Like Tree0Likes

Apba Sound Off!

Reply
Old 09-22-2003, 08:57 AM
  #21
Registered User
 
Joe Todesca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Danvers, Mass
Posts: 884
Default

I raced against Brian in F2, 2000 He is a Great competitor and very knowledgeable about racing. He has also done other aspects of the sport besides F2, I think he was in Angle 1 in Corpus TX. when my driver went swimming. I always am interested on what he has to say. Jo
Joe Todesca is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 09:05 AM
  #22
Registered
Platinum Member
 
THEJOKER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lake Lanier - N. Georgia
My Boats: Being a great husband and dad , boats , golf
Posts: 6,307
Thumbs up

Jon:

Yes the re-scheduling of the races were a pain in the ass , I agree. But we forget how hard the APBA Officials have worked to make the racing more competitive. Spec classes (F1 - F2 - SC - SCL- SV - SVL) and the P-Classes get a secured onboard GPS installed. It's as fair as it's ever been. In 2004 I guarantee you'll see some great things happen in this sport. By the way how did the seats work out? BH


Uncle Mike:

You be nice now and try and get along w/ everybody - haha - BH
THEJOKER is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 09:07 AM
  #23
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
HiPerf2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: N.E.
My Boats: Sonic
Posts: 4,072
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by CAP071
From my 12 friends who had plans for KW and can no longer go!
Now there is a stretch of the Truth........ *** 12 FRIENDS ***

You only wish you had 12 friends.
HiPerf2000 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 09:18 AM
  #24
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Chicago IL USA
My Boats: lLA Marine 32 cat worlds fastest
Posts: 793
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Fever Mike
Hollis also raced some F2 in 2000 in a Formula. I too have to side with The Joker. He is only sticking up for what he believes in and supports which happens to be really the only offshore racing around.
RonP I did not know you were in competition with APBA?!?!
Mike,
When you get to Orange Beach ask them if they saw any "offshore racing" in August. I'm sure Brian is a good guy and obviously a great racer.

But following "right or wrong" does not help any situation. A business should want input from it's customers. Have you noticed the really successful ones actually solicit customer feedback? SQ
__________________
Driver Team DVC S12 Super Stock
Offically certified fastest Super Stock raceboat. SBIP rules APBA U.I.M. attended/certified Kilo's 8/04 and again 8/05
8/07 119.14 MPH Worlds Fastest Super Stock
Orders for 08' DVC hulls now being taken.
stevequick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 09:28 AM
  #25
Charter Member #232
Charter Member
 
Audiofn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Carlisle, MA USA
My Boats: 1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
Posts: 18,379
Default

Mike I have never BASHED any of the bodies other then hopeing that they realize that these event changes hurt them more then I think that they are willing to admit. I have never said "oh I am sick of the APBA vs. SBI excuse" I actually think that the APBA vs. SBI banter is quite entertaining and if they would pay attention to it they may be able to find ways to make thier organizations better and stronger inbedded in all the back and forth posts. I do think that they all have major issues, and they need to read this stuff and pay attention to the complaints of the fans because this Key West deal has done some serious damage to the image of offshore racing. SBI seems to have taken a step in the correct direction by copying APBA's strict enforcement of the rules so that is good for them, and APBA had set the standard in FAIR racing. Last year we went down to race the Cape Cod race and due to me getting in an accident in my car the day before I let a friend ride in my place. Boat took First place P-4.... The one day registration does make it easier but when we went to register they did not even know about the one day registration or how it worked or what it cost or anything..... You see what I am saying? So it is not like I am not watching what they are doing and saying that I will never race again, but I will not invest a overwelming amount of my time tell they get things more hammered out and solid. There are now no local races that are really what I would consider "near" me, and as far as getting my money back I understand the money for the race will get back to me but there are a lot more costs with racing as you know then just the cost of the race. I may see about getting started with the Jersey crew after I recover from all my wedding, new house, new land in Maine cost from the last couple months but that will likely be two more years away. They seem to be from my limited knowledge of what they have going on down there having a good time and that is all it ever was about for me, if it is going to be frustrating then I am just not interested.
__________________
Put your best foot forward!
Audiofn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 09:43 AM
  #26
Charter Member #232
Charter Member
 
Audiofn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Carlisle, MA USA
My Boats: 1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
Posts: 18,379
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by THEJOKER
Jon:

Yes the re-scheduling of the races were a pain in the ass , I agree. But we forget how hard the APBA Officials have worked to make the racing more competitive. Spec classes (F1 - F2 - SC - SCL- SV - SVL) and the P-Classes get a secured onboard GPS installed. It's as fair as it's ever been. In 2004 I guarantee you'll see some great things happen in this sport. By the way how did the seats work out? BH


Uncle Mike:

You be nice now and try and get along w/ everybody - haha - BH
I typed my last reply at the same time as you typed yours. So you can see that I do not overlook all the good things that APBA has done especially in the rules catagory. There are still some mumblings of poeple not giving true top numbers for the P-class racing (for example Boxer in P4 when even he claims that the boat will run 93 mph). But that is a deal for another thread all together. I hope like hell that in 2004 they make it even better but I think that they have to realize that the most important thing it to make the sceduall early and make sure that it WILL NOT CHANGE. If they can do that they I will have a lot more interest.

As far as the seats are concerned they look great and I can not waite to get to the point that I can get them in. Looks like I will have to make some custom brackets and stuff to get them to fit but that should not be any big deal, looks like they had custom brackets in the boat they came out of.... Your boss must be one skinny ladie as I barely fit in these things Good excuse to go on a diet however Hope all is well with you.

Jon
__________________
Put your best foot forward!
Audiofn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 10:16 AM
  #27
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Chicago IL USA
My Boats: lLA Marine 32 cat worlds fastest
Posts: 793
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Audiofn
I actually think that the APBA vs. SBI banter is quite entertaining and if they would pay attention to it they may be able to find ways to make thier organizations better and stronger inbedded in all the back and forth posts. SBI seems to have taken a step in the correct direction by copying APBA's strict enforcement of the rules.
We had brand new factory sealed motors installed the day before New York. We had the receipt with us. The SBI inspectors still disassembled our motors when we won first place. It sucked, but we understood why it was necessary. I think that listening to what their customers have to say has helped them (SBI) a lot. SQ
__________________
Driver Team DVC S12 Super Stock
Offically certified fastest Super Stock raceboat. SBIP rules APBA U.I.M. attended/certified Kilo's 8/04 and again 8/05
8/07 119.14 MPH Worlds Fastest Super Stock
Orders for 08' DVC hulls now being taken.
stevequick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 02:23 PM
  #28
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CAP071's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,430
Default

OK so Hi-perf is NOT my friend I had 11 going he is never allowed out anyway His woman has him on a tight rope
CAP071 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 02:45 PM
  #29
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
HiPerf2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: N.E.
My Boats: Sonic
Posts: 4,072
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by CAP071
OK so Hi-perf is NOT my friend I had 11 going he is never allowed out anyway His woman has him on a tight rope
Tight rope eh?????

is that why everytime you instant message my screen name thinking it's me she resonds "It's not Mark.....He's out on his boat again".

This is all why your sitting home beating off to internet porn while i am tearing up the river having fun.

Doesn't seem to tight to me
HiPerf2000 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 02:48 PM
  #30
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CAP071's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,430
Default

It's really you sitting around in women's underwear cybering with internet porn names
CAP071 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
CigDaze
General Boating Discussion
107
04-24-2003 09:45 PM
CAP071
General Boating Discussion
1
04-21-2003 11:42 PM
Wardey
General Boating Discussion
4
02-01-2003 07:18 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.