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Old 08-14-2004, 12:35 PM
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I don't know what race some of you were in, but I assure you seas were every bit of 6-8 feet. It was a very rough race. Lots of broken boats.
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wow!

Looking at the water in posts 1 & 3 the waves look to be about 3ft or less.

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Old 08-14-2004, 05:52 PM
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Damn, that is crazy! At least the expensive parts of the boat (drives, motors etc.) can be parted out.
True, but motors and drives are a dime-a-dozen. A hull like that Sutphen is irreplacable.
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Hey Ron, what 3 footers where you in??? Seemed a little bigger than that!!
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sell them the velocity!! hint hint!!!!
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Old 08-14-2004, 07:18 PM
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Ryan, I was 50 feet away from Mr K when it blew apart and I was 100 feet away from this one today. It was the identical fly, trip, stuff. And the same results to the hull.
More race photos at www.njsportpics.com look under recent events, then Jenkinsons, then P4 class.
I just viewed the pics. It looks like they were running the boat with the tabs down. When you come off a wave bow high with the tabs down it's going to be a hard re-entry.
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Old 08-15-2004, 12:40 AM
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Damn, that is crazy! At least the expensive parts of the boat (drives, motors etc.) can be parted out.
I wonder if TowBoat was able to put a salvage claim on it and now the owners would have to fight to get their hardware back ? Was there any type of racers insurance coverage ? I hope everyone heals well.It seems the safety equip. really played a part also.
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Sutphen is Still building boats I just did graphics on a NEW one a few weeks ago.
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does anyone know approx how fast they were going at the time?
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"if it were a foam cored or balsa cored hull there would be three funerals to attend"...i don't think so tim!

"one of the best built boats out there,it is a plywood core"...are you sure you want to combine those two statements!?

sorry, there is something way wrong with a boat coming apart like this averaging 60mph lap speeds. NOT to say anyone could have foreseen this.

GREAT to see everyone is OK!!!!
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