Gino & I ran the Mercedes MTI with' used' Sterling 1550 HP whipple charged motors in the Miami -Bimini Challange every year ! The motors were NOT new or rebuilt ! We ran these motors at many poker runs [ usally in the lead ] then run the jacksonville poker run [usally in the front ] then back to Miami for the race to Bimini again after only days between runs ! Sometimes we didnt have time to do anything but inspect and check then start & go !
This Miami -Bimini Challange is NOT a run at top speed event ! IT is a challenge to compete with the boats entered for the best time of that day ,with the type of water conditions ,weather etc.!
This challenge is just a small part of the race , Navigation , Experience ,Skill and of course good eqipment plays a huge part of this event .The fastest boat will not always win this event [like all boat racing ] ! The biggest difference from offshore racing is that this race event races OFFSHORE !
Remember that most races of all classes run about the same miles except in circles ,and 100 yards from the beach !
Brads right ..This event is not for everyone ! See you on the beach, when we return from Bimini [hopefully in the lead ..again ] !