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    Platinum Member Platinum Member CigDaze's Avatar
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    Thumbs up Marine Industry News

    I get these e-mails once in a while and there's usually some good stuff in it, so I thought I'd share. Also, go check out the Tunnel Boat Performance website, if you haven't done so yet. It's a great site.

    TBPNews #54 - February 11, 2004
    >>>>>> Tunnel Boat Performance News >>>>>>>>>>>>>> (now over 4500 members!)

    In this issue:
    1) Contract Awarded for Hydrogen Demo Boat
    2) Dual Outboard Dumping Investigations Being Conducted
    3) Miami to NY 2004 Race - It's a Go!
    4) Laughlin, NV Hosts River Days
    5) Powerboat Magazine Gives Daily Web Coverage From Miami Boat Show
    6) 'Hot Boat' magazine - Save 51%!
    7) 'The Offshore Grand Prix: There's No Turning Back' - SPECIAL!
    ******************** TBPNews *******************

    1) Contract Awarded for Hydrogen Demo Boat

    HaveBlue LLC of Ventura, CA, has reached an agreement with Texaco Ovonic
    Hydrogen Systems to have the company provide the developmental metal hydride
    hydrogen storage system for HaveBlue's XN-1 marine hydrogen fuel technology
    demonstration vessel. The first of its kind, the XN-1 will use hydrogen energy
    produced through renewable resources to deliver all required power and
    propulsion. HaveBlue says the XN-1 program is the first example of a critical
    early adapter market in the practical application of hydrogen as a
    transportation fuel.

    HaveBlue's patented propulsion and power generation system produces renewable
    hydrogen from purified sea water using clean energy power sources such as solar
    panels, wind generators and regenerative electric drive motors. The company has
    teamed with Catalina Yachts to build its first full-scale technology
    demonstrator. The XN-1 will complete testing and public demonstrations through
    2004, with the goal of limited retail availability in 2005.
    ******************** TBPNews *******************

    2) Dual Outboard Dumping Investigations Being Conducted

    FOND DU LAC, Wis. - The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that Mercury
    Marine provided enough evidence of "dumping" practices by Japanese
    outboard-engine builders that it will begin an initial investigation. Yamaha,
    however, said that this doesn't imply a victory for Mercury Marine. Dumping
    occurs when a country's industry sells products in the United States at prices
    significantly lower than in its own country. Mercury's petition, filed January
    8, alleges that Japanese outboard-engine companies have engaged in illegal
    pricing activities in the U.S. for several years, and that they continue to do

    ITC also investigating - The International Trade Commission (ITC) is also
    investigating the claims Mercury made in the petition it filed with the Commerce
    Department on January 8. It is trying to determine whether Mercury Marine was
    injured by the alleged dumping. The ITC gave Mercury Marine and Japanese engine
    builders a chance to present their respective sides during a hearing on
    ******************** TBPNews *******************

    3) Miami to NY 2004 Race - It's a Go!

    It's official, the Miami to NY 2004 race is on and scheduled for June 25th
    through July 2nd. This is not a run through the night event. This will have 6
    overnight stops along the way. The promotors are well funded and have hired a
    professional marketing firm to pull this all together. The people involved are
    from the Dakar Rally world and this is their first attempt at bringing that type
    of event to the water. This won't be for the feint of heart or pocketbook. The
    entry fee is 10K, but there is a $200,000 prize purse. $125,000 for first place.
    No more than 30 boats will race.

    This event will be filmed as a documentary or reality TV show to be aired
    worldwide. International teams are expected to compete as well. He's the one
    catch - No refueling between stops. If you're up for the challenge, go to and fill out the online registration
    ******************** TBPNews *******************

    4) Laughlin, NV Hosts River Days
    Source One Events will host the Formula Light tunnel boats for the city of
    Laughlin, Nev on JUNE 5-6, 2004. A national television partner will carry the
    racing action across the nation with a telecast that will be shown just a few
    weeks after the event. Racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Returning
    to make sure there is plenty of action on the water, the Superstock flatbottom
    powerboats will be a part of the weekend-along with the crowd pleaser, the
    crackerbox racing sprint boats. Nostalgic flatbottoms will also be on display,
    along with the annual bikini contest. The winners of all these events will be
    announced Sunday afternoon.
    ******************** TBPNews *******************

    5) Powerboat Magazine Gives Daily Web Coverage From Miami Boat Show

    Be sure to monitor during and after the Miami Boat Show on
    February 12, 13 and 14. POWERBOAT magazine will be providing daily coverage from
    the show. Coverage will begin to appear on PBM's web site at noon on Thursday,
    Feb. 12/04, with breaking news and feature some photos of the highlights from
    the show.
    ******************** TBPNews *******************

    6) 'Hot Boat' magazine - Save 51%!

    We have obtained great deals on Powerboat magazine subscriptions. This month we
    have a great deal on the popular 'Hot Boat' magazine.

    Hot Boat is prop and jet driven boat enthusiasts bible. Each issue featuring
    tests, technical and product reviews, adventure travel, outboard and drag racing
    coverage, high performance tips, and outboard RPM tricks. 11 issues Published:
    Seasonal; Cover Rate: $54.89;
    Our Rate: $27.00 (Save 51%)
    ******************** TBPNews *******************

    7) 'The Offshore Grand Prix: There's No Turning Back' - SPECIAL!

    We have a special offer! In The Offshore Grand Prix, There's No Turning Back,
    author Jill Berg introduces the reader to the dynamic sport of Class I offshore
    powerboat racing - the international racing sport of rich daredevils and
    thrillseekers. While following the day-to-day race activities of Norway's Ugland
    Race Team, readers learn about the basic technology and safety measures involved
    in the sport and get a sneak peak at the behind the scenes activities
    competitors enjoy during the seven month season. 33 international race teams are
    featured in over 190 photos illustrating the excitement, danger and color of
    offshore racing. Hardcover: 117 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 8.75 x
    11.00 Publisher: Cross Pub Ltd; (July 1, 1994) ISBN: 1873295456; Price: $30.00
    ******************** TBPNews *******************

    See you next time!


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    Nicky whats up?? Hey sorry we missed last weekend but the weather kept us away. We are planning a weekend over there on March 13,14. Some of the boys from Scream and Fly are comin down from South Carolina to check out our waters, I referred them to stay at the Sun Spree, Are you available, figure we all get together at the fort or Shell Island, let me know.

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    Hey Mike. I would love to get together. Keep me posted.

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