.

Jeff had another boat that I'am going to buy and is the reason I was there. Its not a performance boat, but after visiting the FiberGlassics site, I find these olds boats from the 50's & 60's so intriguing, that I want to have one.

I took a few pics and I hope you don't mind if I post them. The pics aren't really all that different than the ones that you have seen on the Glassic's site. I also saw some in water running shots of your boat on the site that I did not remember the first time I was there though.
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Where the adjustable flap goes.
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This was the only structual problem that you had mentioned, but did not look that bad.
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The bottom of the hull was in exellent condition and glossy slick .
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Hey guys, back to the Switzer Wing for a minute. How did they steer those things back then? Did they have hydraulic steering in the 60ís? (Donít tell me they user cables and pulleys at 100mph!) Did the have tie bars connecting the motors?

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