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In Response To: 1929 racing boat dash ()


If you can figure out how to post the photos, that's great. If you can't figure it out, I can post the ones that you sent me [and people may giggle a bit about your lack of computer skills . . . NO, not really. You will find that we are a friendly bunch!!].

In either case, thanks for the message, and we welcome you as our first "boat guy". We have heard from lots of "car guys" and a couple of the "plane guys", but you are the first in the water. Maybe you can have your own page!!

Have a great weeekend.



: Greetings,

: I have already started a discussion with two
: other Heuer collectors and while replying to
: my emails, the suggestion has been made to
: post on this forum so here goes.

: My boat, Scotty, raced at the 1929 Gold Cup and
: came in second. She never raced nationally
: after that and I have been slowly getting
: her back in operation over a period of 18
: years. One item I would like to complete is
: the matter of a stopwatch for the dash.

: The races Scotty competed in were from a moving
: start that counted down starting five
: minutes prior. The heats rarely lasted more
: than 30 minutes and each lap would take
: around 5 minutes. So, my specific questions
: are: What brands/makes/models would you
: recommend I look for?
: Do you know of any that are available?
: Other than ebay, where should I be looking?

: The Heuer Autavia has been suggested, (and I am
: very partial to Heuer as I have owned one
: for almost 20 years). My tachometer is made
: by Elgin and so an Elgin stopwatch would
: also work (but I don't think Elgin watches
: really compare with the other brands).

: Whatever route I go, the piece should 'fit' not
: only the time frame of the boat (late 20s,
: very early 30s) but should look like it
: really belongs on the dash.

: Once I figure out how to post a photo, I'll
: show you what the boat looks like now,
: including the dash and a few other boats for
: comparison.

: Thanks,
: Mark

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