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    Did Roger or his dad ever build a flat bottom? I saw this add on CL and asked the guy for some pictures. He hasn't emailed them to me yet. I'm just curious to see another Rogers up by me.

    Here is a link to his add.
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    (This isn't meant to be a spam or plug this guys add in any way)

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    He's probably not a "boat guy" per se, based on his use of the term "hull beams" when attempting to discuss stringers.

    I've noticed that lots of non "boat guys" like to use the term flatbottom to describe anything short of a deep V cruiser or fishing boat.

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    Yes, Roger built the 'Dragstar' which was based on a Hondo bottom. The molds were later sold to Advantage boats in the 80's and then sold again to someone here on this board but I can't remember who. It was a runner bottom, a flattie with two 5/8' deep (I think) runners.
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    Yep. Here is a few pics of a Former Comp Jet World Record Holder Rogers Dragstar. I used to hang around Wally's shop way back when in the day, and always loved this boat. After Wally mastered the Comp Jet class with the Rogers Dragstar, he moved up to comp hydro and ran. This boat was restored and is currently in COlusa, CA








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    Quote Originally Posted by 1978 Rogers View Post
    Did Roger or his dad ever build a flat bottom? I saw this add on CL and asked the guy for some pictures. He hasn't emailed them to me yet. I'm just curious to see another Rogers up by me.

    Here is a link to his add.
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/boa/1313211038.html

    (This isn't meant to be a spam or plug this guys add in any way)
    There are actually quite a few Rogers up in our area (WA), although they are not the Dragstar. The Dragstars are kind of rare to come by. Here is one for sell in Yakima http://kpr.craigslist.org/boa/1282394960.html and I was just talking with someone that just sold a 1978 yesterday (I'm a little slow ) If I had to guess on the ad that you posted, I would bet that it is NOT a flatbottom (or a Dragstar) but a regular Rogers Semi-v bottom, which are still pretty nice boats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBoyToys View Post
    Yep. Here is a few pics of a Former Comp Jet World Record Holder Rogers Dragstar. I used to hang around Wally's shop way back when in the day, and always loved this boat. After Wally mastered the Comp Jet class with the Rogers Dragstar, he moved up to comp hydro and ran. This boat was restored and is currently in COlusa, CA







    I broke Wallys record of 105+ MPH in 1978 with a 108.28 MPH.Wally reset it at a 110+ in 1979.Dick Griffin reset it at 114+ MPH in around 1982 and then I reset it again in 1985 at 118.76 MPH at Lake Ming.Those were the days when there was alot of competition.We still hold the IHBA CJ record a 131.34 MPH set in 2003.Wally was a great guy and he also ran real hard when he switched to a Sanger Comp Hydro.

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    I remember Wally's 'dual in the sun' boat from attending races with my pop (jet boat Fred) back in the 70's. The track anouncer would always say, "here comes Waaaaaaaaally!" He was "the man" back then. And come to think of it, Rosalind (can't remember her last name) was "the women" racing 'pumpin pumpkin'.

    Thanks for jarring loose that memory with this thread. Good times!

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    Oh yeah. Those were the Days!! That was way back when they ran Red Bluff 3 races a year and we used to camp out on the race course. Spent many nights as a teenager goofing around at red bluff and staring at those diversion dam lights. Since I lived only a few houses away from Wally at that time, We used to go to every race there with wally and a few of the others across the state.
    Remember Dick Griffin too! Rattling my brain now and bringing back lotsa fond memories! And then there was my Ultimate Favorite boat ever....Smoke on the Water. I'd definitely abandon Wally's pits every time Smoke on the Water would run....

    I could go on and on...Good times!!!
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    A few years after Wally passed, the Duel in the Sun Rogers was sold minus motor to a fella in Colusa, CA. The guy that bought it restored it and repainted it and I believe he ran it 1 or 2 races. As far as I know he still has it and was thinking about selling it not too long ago

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    'smoke on the water' was my favorite too and that boat was definitely the big dog back then. everybody would stop what they were doing to watch it run any time it was on the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old rigger View Post
    Yes, Roger built the 'Dragstar' which was based on a Hondo bottom. The molds were later sold to Advantage boats in the 80's and then sold again to someone here on this board but I can't remember who. It was a runner bottom, a flattie with two 5/8' deep (I think) runners.
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    We are happy with our Dragstar. It's a great old boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCE680 View Post
    I broke Wallys record of 105+ MPH in 1978 with a 108.28 MPH.Wally reset it at a 110+ in 1979.Dick Griffin reset it at 114+ MPH in around 1982 and then I reset it again in 1985 at 118.76 MPH at Lake Ming.Those were the days when there was alot of competition.We still hold the IHBA CJ record a 131.34 MPH set in 2003.Wally was a great guy and he also ran real hard when he switched to a Sanger Comp Hydro.
    this means your a REAL old fart...

    here's a link to pics of rascal's ex, which is the old dual in the sun boat...
    http://dragboats.com/gallery/picture...0&Submit=Go%21

    rick ran several races with it, last time i saw him was 3 years or so ago in dexter. and yes, these things are basically flatbottom jets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old rigger View Post
    Yes, Roger built the 'Dragstar' which was based on a Hondo bottom. The molds were later sold to Advantage boats in the 80's and then sold again to someone here on this board but I can't remember who. It was a runner bottom, a flattie with two 5/8' deep (I think) runners.
    I was a little surprised to see one of Harry's at the Races... Its a nice piece...
    Not sure how there running the class I seen... If its a Classic Class OK. One guy was not even running a skag.

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