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  1. Need to get a boat from Seattle to Osage Beach

    Need to get an SST-45 from Seattle, bare boat - from Seattle to Osage Beach by June 22nd. Anyone going that way?
  2. Great work by the OPC Commision!!

    Great work by the OPC Commision!!
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    RJ is in the Middle East at the last F1 races

    RJ is in the Middle East at the last F1 races
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    The number for Sea-Way Marine is 206-937-1787 or...

    The number for Sea-Way Marine is 206-937-1787 or you can E-Mail davel@sea-way.com That number above is my direct line and if you call it for SST-45 stuff you will probably get the worst service...
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    You can buy my SST-45 boat - only three months...

    You can buy my SST-45 boat - only three months old Composite Craft with a new Motor and all rigging. Will sell turn key - has run up front in all of the Formula Lights series races this season with...
  6. Thread: Claiming rule

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    Its not the PH's, its not a special tuner, its...

    Its not the PH's, its not a special tuner, its not the one and only prop.

    Its about preparing your equipment properly, testing as much as you can, and driving your *** off.

    SST-45 is a great...
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    Formula lights series letter

    7770 SW 31st. St.
    Miami, FL 33155
    www.usf1powerboat.com

    Formula Lights Tour
    March 15th, 2014
    To: All Formula Lights Competitors

    From: Jose Mendana, Jr. President of US F1 Powerboat Tour
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    Any and all support of this issue by your vote...

    Any and all support of this issue by your vote would be appreciated. We are all working hard on the new Series, new equipment, new race sites, attracing new participants etc... Time to make SST-45...
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    Thanks for the great comments Jeff. If not for...

    Thanks for the great comments Jeff. If not for me and my knowledge of outboards my 17 year old son would have every reason to want to try something other than SST-45. Very frustrating for someone...
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    Please Vote For 24 V Start in SST-45

    Sent this by E-Mail to all SST-45 teams today - thought I would also post it up here.

    Thanks,

    Greg

    To All Interested SST-45 Participants:

    Subject: 24 V Start
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    Ron, Problem solved - in two months we will...

    Ron,

    Problem solved - in two months we will have a brand new Composite Craft with a brand new motor (Reman PH) and all new rigging for sale. New trailer too. Priced around $20,000 - but no more...
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    Were In!

    Curtis,

    Team NGK will be at Port Neches and Orange with Tim in an F1 Sport Setup and my son in SST-45. Or Visa Versa. :cool:

    Greg
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    I know that Team NGK will be there with two F1...

    I know that Team NGK will be there with two F1 Sport Boats and our sem (Rolling Circus)i. Curtis would have a better handle on the Texas guy's but I would guess at least three. Pittsburgh is...
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    Yep

    Jerry - I could not have said it any better!

    What is the definition of "Insanity" - To keep doing the same thing an expect a different result. To stay off the rapid decline in racing activity...
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    In Region 10 I would contact Jeff Kelly - he is...

    In Region 10 I would contact Jeff Kelly - he is the one working to bring the class back here.

    kelly42r@aol.com
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    Yes

    Great idea Steve - it is probably the best place for SST-45 to attract new drivers.

    I know in my region (Region 10) that all they race SST-45 in is with Stock, Mod, Pro races and inboard - we have...
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    Us F1 Press Release

    Great News!

    http://www.usf1powerboat.com/f1prop/flnews/01122014.php
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    Debate

    Dave,

    Your not being to blunt at all - what we are trying to do hear is have a debate on how best to get SST-45 out of its five year decline - so the more information the better.

    Now to my...
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    F1 prop

    Having Started and Run F1 Prop for many years our board was alway's made up of drivers & owners - just as it is today. Also, I can tell you that not one major decision in F1 Prop is made without...
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    E-Mail

    Background:

    This is my E-mail post to an E-Mail that was sent to 45 drivers. I like the open and honest discussion among all INTERESTED parties on this forum - so far is has been clean and...
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    It takes all of us!

    R.J. and Nick are stepping up to do something that will be really helpful to new and seasoned competitors. Steve has offered to spearhead a mentoring program. Wayne sounds like he is fully on board...
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    Good Thread

    What if we could put together a six race national series - with each race paying a minimum of $6,000. In addition we would have a year end banquet with a payout of Min $8,000. We would also have a...
  23. Thread: Claiming Rule

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    OK - So from my perspective the idea of a...

    OK - So from my perspective the idea of a claiming rule is out. We have heard from new comers as well as veterans. This thread however did bring up a couple of good ideas - Mentoring - and lastly...
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    I like it!

    I like the idea for sure! Its getting folks to commit to it - as the weekends alway's seem to get very busy.
  25. Thread: Claiming Rule

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    The trim pump we sell is just as fast and just as...

    The trim pump we sell is just as fast and just as strong and reliable (Probably More) than the OMC Cobra Pump - Small or big. We use it in all of our F1 Boats for that reason. I have not really...
  26. Thread: Claiming Rule

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    Ron, At first you argued against the claiming...

    Ron,

    At first you argued against the claiming rule - now you are apearing to argue for it. I love to say this to you - that you are a true politician - able to argue both sides if needed just to...
  27. Thread: Claiming Rule

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    Ron, Your kind of making my point about a...

    Ron,

    Your kind of making my point about a claiming rule. RJ could probably care less about getting a PH claimed if there were a profit in it - because he could replace it the next day and still...
  28. Thread: Claiming Rule

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    Chris, Really like your response - can it...

    Chris,

    Really like your response - can it means a lot coming from you and your experience.

    Keep them coming as we continue this discussion.

    Support is one of the keys - by the time the...
  29. Thread: Claiming Rule

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    Claiming Rule

    I agree that there are a lot of pitfalls to a claiming rule - its just one alternative to doing away with the perception that many potential or new particpants have. That is that you can not be...
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    Agreed

    I agree 100% - the two driving school boats they ahve back east has helped with that. They do have it set up so paticipants get the capsule training in the AM and then get to run the boats.
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    Cable Mount

    It is not going to be mounted on the pan. It will be mounted off a bracket that mounts on to the front of the lower carb. The stock cable mounting will not work since it does mount to the pan. The...
  32. Thread: Claiming Rule

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    Claiming Rule

    What do you all think about a claiming rule on the PH and GC at major races? The price would have to be high enough to discourage it being used on a regular basis - Maybe $3,000 for the PH? it...
  33. Don, Are you talking about in the preliminary...

    Don,

    Are you talking about in the preliminary heats - like we run in F1? If so I like the idea!

    Greg Jacobsen
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    New cowlings and pans are all done - I have 6 in...

    New cowlings and pans are all done - I have 6 in stock right now - and will have another dozen in a month or so. I am only waiting on the new throttle cable hold downs. I'll shoot some pictures...
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    What is happening - is that a group of folks...

    What is happening - is that a group of folks (Fred Miller, Myself, Jose Mendana, Adam Allen, James Chambers) started talking on-line a week or so ago about the declining numbers in SST-45. Its not...
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    I will propose this change to the OPC Commission...

    I will propose this change to the OPC Commission for 2014 - not sure if I will have anymore success - but having supported the class for so many years and have never really been involved - I have...
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    Big Bob - the Man! If you want to know how to...

    Big Bob - the Man!

    If you want to know how to write rules and balance the playing field Ron - lean on Bob.

    Jake
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    Sam, You need to give them a break - they have...

    Sam,

    You need to give them a break - they have only been working on it a short time now - TWO YEARS!! :mad:
  39. AMEN!!! Greg Jacobsen

    AMEN!!!

    Greg Jacobsen
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    Transportation Help

    #1 - Need to get a tunnel boat from Naples, Fl to St. Louis

    #2 - Need to get a tunnel boat from Seattle, to St. Louis

    Anyone heading either way that want to make a few $$'s - any help would be...
  41. It is an all new cowling - started with an SST-60...

    It is an all new cowling - started with an SST-60 Cowling - but removed the indent in the front and top for the air vents. All new plug and mold - this cowling was made by Mike Schubert and it...
  42. Everything is good with APBA or trust me I never...

    Everything is good with APBA or trust me I never would have done this project. All of the pieces I had to make patters for, cast and then machined were done off the original OMC drawings and are an...
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    Mark, I was afraid someone like you was going...

    Mark,

    I was afraid someone like you was going to post something like that. For a guy like me that's commiting a weeks worth of time to this project. I was looking for the quick fix - but it...
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    Well the boat I have does not meet this rule. ...

    Well the boat I have does not meet this rule. There is not a "Spherical Bulkhead" at the termination of the bow end of the sponson. BTW - Who writes this stuff - could they make it more confusing.
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    Gran Prix SST-45 Help

    I have an SST-45 Gran Prix that I just purchased and it does not have "Deformable Pickle Fork". Has anyone converted one of these boats - and if so how did you go about it.

    Thanks,

    Greg...
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    Photo

    Greg Foster with the checkered flag at Seafair!
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    Greg Foster Wins Seafair

    Check out the awesome camera work and commentary by Chip and Bill Seebold. Really a great event and F1 Prop put on a good show in front of hundreds of thousands of fans on the shore, logboom - and...
  48. Hey Ron!

    Ron,

    What are you trying to do. Just let them kill the sport - right now they are doing a fantastic job of it. Also - spending money hand over foot on a new web site and marketing strategy.
    ...
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    Renato's Boat

    Here is a photo of the #18 Martini Boat of Renato Molinari. I am just in the beginning stages of restoring it back to that original paint job.
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    Fantastic Photos!!

    Please post more if you have them.
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