I would suggest that everyone agree to disagree.
You may not agree with the intention of WetPits, but it is reality.
As for Peconic, he is just a guy trying to help. Many racers asked OSO for this forum, to aleviate the "burden" from OSO taking the forum private, he did it (with their help). You can question his credentials, but he is a SVL boat owner.
To be honest in the new forum I have not seen any complaining at all, all the conversations have been very constructive with all parties acting like mature adults. In a manner that was never realized on OSO (unfortunately), had it been there would not have been a WetPits, so instead of blaming the WetPits participants blame individuals on OSO who could not act in a mature manner driving others away.
It is amazing as there are all facets of the sport represented in some manner (APBA, OSSRA, SBI, OPA, POPRA, GLCS, etc) and all parties are actually getting along.
Everyone on that board realized it takes more than racers to race, which is why non-racers are being given access. For instance Jeff from Freeze Frame. He is not a racer but on the board as racing effects him directly.
Personally I would suggest that if you are currently involved with racing that you join the site and give it a chance. If you have something constructive to contribute, do so. If not just read and keep abreast of the happenings.
There is no doubt in my mind that everyone who has posted on this thread is passionate about offshore racing. If you were not, then you would not spend this much time on the topic.
Now feel free to trash me, since I see the world differently than you. Just to get it in the open, I am new to racing (2003), went 3-0 during the year(including a win at the 2003 APBA National Championships in St. Pete). So I am sure you have all been thrown from more boats than I have raced (A statement I hope to never make). I got involved after doing 3 years of poker runs, and regardless of what anyone says, racers can not get their competitive nature filled with poker runs. Just ask my wife.
After 20+ years of car racing I retired and went "boating". After about 15 poker runs and attending 3 POPRA races, it was time to race boats (she would not let me race airplanes in Reno). At one time I thought the poker runs would be enough, but they weren't. Not for me or other racers who are truly competitive at heart. Not to take anything away from the poker runs, we will continue to do 5 or so a year out west, unless they fall on a race weekend.