Like Tree0Likes

National Champion ...legit?

Reply
Old 08-12-2008, 04:59 PM
  #91
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 2,111
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigDadys93x View Post
Yeah I want to get back into racing but why should I go spend hundreds of thousands of dollars building a boat and race my self most of the season i might as well keep runing poker runs. And I guess what needs to be done is have a hardened set of rules and dont adjust them just because you got a 200mph boat that needs a class and you throw money at the sancioning body to get your boat in and the class changes . Keep the rules once they are written. tech each boat before and after ever race if it is deemed to not fit into the confines of the rules then you're disqualified.
Have you been to an OSS race? SuperV light, Cat Light , Cat 850 are all strong classes with good competition. Cat OB may be the only class in the states that is UIM legal.

Equipment owners control the rules not some tech guy or sponsor.

Last edited by MOBILEMERCMAN; 08-12-2008 at 05:05 PM.
MOBILEMERCMAN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 05:15 PM
  #92
T2x
Allergic to Nonsense
Platinum Member
 
T2x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Granite Quarry, NC
My Boats: 1966 !8' Switzer Wing "Miss Diablo" 1968 Switzer Wing "Dust'n the Wind 2",, 1960 Powercat 15C , 1977 17' Molinari w/Evinrude CCC
Posts: 5,004
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOBILEMERCMAN View Post
Equipment owners control the rules not some tech guy
The problem with that is , everybody who has a different engine...or wants one...sets a different rule..

i.e. Super cat 750, Super cat 850, Cat Extreme, Super Cat Lite, and Turbine class...all run the same hulls...confusing the fans, ...and keep the top guys like JT, Steve Curtis, Billy Moore, and Steve Page from racing against each other.

Bad plan IMHO.

T2x
T2x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 05:48 PM
  #93
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 2,111
Default

JT and Billy are hired guns aren't they? Steve Page has a new 850 boat.

Cat light is the best of the bunch you mentioned. Money doesn't win in that class BALLS do. Who is willing to hang them out?

850 is a nice class. Fast enough. If Billy and JT wanted to compete thats seems to be the way to go.

CRC runs a extreme and a 850. The other extreme boats could do the same. They seems to be able to afford it. Then they could RACE like boats and Parade for there fans and sponsors.

It exists its better than some plan. No need for excuses.
It seems to be a strong foundation and well structured for equipment owners.
MOBILEMERCMAN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 07:24 PM
  #94
Charter Member#203
Charter Member
 
Pete B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Ft.Myers, Fl/ Atlanta, Ga/ Worldwide
My Boats: 98 Scarab 302 Sport
Posts: 12,559
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOBILEMERCMAN View Post
JT and Billy are hired guns aren't they? Steve Page has a new 850 boat.

Cat light is the best of the bunch you mentioned. Money doesn't win in that class BALLS do. Who is willing to hang them out?

850 is a nice class. Fast enough. If Billy and JT wanted to compete thats seems to be the way to go.

CRC runs a extreme and a 850. The other extreme boats could do the same. They seems to be able to afford it. Then they could RACE like boats and Parade for there fans and sponsors.

It exists its better than some plan. No need for excuses.
It seems to be a strong foundation and well structured for equipment owners.
But remember some dont like rules , tech, or Mercury Racing.
For the cost of the turbine BOATS , one team has 3 boats, a fleet of SUPER VEE LIGHTS could be bought and the ins would have their own
race league
Pete B is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 07:35 PM
  #95
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 2,111
Default

Well than,

National Champion ...legit?-worlds-07-018-pete-1-fan-avatar.jpg


I nominate you for director of race fleet operations.

Last edited by MOBILEMERCMAN; 08-12-2008 at 07:37 PM.
MOBILEMERCMAN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 07:37 PM
  #96
Registered
 
boatme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Spring Lake, Michigan
My Boats: Sold the Cig
Posts: 4,026
Default

Rich, (or any one)
just fer kicks and giggles
do you think we would be ok with the following classes for race day

F1 -1 -525
F2 - 2 525s
850 Cat
850 V

Run a couple of p classes the day before (Kinda like a Busch race the day before a Nascar event))

and at the end or beginning the turbines for show untill they had enough for a full class (at least 4)

Is that just to simple a plan ??

Last edited by boatme; 08-12-2008 at 07:40 PM.
boatme is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 07:47 PM
  #97
Charter Member#203
Charter Member
 
Pete B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Ft.Myers, Fl/ Atlanta, Ga/ Worldwide
My Boats: 98 Scarab 302 Sport
Posts: 12,559
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOBILEMERCMAN View Post
Well than,

Attachment 355649


I nominate you for director of race fleet operations.
I was wondering when that pic would rear its ugly face.!!

touche Mobilemercman , I would only be able to do that, if I had you there to assist!! See you thursday or Friday??? Live Bait thursday night!!!!
Pete B is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 08:06 PM
  #98
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 2,111
Default

I roll in Friday Morning. It would be nice if I could have made the golf thing. Are you joining to swing a club? Sounds like it will be fun.

Last edited by MOBILEMERCMAN; 08-12-2008 at 08:18 PM.
MOBILEMERCMAN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 08:37 PM
  #99
Charter Member#203
Charter Member
 
Pete B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Ft.Myers, Fl/ Atlanta, Ga/ Worldwide
My Boats: 98 Scarab 302 Sport
Posts: 12,559
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOBILEMERCMAN View Post
I roll in Friday Morning. It would be nice if I could have made the golf thing. Are you joining to swing a club? Sounds like it will be fun.
No , But leaving tomorrow with "Let's Play", Plan on a easy Thursday, Tammy gets in Thursday afternoon, figure we will pick up some food,and Beverages for the condo, any requests??
Pete B is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 09:34 PM
  #100
Racer
Racer
 
Ryan Beckley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Sarasota, Florida, USA
My Boats: 1987 24 Skater, 2006 30 Skater
Posts: 5,093
Default

Jim-Bobs weapon of choice is Tequilla & H2O..........did I mention My 24' Skater is now World AND National CHAMPION of my backyard!!!!
Ryan Beckley is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
AugiePensa
Scarab
4
11-08-2005 12:39 AM
KenD
General Racing Discussion
1
05-07-2005 11:18 AM
teamsutphen
Sutphen
1
08-20-2003 05:01 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:29 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.