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Fan Question? Factory 1 and 2 VS Exotic Canopied boats racing?

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Old 08-02-2006, 09:14 AM
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Default Fan Question? Factory 1 and 2 VS Exotic Canopied boats racing?

This is strictly for information only , not trying to offend anybody. Would you rather see single engine and twin engine - non canopied boats race or exotic canopied boats race? I say bring back The Factory Class racing series.
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:16 AM
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Factory racing all the way!
of course i don't mind watching the big V's and cats run, with spec motors of course :
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Default Re: Fan Question? Factory 1 and 2 VS Exotic Canopied boats racing?

I can like most others on this board to boats that we personally run ourselves. Factory 1 and 2 are what got me to go to the races.

However on the other hand I just like close racing no matter the boat size canopy or not and the last few races I have been to looked more like boats on parade than any racing going on. I personally believe that there are too many classes running and there in no way a spectator can tell what is going on out on the course...and with out the fans this sport will continue on the way it has been going.
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This is all well and good......

until........

Someone get's killed...and then fans, racers, builders (remember Formula?), and sponsors (TV)....run for the hills.

Please consider consequences..... not images of past glory.

Next you'll want Nascar to race convertibles.

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So nobody get's killed in NASCAR? Indy? Don't they race convertibles? It's a poll and that's it!
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Please consider consequences..... not images of past glory.

Next you'll want Nascar to race convertibles.

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I would like to see factory 1 & 2 boats race in a manner in which they where originally designed for, let the "exotics" race the tight courses and the factory classes run a longer course that takes them out into the ocean a little bit, it's not past glory hell cars still race at Indy and Daytona, T2X the footage of warpath from the welsh grand prix is so exciting to watch you can hear it in your voice, watching powerboat racing today(on TV) is just boring ,
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I would like to see factory 1 & 2 boats race in a manner in which they where originally designed for, let the "exotics" race the tight courses and the factory classes run a longer course that takes them out into the ocean a little bit, it's not past glory hell cars still race at Indy and Daytona, T2X the footage of warpath from the welsh grand prix is so exciting to watch you can hear it in your voice, watching powerboat racing today(on TV) is just boring ,
That Apache was on a 30 mile long straightaway...... in big seas.... In those days the turns were bigger than some of today's straightaways.

Open cockpit boats with lotsa turns is a recipe for disaster.... including those poor souls who have been killed in Jersey Speed skiffs.

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From a fans point of view Factory 1 and 2 were great. That's what attracted me to racing. They were boats I could relate to.

From A Racers point of view, I feel MUCH safer in a Canopy boat! We were very lucky no one got killed in F-1 with all the ejections that happen. I think the Propco guys got thrown out more than I can remember.

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So nobody get's killed in NASCAR? Indy? Don't they race convertibles? It's a poll and that's it!
Actually, Indy cars have roll cages....and safety cockpits, that would get you killed if you barrel rolled at 80 mph on the water...... And you know that.

This is an emotional issue....that runs headlong into the facts, but I will give you this...maybe the development class can be an open cockpit, sub 80 mph class...like factory 1.

Factory 2...costs as much as SCL( "Factory 3" Same engines--maintenance, crew cost, truck, trailer, fuel etc, )....and is very dangerous.... so why waste the time and effort?

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