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Old 12-04-2005, 01:11 PM
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break it down into length classes, for example an manufacturer may have a great 35 footer but ther 42 footer, has issues. I think thre would have to be limits for HP as well, not on drives or set ups, just top HP. for example a 38 footer with 1000's would be faster than a 38 footer with 525's.
Then the can of worms is open! The accusations of cheating and finger pointing will begin. Are you going to dyno EVERY engine? Have Factory SEALED engine classes and/or open run what ya brung, but nothing in-between IMO.
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Old 12-04-2005, 01:38 PM
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Don't the British do an around the island race? Does anyone have info on that? Do they still do it?
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Very Good thread BTW. Sanctionnig bodies should print this,,,, and study it.

i have a feeling this thread is gonna have an impact
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I still have people ask me about the Cannonball Race that I raced across the country in 36 hours in 1979. They even made a movie about the race...Cannonball Run...and Gumball Rally.

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If people are willing to watch sailboats run the ocean on tv, then they would enjoy watching powerboats do the same thing but better! Its all on how you promote it. You have to set up the rivalries between the boat manufactures and put stories behind the drivers and make it something people are going to want to watch. (my.02)
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THE RECIPE

Make it interesting -- make it exciting -- make it understandable --
make it worthy of sponsors -- make it TV friendly -- MAKE IT HAPPEN
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I still say no classes, no restrictions. If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch. Nobody in the general public will care who had the fastest31 foot, single step, twin engines making less than 500 hp, with props spinning in class. Everyone wants to see the big dogs. The rest of the boats are just for the enjoyment of the owner of the boat. The public won't care. The public won't care if it's a v hull, a cat, piston driven or turbine powered, if it's a conventional drive, or a surface drive.

The only thing they want to know is who was the first one to cross the finish line.
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This is what I am talking about !!!
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Then the can of worms is open! The accusations of cheating and finger pointing will begin. Are you going to dyno EVERY engine? Have Factory SEALED engine classes and/or open run what ya brung, but nothing in-between IMO.
there has to be a discriminating factor to set them apart, a run what ya brung will more than likely yield to the person/owner that has the most money. In stock car racing, the rules are "each car is "supposed" to be the same... Maybe designate them starting at different times according to top speeds.
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Key west would work for both. Just run it like they did in the old days.

I think they ran like 100 miles out to a light house or something and then came back.

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