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Old 05-21-2003, 11:52 AM
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I don't think any of us doubt that Mike.

It's just a little humorous after listening to weeks of chest pounding about offshore prowess of a certain racer and how his boat will out corner anything known to man.

Since no one was injured, I think a good chuckle is in order.

chest pounding ?? Is that official offshore racing terminology ??

looks like someone had foot in the mouth disease ....
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I don't think any of us doubt that Mike.

It's just a little humorous after listening to weeks of chest pounding about offshore prowess of a certain racer and how his boat will out corner anything known to man.

Since no one was injured, I think a good chuckle is in order.
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Old 05-21-2003, 12:20 PM
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please get your facts in order...we tore the skeg right off the case on the starboard drive. THIS caused the boat to spin and then ripping both drives off....i NEVER stated "how his boat will out corner anything known to man"....please have the facts...

fact is we learned a lot this weekend...we know the hull design and set-up exceeds the capabilities of the drives. this is staying with in the APBA rules for x-dimension, drives, and weight requirements.

another fact...let's play racing and 57 boat really had a great race! congrats to both teams!...let's play NEVER looked better....all this should make for a great season of racing!
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Old 05-21-2003, 12:29 PM
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how did you tear a skeg off a drive???

did you hit something???
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how could you determine when the skeg actually broke off???

couldn't it have broke as a result of the drives tearing off???
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Old 05-21-2003, 12:37 PM
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nope, NOTHING hit.....the drive was designed to run with higher x's and still have skeg in the water for control...the APBA is making the 525's run the sportmaster lower to slow it down some plus add 600lbs...and it does just that....no big deal...it's all just part of racing.
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aside form this is what Q (crew chief) and i do for a living....

2 force member....if the drive was off already how could the skeg then bust off?...it could not have...i'll post the pics,,,it's very clear when you see the pixs and the video...
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How are you able to determine which came first or which is a result of which?
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couldnt they have broke at the same time......what a humbling incident......was under the impression that the sportmaster was for boats that exceed 90 mph, cat or step bottom v...
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