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Old 10-30-2002, 08:05 AM
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sorry no roll flips or anyting (no racin!) But I have seen many of steve Davids!

But once when I was 15 in the St Lawrence river with 2 friends in a 12 aluminum boat with a 9hp hangin off the back, we went directly behind a 700 foot freighter. The boat immedietly began to spin uncontrollably and draw the stern into the whirlpool and make the bow rise. We never went under but did get to utter those famous two words!
I was then relinquished of the throttle!
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Sinking 3 times over 3 times....F-1....Mr. Cigarette.... F-1. cb
was there two mr. cigs or just one, tell me how you flipped it
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Old 10-30-2002, 09:31 AM
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Ike, i believe you may be able to add to this thread
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Contact [email protected] for a copy of the Lavin guidelines. This is the basic set of specs for cockpit safety design and will save you a lot of B.S......... It is the foundation for all of the state of the art technology in use today.

Remember........in spite of the "bargain equipment" available out there today......Safety is priceless....don't try to save on this stuff....Your life span might not fit into a budget.

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I woke up last night remembering, I also flipped a 12' racing runabout with a merc 450 .....in the shadow of Laguardia airport in 1962 at about 50mph.

I know there were others

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ron P
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I wish Reggie was on this thread,]


........No you don't


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Went over in Key West Harbor at the APBA Worlds last year, all the safety gear worked perfectly. Regulators are nice, but full time air is the only way to go. I whacked my head on the side of the canopy on the way over. I was OUT, on board video shows me snoozing at the wheel. If it wasn't for the full time air I would have been coughing up water for a week, or worse. Doug Lewis came up with a very cleaver way of adapting the military face mask to a scuba regulator that included enough hose so I could swin out while I was still hooked up. When I came to, I popped the hatch, release my belts and passed our rescue divers on the way up. Never swallowed a drop of water.

I was told there are only two types of racers, "those that have gone over and those that are going over."

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T2x : you are completely right about safety rules.I have the guidelines plus I have an advantage :my boat is not a race boat so the weight is not very important.will do my best with necessary stuff..

Thnx all!
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Flipped this FARKER too many times..... (But I did win the National Champinship in APBA in 2001 though)
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