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Old 09-30-2010, 04:11 PM
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very nice, now lets get some more boats to that race! Way to go little sonic
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very nice, now lets get some more boats to that race! Way to go little sonic
Thanks Christian....hopefully we will be seeing your Sutphen next year. You would enjoy this kind of racing.
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I am not sure, but it seems that a number of the current GPS boats are about 20 years old.....(1988-93)....and they certainly don't seem like "vintage or historic". Perhaps 25 years of age (1985 and older) is a good minimum age (same as APBA's V&H rules).
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Not that I have a boat to race (yet?) but i agree with T2x, if I choose to go do this kind of racing the avialability of 35+ year old boats is a short list. From what i see you are all about trying to get a good number of boats back racing again for the sport of it. I would try for 1989 and older, just more boats out there?
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I am so glad you all had a safe time of it. It gives us all some hopeful ideas and goals.
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I am so glad you all had a safe time of it. It gives us all some hopeful ideas and goals.
Thanks Toasty....I hope that people like yourself will try the race (or two) next year.
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:51 PM
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How different is hull of a 1987 Sonic 30SS from a new 31SS?
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Chris, I'm counting on you to get MJ/Toasty in the mix next year.
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How different is hull of a 1987 Sonic 30SS from a new 31SS?
As far as I know they are both 30' 6'', I belive when Jay Ross sold the company the new owners rounded up.
I don't think there have been any changes to the hull other than lay up.
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It looks as if the 2011 Around Long Island New York race is going to be the only one that HORBA and NPBA will be putting on this year.

The planned race for Florida in November will NOT happen this year. With the low boat turnout for the Sunny Isles Bimini run, the people we were working with did not want to go ahead in this economy and spend the money needed to put this race on....Fort Lauderdale to Key West, will not happen in November as planned.

HOWEVER.......Everyone is invited to the Second Don Aronow Memorial Around Long Island Marathon on September 24th of this year. This story brings up the great story of how these races can be won by the most unsuspecting boats and crews.
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