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  1. Thread: Is a MOD U???

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    Just letting you know you don't have to reinvent...

    Just letting you know you don't have to reinvent the wheel
  2. Thread: Is a MOD U???

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    Ron Drag boat guys have a plate and drive shaft...

    Ron
    Drag boat guys have a plate and drive shaft to adapt production gear cases to a 12" mid section. I have no Idea on cost but Bruce washburn or Bill Gohr might.
  3. Thread: Is a MOD U???

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    Mod U Boat Standards (see also Rule 21) 1) Any...

    Mod U Boat Standards (see also Rule 21)
    1) Any design of boat including bottom, deck, cockpit openings and seating arrangements shall be permissible so far as boat meets minimum
    length.
    Mod U...
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    Just counting the ones already on my shelf!:D...

    Just counting the ones already on my shelf!:D
    And yes it has been fun!
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    Didn't miss the point at all. Your hard work...

    Didn't miss the point at all. Your hard work showed. Your 200 hauled but at K3. You got covered up in the first turn and never recovered. I feel you would have won if not for that.

    As far as 150...
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    Now that this thread has been officially Hi...

    Now that this thread has been officially Hi jacked. 45556
    It is not tall talk. I have two more Trophies just like this one. The motor has NEVER LOST A FINAL.
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    Or you could just learn to spell:D

    Or you could just learn to spell:D
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    I believe the UIM rule has that covered

    I believe the UIM rule has that covered
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    Friday July 20 thru Sunday the 22 in Trenton...

    Friday July 20 thru Sunday the 22 in Trenton Michigan, Near Detroit. The Airport code is DTW
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    For complete OPC rules...

    For complete OPC rules http://www.apba-racing.com/Forms/2012/012OPC.pdf
    Motor tech is another book
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    No offense taken. We would love to have as many...

    No offense taken. We would love to have as many from Europe or any where else as we can. Contact Fred Miller at 847-356-2924

    As far as the rules, the way the agreement was written it does not...
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    Purchase price last time I checked was $15k USD...

    Purchase price last time I checked was $15k USD for conversion kit ( everything but center section ) and $20K USD for complete
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    [QUOTE=Bill Gohr;113860] Yup that's the bottom...

    Yup that's the bottom line
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    First there is a loop hole on the airbag /...

    First there is a loop hole on the airbag / crash-box rule that circumvents it for USA event written into the agreement between APBA and UIM dating back to 1930's ish ( at least that's what I've been...
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    I know that Trenton is going that way.

    I know that Trenton is going that way.
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    Looks Great! Can't wait to see the finished...

    Looks Great! Can't wait to see the finished product.

    By the way Thanks For your hard work on the 45 and 60 parts. With your recent efforts sounds like we have almost all the parts we will need...
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    Well said John. The hardest thing we have to do...

    Well said John. The hardest thing we have to do is protect drivers ( me included ) from themselves. The boats will never be totally safe but with some attention and education we can reduce the risk...
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    The research show that it reduces the amount of...

    The research show that it reduces the amount of chest compression by a significant amount ( 30 -50% I don't remember the number right now).

    The cost is less than $50 and I think that you can add...
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    The difference between us and some of the other...

    The difference between us and some of the other countries is the teams have government funding. Obviously Steve and Dan have Investigated in more detail. I'm certain that APBA would back a qualified...
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    It's not the hotel bill that will be...

    It's not the hotel bill that will be expensive............. It's the bar bill:D:D:D
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    I believe the boat is 1500 euro ( $2100 usd today...

    I believe the boat is 1500 euro ( $2100 usd today ) per race plus a damage deposit. And then air fare for 2 additional crew, hotel, food ect. My team is some what spoiled so I figured $8-$10k usd...
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    Roddy I looked into going but by the time I...

    Roddy
    I looked into going but by the time I figured my expenses it was going to way to much $$ for me by the time I got crew and everyone there.

    It's open to anyone. Helmet, life jacket, crew and...
  23. Thread: happy aniversary

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    65 years Wow

    Tell your mom and dad happy anniversary from team Shep!
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    John Donny Lick May be able to help also...

    John
    Donny Lick May be able to help also Donnylick@comcast.net
    Shep
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    Post this over on http://Hydroracer.net Stock...

    Post this over on http://Hydroracer.net Stock guys are much more active over there
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    BTW I did get to drive an OPTI at Kankakee and it...

    BTW I did get to drive an OPTI at Kankakee and it is a very nice piece to race and it worked very well on my current boat. Anyone who would be stepping up and they can afford it I would recommend...
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    While I can't speak on Mercury's behalf, I can...

    While I can't speak on Mercury's behalf, I can tell you what I know as fact. There were approximately 30 SST 200 OPTIMAX motors produced last year, 5 stayed in USA the rest went to Europe for a...
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    Welcome to 120. If the boat was recently rebuilt...

    Welcome to 120. If the boat was recently rebuilt you should have to do anything to bottom.

    My recommendations to you would be first find some one near you that already races to help you. your...
  29. Thread: Orange Texas

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    Bob (Tx Boatshop) is right. Money is a huge issue...

    Bob (Tx Boatshop) is right. Money is a huge issue in making the capsules what they need to be. Getting sponsor money right now for events or team support is difficult at best. It is My understanding...
  30. Thread: Orange Texas

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    John I looked at the picture you told me to....

    John
    I looked at the picture you told me to. That's what I see in that picture.I am Not trying to asses any blame. Jimmie clearly didn't make the turn the accident was a result. I'm just as...
  31. Thread: Orange Texas

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    Not what I see.

    Top row 5th pic over, Ruben is clearly trimmed all the way out and bow up. Glyn is trimmed in to hold inside line and Jimmie looks like he released from turn 3 on way to turn 4 appears as thought he...
  32. Thread: Ron Baker

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    Thanks Ron

    My sympathies the entire Baker family.

    Ron and his family were instrumental in getting me started boat racing. I have a lot of great memories with Ron. When I started racing I some how wound up...
  33. Thread: Orange Texas

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    John Go read the start of this thread again. I...

    John
    Go read the start of this thread again. I only relayed what I was told by one of the drivers involved and The ONLY reason for that is the Optimax motor was wrongly being blamed for causing the...
  34. Thread: Orange Texas

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    [QUOTE=Glyn mathews;97768] That was the...

    That was the version Jimmi told me. He did not blame anyone.
    Shep
  35. Thread: Orange Texas

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    We need to remember capsules were originally...

    We need to remember capsules were originally designed to protect the driver in a one boat crash not two. to expect older capsules to anything more than that is misinformation.
  36. Thread: Orange Texas

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    I talked to Jimmi (69) he was in the corner at...

    I talked to Jimmi (69) he was in the corner at slow speeds. had to cross a wake from inside to outside as he was going out the boat in front slide out too causing Jimmi to ride up the rooster tail....
  37. Thread: Orange Texas

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    I would be careful about making statements like...

    I would be careful about making statements like that. Having driven both the Opti and the 120 motors on the same boat I suspect driver error is the root cause and not the motor.
    Shep
  38. Thread: Orange Texas

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    Ouch!!!!

    Looks like a real bad deal
  39. Thread: Sst45 please help

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    Those are great except when head clearance ( 2"...

    Those are great except when head clearance ( 2" minimum- 4" recommended ) is an issue, that's why most use the side bungee/o-ring system.
  40. Thread: Sst45 please help

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    What ever you use make sure you can get out in a...

    What ever you use make sure you can get out in a hurry
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    That's why my switch isn't on the wheel I was...

    That's why my switch isn't on the wheel I was doing the same thing. Less than 1 hour worth of work and the cost of a GOOD on-off on momentary toggle switch your done.
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    Move the switch

    Mike
    If you take the switch off of the wheel and put it on the dash it helps alot. Make sure your pump isn't leaking down.
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    That bad *** motor you had was the difference! :D

    That bad *** motor you had was the difference! :D
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    No regrets

    Don't know what else I Could have done except run over lap traffic. I counted three times I wrecked but didn't crash. I know Mark had similar issues. Mark did a great job of using the line I needed. ...
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    By the way nice race-I'm still tired Shep

    By the way nice race-I'm still tired
    Shep
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    We tried this year but between other races,...

    We tried this year but between other races, school and other thing we couldn't. We are going to try again next year.
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    J Hydro

    Thanks to all of the J hydro kids and parents. The J racing is an important part of Kankakee and The spectators love them! There was almost as many watching J as there was watching F1. We plan on...
  48. Thread: Trenton Race

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    Gimo appealed too.

    Gimo appealed too.
  49. Thread: Pittsburgh

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    Couldn't help myself you left the door wide open...

    Couldn't help myself you left the door wide open for a smart a$$ reply
    Shep
  50. Thread: Pittsburgh

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    Terry Sounds like you failed the surviving part...

    Terry
    Sounds like you failed the surviving part of the program!:D:D
    Shep
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