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« on: January 17, 2012, 08:26:39 PM »

Gosh Nigel,
Ya gotta love these two links.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmrNY061buQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnVjUeyNdB8

Some of the sights and sounds will certainly bring back fond memories. The drivers even had the same race apparel as we did.
My friend had a Bristol V boat. It looks like they all rode like dogs. Grin

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 07:32:57 AM »

  They certainly rode hard. Theres one currently for sale on ebay with a 50hp short shaft OMC. I jockeyed for a guy in a Paynsville 1 hour race once, he had to borrow a tank to complete the race and it was to be my job to change tanks, came the big moment, I undid the Merc fuel line from the empty Merc tank only to realise he had borrowed an OMC tank! Big waves and we sank like a stone!
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 08:03:17 AM »

Awesome videos Mercman,

What is your racing history? Was it just for fun or did you have more plans as a young racer?

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 11:33:10 AM »

 Hey Mercman
        I ended up rambling on in my last reply and not coming to the point, the ride in that Bristol we sank in was so  hard that at the 30 minute mark , just before the fatefull tank change, I notced two swellings in my neck, it was my kidneys pounded up there. Your mate who had a Bristol was his name Richard ? wifes name Tricia, if so he came to work in Melbourne for a year or so and I garaged his boat while he was here, blue Bristol , blue band 60hp Merc. By the way he wasnt the guy I sank with!
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 01:50:45 PM »

No, it wasn't Richard (Surname like Bride Grin) That boat had a 4 Cyl 80hp on it. Sorry, Merc never had a 60hp in Blue Band.
The boat guy I'm refering to bad Two Bristols. The first was Orange & White named Catherine powered by 4 cyl 80hp. The second was Purple & Yellow named People Eater, powered by a 4 cyl 85hp. We ran that boat that boat at the National Championships at Goolwa in SA.
Did you know Bob Halliday even ran a Bristol before he moved up to the 100ci family & mono classes?

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 02:08:12 PM »

 Ah well memory is fading then, must have been an 80, the guy Im thinking of ran at those nationals as well.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 03:08:01 PM »

Yeah.. Bride = Groom, get it? Wink

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 03:46:10 PM »

  I do now. Name rings a bell.
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