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Old 10-24-2003, 02:08 PM
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Now that the seasons are winding down and only the World Championships left for all the Sanctioning bodies. I felt now would be a good time to try to plug a Single Outboard Engine Class once again.

Consider it P6, Performance Outboard, F(Like it was once called before or something else for that matter. Have it for boats smaller than 25' in length powered by one single outboard motor. Thus being a true entry level class. Have the boats set up like they were in the US Offshore F class back in the day. there are plenty boats of boats out there to run this class and enough interest in this class as well.

Your Looking at someone who will do this as he needs something to blow of his STEAM in. Come on guys make it happen.


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This type of racing is popular in the UK. It would be a great entry level class here in the States. Maybe SBI would be a good organization to promote this class. Especially now that Mercury Racing is going to be running around with them.
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Would you be an interested party if someone did put something together????
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No.
I can barely afford pleasure boating let alone racing.
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mabey just change the speed brackets in p class?

5=65 mph

4=75 mph

3=85 mph

2=95 mph

1=105 mph

most single outboards run 65 mph.just food for thought.
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Dennis,
I believe the Single Outboard Class was brought up at the meetings last year...
Who knows? Maybe not enough publicity, or the bracket idea chased some of the potentials away.
I can tell you, there are alot of these boats out of Long Island that I feel would give it a try.
They may need to be made aware of the meeting times, and if it means to drop the bracket speeds from that particuliar class in order for them to come out, then maybe it should be given some thought......
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Another S. O. B.
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Your 100% right about that , They should make a class for them ,P-6 Single outboard 21 to 24 ft. (Alot of outboard boats out there)


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Rigth now I am a littlwe tied of with things going on still with my father. I am 100% willing to buy a boat if this happens. Would anyone be willing to give me some help in trying to organize everyone.

Sharkey are you interseted?? How about T2X, he thought this was a good idea last year. I would love for him to help me out with this.

Let me know everyone.

Email me at [email protected] with suggestions. I would love for us to get involved with the Jersey Boyz with this. Being that most of the people showing interest are from the North east. Heck this is the kind of racing that Nigel Hook started with.

Let me know what everyone thinks either on here or in email

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Dennis, if you want to make this happen, you need to find support from people that want to race.

Bring 3 other teams with you to the winter meeting and bring your checkbook. You know what they say, Money talks, BS walks. Put your money where your mouth is and get three other teams that have boats to race. I can't speak for OPA but that would be a compelling story.

Also, if OPA made the class, you would feel funny being the only one racing in it. So go find some competition for yourself, then ask the question again.
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