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    I've had a couple of clients that had Merlins in their boats...
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    Quote Originally Posted by IntheGroove View Post
    I've had a couple of clients that had Merlins in their boats...
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    Modified Vee Cigarette's? Off shore racing? September Long Beach-Catalina water ski race? Probably not pickle fork hydroplanes...
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    Hornet II 1930 Garwood...
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    BROWN & BASSETT GENTLEMANíS RACER
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    My horse-powered guess; Just a few era's off.....
    More beautiful than anything of fiberglass.
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    Yes they did. The strategy behind it was to use the explosive energy to blast the flame sideways away from the source of fuel faster than it could burn, leaving a relatively safe area for the workers to then move in and shut off the fuel flow. Not always successful the 1st time. Sometimes the fireball would go up and the spray would catch up with the source of ignition and back to square 1

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    you looks like dino pull to me...wheres the movie!!

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    ....and it looks more like a Packard Merlin.

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    Wow, these boat and motor pictures are great!
    Just what I need in my boat a Rolls Royce engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieL View Post
    I always wondered if they really did put those out with dynamite like was shown in the John Wayne movie.
    Yes they do, back then and to this day. There are some 'Thrilling true tales' of putting out well fires in the 1930's era Populaar MEchanics back issues on Google Books. Also I remember seeing a documentary about how they dealt with the well fires in Kuwait back after the first Gulf War; may have been a Nova or Frontline episode on PBS. There's also this https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104275/ but I don't think that's the one I saw.

    That one features the real Red Adair, who was the character John Wayne was playing...

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