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Old 06-13-2004, 09:04 PM
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ED I think Renalto was the #1 Son. Not sure been a while since I was over there.Anyway on one hand you can count guys who can Conceive/design/build/race..

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I don't know.....it looks pretty "unstable" to me.
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Here's Peter Hledin's first model...the 18 footer....built in the early 80's. T2x
I see that they kept the same cockpit size thru there entire model production!!!



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Remember the cathedral hulled Thunderbirds? Were those boats part of the current Thunderbird Marine Company? Did Aronow have anything to do with them?
I'm not sure what you mean...The Skater hull was a tunnel hull...not a cathedral hull.

Don Aronow had nothing to do with them that I know of other than Thunderbird purchased Formula boat co. from him.

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ED I think Renalto was the #1 Son. Not sure been a while since I was over there.Anyway on one hand you can count guys who can Conceive/design/build/race..

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Angelo Molinari....was the father and started the boat building company on Lake Como Italy. Renato was his son...and drove at the top echelon of race drivers in the world. His cousin Cesar Scotti started in Molinari hulls and later built Scotti hulls for OMC ....(Mercury had an exclusive on all Molinari's.....until the company switched to Seebolds)..... Sadly, Cesar was killed in one of his own boats at the Paris 6 hour marathon....... He hit one of the Seine's walls at about 100 mph.

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[QUOTE=Reed Jensen]That little duck billed daffy boat is the first skater?.... roflmao.... and you say cats west of the Mississippi are bad.... ho ho ho ho..... I know.... it's old... just a start... but still... way funny.... [/QUOTE

That boat was pretty trick in its day.

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Saw an 18 Skater sitting under a carport not far from here recently!

Was the 21 next in the evolution?
I may be wrong, but I believe the 24 came next.......and the 21 shortly after.

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Cesar (on the left) and Renato.....gettin' it on.......

Two of the greatest drivers in history (Cesar on the right below)........ what a gene pool that was!

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We can't even see the pointy head with all that dark stuff up there.

Did those powder flash blind you as much as they say back in the 1800's?
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http://www.screamandfly.com/screaman...ne/Scotti.html

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