New COR Members + Spy Photos

Word on the street is that we might have two new COR entrants. Tony Scarlata had so much fun driving the Blue Cheese Stoker in the Enduro 300, I heard he might enter the red Baker with a hot motor in an upcoming race. I also understand that JJ Gibbs may be building a top secret boat out in Havasu. We know he can build a quality COR boat. And both these guys can drive!

hiline's picture

Hey Walt,
call Wayne and Earls I think they made that windshield back then.
Mike, thanks for the welcome!
Tony

007's picture

Welcome the rocking "Havasu Tim" to the site.

STV_Keith's picture

There goes the neighborhood!

Keith-

This year it just might be the river!
Thanks for the welcome Gentlemen! (I use that term loosly).

007's picture

Welcome MeanStreakII to the COR Boat Racing site. He drives the 29 Stoker with the Mercury Alien Cowl. Motor by Al's Outboard? With the "II" at the end of the username, you can tell he has done this all before.

007's picture

Where is that COR boat racing collegiality? Any welcomes for the #29 race boat?

Capnzee88's picture

Greg, May I be one of the first to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We of the COR family wish to make you welcome! You have already been named as one of the top seeds in the COR Class! You have a beautiful boat and seem to know exactly how to make it go! Hoping you can make it to Bakersfield in March and for that matter to all of the COR races we have planned for the summer. Be sure and "wade" into our pits for a welcome beer and some fun bench racing. Rod Zapf the"CORFATHER" and Chairman of the COR Class.

STV_Keith's picture

Welcome aboard Greg! Some great racing last month. The Stokers seem to be pretty evenly matched. Can't wait for the next race!

Keith-

007's picture

All, please join me in welcoming jimmywood d to the COR Boat Racing website. Appearently he is the proud new owner of the 88 Hydrostream HST with a successful history in both Mod VP and COR.

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All, please join me in welcoming DaBull to the COR Boat Racing website. He is on the East coast and has strong background Mod VP and maybe drag boat racing?

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Now all we need is to get these guys to get COR boats in the water and COR MARCHES ON. We only count "wet boats" in COR and we have 15 boats currently on the voting COR membership list. To vote in the COR class, you must have run the boat in at least one race in the last two years--Parker, not being a COR race does not count. As of today we have the Del Taco boat, Moore's racing team's Sleek craft, Jim Dernoncourt's HST, JJGibbs/partner's StV and others I may have missed who will add to our class hopefully this year. Can any one think of other boats being prepared but as of yet not qualified as COR members? Rod Zapf, COR Chairman

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Ron Hill wrote in his BRF newsletter... California, as usual, leads the way…COR Boat Racing has brought new life to the MOD VP type boats that are all over SoCal and Arizona. John Haddon, of Sea Witch Marine, who raced MOD VP with me and Chuck Yunger 31 years ago, has bought a Sleek Craft. Now with the support of his Sea Witch Marine, a Yamaha dealer in Vista, California has bought a Sleek Craft and will be ready for the 2013 BlueWater Resort and Casino 300 Enduro in October. Rod Zapf bought my STV for COR Racing and you can learn more about COR here: http://www.corboatracing.com

franky's picture

Are you talking about your old STV or your new #30 (my old RR)

franky's picture

got it!! for a minute there I thought you might have a helmet and vest for sale....LOL

007's picture

Note is actually in Ron Hill's voice from his Newsletter... He sold Rod the STV he got from Randy Pierson. Nice looking boat. I have not seen John's boat yet.

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John's boat is the old #9 Sleekcraft, was brown in color at the time. Ron Hill bought it "back" from Tito where it had sat in the desert for about 6 years. I went to work on the engine, called a friend of mine, Lee Buchanan from Iowa and we put it in the 1st Parker 300 with a 7th overall and a 1st in class, won 700 dollars, which, if the truth is known, may be more that 1st place has paid since. I bought the boat, took it to Illinois with a 260 Merc on the back, drove it a few times on the Mississippi river and parked it for another 6 years. Sold the boat to Steve who brought it back to California, tore it apart, gave up on it and took it to Fidencio's where it sat for another year or so. Steve then made a "Ron Hill" deal and the boat was sold to John and that's the story of a Sleekcraft that did more running on a trailer and was owned by more people than most boats do in a lifetime. It now has the indignity of having a "YAMMIE" on the transom and will be seen again in the next Parker. Thats the story and I'm stick'n to it!

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Havasu Tim enters COR? Rumor mill is brewing... After doing hot laps in his STV, has Havasu Tim built a 18.'6" Stoker with a 2.0 Liter?

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He has a Baker with a 2l. He wanted to get it together for Thanksgiving but it didn't happen. Not sure if he's been motivated to get it finished.

I can only guess he may be thinking he needs to reclaim his title after Emelios' recent video. "Overtrim" Tim, where are you?

Keith-

007's picture

Welcome Dirtbros to the COR website! Mike is out of SoCal and looking to get into a COR boat.

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Welcome new member hec2buck to the COR website!

Capnzee88's picture

Welcome Dirtbros! Are you a prospective owner/driver....owner....driver? If you are a prospective owner/driver I have a good HST for sale. $2500 on a good trailer! (310) 488-3563 Rod

007's picture

We have another new COR being readied for racing. Chad Hill, Ron Hill and I have decided to strip and rebuild this Mirage. We will be adding 3, not 2, not 1, but 3 inches to the boat the make sure it fits the COR 2.0 18' 6" rule. Stringers are rotted, lots of work, hope she runs.

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WALTHOLLIS's picture

Glad to see, I would of loved to the same but just didnt have the time, the boat has alot of interesting history.

The boat was originally ordered new by Mercury Racing from Mirage and delivered to Lake X to be used as a test platform for outboard development. When Merc was done with it they sold it to one of their Lake X employees. That person passed away and his son ended up with it and started drag racing it. I purchased it from a person who bought it from the son after he retired from drag racing.

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And the drama gets better. I got a call from the jilted girlfriend of the guy I bought it from. She was pissed because she lent him the money for the boat and he was supposed to pay her back after they split up. She had recently checked with him and he said he had not sold it. A friend of hers saw my ad for the boat on Craigs List and thus the dude was busted.

007's picture

damm! there is something about boats... and women.

007's picture

Very interesting... Thanks for sharing the background on the boat. Lots of work to do. Lucky it was 3" too short and did not race as the steering mount was about to break out, the jack plate was cracked and not bolted through and the wood runners are like mushy peas... lol! Chad and I stripped it the other day and will rebuild from there... will be 100s of hours + $$$$.

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Good to know, like a moron I put it on Lake Havasu and got it up to about 80 before the motor blew. Good thing it grenaded in hindsight.

Nice boat! Looks like a twin to mine. Any idea on what year it is? It would be interesting to see more pics, especially as you go through the process. Good luck1
Todd

Todd Stone

007's picture

Walt, similar happened to me when I bought my boat... battery was not bolted down broken all the wires way, fuel pump blow out and the gas pedal fell off all in the first 15 minutes. Had to get towed in after sitting dead in Lake Elsinore for 45 minutes. LOL. Will try to posted updates on our progress.

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Welcome Baker343 to the COR website. He is putting together a Baker!

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New boat for Long Beach? Looks like someone is extending a Seebold Eagle and it might be ready for Long Beach...

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Keith and his dad are getting the Baker Mod VP ready for Long Beach. New motor, new transom, color sanding the gel coat, drilling the transom, replacing the trim plates, etc. The project is coming together very nicely.

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007's picture

Baker, Baker, bake me a cake, bake me a cake as fast as you can. New COR entries are being built everyday. For those of thinking about running, now is the time to jump in.

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Spy photo of the new motor going on the 343 entry.

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Wrechin2's picture

Here are the before and after shots of the block. I named this one "ugly duckling" and you can tell why! It was given to me because it looked so bad but after a lot of TLC It did become a "swan". The other one I am going to build for the 343 is just as UGLY!!!!!!LOL!!!!

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James Perry

007's picture

Very nice work! Send me you contact information to post on the site.

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The James Perry's Ugly Duckling made its debut in Long Beach. Considering it's first 6hrs of life took place the day before the race 35mph at puddingstone. This 2.0 ran flawless. Full breakin and testing to be achieved Labor Day weekend at a secret test location north of Blythe. The 343 will be heading North to support Frank and his family.

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The work you have done on your engine and boat is awesome! I am looking forward to seeing it at Salt Springs! Also looking forward to meeting you personally. I don't have your contact numbers but would like to add them to our COR membership list. Please send them to me, rodneyzapf@gmail.com. Frank is doing better, he is off oxygen 24/7. We all hope that he will be able to make it to the race. Rod

007's picture

Goal is to have this COR running at Long Beach.

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The James Perry built Mercury 2.0 Liter built for the COR #343 Baker fired and started on the first kick. http://youtu.be/hFURLah4ks0

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Looks like the #6 STV is well on it's way to repair. Recent spy photos caught a glimpse of a new deck crossing the boarding between Canada and Washington.... heading down to Lake Havasu.

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The first Quartershot T-3 was rumored to be crossing the Mississippi and heading toward Region 12. This boat raced in at least one COR 2.0 race in Wisconsin. Randy Pierson is thought to be the new driver. Here is blurb on Randy from the Hydrostream.org website... "My name is Randy Pierson and I reside in Avon, Minnesota. I run a performance boat shop called Gran Prix International (GPI), “international: because we do some stuff for people in Europe and South Africa. We build motors and do custom set ups and boating projects that are not the norm for the average dealer. I have raced boats on and off for 22 years."

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WALTHOLLIS's picture

I am assuming those are not just screw on sponson tips? Kevin to the white courtesy phone please :)

007's picture

maybe we can streeeeetch it a few inches. lol

Ron Hill's picture

This was going to be "TOP SECRET". Anyway, Randy will be racing the 336 Blue Water Resort and Casino Enduro. This Mirage will be staying in Region 12.

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John Haddon, owner of Sea Witch Marine, Vista, California has restored the "TITO SMITH" Sleek and has a 250 Yamaha on it and he's ready for the 336 Blue Water Resort and Casino Enduro.

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That can be a topic for the rule meeting, I am looking to buy a boat that is only 18.3", but before I do that will like clarification on the proper legal way to do it, on the transom on the tips, built in jack plates, fake tips. no that I will like to bend the rules but if some one is allowed to do it I will like to know and don't be protested after the fact, is just that there is so many almost legal boats for sale. Don"t want to make an expensive mistake.
Thank you.

WALTHOLLIS's picture

Yeah this would suck for the other guy who had to sell his Mirage so he could play in the sandbox.

007's picture

Good agenda item. By the time we have the meeting, I think I would have already spent hundreds of dollars lengthening a boat by 3". Rod has added this to the agenda.

Count me as another one interested in the safety tip discussion. I can glass them on and have no doubt about being legal or leave them as they are and my competitors will be racing against a boat that is safer for them. Makes no difference to me but I would like some clarification.

Todd Stone

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