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Racing in 1953

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Racing in 1953

Post by drrot » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:46 am

While cleaning the office I found these vintage photos labeled 1953. They are posted at http://www.finewoodboats.com/1953%20races.htm for all to enjoy.
Jim Staib
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Re: Racing in 1953

Post by tuobanur » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:24 am

Cool Jim, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Racing in 1953

Post by quitchabitchin » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:23 pm

These are great Jim!

What is the deal with G25? It looks like that nose would dig in and send you ass over elbows in a spit second.
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Re: Racing in 1953

Post by tkhersom » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:46 am

Jim those pics are AWESOME! I find the boats in the background to be as cool as the Hydros.

Imagine all those pics from 1953 and they all say WWW.FINEWOODBOATS.COM on them. Al Gore must have been busy at a young age to have start the internet way back then.

If you are cleaning out the office that must mean the half price sale is coming right up. :D
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Re: Racing in 1953

Post by Greg Wallace » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:10 am

We may be looking at one of the 20 ft custom prototypes here (runabout in background). Could be a Mercury if a west coast race but looks too beamy in the transom for a 19 Custom.

The mix of design among these (race) boats is beyond cool.

Thanks, Jim, for sharing.
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Re: Racing in 1953

Post by mfine » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:37 am

quitchabitchin wrote:These are great Jim!

What is the deal with G25? It looks like that nose would dig in and send you ass over elbows in a spit second.
Perhaps. Maybe that's why there are no photos of G25 from 1954. :D

Thanks for sharing Jim!

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Re: Racing in 1953

Post by Al Benton » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:53 pm

Jim, could the photos have been taken on the Mississippi River near Muscatine, Iowa? A lot of racing went on there in those days.
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Re: Racing in 1953

Post by drrot » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:18 am

Al,
With that big power plant in the background I was thinking Buffalo. Could be anywhere tho.
Jim Staib
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Re: Racing in 1953

Post by jfrprops » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:14 am

Great pic Jim, and I am thinking Buffalo too....???

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