This was my first boat, at the time my dad had a 1965 15' Hydro-Swift with a 75 Evinrude so going from dad's runabout ski boat to this was a huge change.
I bought the hull when I was 21, spent two years paying for and building a 402 Big Block Chevy engine for it and then after 20 years total and about a year after my son was born I sold it.
This is the oldest photo I have of the boat, this was back when Eric owned it and we were still in High School as that was his truck it's hooked up to.
Here's a shot of the driver's cockpit, there were the up and down pedals plus the gas pedal. I rand dual 660's and the carb linkage was reground to make the carb progressive so all 8 barrels didn't dump all at once. If you look carefully, you can see I'm pulling the boat with the first 1959 Cadillac I ever bought. This time next year I'd like to buy my third boat but to be honest since I live in South Florida now I'm looking towards a Center Console model. I love the picture of your 9 second run, the attitude of the boat is just perfect and the water conditions looked good too.
My re-occurring dream is a find a Sanger hull that was forgotten in someone's garage and has never been in the water. I pretty confident that this time next year I'll have a center console, (the drag boat will always be a separate toy), since I live in South Florida.
I want something I can take friends and family out in, do a little fishing, do a little diving etc.

John Greviskis stopped by on Friday and offered to take me out next week in his CC to check it out, if I do I'll take some pictures and share on the forum. My employer, Max has offered to take my wife Stacy and I out on his Aubury Brother's CC and I'd like to to that for sure. Just to note, in that picture that's me making a 12 second run, I think the bet I ever did was 11 seconds in the quarter. In the past I used to go to the drag boat races at Marble Falls TX and other areas every year without fail.
I love watching drag boat racing too and just hanging out at the races and checking out the boats and the boat engines. I have a 390 FE Ford 330hp motor with Bassett Headers with Nicson front motor mount, fly wheel, TPO and a 750 carburetor that I was going to put in boat. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features.
Why not make your first post today by saying hello to our community in our Introductions forum. So I owned it for 20 years but I started driving it and skiing behind it when I was 17 as my best friend had bought it from the original owner when he was 16. I got to see Eddie Hill crack the 200MPH barrier in The Texan which brought the crowd to their feet. There are a ton of center consoles available but some ride much wetter than others and by that I mean wetting the occupants in certain conditions.

By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. The boat was raced professionally by Rick Baker and he clocked 122 mph in 9 seconds in 1976. There are also some brands, Blue Wave comes to mind, that look like they would pound but ride smoother and drier than many deep V hulls do and are stingy on fuel. I didn't put the stereo in till years later when I owned it and it was never in the boat when I raced it. Kirkey 41700 - 17" 41 Series Non Containment Pro Street Drag Aluminum SeatSpecial Offer from CARiD! If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us. I saw which ones came in often for service and those that almost never came back for anything other than normal maintenance.
I know which brands I would spend my money on and that's assuming you are even considering an outboard model, single or dual.

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