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Old 11-19-2003, 11:40 AM
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My understanding is the number is actually more like $550,000. Mills basically told the LLC (Mike A) to take the Key West sanctioning fees ($75,000) off the top of what the LLC owes Mills. That is when it all began to unravel.
Really??????

Is this true?????

If not .........Joker............. please post the "truth"...........

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Heavy handed short sighted leadership creates unpleasant responses...not vice versa. In this case the chicken....laid the egg... and found it's too late to change the baby's eyes.
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Every single boat racing series (and auto series for that matter) I've ever known has been accused of "heavy hands" or "short sightedness" or some other form of ineptitude - by at least some of the participants or hosts.

It is just a cycle that racers must break out of if they ever expect to become something different.


A word boat racing needs desperately:
"Allegiance"

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29 Boats, 10 Supercats, 6 Super Cat Lights, 3 Super V's, 2 F-2's, 3 F-1's, 3 Outboards, 1 P-3, 1 P-1.

And to no surprise moments before the first race a sea turtle was spotted mating on the course and they canceled the race until this afternoon.
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Hmmm.....sounds like a stall tactic to me in an effort to lump all the boats into one race.
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A word boat racing needs desperately:
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My point, Ms. Kitten....... is that word starts at the top.

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Hmmm.....sounds like a stall tactic to me in an effort to lump all the boats into one race.
Or ....There's a turtle on the course.

I doubt that any "stall tactic" is going to change the overall boat count....or the public's perception thereof.

Bottom line....nobody..SBI...LLC... or Mills ..had a big turnout. Unification is needed...but under whom is the question of the day.

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Rich, I agree

But you have to admit, if APBA would have had the worlds in KW, there would have been 100 + boats. and that would have been a great show.

Hopefully, (i doubt) things will get better next year.
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Rich, I agree

But you have to admit, if APBA would have had the worlds in KW, there would have been 100 + boats. and that would have been a great show.

Hopefully, (i doubt) things will get better next year.
I agree...but if APBA had not started World War 3 with Lee Mills...over money

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then your vision could have been fulfilled.

Alas...it was not to be.

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I cant argue there
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My point, Ms. Kitten....... is that word starts at the top.
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As it was in the beginning.......is now and forever shall be......

My point is.....

Year after year, decade after decade....the people at the "Top" are always fingered as the cause of "all the problems". No matter who, what or where. The honeymoon between the sanctioning body and the racers typically ends after an average of 5 years.

And there is always a new group who "knows exactly how to do it better". And they do -- well, for the next five years anyway......until the indians become restless again and another new group appears.

This is probably the only consistant thing there is with boat racing.

When you look back into boat racing history, it will stare you right in the face.

I just cleaned my basement and quickly rifled through 25 years of magazines - Propeller, Hot Boat, Powerboat, Vapor Trails,... I just shook my head as I recounted the oodles of boat racing series' sadly repeat the historic "sprout and wilt", time and time again.

And guess who's fault it ALWAYS was?

If faithful allegiance doesn't start at the bottom with the majority of the participants actively seeking fortification of the Governing body's goals, then this kind of destructive, sponsor-repelling turnover will just continue.
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