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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 29 Jan 2021 00:31 #109557

Might as well take Dana to a Sock Hop too, Ray. Why not ?

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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 29 Jan 2021 00:03 #109556

Oh no! Going period correct on me now, guess I need to find some leaded gas, 30 wt motor oil to mix it with and a pack of Lucky’s to roll up in my tee shirt sleeve ;-)
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 28 Jan 2021 23:36 #109555

Oh man Ray.... Very funny...lol! How about when you work on the vag next you put a period correct OMC on and let's see who wins.?? The loser wins a pair of binoculars to read the serial number. :biggrin:
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 28 Jan 2021 23:26 #109554

That's funny. Another case where looks can be deceiving. I think most would say the Vagabond "looks" faster. But the real aero/hydo-dynamics make the Hawk faster.
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 28 Jan 2021 23:00 #109553

Yeah, you can't compare the old design of the Vagabond, apples to apples, with the improved modern design of the Hawk's, from the catalog;

“The Hawk, an exciting new speedster, the performance pace setter in the Feather Craft line, both models feature new chine design which gives exceptionally fine turning characteristics, smoother ride and stepped up performance with less bottom planing surface when under way.”
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 28 Jan 2021 17:20 #109547

MercuryMarc wrote:

JR wrote: For you guys chasing Ray...........” Speed costs.......How fast do you want to spend?”.....from a great book I’m reading. Shop Class as Soulcraft.


That's why I am throwing in the towel.....



Sounds like a good time to get a sponsor or a "Go fund me" account.
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1956 30hp Evinrude Lark
1973 Glastron GT 150

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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 28 Jan 2021 16:22 #109544

Speed costs more than money, here's the formula;

$(Work x Time) + Knowledge / Luck = Speed
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 28 Jan 2021 15:49 #109543

JR wrote: For you guys chasing Ray...........” Speed costs.......How fast do you want to spend?”.....from a great book I’m reading. Shop Class as Soulcraft.


That's why I am throwing in the towel.....
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 28 Jan 2021 13:54 #109540

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For you guys chasing Ray...........” Speed costs.......How fast do you want to spend?”.....from a great book I’m reading. Shop Class as Soulcraft.
1956 Golden Rocket, 1955 Vagabond, 1957 Crestliner Voyager Hardtop, 1958 Crestliner Jetstreak 15, past boats: 54 Vagabond, 55 Vagabond, 57 Vagabond, 50 FC Flyer, 46 FC Runabout, 57 FC Rocket, 57 Jetstreak

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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 28 Jan 2021 02:16 #109536

It's at least 40 hp lol I think that's what that means
Keep up the good work Ray
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