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Old 11-13-2006, 05:34 PM
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Anyone see how trimmed they were? As compared to Bud Select and Reliable who were flying all over the place. Geico really ran level, they looked sharp.

On the Chip 38 Fountain was Cat Killin the Reliable until the end when their header came loose

On the Chip was rockin
They ran the sh1t out of that boat!!!
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Don't you mean you love your unnecessarily fixed, licensed Arneson parts with heavy duty trim and single rudder???



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Scotty and I have not been kind to these drives this year. turbines are throttled a little different than piston so there was a tremendous amount of stress put on them. only problem all season: a bearing in one drive needed replacment. That alone is a testament to this style driveline.
It works.

On the Chip was unbelievable on Sat both of them were racing very hard. That race will go down as one of the classic duels between cat an V
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:30 PM
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They ran the sh1t out of that boat!!!
Sure did! And with a pretty sizeable lead when I took this video!

On The Chip Running

PS, sorry about the quality...
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:00 PM
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Our Sponsor has a billion dollar per year advertising budget. That money will be spent regardless of their involvment in offshore powerboat racing. Wouldn't you rather see the money spent on our sport than Nascar or lawnmower racing. They plan on entering the marine insurance marketplace soon which could mean lower rates for everyone in performance boating.

Now if your complaint is about high insurance rates...I agree ...but I personally believe a great part of this is due to fraud.

Stop by the pit's next year and I'll buy you a cold Bud Sellect walk you through the cockpit and power plants on the Turbine Geico boat....

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It isnt about lower rates, it's about how they treat their customers afterward. Maybe you didnt quite understand my post. I find it ironic that they send this much on a high performance sport, when people like myself and body shop's have a problem getting them to pony up and fix a customers car correctly and legally. Congrats to you for securing them as a sponsor. Personally I will never touch anything that GEICO has to do with when I know for a fact that they deny claims because they feel it is "too expensive". Insurance companies have an obligation to fix a customers car correctly, unfortunatly they fall below grade.

and BPMS are sweet, thank Howard Arneson for them

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Than why fix it...........?

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umm because its a rudder boat, and they dont need the drives to move...
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no win here...I just race the boat.

funny..

"umm because its a rudder boat, and they dont need the drives to move..."

and don't want them too!. We entered the turns between 140 150 mph in some cases ....At this point (and with us being the rookies on the extreme team) I'd just assume things stay fixed back there...no surprises

The offseason for Miss Geico will be very busy. We are assembiling the best in the business to prepare the Boat for 07.

Thanks for everyones support this year.

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Offshoredrill,

no win here...I just race the boat.

funny..

"umm because its a rudder boat, and they dont need the drives to move..."

and don't want them too!. We entered the turns between 140 150 mph in some cases ....At this point (and with us being the rookies on the extreme team) I'd just assume things stay fixed back there...no surprises

The offseason for Miss Geico will be very busy. We are assembiling the best in the business to prepare the Boat for 07.

Thanks for everyones support this year.

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Marc, agreed, you guys have always been a class act and best of luck...it was never about you as a team best of luck...Rob
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umm because its a rudder boat, and they dont need the drives to move...
Or because they use a rudder so they won't have to move the drives......

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The drives do move up and down. We use the drives partially because our turbine boat with #6's kept blowing them to bits literally
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Or because they use a rudder so they won't have to move the drives......

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or maybe they dont need them to move with those new fangled rudders
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Or maybe its the advantages of not moving the drives right and left.
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