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Proposed Offshore Ralley - Only those serious about participating

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Old 12-05-2005, 03:31 AM
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Look, boaters are boaters, performance boaters would love it. If we just had an OSO member ralley, and told everyone else to F off, filmed and taped everything, we would have an awesome event. Let's do it. Fort Lauderdale to Bimini. My boat is ready.....in the under 60 MPH class, complete with fishing gear! Under 60, under 80, under 100, over 100 under 35, over 35 feet, cats and V separate classes. That ain't too difficult. <gg> Make sure U.S. Coast Guard was notified well in advance.

I think many of the lightweight B.S. "performance boats" made today would break apart, or fly weird off real offshore waves, that is why manufacturers don't want to do this type of thing.

Hey, this is Offshore Only, let's prove it with an internal "club" event. That will give the ........ racing organizations something to think about also.

It should cost NOTHING more than Bahamian entry permits. Plus extras for a party, t-shirts, moorage etc. Start offshore and end offshore or where the Bahamian police say it is okay for a flying finish near shore. I am sure they would be totally amped for this as they love this type of thing, it is great for tourism and brings in the bucks.

Expecting a lot of broken boats, so it would be great for SeaTow also, get them to sponsor perhaps. Safety would be an issue though. Perhaps each boat would have to do a radio or cell phone check on a separate frequency every fifteen minutes or so, giving GPS readings, speed and heading. Failure to report means a roving helicopter would check. Required MOB devices on every person would make rescue easier. Run only the number of boats for available radio channels.

Oh yeah, call it an ocean ralley so the insurance companies are happy

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Good idea I think this type of event takes alot more $$ and work than you think it does. Good luck with it
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and it needs to be on the west coast
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one word.....................INSURANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
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one word.....................INSURANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
I agree. I don't want to sound negative but I think insurance for this type of event will be through the roof.
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Everyone signs a waiver saying they won't sue and will assume all risk, blah blah blah....
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each person must show proof of insurance at registration, boat have to pass for safety, lifeline or equivilant vests, current mounted or handheld gps.
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Everyone signs a waiver saying they won't sue and will assume all risk, blah blah blah....
Doesn't mean SQUAT when the lawsuits fly.
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So why isn't there a "gumball" type rally for offshore boats? Seems like if they can do it on the streets it could be done offshore?
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Anybody know a crazy Arib with a briefcase full of money who'd be willling to sponsor this??
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