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NEW Racing Class - Unlimited Offshore

Old 12-17-2008, 10:48 AM
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Default NEW Racing Class - Unlimited Offshore

OSS approved the rules and NAME change for the old turbine extreme class. All owners and drivers agreed to open the class up to all and create the fastest No rules racing class ever.


I. General-

A .Name change from Turbine Extreme to Unlimited Offshore

B. Race length-80 mile minimum

C. Saturday qualifying for lane choice

1. Unlimited Offshore Class boats will run 3 qualifying laps on the Saturday before race day at a specific time designated by OSS to determine lane choice.

2. Lap 1 will be a warm up lap followed by 2 hot laps

a. Hot laps will be timed by an OSS official

b. Fastest lap speed earns lane choice for Sunday race followed second

fastest etc.

c. Qualifying order to be determined by drawing numbers at Friday

drivers meeting.

d. Qualifying time to be determined at or before Friday drivers

meeting or before.

II Technical-

A. Hull type- No Restrictions- Catamaran, Vee, Trimaran etc.

1. Length- 40ft minimum (running surface)

2. No maximum length restriction

B. Engine specs- No restrictions- Turbine or Piston allowed

1. No restrictions on performance modifications, no flame show or after

Burners allowed

2. Fuel-No restrictions

3. Number of engines-No restrictions

4. Exhaust-Water cooled, insulated, or coated only for turbines, no restrictions on piston powered boats

C. Transmissions-No restrictions

D. Rudders:

1. Materials-Stainless steel, steel, or titanium allowed

2. Shape-No restriction

3. Depth- No restrictions

4. Trim and lift allowed

5. Integrity- rudders must be x-rayed at least twice per year

6. Documentation must be provided

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Old 12-17-2008, 11:07 AM
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I like this a lot. I always wanted to see Geico and Bud Select/Light go head to head in the past.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:21 AM
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:26 AM
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This is great! I really like this. A free for all unlimited class. I think this will be an exciting year with some great racing. Good job OSS.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:56 AM
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COOL! Run what Ya' brung and hope Ya' brung enough....
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:04 PM
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I like that too...don't get me wrong, I loved watching Gieco, JBS and Aquamania go at it at the worlds, but I think with this change there will be more competition among the big boys
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Will they require forward-neutral-reverse capability? Believe this was a rule before...

So 55s will be the needed turbine to compete?
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by BradH View Post
Will they require forward-neutral-reverse capability? Believe this was a rule before...

So 55s will be the needed turbine to compete?
Not really,
Team Geicos Mystic is at Turbine Marine right now getting re-rigged with T 53 -703 (1850 HP).
This will be the engine choice for this team, and the others for the OSS racing in 2009.
Team Geico will use there T-55's to set speed records when team owner gives the go !!
Looking forward to an great season.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:54 AM
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How long are most of the courses they run on?Do they do at least a 8-10 mile course?

Sould be fun to see on Lake Michigan!!
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:02 AM
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The race between Gieco and Bud Select in St Clair in 2007 was the most exciting I have ever seen. They were running down the 4 mile straight on the Canadian side at 170 side by side the whole race. Can't remember how many laps, at least 10. I'm looking forward to seeing more like that.
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