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Old 08-20-2008, 01:51 PM
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I thought the Bat Boats had a Lease program a few years back for race boats. I thought that was a really cool way to see if you want to race with out laying out the dough right away. Just a thought??

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You can "rent" a seat in a bat boat a selected race contact Chris Reindl about it......

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I'd recommend attending a few races so you can see the difference in the way the events are run. See what's more to your liking. The next OSS race is in Lake of the Ozarks at the Horny Toad on Sept 26 -28.

Vee Lite is the biggest bang for the buck and you can also race it in OPA or SBI in P4 class. OSS offers no entry fee racing to the Vee Lite class and still pays out a purse. Typhoon walked away with over 4k in Orange Beach for the VL win. Overall, we payout a $50,000 purse at every race. The purse money is broken up based upon the number of boats in the class, so the more boats in your class, the larger the payout.

If you would like a document showing the benifits of racing with OSS, just send me an email.

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You can race any boat in P -Class .

Just need a GPS and VHF RADIO, Helmets and your good to go.

And your wife will be fine inany boat if she realy whants to race.
They had an all ladies Team in F1 ( Twisted Chix )
They raced a 30 foot Phantom ,open cockpit at 85 + MPH.

Hell, i sell you mine.
Complette race ready fresh motor and # 4 SSM. Incl. everything you need.
I thought P5 had to be 30' or less, perfect conditions no more than 75 in OSS/OPA and 72 in SBI/APBA?
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It looks like SVL is the class everyone says is best starter class. The boats would be legal for P5 with power which would allow it to not exceed 72mph in SBI/APBS and 75mph in OSS/OPA? Then legal in SVL with a sealed 525? It looks like the SVL's averaged over 90mph in Havasu and around 80+ in the offshore races.

Real question, not my usual sarcasm; Why are all the SVL's Phantoms or Extremes, (1 Lavey?) and there are no Fountains?
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I'd recommend attending a few races so you can see the difference in the way the events are run. See what's more to your liking. The next OSS race is in Lake of the Ozarks at the Horny Toad on Sept 26 -28.

Vee Lite is the biggest bang for the buck and you can also race it in OPA or SBI in P4 class. OSS offers no entry fee racing to the Vee Lite class and still pays out a purse. Typhoon walked away with over 4k in Orange Beach for the VL win. Overall, we payout a $50,000 purse at every race. The purse money is broken up based upon the number of boats in the class, so the more boats in your class, the larger the payout.

If you would like a document showing the benifits of racing with OSS, just send me an email.

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Thanks, Will try to make it to LOTO. We've been to the world's several times, the old Grand Haven races when the Silver Cup was going on, and to St Clair this year.
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Thought about it for St Clair when he said he had a couple left.
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The LOTO race last year was off the hook, and this years will be even better with racing Sat and Sun, the heat concept was awesome in Orange Beach..
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If we were going to do it again. I would not change a thing.

A canopy is a must if your wife is in the boat.

A SVL boat gives you the option of racing in any org.

The 525 is almost bullit proof. A 525 might cost more but also hold there value + Mercury support

How fast does your wife want to go?

How tough is she?

We debated on running OPA vs OSS. If you only plan on racing a few races its a good place to start, and some races are close to home for you.

If you plan on racing hard and don't like speeding tickets OSS all the way.
Fast for her is relative. She falls asleep in the Scorpion at 70+ in 2 to 3's across the back seat, but hates running 70+ in the same water in the Empress. Of course 23' with a 18 degree bottom vs 39' with a 24 degree bottom.

I like the speeding ticket comment, T2x would be proud of you.
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:37 PM
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Buy a P Class boat they are cheaper and less expensive to operate. No sealed motors which need to inspected (sent to Mercury). More races, races closer to you. Next year you will have 3 OPA races in your back yard. More boats to race against. 15 boats in Class 5 is normal. No entry fees, $750 annual registration fee. Race with at least 8 Michigan Teams. Finally, P Class racing will always be around.

I also have a bat boat for sale with a Merc 337 Scorpion and Bravo One on an Aluminum Myco Trailer for sale at a great price. Perfect Class 5 or 6 boat. Fast, small enough to put in your Garage and safe enough to run with your wife. You could have the whole thing for the price of just the power in a Vee Lite.
Thanks, our garage is 44 by 60 and has all the boats in it now. Why is a BatBoat not legal for SVL?
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