Like Tree0Likes

If You Wanted To Race?

Reply
Old 08-21-2008, 07:38 PM
  #51
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Chicago IL USA
My Boats: lLA Marine 32 cat worlds fastest
Posts: 793
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratickle View Post
So twin outboard class is recognized by APBA,OSS,OPA,POPRA,SBI,etc.? You could buy one and run with twin outboards in P classes, then, if you thought you were ready, put on the controlled/inspected Merc's and run SS Outboard?
Yes. And a year in P class with stock power would give you enough experience to move up to SS. Sell your stock power (still under warrantee) and jump in. There is never a better time than right now and you will never regret it.
SQ
__________________
Driver Team DVC S12 Super Stock
Offically certified fastest Super Stock raceboat. SBIP rules APBA U.I.M. attended/certified Kilo's 8/04 and again 8/05
8/07 119.14 MPH Worlds Fastest Super Stock
Orders for 08' DVC hulls now being taken.
stevequick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 08:54 PM
  #52
Registered
 
TYPHOON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Edison NJ USA
My Boats: RACE BOATS
Posts: 4,711
Default

Ratical, Let me give you some advise I hope you listen to it closely. Racing 101 in a entry level class SVL or P class is BUY A MERC. BLUE RACE MOTOR. Look for a boat that has one or build a boat and put one in. You will save thousands in motor repair. People come and go out of this sport mostly due to lack of money they want to spend. I can promise you one thing there is no saving money building your own power plant. Also there is no resale value. Good luck and if you need info please call.
Take a good hard look at Guy Costas SVL the blue one.
MD
TYPHOON is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 09:48 PM
  #53
Registered
 
Phantom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Lake Murray, SC
My Boats: 30' Phantom
Posts: 5,647
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan Beckley View Post
When the Buzzi Rib and the Mannefelt Bat Boat came out they raced in the A- class and made the boats back then Obsolete. APBA then created the AX class for these two boats to run in.
Here ya go.......
Attached Thumbnails
If You Wanted To Race?-baby.jpg   If You Wanted To Race?-rainx.jpg  
Phantom1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 09:52 PM
  #54
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Ratickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West Michigan
My Boats: 43' Black Thunder, 39' Scorpion, 24' Empress, 10' Bonanza
Posts: 833
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan Beckley View Post
No one has ever built a canopied 29-32 Fountain. The Factory ONE Fountains (29') BEAT YOU TO DEATH!!!! in bumpy water.
Thanks, was wondering.
Ratickle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 09:55 PM
  #55
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Ratickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West Michigan
My Boats: 43' Black Thunder, 39' Scorpion, 24' Empress, 10' Bonanza
Posts: 833
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevequick View Post
Yes. And a year in P class with stock power would give you enough experience to move up to SS. Sell your stock power (still under warrantee) and jump in. There is never a better time than right now and you will never regret it.
SQ
This may not be the place to ask, what's the deal on the Vicious cat in the classifieds? Seems way cheap.
Ratickle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 09:57 PM
  #56
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Ratickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West Michigan
My Boats: 43' Black Thunder, 39' Scorpion, 24' Empress, 10' Bonanza
Posts: 833
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete B View Post
Most SVL's that run OPA run P-4 and they have been successful.
Again, if choosing where you race, Apples to Apples=OSS, Mixed fruit bowl=OPA
Still think you guys need to get together on at least a couple of classes.
Ratickle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 10:04 PM
  #57
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: 12,576
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratickle View Post
Still think you guys need to get together on at least a couple of classes.
There is really only one SVL running OPA, and it is High Octane , it is for sale, it has a Mercury Racing 525, and is ready for spec class racing.

What really needs to happen is what some use as Catch phrase "United we race" but what it turns into is "race with us". When some hatchets are buried, maybe the sport can really move forward. But with to many wanna be leaders not willing to sit down and do some good for the sport. you have the quagmire we are in.
Pete B is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 10:19 PM
  #58
Registered
 
racesdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: racing capitol of the world
My Boats: 07 368 SKATER and shes bad
Posts: 3,389
Default

being in on te racing thing for years, 20, i really think you should buy a svl. i still sell boats, and have my customers step up the money to the 525 bullet proof engine program. there is no-one who can tell you that package is not a great deal. listen. how many custom built engines you know still are running, with 0 work, 3 years later?
1 answer. NONE
MIKE
racesdad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 11:15 PM
  #59
Registered
Trade Score: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Toledo Oh
My Boats: 22 Avanti, 25 Nova, 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree,SBYC
Posts: 8,667
Default

If your really serious...callen still has that cat for sale in the classifeds, just add turbines...why not start at the top of the food chain..its only money
phragle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2008, 10:32 AM
  #60
Racer
Racer
 
Ryan Beckley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Sarasota, Florida, USA
My Boats: 1987 24 Skater, 2006 30 Skater
Posts: 5,094
Default

The Vicious / Lightning cat is a good deal for the P Class. It would need alot of work and NEW motors to run in the SS class
Ryan Beckley is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
FAST37
General Boating Discussion
11
10-03-2009 10:39 AM
PARADOX
Classic Offshore
0
05-22-2008 11:16 AM
t500hps
General Boating Discussion
4
09-18-2006 12:47 PM
sladerei
Fountain
8
03-01-2006 12:20 AM
1HYPER1
General Racing Discussion
5
11-18-2004 06:20 AM



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 10:17 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.