This thread really shows the negative side of OSO.
I remember recently reading a very inspiring story on OSO/Extreme about a brave young man that has a passion for offshore like very few. Despite the hurdles life had thrown at him, something inside this competitor pushed him towards doing something extremely special.... break a speed record.
No one was going to talk him out of it..The record was his. Because of his determination (probably came from his dad) he owns a speed record today that will not soon broken. I think about the bravery this took often. NO ONE... EVEN THE PESSIMISTIC , the miserable, or the DOUBTER'S CAN TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HIM.
Why would anyone try and take it away from these guys? Let them follow their instincts same as this young man did.
T2x your right.. it's not a drag boat but you of all people know the design limitations and the risks. Downplaying them in your quote above is poor form.
This sport is all of ours. forget the boat manuf. these pilots are CHAMPIONS from the USA not Europe or Asia or South AMERICA. Be proud and support them.
United we race. Divided we fall.