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Ray DeFir Person

About Ray DeFir (Taken from http://www.raysoncraftboats.com/about.htm)

My water activities started in Oregon, after my family moved here from Oklahoma in
1943 to work in the ship yards during World War II. I was 13 years old. Our family
moved into the town of Vanport, Oregon which is now the Portland International Raceway
and golf course area. By 1944, Vanport had the second highest population in Oregon.
By 1944, my brother, Charles, and I had discovered Smith Lake which was west of
Vanport. Reading a Popular Mechanics magazine, my brother and I found plans for a

6 years 3 weeks ago
Cole TR2 Model

Ok guy's...time to air it out! (sorry...couldnt resist!) Runner bottom depth nomenclature has always varied from mfg to mfg and sometimes within the mfg! The Cole TR1 and the Hondo 511 are almost identical except that the Cole mold was MUCH straighter, but not nearly as straight as later Cole models. The TR1 and the 511 where always refered to as a 5/8" Runner Bottom. (No...that's NOT the measurement of the gap between the center and side plate!) The Cole TR2#1 mold was made from a Hondo 511T and featured full length chines, and was referred to as a 7/8" runner bottom.

6 years 25 weeks ago
Hondo 511T Model

Hondo 511T, follow up to the 511 runnerbottom.

6 years 25 weeks ago
Hondo 511 Model

Hondo 511

6 years 25 weeks ago
Cole TR1 Model

Ok guy's...time to air it out! (sorry...couldnt resist!) Runner bottom depth nomenclature has always varied from mfg to mfg and sometimes within the mfg! The Cole TR1 and the Hondo 511 are almost identical except that the Cole mold was MUCH straighter, but not nearly as straight as later Cole models. The TR1 and the 511 where always refered to as a 5/8" Runner Bottom. (No...that's NOT the measurement of the gap between the center and side plate!) The Cole TR2#1 mold was made from a Hondo 511T and featured full length chines, and was referred to as a 7/8" runner bottom.

6 years 25 weeks ago
Checkmate Manufacturer

Checkmate Jet Boats: http://www.checkmate-boats.com/

6 years 25 weeks ago
White Mist I Boat

The original Sanger, the first flatbottom crafted by Jack Davidson. It was a glass over wood boat with an unusual motor combination. It had a Chrysler engine with a Potvin crank-driven blower and a 2-port Hilborn fuel injection system. This low profile combination gave it a very different look, with only the magneto and a short portion of the zoomies protruding about the cowl line. The cav plate was operated by a cable thru the the block you can see in the center of the transom. When Rudy Ramos went 100 at Kingsberg in 1959, as the first fiberglass boat to break 100, the Mist went 110.

6 years 25 weeks ago
SCSC Organization 6 years 26 weeks ago
Lavey Craft Manufacturer

Lavey Craft history here!

6 years 26 weeks ago
Glastron Manufacturer

See here for complete history:

http://www.classicglastron.com/gl-history-web.html

6 years 26 weeks ago
Carlson Cyclone Model

The Carlson Cyclone was known from 1964-66 as the Carlson Inboard. It is an early hydro design, with characteristics of a flatbottom.

6 years 26 weeks ago
Southwind Manufacturer

Southwind

6 years 26 weeks ago
Sidewinder Manufacturer

Sidewinder Jets

6 years 26 weeks ago
Casale Manufacturer

Makers of the most famous line of V-drives.

6 years 26 weeks ago
Rex Marine Manufacturer

Rex Marine

6 years 26 weeks ago
Canyon Manufacturer

Canyon Marine is famous for their drag flatbottoms, considered by many to have no peer.

6 years 26 weeks ago
Bitz Custom Boats Manufacturer

Bitz Custom Boats

6 years 26 weeks ago
Caselli Manufacturer

Caselli Marine Racing Products

6 years 26 weeks ago
Hall-Craft Manufacturer

Hall Craft manufactured V-drives and other boating equipment. Please add history about this company here!

6 years 26 weeks ago
Eliminator Manufacturer

Taken from http://eliminatorboat.com/history

If you tried to imagine the most unlikely profile for success in the west coast custom high performance boat business you might start with something like a Michigan native working for cereal giant Kellogg's as a sales rep. But that's how the Eliminator Boats forty-year ascent to the pinnacle of the performance marine industry began.

6 years 26 weeks ago