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Old 11-10-2011, 10:07 PM
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Good initial thoughts here on an idea for some sort of air release panels somewhere in the center tunnel however keeping them closed under the high pressures until needed in the start of a blow-over would require some sort of angle/attitude device that would sense when the bow comes up to high and stays there two long. This device could release latches or something on the flaps and allows the panels to open and release the pressure. Actually sounds pretty feasible
Heck, one of our great inventors and innovaters here on OSO should get working on this idea. Maybe with more efforts we can save some future injuries, deaths and boat destruction!
Here I go again with one of those old corney sayings, " Necessity is the Mother of Invention!" My daughter calls them "Rayisms" Ha!

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Old 11-11-2011, 02:58 AM
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MTI HAS CRUMPLE ZONE 360 DEGREES AROUND
THE COCKPIT IT DESIGNED TO ENTER FORWARDS OR BACKWARDS HE SPENT THE MONEY And time TO ADVANCE SAFETY HE'LL HAVE TO SELL A LOT OF RACE BOATS TO MAKE THAT BACK
Spending lots of money is no guarantee for a good result, unfortunately. You still need to know what you are doing.

What is the purpose of crumple zones on a race boat cockpit? I don't se any real reason for that unless you intent to hit land?
A safety cockpit uses the water as crumple zone. It is all very basic safety physics.
I can clarify this if any one is interested.



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Spending lots of money is no guarantee for a good result, unfortunately. You still need to know what you are doing.

What is the purpose of crumple zones on a race boat cockpit? I don't se any real reason for that unless you intent to hit land?
A safety cockpit uses the water as crumple zone. It is all very basic safety physics.
I can clarify this if any one is interested.



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I would like to see a demo, with a real boat. I really like your product. H
*Has it been used in a race or pleasure boat setting yet?
*How many units have been sold?
*What is the cost per unit?
*How do you (engineer) differeniate the chute size for the size of boat it is attempting to slow down ie. a 30' boat at 110mph versus a 50' boat at 185 mph (prevent from flipping)?
*What are the physical dimensions of the unit?
*Where does the unit attach?
*Any special lamination or hardware requirements that are necessarcy?

You have peaked my interest.
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WHat about when it trips and stuffs it?
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WHat about when it trips and stuffs it?
or in the event of a roll over ???


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I would like to see a demo, with a real boat. I really like your product. H
*Has it been used in a race or pleasure boat setting yet?
*How many units have been sold?
*What is the cost per unit?
*How do you (engineer) differeniate the chute size for the size of boat it is attempting to slow down ie. a 30' boat at 110mph versus a 50' boat at 185 mph (prevent from flipping)?
*What are the physical dimensions of the unit?
*Where does the unit attach?
*Any special lamination or hardware requirements that are necessarcy?

You have peaked my interest.
It's not my product. It is someone else's solution to the flip-problem. I've searched the internet for more information but found nothing.

It might work but tuning all the parameters will be really difficult.
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The speeds these cats are going, running 160+ over the ocean is a balancing act, that seems like a pretty powerful "boost", Id hate to have it go off at the wrong time. I think Id want my throttleman In control of the boats attitude...not anything else
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The speeds these cats are going, running 160+ over the ocean is a balancing act, that seems like a pretty powerful "boost", Id hate to have it go off at the wrong time. I think Id want my throttleman In control of the boats attitude...not anything else
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Spending lots of money is no guarantee for a good result, unfortunately. You still need to know what you are doing.

What is the purpose of crumple zones on a race boat cockpit? I don't se any real reason for that unless you intent to hit land?
A safety cockpit uses the water as crumple zone. It is all very basic safety physics.
I can clarify this if any one is interested.



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YOUR RIGHT THERE IS ONLY TWO NEW MTI'S RACING TODAY WITH THIS USELESS SAFETY SYSTEM
HOPE THERE OK SCISM ONLY BEEN RACING FOR THIRTY YEARS BUILDING 160 MPH+ CATS FOR 20 YRS
OK BACK TO REALITY
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