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1 Hi all on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 8:54 am

Yahoo


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Hi, just want to introduce my self, my names Ray I've got the old spook hydroplane, it's now called yahoo serious, it's been fully restored over the last 4 years and only been raced at local club days about 5 times in 2years due 2 work commitments, I'm in the Bundaberg power boat club, it's runs a blown injected 4L Lexus v8 on methanol now an it's painted in Holden fusion gold, being a beginner I've still got a lot to learn, I'll put pics up as soon as I learn how.

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2 Re: Hi all on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 9:42 am

grayson

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Hi Ray sounds like a beautiful boat you have there, great choice of engine too!

Grayson

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3 Re: Hi all on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 4:38 am

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Welcome to the forum Ray

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4 Re: Hi all on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 11:46 am

The Spook

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Ray

Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing some photo's.

the Spook

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5 Re: Hi all on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 12:23 pm

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Yahoo wrote:I'll put pics up as soon as I learn how.

http://forums.ipbc.org.au/t90-how-to-upload-images-into-topics

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6 Re: Hi all on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 10:11 am

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Ray

Now thats what I wanted to see. I was particularly keen to see a shot with its tail up. The tail up means that you're starting to get serious.

Now I'd like to see a shot of it with its tail up while the tacho is at redline. LOL

Spook

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7 Re: Hi all on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 12:25 pm

Highroller


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Gee those photos look familiar Ray, why not post a couple of the ones when you,ve got your foot flat showing the it did get serious. Don

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8 Re: Hi all on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 9:54 am

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The fastest run I did with it was with the 308 that I had in it last and it went 8300rpm with 14.9% step up and an 18" pitch prop.

Some where around 200kph I believe, maybe more. It all depends on the efficiency of the prop.

Spook

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9 Re: Hi all on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 12:21 pm

Yahoo


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Hey Bob, what gears where in the boat when u sold it, I think there there 12.5 step up but have never had it apart to look? Ray

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10 Re: Hi all on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 2:45 am

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I sold it with a bailey gear box in it with a set of gears made by haynes and hellyer. Ratio was 14.9 % step up. There was a second set of gears which were made at the same time which were 23%. Both sets of gears were complete with shafts so that it was just a simple job to change them. Just split the box and the shafts and gears could be lifted out and the other set just slide in, bolt it back together.

For circuit racing I just used the 14.9% ratio, at some stage if the oportunity came up to run the boat on kilo again, I would have changed over to the taller gears.

The engine which is the one that is going into the new boat is the same one which I was using in your boat before i sold it. At Bundy in 2004 on the friday afternoon was when I did that run at 8300 rpm and Fish got it on video. By the way I've worked out since then that 8300 rpm was actually valve bounce with that set of valver springs and a better set will be in the engine when it goes in the new hull.

So for all intents and purposes it was a 120 mph 5 ltr rear seat circuit hydro.

Spook

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11 Re: Hi all on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 8:10 am

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Well hello every one my name is peter .i have built two boats and just purchased my first hydro . my first boat is a replica 1953 cracker box (red dwarf ) the second is m oldest daughters boat ,a 1950 switzer bullet replica out board both these boats are flat bottom boats .My hydro s the former blu by u .all fixxed up and now painted dark blue and called thrifty too.

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12 Re: Hi all on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 11:19 am

hi peter.i remember your boat red dwarf when u ran in the top end sprint..nice to see you havnt lost the bug..you have 1 week to change the oil fresh fuel check the hardware. and your ready for toukley on sunday..cheers..

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13 race day on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 11:51 am

reddwarf


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i hope to be there sunday with the crackerbox . i have a tripple stromberg 48 set up now that is taking time to sort out , but ill give her a go any way

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14 Re: Hi all on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 12:18 pm

will be good to see you there..cheers dont forget to bring your rego papers and you maratime lisence

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15 Re: Hi all on Mon 14 Feb 2011, 1:42 am

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Welcome to the forum Peter and Congrats on your New Addition Very Happy

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