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Downtown42 11-11-2006 04:15 PM

Geico Turbine Cat ran sweet
 
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 :evilb:

On the Chip was rockin :D

KNOT-RIGHT 11-11-2006 04:22 PM

Re: Geico Turbine Cat ran sweet
 
What kind of cat is Geico running?

customryder 11-11-2006 04:47 PM

Re: Geico Turbine Cat ran sweet
 
The Arneson boat will win :D :drink:

bouyhunter 11-11-2006 04:50 PM

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Does Geico insure Cats?

THEJOKER 11-11-2006 05:18 PM

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Nice job Scott B. Geico looked awesome until the gremlins showed up.

9 Lives 11-11-2006 05:24 PM

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They both use fixed (non-steerable) surface drives.

The Bud Select/MTI uses Tri-max surface drives, with a single rudder

The Geico/MTI uses BPM surface drives, also with a single rudder

They're also in separate classes tomorrow. Extreme and Turbine Extreme.

The CRC/MTI, which is in the Extreme class with the Bud Select uses Merc 1075s and
Merc #6 drives, so it drags two steering skegs through the water instead of one.

Tomorrow will definitely be interesting for all the classes. :cool:

KNOT-RIGHT 11-11-2006 06:01 PM

Re: Geico Turbine Cat ran sweet
 
Its difficult to picture the little Gieco lizard behind the canopy.

Maximus 11-11-2006 08:49 PM

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Thanks Downtown. The crew did a super job setting the boat up. Big Thanks to Bud Sellect Dave and JT for sparring with us while they tested and we raced. Both boats have a tremendus of power in reserve.

A cold front came through today and whippied it up pretty good. We hit so hard Scottys arm flew into the breaker panel and shut the boat down. We got it startd againg pretty quick . Tommorrow we are going to race the MTI Miss Geico again. Looking forward to a great race.

Taking some tylenol and going to sleep now.



Marc

Downtown42 11-11-2006 09:21 PM

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Wow Maxx....that rig was dialed in and flying perfect. Watched on AMF.tv back home in WI. Best of luck Sunday.

Quinlan 11-11-2006 10:41 PM

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We watched on OSS Live. Absoultly great!!! Must see more! Must see on real TV!!!!!!

9 Lives 11-11-2006 10:45 PM

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I have to admit. Todays second race was one of the most exiting I've ever seen or listened to.
On TV, webcast, tape, in person or otherwise.

I know "beggers can't be choosy", but we needed split screen or PIP to
watch both battles between Bud Select/Geico and Reliable/On the Chip.

Great stuff. (no pun intended) Can't wait til tomorrows races....

Anxious fan....

Downtown42 11-11-2006 10:51 PM

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Sundays weather is supposed to rough water too!

Rik 11-11-2006 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by 9 Lives
NOT........

One of the misquotes during the commentary. Neither one uses Arnesons.
They both use fixed (non-steerable) surface drives.

The Bud Select/MTI uses Tri-max surface drives, with a single rudder

The Geico/MTI uses BPM surface drives, also with a single rudder

They're also in separate classes tomorrow. Extreme and Turbine Extreme.

The CRC/MTI, which is in the Extreme class with the Bud Select uses Merc 1075s and
Merc #6 drives, so it drags two steering skegs through the water instead of one.

Tomorrow will definitely be interesting for all the classes. :cool:

The BPM is an Arneson. Making it fixed does not change anything.

The Geico cat did look better in the rough water than the competition did.

9 Lives 11-12-2006 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Rik
The BPM is an Arneson. Making it fixed does not change anything.

The Geico cat did look better in the rough water than the competition did.


Rik,

I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that the BPM drive is an Arneson.

What does BPM stand for and why is it called that by most riggers and not an Arneson?

I did not see it anywhere on the website. Is it there and I just missed it?

Does it have approx. 7" of vertical trim compared to the Tri-Max at approx 3" of vertical trim, or am I wrong again?

You are very knowledgeable about your products and I
seem to get corrected and learn a lot when I speak with you.

That's a good thing.....

satisfactionII 11-12-2006 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by bouyhunter
Does Geico insure Cats?

Geico has insured my truck and cars for for the past 12 years. Last years when I tried to insure my Scarab with a 502 MPI with them they refused. No claims of any kind and I'm a power boater for the past 6 years. Go figure.

blume 11-12-2006 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Rik
The BPM is an Arneson. Making it fixed does not change anything.

The Geico cat did look better in the rough water than the competition did.

BPM is not an ARNESON..................

offshoredrillin 11-12-2006 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by blume
BPM is not an ARNESON..................

ummm Dude, maybe you should look a little closer at whom Rik is...he is kinda the HNIC at Arneson, so I think he knows where his product goes....

Rik 11-12-2006 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by blume
BPM is not an ARNESON..................


Really, we license them to make the copy. We supply the parts for them.

Nichols has the same drives also.

blume 11-12-2006 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Rik
Really, we license them to make the copy. We supply the parts for them.

Nichols has the same drives also.

So, like I said BPM is not an Arneson.

bouyhunter 11-12-2006 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by satisfactionII
Geico has insured my truck and cars for for the past 12 years. Last years when I tried to insure my Scarab with a 502 MPI with them they refused. No claims of any kind and I'm a power boater for the past 6 years. Go figure.

I'm also with Geico on both trucks.
Haven't tried a boat yet.

Glad to hear they are supporting a race boat as a sponsor, and glad to hear the boat ran well.
Hopefully they also support PLEASURE boater's and Poker Runners with reasonable rates and good coverage.

TeamSaris 11-12-2006 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Rik

Nichols has the same drives also.

Didnt look like they could get a lot of boat out of the water today. Did anything go wrong?

TeamSaris 11-12-2006 06:35 PM

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didnt run sweet today? :(

offshoredrillin 11-13-2006 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by bouyhunter
I'm also with Geico on both trucks.
Haven't tried a boat yet.

Glad to hear they are supporting a race boat as a sponsor, and glad to hear the boat ran well.
Hopefully they also support PLEASURE boater's and Poker Runners with reasonable rates and good coverage.

What really sucks is this is how Geico is spending your hard earned premiums. When they whine and complain to us at shops about how expensive things are to fix and constantly try to cut corners. Had an adjuster on thurs tell me my product was too expensive I had to do better, I asked him when his customer complained that his premiums were too high did they give him a discount?

Maximus 11-13-2006 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by offshoredrillin
What really sucks is this is how Geico is spending your hard earned premiums. When they whine and complain to us at shops about how expensive things are to fix and constantly try to cut corners. Had an adjuster on thurs tell me my product was too expensive I had to do better, I asked him when his customer complained that his premiums were too high did they give him a discount?



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....

Marc


ps. we love our BPM's

WeaponX 11-13-2006 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Maximus
Thanks Downtown. The crew did a super job setting the boat up. Big Thanks to Bud Sellect Dave and JT for sparring with us while they tested and we raced. Both boats have a tremendus of power in reserve.

A cold front came through today and whippied it up pretty good. We hit so hard Scottys arm flew into the breaker panel and shut the boat down. We got it startd againg pretty quick . Tommorrow we are going to race the MTI Miss Geico again. Looking forward to a great race.

Taking some tylenol and going to sleep now.



Marc

Looked great from the beach. As an MTI should. :evilb:

Downtown42 11-13-2006 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Maximus
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....

Marc


ps. we love our BPM's

yo, what about me??? :evilb:

Maximus 11-13-2006 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Downtown42
yo, what about me??? :evilb:


Two Bud Select's for you. :drink:

T2x 11-13-2006 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Rik
The BPM is an Arneson. Making it fixed does not change anything.

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

T2x

T2x 11-13-2006 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Maximus

ps. we love our BPM's

Don't you mean you love your unnecessarily fixed, licensed Arneson parts with heavy duty trim and single rudder???

:p :p :p

T2x

Panther 11-13-2006 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 9 Lives
The CRC/MTI, which is in the Extreme class with the Bud Select uses Merc 1075s and Merc #6 drives, so it drags two steering skegs through the water instead of one.

From what I hear, those may have the 1075 stickers on the hood but they ain't no 1075HP's.... :eek: :drink:

JCPERF 11-13-2006 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Downtown42
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 :evilb:

On the Chip was rockin :D

They ran the sh1t out of that boat!!! :cool: :cool:

Maximus 11-13-2006 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by T2x
Don't you mean you love your unnecessarily fixed, licensed Arneson parts with heavy duty trim and single rudder???

:p :p :p

T2x


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

Panther 11-13-2006 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by JCPERF
They ran the sh1t out of that boat!!! :cool: :cool:

Sure did! And with a pretty sizeable lead when I took this video! :evilb:

On The Chip Running

PS, sorry about the quality... :(

offshoredrillin 11-13-2006 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Maximus
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....

Marc


ps. we love our BPM's

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:D


Originally Posted by T2x
Than why fix it...........?

T2x

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

Maximus 11-14-2006 08:12 AM

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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.

Marc

offshoredrillin 11-14-2006 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Maximus
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.

Marc

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

T2x 11-14-2006 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by offshoredrillin
umm because its a rudder boat, and they dont need the drives to move...:rolleyes:

Or because they use a rudder so they won't have to move the drives...... :rolleyes:

T2x

ScottB 11-14-2006 09:08 AM

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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

offshoredrillin 11-14-2006 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by T2x
Or because they use a rudder so they won't have to move the drives...... :rolleyes:

T2x

or maybe they dont need them to move with those new fangled rudders:)

44MTI 11-14-2006 10:38 AM

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Or maybe its the advantages of not moving the drives right and left. :evilb:


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