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Old 28 November 2008, 17:43   #1
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Fastest Outboard......50 years ago!

this is a good little watch, when you've got 10 minutes..



makes you wonder whether outboards have come very far in the last 50 years.
suppose reliability is the biggest factor these days!!?
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Old 28 November 2008, 18:00   #2
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this is a good little watch, when you've got 10 minutes..



makes you wonder whether outboards have come very far in the last 50 years.
suppose reliability is the biggest factor these days!!?
They've come a lot further in the last 15 than in the 50 before it-those mercs weren't much different from the Blue Bands still on sale in the 80s. Nice vid
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same as cars ,some could do a 100mph in the 1920s and they still have four wheels on them even now .
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same as cars ,some could do a 100mph in the 1920s and they still have four wheels on them even now .
Yes, but you couldn't interchange powerheads or powerhead internals with a model T and a Sierra. You can fit the powerhead of that merc onto a 1985 engine...
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