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Proposed Offshore Ralley - Only those serious about participating

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Old 12-06-2005, 07:40 PM
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Geez, please don't start changing boat production plans on the basis of something I expect to make happen, but can't guarantee!

It is interesting that you would revert back to an "old style" boat for this event. I also expect "old, heavy" boats will put many new designs to shame crossing real seas. There is nothing better than a big heavy weight to pound down the seas. Lighter may be faster, but you are going to shake and break alot more! I also believe step designs, while great in smooth water, will lose almost all their advantages, and perform worse than straight V hulls in heavy seas.

My guess is that the winning boat in heavy seas would be an old style straight V with new "modern" FI motors. Not a cat.
In light, maybe moderate seas, the cats would win.
chris, I talked with Ed today, i will be willing to help with a fun run, although my business is swamped now, towards the spring and summer I should be able to devote some time to it. I think for length we need to look at the abilities to go out on both tanks full of gas, my Tiger is dual 120 gal. i think anywhere from 80-110 miles for a good rally/race trip would be great....Rob
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:16 PM
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KEEP SEA TOW OUT ! THEY LIKE TO SCREW RACERS OR BOATERS OUT OF MONEY EVEN IF THEY ARE A SPONSOR.ASK WHAT SEA TOW DID FOR J PETERSONS ELIMINATOR IN LAUDERDALE WHEN IT SANK AT A RACE THEY SPONSORED. LEGALIZED PIRATES
OR WHAT THEY DID TO STAN WARE IN ST.PETE ALSO
SCREW SEA TOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:49 PM
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:57 PM
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[ In winter a North wind kicks up the Gulfstream and could postpone our race a few days.
These are just some idle thoughts open to discussion.[/QUOTE]

Its a race?
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:25 PM
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I would love to run my current boat in an event like this. But with it having a single 100 gallon tank. I dont think its got the required range. But. If I'm available when this happens, I will be more than happy to volunteer as one of the safety vessels closer to shore. Planning on having it in the Florida area this spring/early summer anyways.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:29 PM
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Offhoredrillin: My boat has only 140 gallons of gas, like most 30 footers. Should burn up about half a tank going to Bimini, more if the seas/winds are bad. That is another reason a one way trip is better for those of us in steerage class boats. <gg>
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:35 PM
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the summer months in south florida are normally very calm sea conditions even way offshore.february-april might be the way to go just a thought.
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Yup!
You're a legend!
When I was throttling "FlapJack" for Howard Quam we were on the same race course many times!

I have a bunch of friends in RI that I visit every summer. You probably know most of them. Nickerson, Mainella, Tanury, Grace, Coduto, etc.
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I'm in!
Let's do it in late January/early February whe the wind is kicking 35+ from the northeast.
I'll race for pink slips
(can I run my 50 Bertram?)
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race for drain plugs instead
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