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DirtyPearl
02-04-2012, 08:35 PM
Here are some pic's of the Pearl's jouney.

DirtyPearl
02-04-2012, 08:38 PM
Here is a real cool shot of the Pearl running in front of the twin towers on 9/11/99

Conquistador_del_mar
02-05-2012, 12:30 AM
Awesome ride! Does it have the TRS speedmaster drives on it now or something newer? Bill

Sweet Cheekz
02-05-2012, 08:39 AM
That is a beautiful boat

Parnell

MDonziM
02-05-2012, 09:03 AM
Very cool! I didn't know the Pearl was the old Slapshot. So what year is the hull? Great pics. I assume you have seen these posted before.

- Marshall

smidgen too
02-05-2012, 10:58 AM
The PEARL was also JUMPIN JACK for a short time after it was Slap Shot.. Back in the day I saw the SLAP SHOT testing on lake St Clair, :eek: I was in my 16' Donzi what a sight. :yes:

DirtyPearl
02-05-2012, 11:36 AM
The VIN # on the Pearl ends with 70. She has a pair of 900 horse blower motors with a set of #4s on boxes.

Conquistador_del_mar
02-05-2012, 12:56 PM
Were the staggered engine setups rare in the 70s like I am thinking? You must have some stout trannies or crash boxes- BAMs? Bill

MDonziM
02-05-2012, 01:25 PM
I was thinking the same thing...I can't remember seeing another stagger setup from 1970. There is an old 36 or 38 cig raceboat out east at a shop I've seen that has staggered cutouts but looks more like 78' - 80' vintage.

smidgen too
02-05-2012, 08:33 PM
Most APBA open class race boats were staggered back in the early 70's. I started racing in 1973 and they were all that way. By 1976 many S,M, & P class boats were starting to run staggered engine packages.

smidgen too
02-05-2012, 08:49 PM
When Art [SNAPPER] Norris retired from racing he opened up a Magnum dealership in Cali.

DirtyPearl
02-06-2012, 11:20 PM
We run a pair or Huber transmissions in The Pearl.

Conquistador_del_mar
02-06-2012, 11:30 PM
Out of curiosity, do you know what HP the Hubers are rated? I believe the BW Velvet drives can be built to 1300HP or so. In fact I am thinking about getting a pair of them for my 36' Cigarette. Do you happen to know the size difference? Bill

DirtyPearl
02-07-2012, 07:24 PM
Same trans with more foreward plates. I think ours are rated at 1000hp.

smidgen too
02-07-2012, 11:43 PM
[Out of curiosity, do you know what HP the Hubers are rated? I believe the BW Velvet drives can be built to 1300HP or so. In fact I am thinking about getting a pair of them for my 36' Cigarette. Do you happen to know the size difference? Bill]

Bill back in 1993 APBA tried to slow us down with our Eastern Express Skater cat by having us remove our crash box's. They said we had to have a transmision, we bought BW Velvet drive Huber transmisions. The transmisions did not hurt us a bit. After that it was easy to dock it. We ran at least 15 races that way with no problems. I would think the Hubers today are even better now. Mark

smidgen too
02-07-2012, 11:53 PM
One more pic of Slap Shot from my collection.

Conquistador_del_mar
02-08-2012, 12:36 AM
OK. So Huber takes the BW Velvet drives and goes through them to make them stout. I thought they might be a different design transmission - thanks for clarifying. Bill

Fast Shafts 1
02-08-2012, 02:02 PM
The 28' Magnum behind Slap Shot (White Knight) in post 16 is Aronow's original "Maltese Magnum". I use to own this boat, but sold it to a person who is restoring it as the original raceboat.

mario
02-08-2012, 05:15 PM
great shots love the old race boats

JimG
02-09-2012, 07:18 AM
What a cool thread! That's what raceboats are supposed to look like!! Brings back tons of memories...

DirtyPearl
07-22-2012, 09:16 PM
Our engines are at Stotler Racing for some Dyno time!

mphatc
07-26-2012, 10:21 PM
As I struggle to complete my Magnum 27 you are killing me . . 2 boats that are absolute show pieces . . NICE


Did you ever put up a website: DirtyPearlRacing.com ?

Mario L.

DirtyPearl
07-30-2012, 11:29 PM
Yes, our web site is www.dirtypearl-racing.com (http://www.dirtypearl-racing.com)

DirtyPearl
10-10-2012, 09:04 AM
Our Engines are back from Stotler Racing. We set them back in the Pearl last nite.

Just Say N20
10-10-2012, 09:52 AM
I think the thumbnails of the pictures are actually bigger than the pictures. :garfield: