I put a few pieces of this puzzle together and perhaps I may have missed a reference to TD's project as I did not take the time to read this entire thread.
I got to thinking about who in this area might do such a project as this. It all came together today.
I will start by saying I would have never thought it was this person based on the posts he has made. He seems to have taken a similar approach as Fountain with CK. He's got everyone talking about his project. Unfortunately many people have their opinions about TD at this point.
TD as you read this I would like to let you know exactly who I am and will go on to say I was very impressed with your history, that sleeper of a car you built and showed me in your shop so many years ago as I was the person working on the phone lines in the building. You may recall all of the boat talk we did back then as well.
I want to make my opinion clear. I was dissapointed with the actions of this past weekend, but perhaps you will learn from it and you will understand that if something had happened, you would have jeopordized our entire club's future.
We would have taken all of the heat for your actions simply because you would have been easily linked to the go-fast boats.
You may gain some friends here with a different approach.
Especially with your history.
I don't know all of the particulars of what had transpired in this thread and elsewhere, but you really p o'd DaveP.
Now if you wanted to show off your talent and engineering in which I assume you are trying to market your engineering, DaveP can be one of your greatest assets. You could have came in joined the club and followed the rules and perhaps many would have been talking about your boat in a good way.
As it was posted, Dave accepted me running my 13 footer many year's ago and I ran with many of the big boats. Even out the Barnegat Inlet while others had turned around. I did not do it to embarrass anyone, I did it because I knew what my boat was capable of. You know what your boat is capable of but it seems you are more race ready and you would be better to show that engineering on the race circuit. I hope you do.
But for now, tell the OSO Forum about your history. Tell them how you made that sleeper FIREBIRD I believe it was, dust any corvette that came near you. By looking at the car it looked stock other than it sat a bit lower. I recall it was designed with your own suspension and power if I remember correctly?
What they really would like to hear is your time working for Popeye's Offshore Race Team.
People wanted to see pics of the Sting Ray, well here is the entire project step by step:
RAD RC Racing Products.
Perhaps with my credibility here, we can turn this thread around. But you would still have to break 100 to redeem yourself....
Let us know if the attempt will go off on Sunday.
Perhaps I can do an "INSIDE TRIPLE DIGITS BOAT" Thread ?
and I will bring it all to the viewers of OSO.
Prove to all you can do what you say, or otherwise it will end up being just bad publicity from here on out with this crowd...