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JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby bh/ » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:17 pm

Good weekend at Standish ME .
Some pix;
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Larry R and his gang of young hooligans;


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Eli at speed ;


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Winners get Boston beans;
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What the Heck  is happening here ?
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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby Toby Hall » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:35 pm

This is great!
The stuff you can't see - That's what's important.
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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby peter1708 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:41 pm

Awesome photos!  

In the second photo, it looks like a later model Mercury, do those relatively newer motors use stock lower units, or do they have racing LU's available?  

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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby creekrunner » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:12 pm

A visit to:  http://southshoreoutboard.com/   or the APBA website will probably answer most of your questions.. icon_thumbup.gif
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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby LarryR » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:00 pm

peter1708 wrote:Awesome photos!  

In the second photo, it looks like a later model Mercury, do those relatively newer motors use stock lower units, or do they have racing LU's available?  

Pete


They are 1999-2007 15-hp mercs with modifications.
The gearcase is a 1:1 "split-case" unit that was originally designed for the 15-hp Johnson/Evinrude "A" motor.
APBA sells them.  $1165 was the last price I was quoted.
Brown Tool and Machine sells the rest of the parts required to convert.
The whole engine, new & ready to run, sells for around $4000 (also from APBA)
The Js run props supplied by APBA at the race site, but AX props run from $300-$400 each.
Our three engines are probably worth more than my 37 antique mercs, 2/3s of which are fully restored.
little merc shop, Londonderry, NH; 1946 thru 1961 merc restoration :)
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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby bh/ » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:02 pm

I  apologize  to the moderator for my overly descriptive use of language under my 4th pic.
From now on I will stick to  'OMG' s and Smilies...... icon_wtf.gif
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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby Tom Brockmeyer » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:57 am

bh/ wrote:I  apologize  to the moderator for my overly descriptive use of language under my 4th pic. -BH


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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby LarryR » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:23 pm

Tom Brockmeyer wrote:
bh/ wrote:I  apologize  to the moderator for my overly descriptive use of language under my 4th pic. -BH


I got yer back, Brian... -Tom


Gosh darn it, Brian, we're used to that filthy language down here in the former colonies  :eek: .
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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby creekrunner » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:36 am

I think that Bruce had other thoughts.... icon_wtf.gif
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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby chuckw » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:58 am

Question: Is any fluorescent color other than orange acceptable now? i notice a bright green helmet. Back in the day only international orange was allowed.
Just curious if APBA change the rule.
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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby LarryR » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:41 pm

There are three legal colors, orange, yellow and bright green.  They must be Snell 2010 compliant (2005 is legal, but won't be next year).
Eli's green helmet came as a "gimme" with his Wally runabout.  
It was a typical motorcycle helmet with a wild multicolor design under beautiful clearcoat.
It had to be painted something and Eli liked green, so I scuffed it up, masked it and sprayed it with a rattle can.  
That green covers incredibly badly icon_silent.gif , so maybe 9 coats?  Then three coats of clear.
I like it 'cause you can spot him in a crowd.
Most orange helmets are not "fluorescent" orange.
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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:53 pm

Here's an old model railroading tip for using minimal paint with hard to cover colors:  Spray the part silver (aluminum) first.  It easily covers any color, and can be colored itself with minimal paint.  

We used this technique for railcar/ locomotive bodies to prevent heavy buildup that concealed tiny features (like door hinges and etc.)

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Re: JOMS @ Standish ME

Postby LarryR » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:03 am

Fastjeff wrote:Here's an old model railroading tip for using minimal paint with hard to cover colors:  Spray the part silver (aluminum) first.  It easily covers any color, and can be colored itself with minimal paint.  

We used this technique for railcar/ locomotive bodies to prevent heavy buildup that concealed tiny features (like door hinges and etc.)

Jeff


Good tip, Jeff.  icon_thumbup.gif   Always got dull aluminum on hand.
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