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Saturday June 8, 2013

June 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Miss Canada IV continues preparation for her first public appearance at the ACBS Boat Show, July 6, in Gravenhurst Ontario.   The report below comes courtesy of Chris Smith and Harry Wilson.

It’s Almost Time for the Party … She Flies Again

By Jamie Smith & Harry Wilson

After completing her 2nd round of Muskoka Bay tests, Miss Canada IV is back in Port Carling where Tom Adams will “outfit” her for her 2nd debut and delivery to Bobby Genovese at the ACBS Toronto Boat Show, “The Greatest Race Boat Show in Canadian History”. With the major work completed before her tests began on May 9, Tom and his team will turn their attention to completing the final paint and varnish, upholstery, lettering and graphics, windshields and hardware installation.

Miss Canada IV prepares for "lift-off"  in Gravenhurst Bay, May, 2013

Miss Canada IV prepares for “lift-off” in Gravenhurst Bay, May, 2013

While Tom is busy with the finish work, Norm, Harry and I will be working through the information learned during the two test sessions.  The rudder was bent during testing; we need to change the composition of the metal to stainless steel and modify the design to a thicker trailing edge. The depth of the rudder will be reduced by 2″ which will reduce the force on the rudder without limiting her turning ability. The rudder will be both stronger and will provide less surface turbulence.

We have shared many stories about our friends and would like you to meet Doug Smith- a very special friend indeed. Doug Smith is not related to the writer, but he did help build Miss Canada IV in 1949 and has a ton of stories to tell about those days. He is truly a link to the history of Greavette boats and those who worked at Greavette. Clicking on the following link will get you acquainted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgLs5JI7U_k&feature=youtu.be .

We’ll do our best to get Doug to the ACBS movie night on July 4th at the Gravenhurst Opera House. There  he’ll join up with other great story-tellers; Jim Thompson, owner of the three time Harmsworth winner, Miss Suprtest III, Tom D’Eath, winner of three American Power Boat Association Gold Cups and three Prince Edward Canadian Gold Cups and Ken Warby, (via Skype) current holder of the Water speed record at 317.60 miles per hour set on  October 8th, 1978. More information about the “Racing with Legends” movie night at the Gravenhurst Opera House will follow in the coming weeks.

Miss Canada IV will be back in the water late in June for more testing. Until then, look for more updates on www.facebook.com/pages/Harold-Lorna-and-Miss-Canada-IV/141533622607405?ref=tn_tnmn

ACBS Toronto has posted their boat show registration package at www.acbs.ca. Make sure that you book your events a.s.a.p. because this show is going to be a sellout!


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