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    champboat didn't bail on windsor. it is more...

    champboat didn't bail on windsor. it is more likely to become an every other year type event. it presents many challenges to race there and of course the one man 'local sponsor' basically funds the...
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    boy, is it ever frustrating to go away for a...

    boy, is it ever frustrating to go away for a weekend and come back to read all this negative crap of how something won't work. it's tiring to hear.

    did you see fred hauenstein's post? that means...
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    your math is off... the motor IS $7,500 for...

    your math is off...

    the motor IS $7,500 for racers from Mercury.

    this boat IN europe is like $12,500 USD. to get them here is nearly $5,000.
    therefore it would be like a $25,000 package after...
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    this class is taking off sucessfully in europe. ...

    this class is taking off sucessfully in europe.

    potential racers in the US don't complain about the price of our equipment as much as they complain about the availability, that the equipment is...
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    yeah, the sst200 thing was a little fuzzy - hence...

    yeah, the sst200 thing was a little fuzzy - hence no release until Jun/Jul...
    they will take the muffler/elbow off to make it louder.
    the ignition/starting issue will remain the same.
    the previous...
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    there is $4k minimum prize money for major series...

    there is $4k minimum prize money for major series races.
    there is also additional sanctioning fees for major series races.
    there is 3 HOC points for major series winners (only eligible to those...
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    the new 4-stroke 60 class will not 'replace'...

    the new 4-stroke 60 class will not 'replace' anything. it's simply a new class. it should cater to a guy that has $$ and just wants to write a check and race...

    the WFLS promoter was in...
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    OPC National Meeting Results

    i would like to note my unofficial results for the interested parties out there that could not attend the meeting.

    1.all commissioners were in attendance.

    2.the 2008 Nationals will again be in...
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    dean, it was the intention of the previous...

    dean,
    it was the intention of the previous commission to let the SST200 'double dip' APBA points (earn them in both 120 and 200). this was to encourage SST200 growth. but think about it, no one...
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    true. so did truskowski. but that's it... ...

    true. so did truskowski. but that's it... merleau might have if his boat wasn't wrecked.

    another concern is that i think st. louis is planned for the weekend following (and maybe another race...
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    the dude that started this thread... zee ruben...

    the dude that started this thread... zee ruben bobby.:D
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    wow... you are eager. my brain doesn't shift...

    wow... you are eager. my brain doesn't shift gears for racing until i hear 'one shining moment' at the conclusion of march madness (ncaa hoops).

    trenton has reasons it needs to be that weekend...
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    this has also been one of my biggest frustrations...

    this has also been one of my biggest frustrations with all of opc!!
    everyone has too much ego & 'tunnel' vision.
    both parties have several excuses why this will 'have to' happen this way, but the...
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    i completely agree the SST200 is a cost issue. ...

    i completely agree the SST200 is a cost issue. although i don't think the #'s listed express it enough.

    average used 120 turnkey rig may be $14k.
    WINNING used 120 rig probably more like $20k (i...
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    Mercury needs to make good business decisions to...

    Mercury needs to make good business decisions to be a profitable company 1st. We are lucky they make profits elsewhere to through money away on their racing products. And they certainly do not...
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    cat, 45's are to weigh in at 700 lbs (not 675). ...

    cat, 45's are to weigh in at 700 lbs (not 675). most rigs (boat/motor) weigh 500-550. few 200 lb driver are able to make weight, but it is possible. most people try to weigh in about 10 lbs over...
  17. Thread: Videos

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    i would bring this idea to the table at the...

    i would bring this idea to the table at the national meeting if presented properly. write it up 8m...

    thinking along the lines of reinstating a driver only. the proposal would simply be to...
  18. Thread: Foam seat kits

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    correct. i bought something between a small and...

    correct.
    i bought something between a small and meduim. it depends on how much of your cockpit you fill up by yourself and how far you want the seat to extend. i guestimated the volume and ordered...
  19. Thread: SST-120 Racers

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    jim

    i don't know how you get that out of this discussion.
    and i will admit i'm not a motor buff, so i don't even know what alternative pistons you are reffering to.

    please write up your proposal. i...
  20. Thread: Foam seat kits

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    most people that have the BSS seat have fully...

    most people that have the BSS seat have fully removed the old seat and filled the cockpit with the new foam bead kit. it is sturdy enough if made properly (tight in the cockpit) and ,again, THE SEAT...
  21. Thread: SST-120 Racers

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    again...

    ... well said fernandez.

    i have been looking into some of the ideas for change and have found in many cases the drivers are misinformed. the existing commission had good reason in many cases to...
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    Savannah, GA 11/3

    How many Champ2's are coming to support ChampBoat in their season finale...?
    I here some FL boys will be there. And I'm sure the regulars (Shep, Miffco, Ladd, Nichols, Shubert...). Has Glyn fully...
  23. Thread: Foam seat kits

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    Bss

    great seat. easy to make (even #5 Ruben figured it out). reasonable cost.
    i feel they are very safe WHEN THE SEAT BELTS ARE CONFIGURED PROPERLY!

    i'd be glad to give advice on installing. ...
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    better yet...

    just have it submitted (like in the past) with all the evidence needed.

    the driver's can speak by electing a commissioner that is 'open to change'.

    i feel there will be a new look to the...
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    i could be for this idea... with that said...

    i could be for this idea...

    with that said though, do you know why we have a max of 3 sleeves now?
    i heard it was originally so that people wouldn't blueprint their motors, therefore keeping...
  26. Thread: SST-120 Racers

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    ps.

    DKL, that is a very different Kevin on here. also, boat 'count' is not up this year. total wet boats may be slightly up in some classes for the year, but i strongly believe total entries (per race)...
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    wow...

    ...lots of debates going on here.

    fernandez makes some of the best points and has a great grasp of what is going on, especially in his limited time racing boats.

    IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE. ...
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    first of all...

    who is even talking about clock starts - especially for series racing?
    it is not nearly the show. nor is it easy for the spectators to follow.
    mostly, milling and fighting for starting lanes in a...
  29. Thread: Orange Results

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    Thanks!

    To all that helped put on the race... All of us from MI had a great time. It was impressive - especially for a first time event.
    Fun to watch those crazy Trihauls - and makes me feel better about...
  30. Thread: Orange Results

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    Mathews...?

    I assume everyone is wondering what happened.
    Glyn would've won if his engine didn't let him down. He was on the pole and had it in the bag... :D
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    I have to chime in here as I feel this thread...

    I have to chime in here as I feel this thread hits on the #1 downfall of OPC right now...

    For the record, APR has stated they moved their Aurora race up 1 week to give their drivers more time (2...
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