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Old 10-21-2010, 04:42 PM
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The manufacturers would be on board if the sanctioning bodies would bring the rules back.
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Single 525 V - 26-32'
Twin 525 V - 35-40'
Twin 525 Cat - 30-36'
Twin Outboard Cat - 30-36'
Twin 850 Cat - 36-40'
Twin Unlimited Cat - 40' plus
Twin Unlimited V - 40' plus
Twin Turbine Cat - 40' plus

8 classes should be enough.
Crash tested canopies required for over 100mph.

I know there is a lot more but this is just my gut feeling.
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I think the only logical person would be you along with Jimmy Carter in case any negotiations need to be had to hold a race in a Communist or Radical Islamic country
Brilliant idea!! I'll be the front man and Jimmy will be my negotiator! Russia and Libya here we come!
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Single 525 V - 26-32'
Twin 525 V - 35-40'
Twin 525 Cat - 30-36'
Twin Outboard Cat - 30-36'
Twin 850 Cat - 36-40'
Twin Unlimited Cat - 40' plus
Twin Unlimited V - 40' plus
Twin Turbine Cat - 40' plus

8 classes should be enough.
Crash tested canopies required for over 100mph.

I know there is a lot more but this is just my gut feeling.
How about we just cut it down to this?
Single 525 V - 26-32'
Twin 525 V - 35-40'
Twin 525 Cat - 30-36'
Twin Outboard Cat - 30-36'
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How about we just cut it down to this?
Single 525 V - 26-32'
Twin 525 V - 35-40'
Twin 525 Cat - 30-36'
Twin Outboard Cat - 30-36'
Because then the millionaires won't be able to play with their big toys...
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How about we just cut it down to this?
Single 525 V - 26-32'
Twin 525 V - 35-40'
Twin 525 Cat - 30-36'
Twin Outboard Cat - 30-36'
Looks to me like the length / hull are great. Replace the 525 with a spec 500 horsepower engine and you'd be perfect!
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Spec engines are both the answer and the problem. Ideally, you want more than one manufacturer involved, but they have to have equivalent packages. Right now, that's a bit tough. The 525 is certainly a proven package, and the experience is there from before in terms of providing certification (Innovation or an equivalent company). Given the rumors from the last go-round 10 years ago, I'd make everyone turn the ECU's in after every session, and fit them with data loggers to watch for tampering.
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What twin cat outboard > 32' ?

28'-32' And more Estuaries!
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Spec engines are both the answer and the problem. Ideally, you want more than one manufacturer involved, but they have to have equivalent packages. Right now, that's a bit tough. The 525 is certainly a proven package, and the experience is there from before in terms of providing certification (Innovation or an equivalent company). Given the rumors from the last go-round 10 years ago, I'd make everyone turn the ECU's in after every session, and fit them with data loggers to watch for tampering.

Better yet swap props and ECUs at the beginning of every race, everyone just grabs one from a box. But then SOME corporate sponsors might object.....
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Single 525 V - 26-32'
Twin 525 V - 35-40'
Twin 525 Cat - 30-36'
Twin Outboard Cat - 30-36'
Twin 850 Cat - 36-40'
Twin Unlimited Cat - 40' plus
Twin Unlimited V - 40' plus
Twin Turbine Cat - 40' plus

8 classes should be enough.
great idea.........
oohhh wait thats what we got already.
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