# PRO OUTBOARD RACES and ROCKET BARGAINS

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#### billeblurzz

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This past weekend I traveled to Alexandria, La. to see some boat racing like I used to do some 16 years ago. Of course, I was also going to be on the lookout for some bargains in my passion now...ROCKETS! Anyway first here are some FAST boats!

#### billeblurzz

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Okay...PROOF that I don't need to be RACING anymore! Here we go!

#### billeblurzz

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350cc methanol burning hydro....expansion chambers...that is not the driver by the way...

#### billeblurzz

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runabout style boat with tiny 125cc outboard....still mighty fast!!

#### billeblurzz

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Denny Henderson of Texas...250cc hydro...going by at over 100mph!!!

#### billeblurzz

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More 250cc hydros...when I was racing we knelt down in the boats....now these are LAY-DOWN boats!

#### billeblurzz

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350cc runabout racing....close elbow-to-elbow racing at over 100mph!!!

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#### eugenefl

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Originally posted by billEblurzz
350cc methanol burning hydro....expansion chambers...that is not the driver by the way...
...a rocketeer maybe? :kill: (ok, bricks are flying towards my head as we speak!)

#### Stymye

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crazy! thanks for posting those... many moons ago, I small time raced a checkmate with a(sorta) stock merc 50 hp... that combo often scared the heck out of me ... I couldn't imagine doing 100 mph in a small hydro!

#### slim_t

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Originally posted by billEblurzz
Here is one of the SUPER NOVA PAYLOADER....I set it up for Estes E power. Has anyone flown one of these??
I've got a couple I picked up cheap at HL. I've only built one and have flown it several times on D12's. It flies great. And like you said, it does build into a pretty nice rocket, good size.
Once at a club launch, a guy launched one on an E, and I launched mine next on a D. I thought the D made for a better flight, but I don't know how he built his. Maybe the weight is in that range where a D is better than an E? Or maybe he just built his with epoxy? I built mine with CA. Either way, it's a great flier.

I got a couple pencams I've been wanting to put in the payload, but I've got to build a timer for them.

Tim

#### billeblurzz

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Yep, he's got to be one of us!!! I guess old age changes a person's outlook....I was MORE excited about the \$15.00/box Estes BLAST-OFF packs than I was about the boat races....