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Old 02-16-2012, 09:35 AM
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it will be a good race to watch, but since all the orgs have a 150 mph max speed rule, will it be waived now that there will be competition, or are the turbine boats getting gps???
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150 mph limit-realy?why bother then?it's not even racing or extreme.yawn.I'm glad I haven't wasted my time or $ trying to stay in this-it's turned into a joke.it was hard enough to do while bring sabotaged-even after that being asked to do staged races was enough for me.good luck guys.I find it wierd that pleasure boats and the pace boat will be going faster than the race boats.who the **** is making these rules?it seems nothing has changed-just a glorified circle jerk now.
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like I said, bring it on, The rules of extreme are anything goes, so I am not gonna ***** although its gonna suck for them to lose to a t53 boat
Gotta love the swagger!

Story lines like this is what will bring more publicity to the sport, although it sounds like it is pretty premature.
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Page 41 of 44.

8. Boat speed is limited to 150 MPH at any given time for all boats, no exceptions. .

It has always been there and is included in the insurance provisions.

Transmissons are not mentioned. This is the closest to it.

7. Any number of engines may be installed, as long as safety requirements per engine are met. Any drive or propulsion configuration utilizing the thrust of water, andor any drive ratio can be used.

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Page 41 of 44.

8. Boat speed is limited to 150 MPH at any given time for all boats, no exceptions. .

It has always been there and is included in the insurance provisions.

Transmissons are not mentioned. This is the closest to it.

7. Any number of engines may be installed, as long as safety requirements per engine are met. Any drive or propulsion configuration utilizing the thrust of water, and or any drive ratio can be used.
Like most things thats probably up to interpretation, even at the speeds they run i doubt the "average" is above 150. Just out of curiosity (for Scotty or Marc) on our longest courses how often are you guys above 150 and which straights come to mind? I always loved seeing the Geico boat run and it will be cool to see another one out there. One of the funnest races i remember watching was Geico and Bud about five or six years ago in St Clair, seeing the onboard video later on was pretty cool to. Be safe guys thats haulin!
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Yup! St Clair was awesome that year. The 150mph apears to be absolute top speed not an average.

"150 MPH at any given time for all boats"
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I missed the part about "average". The way I read that, 150 mph sounds like a hard ceiling to me. I'm not sure how average could be interpreted out of that...
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I missed the part about "average". The way I read that, 150 mph sounds like a hard ceiling to me. I'm not sure how average could be interpreted out of that...
I didnt actually see it anywhere but it is sometimes differently interpreted between the orgs. In P class most of the orgs use to use an average instead of a hard ceiling before gps's. Just wondered if maybe the did it that way with this class. If it does not specify then it could be interpreted or argued either way. I guess i was just thinkin out loud and it got me to thinkin about what speeds they regularly hit with the length of some of the courses. With the big turbines carrying so much wind and that the dont slow down well i would think they need to roll out of it sooner to get speed down to be able to turn. That really doesnt leave much left of a straight away for anything other then short spurts. Again this is just a guess on my part
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I guess that was as fast as they could go and each organization has it's own rules-part of the problem and confusion and source of whining.however JBS racing reached speeds of 198.5 at the 2010 POPRA race in lake Havasu and still have the fastest ave speed EVER at the key west world championships of 121.09 and were reaching speeds of 170 mph while doing so.
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I guess that was as fast as they could go and each organization has it's own rules-part of the problem and confusion and source of whining.however JBS racing reached speeds of 198.5 at the 2010 POPRA race in lake Havasu and still have the fastest ave speed EVER at the key west world championships of 121.09 and were reaching speeds of 170 mph while doing so.
All that in a second place effort
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