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  • The beginning

    18 years ago, I was 12
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    Re: The beginning

    ?????



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    • ZUL8TR
      ZUL8TR commented
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      That makes him 30 so now what?

  • #3

    Re: The beginning

    I love the pic
    Where it all started for you
    I love it
    THANK YOU
    522=P

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    • #4

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      What class do you run now?
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      Dean F. Hobart

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      • Smitty
        Smitty commented
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        Take another look, Dean; he races gheenoes.


        Hey GheenoeRacer, you are getting a little ribbing at the moment, but everybody here is happy to see a new guy who is amped about outboard racing. Good photo. I sure wish I had one of me at that age, bouncing over tanker wakes in Puget Sound in my Skeeter,a little playboat of the kind now called sea fleas, built of cheap plywood from Popular Mechanics magazine plans. Anyway, welcome!!

        (But what is a gheenoe??)
        Last edited by Smitty; 08-08-2017, 09:40 AM.

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      Never raced a boat before, I would like to start out in a class A runabout, then get a sidewinder in the future. This is the coolest thing ever! It should be more popular than it is.
      Last edited by GheenoeRacer; 08-07-2017, 11:20 AM.

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      • #6

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        Never raced a boat before, I would like to start out in a class A runabout, then get a sidewinder in the future. This is the coolest thing ever! It should be more popular than it is.
        It is not as popular than it should be because it is not promoted or advertised enough or at all... By the powers to be.

        That is my opinion.

        Cool that you want to run A Runabout.
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        Dean F. Hobart

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        • #7

          Re: The beginning

          A Gheenoe is a flat back canoe made in Florida. Here is I link to the boat I've enjoyed for all these years
          http://www.gheenoe.net/thirteenft.html

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          • #8

            Re: The beginning

            That is a very interesting boat, thanks for the link.

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            • #9

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              Think I can set it up and make it go? It's amaziingly stable, 15hp on it rides great. Only 130lbs and I'm 140lbs. Could be fun, lol

              It's a little long and hull design is kinda weird with the strakes and keel but hey I've had it all over Florida, just last Saturday I rode through lake Kissimmee and logged 45 miles with a 9.9 merc going 20 mph and burned every last drop of a 6 gal, barely made it to the ramp

              I've got a lot of pics but there too large to upload, I'll get some up soon, I really like marathon racing. Would be great if they had "middle of Florida" like they do top o Michigan

              I'm building my boat factory as I type
              Last edited by GheenoeRacer; 08-09-2017, 09:36 AM.

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              • #10

                Re: The beginning

                I expect a little ribbing as I am a noob to racing, I however am not a newb to boat motors. I been a small engine mechanic since 15, im the guy that can't get himself out of his shop! Makes the wife mad!
                I've always love small outboard, the only place on the internet that talks about them in this way is hydroracer and BRF.

                Even if I never get to race a sanctioned event, I will still have the fastest canoe in Florida!

                Anyone here think this hull has any speed potential as a lake racer if set up properly with the 15, Race gearcase on bobs machine mini jack plate? Prop will be an entirely new topic.
                Dewald or Ron hill?

                As I get into outboard racing, I'm going to set my motor up first, and buy all the rigging. I have an idea here where I'm going to cut the center seat on the Gheenoe, install an airboat seat low, rig deadman throttle and cable steering with a suicide knob.
                I know this won't be racing, since the boat is light it should be fun since this boat does 25mph with the 15 with a stabilizer fin, but after all is well I will be looking to buy or build a runabout to put my motor and all this rigging on.

                Sorry for blowing up y'all s forums, Im just excited!

                Oh just to clarify, the boat in the first pic I still have and is the one I'm talking about. It's just much smaller to me than it was then!
                Last edited by GheenoeRacer; 08-09-2017, 01:54 PM.

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                • #11

                  Re: The beginning

                  Yeah, it's a little long, a little different from our racing runabouts with that narrow bottom . . . the guys you want to talk to here are the ones who raced what we now call "roll-up" runabouts with a center fin. They might tell you that if you are trying to go fast and corner fast you want to leave out the seat and ride on your knees so you can move around in the boat, which is probably essential in making a roll-up boat with a center-fin work right; ask them about this.

                  Another man to ask for sure is Ron Hill, who raced many sorts of boats for decades and has professionally built propellors for fast pleasure boats and raceboats of all sorts for something like sixty years. Besides being able to advise you on setting up your rig, he can build you a prop that will load your engine so that it doesn't wind too high while pushing your relatively light boat at a good clip.


                  Sometime if you can put the boat upside down on a couple of sawhorses and shoot some pix of the bottom, that might get you some more ideas here.
                  Last edited by Smitty; 08-11-2017, 08:38 AM.

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