DRAG & LAKE BOAT'S

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« Reply #272 on: July 11, 2017, 11:46:25 PM »
Here's my then sister-in-law, running hard. That's the Hondo 007 of Ray Flood in the far lane. Jaded Iconoclast will like this one.
Whats Ray up to these days anyway? I haven't seen him in YEARS.

He's driving truck for a living and riding a really nice looking HD.
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« Reply #273 on: July 12, 2017, 02:55:13 PM »
Donald Campbell in his Dad's "Bluebird" hydroplane, July 1949.
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« Reply #274 on: July 12, 2017, 03:54:19 PM »
Unknown boat and location.
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« Reply #275 on: July 13, 2017, 09:56:37 PM »
Here's a really great photo of Wade Olson's Nitrous Fix BFF, which later became Tom Rasmussen's "Mister T" Blown Alcohol Flat, until it's demise at Kelowna, BC. Note that is not a painted boat, it's all in the gel coat. Imagine the work taping all those stripes inside the mold, inside out. Beautiful workmanship from the guys at Cougar Boats.
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« Reply #276 on: July 14, 2017, 03:00:50 PM »
Ray Casselli's "Panic Mouse" Blown Fuel Flat. What a beauty. ;)
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« Reply #277 on: July 14, 2017, 07:50:48 PM »
Today at Port Alberni BC, ready for this weekends racing at Sproat Lake, home of the famous Martin Mars water bombers.
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« Reply #278 on: July 14, 2017, 11:15:39 PM »
Here's a really great photo of Wade Olson's Nitrous Fix BFF, which later became Tom Rasmussen's "Mister T" Blown Alcohol Flat, until it's demise at Kelowna, BC. Note that is not a painted boat, it's all in the gel coat. Imagine the work taping all those stripes inside the mold, inside out. Beautiful workmanship from the guys at Cougar Boats.
I looked at that boat several times over the years, never realized it wasn't paint!
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« Reply #279 on: July 14, 2017, 11:53:36 PM »
Here's a really great photo of Wade Olson's Nitrous Fix BFF, which later became Tom Rasmussen's "Mister T" Blown Alcohol Flat, until it's demise at Kelowna, BC. Note that is not a painted boat, it's all in the gel coat. Imagine the work taping all those stripes inside the mold, inside out. Beautiful workmanship from the guys at Cougar Boats.
I looked at that boat several times over the years, never realized it wasn't paint!

Neither is that #556 Cougar, 2 pictures back, it's the one built right after Wade's, but was never finished until recently.
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« Reply #280 on: July 15, 2017, 12:04:09 AM »
Today at Port Alberni BC, ready for this weekends racing at Sproat Lake, home of the famous Martin Mars water bombers.

One more photo of Mo's BFH.
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« Reply #281 on: July 15, 2017, 12:22:07 AM »
Here's one last photo for tonight. Nice trio from Oklahoma, The Ofixco Specials.
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« Reply #282 on: July 16, 2017, 07:28:41 PM »
Here's the infamous shot of Wade getting some air, without any safety gear, shot by Larry Pfister, who has published a limited print book about the Fraser Valley Drag Boat Association history, called "Chine Walkers". These "wheelies" were accomplished by just hitting the nitrous button. This boat would consume 2 10 lb. bottles in a 1/4 mile pass.
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« Reply #283 on: July 16, 2017, 11:49:29 PM »
These are certainly great photos. ;)
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« Reply #284 on: July 16, 2017, 11:55:18 PM »
Here's an oldie, Windjammer Hydro.
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« Reply #285 on: July 17, 2017, 12:00:12 AM »
Here's the infamous shot of Wade getting some air, without any safety gear, shot by Larry Pfister, who has published a limited print book about the Fraser Valley Drag Boat Association history, called "Chine Walkers".
Man that would make a hell of a desk top photo if it were a little bigger!
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« Reply #286 on: July 17, 2017, 12:12:10 AM »
Here's the infamous shot of Wade getting some air, without any safety gear, shot by Larry Pfister, who has published a limited print book about the Fraser Valley Drag Boat Association history, called "Chine Walkers".
Man that would make a hell of a desk top photo if it were a little bigger!

I went back and enlarged George. ;) Oh, and her's some "traditional race boats"! LMFAO.
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« Reply #287 on: July 17, 2017, 12:09:59 PM »
Hey, it's Monday!
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