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    Crab Skiff Races at Tall Timbers this weekend

    Tomorrow - Saturday July 14th - from 11:30 -4. Smith Island Crab Skiff races, good food and live music.
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    Interesting. Is it a sailing or motor race - those boats go both ways. How large an engine is allowed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by b23hqb View Post
    Interesting. Is it a sailing or motor race - those boats go both ways. How large an engine is allowed?
    You may find that info here...

    http://crabskiff.org/main/page_home.html

    or here...

    https://www.facebook.com/Smith-Islan...-295269101404/
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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    No help that I can see, but interesting. I'm sure it's a hoot for everybody involved in this festivity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b23hqb View Post
    No help that I can see, but interesting. I'm sure it's a hoot for everybody involved in this festivity.
    It's straight-up powerboat racing, with several classes ranging from "1800s stock construction" to "as light as you can build it". All race boats are required to stay within the limits of 625cc v-twin air-cooled engines (Kohler, Briggs, Kawasaki, etc..like the lawn mower racers use), nominally 20HP. Of course there's a lot more power coming out of some of 'em.. ;-)

    It's a blast.

    Good site with great pictures...

    https://www.twistedoysterboats.com/
    Last edited by Gilligan; 07-13-2018 at 03:43 PM.
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    Good racing...good crowd. Perfect weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    It's straight-up powerboat racing, with several classes ranging from "1800s stock construction" to "as light as you can build it". All race boats are required to stay within the limits of 625cc v-twin air-cooled engines (Kohler, Briggs, Kawasaki, etc..like the lawn mower racers use), nominally 20HP. Of course there's a lot more power coming out of some of 'em.. ;-)

    It's a blast.

    Good site with great pictures...

    https://www.twistedoysterboats.com/
    Real nice pictures. Thanks.
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    The race was designated the "Capt. Jeff Swanson Memorial" race and a good friend of Jeffs' (and mine) took Jeff's racing skiff out on his behalf and whupped up on the fleet. Jeff's "Twisted Oyster" took first in all three races.
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