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Thread: Record Trial, Flint MI, Sept 30, Oct 1st. Backup date Oct 7 & 8th.

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    Default Record Trial, Flint MI, Sept 30, Oct 1st. Backup date Oct 7 & 8th.

    Only 3 weeks!

    All IMPBA classes for SAW and 1/3rd Oval, 8am-dark. Come and go any time, flat $25 to register, run as often as time permits.

    We will cancel and go to the backup date by 6pm Sept 28th if the weather looks questionable. Check here for updates.

    Map of Thread Lake, we're at the north end of Orville St., north of McKinley Park:

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?m...Vg&usp=sharing


    Knights Inn where we stay, around $45/nt:

    https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/knight...r=0-2147483647


    Here's some pix from past events:

    http://gallery.intlwaters.com/index.php?cat=10068


    Come run the big water! :)


    Shawn Swain and his 112+ mph record holding Q Cat:


    Last edited by Terry Keeley; 09-06-2017 at 05:48 PM.

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    Terry, if you need any help of any kind putting this together you let me know. Labor, dropping buoy, yelling at people that need it. What ever.

    Ty and I have some fast boats to run but there is a lot of free time to help out if you need it.
    glue sniffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Davis View Post
    Terry, if you need any help of any kind putting this together you let me know. Labor, dropping buoy, yelling at people that need it. What ever.

    Ty and I have some fast boats to run but there is a lot of free time to help out if you need it.


    Thanks for the kind offer, we should be OK. I'm getting my strength back now and should be in good shape by then.

    Get d'em boats ready!

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    I wish I was back home. . .I've lived in MI over 35yrs. . .summers are awesome up there and not like here in FL. . .hot and hotter. By the time I walk out of my front door and got in my car beads of sweat on my forehead are present already . . .I think FL is great place to vacation but to live. .NOT. But I'm outvoted by the wife and kids. However, I can run my boats all year long and that is golden. .

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    Check back with the wife and kids on Monday.
    glue sniffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by t.s.davis View Post
    check back with the wife and kids on monday.
    lol

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    Yes, everyone here is freaking out right now. . stores can't keep bottles water on the shelf no more than 15min, as well as batteries, bread and other necessities. Tons of people lining up to get supplies before grocery stores even open. It's been raining since yesterday . .non stop. . .and the threat is getting serious.

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    Do you need to be an IMPBA memeber to run at this event?

    and Terry, FWIW, none of the links in your original post are working.
    Zelos 36 Twin, Voracity 36, Miss Geico 29 V3, King of Shaves P1, Mini Zonda 27, Delta Force 26, Offshore Infinity, Stealthwake, Vac-U-Tug Jr

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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    Do you need to be an IMPBA memeber to run at this event?

    and Terry, FWIW, none of the links in your original post are working.
    Yup, you need IMPBA but it's only $30 after Sept. 1st.

    Fixed the links, thanks for the heads up!

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    Think I have 4 more victims.....er.....I mean..... racers coming out Terry.
    glue sniffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Davis View Post
    Think I have 4 more victims.....er.....I mean..... racers coming out Terry.
    Awsome! The more the merrier!

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    I'm not sure if Ball is going but if he does we have 5 boats capable of (maybe possibly, if the wind, and the pond gods cooperate) reaching the P sport oval record. Should be a scream having multiple guys trying to chip away at it.

    Remember the wooden mono I had at the CanAm for offshore? Found more mph for an oval run. Not sure I can put it on the pins though. Might have to make Ty run it. haha
    glue sniffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Davis View Post
    I'm not sure if Ball is going but if he does we have 5 boats capable of (maybe possibly, if the wind, and the pond gods cooperate) reaching the P sport oval record. Should be a scream having multiple guys trying to chip away at it.

    Remember the wooden mono I had at the CanAm for offshore? Found more mph for an oval run. Not sure I can put it on the pins though. Might have to make Ty run it. haha

    Cool! Will be lots of fun.

    Mike has it at 23.650 sec / 50.739 mph so to beat it by 1/4 sec or 1/4 mph (1/4 mph is easier unless the time to beat is 34.641 sec or more) you'll need to run 23.534 sec. If the official record is broken then subsequent times only need to top the new "unofficial" record, not beat it by the 1/4 sec / 1/4 mph.

    Ya, that thing was flying at our race, if you found more you should have a good shot at it. You know how good things look from our 8' high driver's stand, even old farts like us can put it on the pins!

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    I better figure out how to make my boat turn!

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    From what I've seen a fast P Sport Hydro prolly runs around 70 mph, no?

    Mike Betke's seventeen year old SP40 record of 21.689 sec. was set with a boat that ran 66 mph down the straights and cornered like it was on rails. He was running around 64, we put one of our cylinder heads on the Picco, picked it up a couple and he set the record.

    Should P Sport Hydro be sub 20 sec.?

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    You can get to 70 but not many of those that make it there can turn worth a crap. Kevin has a new Pearl that runs near there and turns pretty well. We'll see. I have one that can get close and will turn but I never intended to run it in P so it's built like a paper kite. Already falling apart trying to run that fast.
    glue sniffer

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    Oh, and I think the record could be around 21.5 maybe with the right boat and a good eye. haha Maybe we'll make Tyler or Mike run it.
    glue sniffer

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    After messing around with Mark Stein's SP40 I can say that Sport boats are much harder to get to corner well than outriggers.

    We found very small changes in the turn fin and rudder made all the difference.

    Let's see if we can lower it!

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    Mike's record run:


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    Heck,

    Maybe I should bring that boat instead of my current hull! I had to peddle it into buoy 4 twice and I COMPLETELY blew 4,5,6 on the last lap. I bet there was 1-1.5 seconds left in that run. I can't remember why I didn't run more. I wonder if the wind kicked up...

    Would be nice to get some weather this year!

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    Didn't you sink it Mike?
    glue sniffer

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    Although this is a rigger; For reference this is a 19sec run. 4sec doesn't seem like much time until you out there!

    https://youtu.be/DHQRo1kqzk4


    Sorry guys, I don't know how to embed like Terry did... I tried the thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Davis View Post
    Didn't you sink it Mike?
    No. I broke the record in May and my hull at the October event. Good memory though, I had to double check.

    Actually that boat that holds the record is the same boat that Fred bought. I am not sure if my current PT would stay on the water at those speeds.

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    From our Spring '14 event, weren't they "Sponge Bob" boxers?



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    I really want them to be sponge Bob boxers.

    That boat is in my basement. I'll likely race it come spring.
    glue sniffer

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    I knew that was going to show up again!

    And YES they were Sponge Bob Boxers!
    Last edited by longballlumber; 09-15-2017 at 12:06 PM.

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    We may bring Ty's stealth with just the spec motor. We finally achieved perfection at the last race.
    glue sniffer

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    Gonna take even longer to 'unsee that' the second time!

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    Pete, you're coming too right?
    glue sniffer

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    You know who should come down is (Truckpull) Larry, he's got some fast chit!

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