Thank you Callan for bringing your boats, they sure are impressive. But, I do think they belong in a different race class then piston port engines.
I’ve always enjoyed milling around the docks looking at the cool iron much more then watching the runs. It’s too bad that some of the “affordable” stuff isn’t showing up any more. (Yes, I know that “affordable” is an oxymoron when it comes to these boats) A few years back Howard Arneson showed up in his turbine powered monster and ran (if memory serves me correctly) somewhere in the 160’s,.. exhibition only. That same year the “TOP GUN” award went to a Chris Cat at 114. What changed?
Correct me if I’m wrong (like I needed to say that) but Turbines aren’t allowed in offshore races,,, are they? I know that their allowed in Poker Runs but we’re told that those aren’t races.
Miss Bud has effectively run the cost of Unlimited Hydro to the point the only a small handful of boats even try to compete, hope that doesn’t happen to the shootout.
So what’s my point? I guess I agree with Bmpnugls. There needs to be two awards, one for turbines and one for piston port.