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02-19-2007, 11:07 PM
Hey Ross, when will the 2007 BWC 300 rules be posted? It's time to start putting the boat together for summer testing.

02-20-2007, 10:01 PM
The rules have been finalized and Ross has them in hand. I know we promised them to you in January but we ran up against a wall with APBA at the National Meeting. They had difficulty with our Division VI, no capsule rule and the height limits on the outboards. I believe that most of these problems have been resolved and some compromises have had to be made. Ross has told me that he should have the rules in place by Friday. :) Rod

Ron Hill
02-21-2007, 11:37 AM
Bob asked me where would the 2006 Clean Evinrude E-Tec 225 V-6 run???

But he really wanted to know where the Opti Max Mercury V-6 would run....

Bob has been on the winning team at the 24 Hours of Rouen, France, 8 times.....He has also been on the winning team for the last two years at the 24 Hours of Russia...

Truly and amazing man...and he wants to race The Blue Water Resort and Casino 300 this year.... With a Mercury Opti Max...

And Greg Adams wants to come from Australia to runa EVINRUDE E-Tec. Are these V-Hull cool?? Or what???225 Evinrude 2006 Clean, E-Tec motors...

02-21-2007, 10:07 PM
With a "club" foot, prop shaft 3 inches below the bottom, my guess would be Division IV. With a pointy nose unit, prop shaft 2 inches below the bottom, I would guess Division VI. Ross will have the rules approved by Friday and we should be able to publish them shortly thereafter. AT THIS TIME, NOTHING IS OFFICIAL!!!!:) ROD

02-21-2007, 10:29 PM
That would be quite a bit different from what we agreed to in the rules meeting. Why the change of heart on the prop shaft height?

02-22-2007, 10:44 PM
The 2 inch rule was a "demand" by the APBA safety committee. They feel that no shaft height rules was what caused the demise of the Mod VP class. They feel that the mod VP's , as we knew them, were unsafe, and as a committee, they donot want to go backwards in history. Fred Hauenstein feels that the high shafts cause "blow-over", unsafe speeds and spin-out in the turns. If we want to continue our efforts to run the Parker Enduro, we have no choice but to work with APBA and their concerns. They have said that the past Parker Enduros were some of the most dangerous races run and they insist that we continue our efforts to make the current Parker Enduros as safe as possible. Both Fred Hauenstein and Bob Wartinger have a history in boat racing. Their knowledge of outboard racing is a "given". The rules should be out in the next few days. :) Rod

02-25-2007, 12:19 AM
What are the dates for the Mini Enduro? We still don't have the dates for the Parker 300! I have promised that the rules for the 300 would be out by today and at the last meeting, we allowed that the rules for the 300 would be out by the end of January. So, where are we? I am as frustrated as any one, but will try my best to push where necessary to get the job done. The ball is in Ross' court. He has a handful, I understand and I know there are competitors out there who want to start preparing for the "Indy of boat racing"--I will do what I can to get the rules out! Rod:confused:

Code Blue Racing
03-01-2007, 03:15 AM
Well how about some Rules ???:mad:

03-01-2007, 06:02 PM
Ross has just agreed to allow me to work on the rules as rules chairman. (Ross is up to his neck in alligators and boat races, in addition to trying to feed a family)I will be busy the next two days getting the rules into a format suitable for the computer and will post them shortly there after. As for the jets (Code Blue), we have hung it all out to see if a jet boat can get a win. This year, all jets will be in Division II with a start time of 0 plus 15 minutes. The engines will be unrestricted (that means anything goes in the jet category) Boat minimum length is 16 feet. Weight in the jet category is unrestricted. Drive rules as far as the jet nozzle, jet-o-vator and rudder remains as it did last year. Formal rules for all classes shall follow.:) We expect to see a whole lot of jet boats in Div. II
Small block inboards with a 2 bbl carburetor in flat, vee or tri hull form, either V-drive, straight drive, or I/O will also compete in Division II with the jets.
:) Rod Zapf

doidge racing
03-05-2007, 06:07 PM
Hey Rod it sounds like if we put a two barrel on our boat with some additional wood added to the bottom to make it a tri hull we would fit in division 2 is that right?

03-05-2007, 06:56 PM
Hi Danny and Kenny, you did a nice job at Bakersfield this last week-end! Ross has not ok'd the rules just yet, so I won't put my foot in my mouth as yet. It does sound a little bit like you are trying to beat the system though, maybe I had better take a second look. You always make things just a little tougher for me, but thats ok!:) Rod

doidge racing
03-05-2007, 10:41 PM
Hey Rod thanks for the comment about the nice job at Bakersfield we do try hard but it is awfully hard to beat Steve in that Clean Logic boat!
Now Rod you have known us for a very long time and you know we would NEVER NEVER try to beat the system (just work within the rules!) You know for a fact how hard it would be to add a third pad on the bottom of Kennys boat we would NEVER even consider it! Besides the Doidge Boat Works is full with work beginning on our third cracker! But you know me I saw this and could not resist messing with you a little bit!!!!!

Greg Adams
03-07-2007, 02:46 AM
Thanks for posting the pictures of my boat Ron :) I thought you might be interested to know that we have introduced a 2 inch rule this season for the Sports Mono class, which is a support category in the Australian Formula One Superboat Series. As we run standard production 225 hp engines,in Sports Mono, the rule will remove the advantage of low water pickups which are standard on some brands of engines (Nose cones are allowable, but you can't add low water pickups if they aren't standard). It will reduce top speed a couple of miles per hour, which can't be a bad thing when you are doing over 90 mph in an open cockpit mono. I expect there might be a few less spins in the corners too, with the motors deeper in the water. The aim of the new rule you might ask? Closer and safer racing which adds up to more excitement for both the competitor and the spectator.
BRF keeps me in touch with whats happening on you side of the pond :)
ps. looking forward to trying that new prop :)

03-11-2007, 12:27 PM
We have tried to run this race with as few rules as possible. We have hoped that the competitors would work within the "spirit of the rules" and not look for every loop hole in the world to get around these rules. I remember back in the 60's when I was running in the "36" class. We very seldom saw an inspector while racing in Key West Florida. I spent a long time building a "36" that was really a 40 but well hidden in it's racing form. After completing the project I thought about it and said "self, why am I doing this? I can beat them fair and square and I don't need to cheat to do it!' and I did by building a legal engine, winning nearly every race we ran in Key West, winning the yearly Club high points award. I still have the "cheater" power head and it has never been run and I have never knowingly cheated in over 50 years of racing. I don't look for loop holes and I certainly hope we don't have a bunch of "loop hole" seekers at the Parker Enduro. Everyone knows what a stock 150 or 175 engine is and everyone knows that they can build a "cheater" engine if they want to. We will do everything possible to "school" our inspectors so that they know what to look for. We may ask some Division V or VI competitors to inspect the Division I boats and vice-versa. If any "competitor" runs away in this race ( and I am looking squarely at the outboards, eg. DIV I) they can be assured there will be a "tear down") Anyway, this answer may sound a little vague, but I really want the winning boat to be the immediate winner and able to take the crew for a victory lap without tear-downs, protests and weigh-ins after the race. Avoid the embarrassment of being outside the "spirit of the rules". If you have a question, call me. Incidentally, Div. I is based on a speed of 70 mph, any speed that is considerably faster will be subject to immediate inspection after the race. Rod

03-13-2007, 10:59 AM
Lake Trash and myself were out at Havasu this past weekend at Al Zink`s place and I have to tell you that I am now fired up about the 300. I wanna run my 380 Laser in the non-nosecone class. Is there an engine hight rule as of yet?
The river looked good!


03-13-2007, 02:18 PM
Looks like div. III with stock LU for me. Is that the class that the winning boat (Crazy Horse-Baker RST) ran in last year? No speed limit for this class right?

Laser rules

Ron Hill
03-13-2007, 02:50 PM
Division II Outboards are Division II this year. As I read the rules, there aren't any speed limit... Speed Limit is 80, when we race Nostalgia....which we hope to do all year...

03-14-2007, 07:03 PM
Gentlemen, Please donot attempt to interpret and post your "spin" on the rules. If you have a question that needs interpretation, I will do the interpreting. Ron, you and I have discussed the interpretation on the rules governing a "stock" round nose foot. What is it that you donot understand about STOCK. I have allowed the intake holes to be plugged or enlarged at the water inlet only. No material may be added. If the above is too difficult to understand, we can stick with the strictly stock lower unit. There is no height limit on the prop shaft of a round nose unit.:) Rod

03-14-2007, 10:58 PM
OK, are the rules absolutely final now? I'd like to start getting ready ASAP.

03-15-2007, 08:50 AM
The rules are as finalized as posted. If something comes up that we didn't account for and is not covered in the rules, we reserve the right to modify the rules for parity.
Ross Wallach, RPM RACING ENT.

03-17-2007, 06:04 PM
Ross, Thank you so much for your support, with regard to the rules, I agree totally. Incidentally, You ran an absolutely awesome race at Bakersfield. I thought the job you did over the PA system was outstanding!!!- :) Rod