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Better late... Dungeon race results - 11/3, Prattville, AL


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#1 airhead

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 04:37 PM

Red was in two ties and lost out both times by only a few feet. Bud was great at trash talk but stomach and car problems kept him out of the winners circle.

 

While playing with the camera I lost all the pictures of the race, so I will substitute with some photos that have nothing to do with slot racing.

 

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:11 PM

Minnie in a tie-dye shirt never gets old.   :good:

Nice boat, Billy.  :good:

 

Thanks to Ms. Shirley for not only running the parts counter, running to Subway to get lunch, but also soldiereing through a bit of hay fever sneezies to race-direct some of the races.  :angel:


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:30 PM

More than a day's exercise rowing across that pond. Who built the rowboat? It looks well-made.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 05:41 PM

A boat like that is easy to row and will surprize you with it's stability and speed.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:30 PM

Any wooden row boat I've been in were heavy. This one appears to be too. I doubt my being on salt water rather than fresh, effects rowing efforts.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:43 AM

The plains I used to build the boat said it only weights 60 lb. but mine weights over 150, that's what extra fiber glass will do.

 

I wanted an 8 ft. boat that would fit in my pickup so I could also pull my camper, I couldn't find one so this is what I came up with.

 

And that is salt water I am on, caught 2 catfish using bacon.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:51 AM

Billy, you're as good a boat builder as you are a slot car track builder. I had an uncle who built small wooden boats on the coast of Maine. Boats got to be one of the most difficult wooden things to construct, because nothing on them is square. Yours came out looking real nice. 


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:39 AM

Nice looking boat Billy. It looks like it is light enough to sit shallow in the water, and that has got to make it easier to row.

 

Years ago my uncle built a boat to use in the beaver pond near my grandparents home. He built it heavy and covered it with roofing tar or something like that. It was so heavy it almost sank. with two of us in it the water was only a inch or two from coming over the sides. But it was a boat.


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