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Thread: Selva F-1000 (F-4) soon to be delivered in Europe

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    Default Not high jacking this thread....

    But, do any of these tunnel boats have the side "safety" pods? Just thinking ahead, I'd want the safest possible boat for an introductory class in America...


    Thanks for posting everyone. This seems like a very nice motor.

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    It is called "crash boxes" and are only for UIM F-2 (SST 120 ) and UIM F-1.

    PS..Our Bob Wartinger is very updated about UIM crash boxes.
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    Default Let's Call The "Anti-Crash Boxes"

    and we should also come up with a GOOD AMERICAN name for the class....Like Red Neck 1000.....
    Last edited by Ron Hill; 08-24-2011 at 11:24 AM.

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    I dont think you need crash boxes for this class to be safe as a 'starter' class! .
    The boats dont have the weight. Of a f1.
    Just make the pickles and nose deformable and the right shape! .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hill View Post
    and we should also come up with a GOOD AMERICAN name for the class....Like Red Neck 1000.....
    Hehe..sorry Ron..but I have to..... are you starting racing again..??..
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    Default No, About Getting back in Racing......But I Think About It...

    Several things:

    1. I think everyone in the whole entire world should race boats. 2/3 of the world is water, god wanted people to race boats.

    2. But boat racing is dangerous, we must make it safer and at the same time make it less costly.

    3. I believe that most people who have quit racing quit because of injuries or fear of injuries.

    MOD VP was a very popular class... The name helped it to be popular....A new class needs a new name. We need to reach out to everyone, not just white Americans, which make up most of our America drivers.

    This Italian motor has great potential, as I see it, to make a great class for new boat racers....

    How about we start a contest to name this class????

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    This is good. I am very interested on how the current F1000i motor goes on a sst60 boat? . Looking at the f1000i. Boats in Italy, they have lots of lift at the back end! Boats are running with very little trim.
    Now I'm not convinced its the best way to get the most from the engine, as they have to scrub speed before they can turn.
    Watching f1000i and f4 with Yammy 70 race on same circuit in Hungary in2009 the f1000i had higher top end speed but lost out on the tight pin turns. The f4 yam could keep the power on tight through the turn then lift the front and away.
    I will guess sst60 boats are closer to F4 boats than F1000i boats.
    My feeling is a good F4 or a good sst60 boat will give current f1000i boats a very good run for the money!!!!!
    maybe I should say good F4 - sst60 boat and driver? .
    Please post updates photos.
    Carl

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    Default No, About Getting back in Racing......But I Think About It...

    but Ron..Red Neck 1000 is a perfect name..
    I fit right in and many more of the other old boys like Barry Woods, Nick Cripps, Jackie Wilson, maybe Roger Jenkins.. not Birger Halsaa, Norway.. for him the name Champagne 1000 is better..
    then we can give the young guns a fight to be the "Red Neck 1000 Champ"..
    I like..but..No, About Getting back in Racing......
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    To make racing safer, boats should be big and not light as a feather. This is why Stock was originally so popular ... the original boats were converted pleasure boats, not the kilo Stockers of today.

    Bigger boats will handle better and be easier to drive. Current boats take many hours to master. Very few people have the time or water access to do that much practice. Bigger boats will be easier to drive on less than perfect water. We cannot afford to wait for the perfect water, we need to race on schedule. Tiny little feather weight boats do not allow this.

    Bob Wartinger says boat racing is a very difficult task with an overwhelming number of complicated facets ... and typically it takes 5 years to master such a skill ... and this may be part of the reason many people drop out after 2 or 3 years ... they just have not learned it, but would if they had hung in there twice as long. This makes boat racing less attractive to beginners than other activities. Boeing pays him big bucks to say stuff like this and he gives this advice to the boat racing community for free.
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    I have to agree fully with you Sam..
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