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Old 01-25-2011, 08:21 PM
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I am a huge fan of boating/racing, I have grown up around boats my whole life, my father had a scarab then a velocity. I have no knowledge as to how to start a team or even become a signed up racer. I know everyone is going to say look it up idiot but its beyond that i want to know how the process works of starting a team and how much money generally it costs and if/or sponsors can cover boat cost. And from research Im starting to see there is really no money in the sport? True/ False? Someone please brush up on this, thanks-gavin
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Be very careful, Dont jump into anything.Ive been very involved in it for 25 years alot of people come and go. The bigger the show the shorter people are around. My advice to you is go to a couple shows this coming season and look around, look into each schedule pick the ones you would like to vacation at, because done right it can turn into long weekends away. PM me if you want ill give you a number and if you have questions. good luck and caution.
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Go into the racing forums on this site and ask around. You will get the help you need. Also look at these boats;

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...b245_0-en.html
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Wanna make a small fortune in boat racing????
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Then start with a LARGE fortune!!!

LOL - good luck to ya. I got no clue - I just run for fun.
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. And from research Im starting to see there is really no money in the sport? True/ False? Someone please brush up on this, thanks-gavin
oh trust me, there is REAL big money in the sport... SPENT
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oh trust me, there is REAL big money in the sport... SPENT
And there you have it!
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thanks guys i appreciate it, and drive guy i will definitely let you know if i need the number thank you very much
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Hi,
If I can help you please drop me an e mail and I'll give you my phone number. There are definite paths to take, organizations to help you and some pretty fine people that share your passion.
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Easy way to lose a LOT of money..
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