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Thread: 2019 IMPBA FE Nats Atl.Ga. feeler thread

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    Default 2019 IMPBA FE Nats Atl.Ga. feeler thread

    "FEELER THREAD" Just asking if there is any SERIOUS interest in this venue?

    Because of site restrictions this would have to be a open water at noon until dusk Friday, two days of hard core, if you're back to back, bring both boats to the pits, when the retrieve boat hits the dock, "You're on the clock" , no waiting for component replacement, Rock and roll, turn your hat around Nationals. Anyone that has raced in Atlanta knows how we roll. (Yes we're reasonable, but you get the point)

    I'll discuss the possibility with the District at our annual meeting in Nov. if there is enough (again serious) interest.

    If not, we get it, the pace isn't for everyone.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Smock View Post
    "FEELER THREAD" Just asking if there is any SERIOUS interest in this venue?

    Because of site restrictions this would have to be a open water at noon until dusk Friday, two days of hard core, if you're back to back, bring both boats to the pits, when the retrieve boat hits the dock, "You're on the clock" , no waiting for component replacement, Rock and roll, turn your hat around Nationals. Anyone that has raced in Atlanta knows how we roll. (Yes we're reasonable, but you get the point)

    I'll discuss the possibility with the District at our annual meeting in Nov. if there is enough (again serious) interest.

    If not, we get it, the pace isn't for everyone.

    Thanks,
    Fede and I am definitely interested
    Ken Haines / Wave Blasters of Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Smock View Post
    Because of site restrictions this would have to be a open water at noon until dusk Friday
    Hey Doug, I thought the Friday restrictions were because of the noise of the IC boats? FE would be a lot quieter..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by don ferrette View Post
    Hey Doug, I thought the Friday restrictions were because of the noise of the IC boats? FE would be a lot quieter..........
    Hey Don, No sir. All of our races open water starts at noon for FE. IC after 5. The pond owner wouldn't budge because of the PITA across the pond. Seems they are everywhere these days.��
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    What Month or date are you thinking of??

    Larry
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    Ultimately the Club Presidents would make that decision. Possibly May or June although we wouldn't want to stomp on the Michigan Cup.

    Thoughts?
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    I think it would be great to see this happen. Let me know how I can help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Smock View Post
    Hey Don, No sir. All of our races open water starts at noon for FE. IC after 5. The pond owner wouldn't budge because of the PITA across the pond. Seems they are everywhere these days.��
    Ahhh, got it. If this comes to be I will seriously consider it (mid May would be nice), lookin' at doing up a new FE scale over the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Smock View Post
    Ultimately the Club Presidents would make that decision. Possibly May or June although we wouldn't want to stomp on the Michigan Cup.

    Thoughts?
    Late April I would assume is the Spring Nat's,
    Late June would also assume is the Michigan Cup.
    Late May would be the holiday weekend that could allow
    an extra day, if not possible to allow an extra race day then
    at least an extra travel day. Otherwise wondering if
    the summer months are out of bounds or would they
    be a good option too ?
    Ken Haines / Wave Blasters of Florida
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    Racing? Of course I'm interested.
    glue sniffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Smock View Post
    Ultimately the Club Presidents would make that decision. Possibly May or June although we wouldn't want to stomp on the Michigan Cup.

    Thoughts?
    May is the better date. June is the MI, Cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Vaccaro View Post
    I'm openly telling any mod to remove any thread that deal with spec class rules.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    No P Limited, Spec, this, that, or the other, on this thread or your post will be GONE as soon as we see it. Time to drive on.

    Our races are around the same dates every year, see below. I'll get the proposed dates for 2019 shortly..

    May might work, and I'll discuss it with the District if that's what you want.


    SOWEGA Grand Prix, Feb 24th & 25th.
    AMB Spring Nationals, April 22nd & 23rd.
    Southern Tunnel Championship, May 18th – 20th. (SOWEGA)
    CMB Grand Prix, June 9th & 10th.
    AMB Grand Prix, July 21st & 22nd.
    GP Race Sept........................
    CMB Fall Nationals October 12th, 13th, & 14th.
    SOWEGA Grand Prix November 3rd & 4th.
    TOY BOAT RACER
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    Quote Originally Posted by longballlumber View Post
    I think it would be great to see this happen. Let me know how I can help!
    Thanks Mike!
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    Well Doug you can count on MMEU to support the event regardless of the date.

    In fact, Tyler and I would be willing to come down early to provide straight up point and shoot labor if that would help. Tom's a horse too but I don't want volunteer his services too. Haha

    All that said, don't you guys have crazy hot weather June to September?
    glue sniffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Haines View Post
    Late April I would assume is the Spring Nat's,
    Late June would also assume is the Michigan Cup.
    Late May would be the holiday weekend that could allow
    an extra day, if not possible to allow an extra race day then
    at least an extra travel day. Otherwise wondering if
    the summer months are out of bounds or would they
    be a good option too ?
    I like the idea of Memorial day weekend. That gives us an extra day of racing.
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    I am in..might even see if I can drag the old man down for it..
    JOHN A. GROSS
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    Thanks Terry, Yes June - Sept can be brutal.
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    I'm in

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    I like the Memorial weekend option. Would that add Monday as an additional race day? Or just a bonus travel day?
    Mic

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTVboats View Post
    I like the Memorial weekend option. Would that add Monday as an additional race day? Or just a bonus travel day?
    Mic
    It WOULD be nice to have Monday if weather puts us behind. Hopefully our issue across the pond is closed that day. We would have to find out.

    Glad you posted Mic. Do you think the Tunnel guys that race FE would make both the SE Tunnel Champs and FE Nats. the same month? Gabe said he'd gladly CD the race but would want to run a couple of classes. I imagine P limited and Q O/B Tunnel. Can we field FE Tunnel classes at both races? You have a much better handle on that than we do..
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    My wife urged us to consider the possibility that guys that are race traveling morons might struggle to sell their families the notion that they'll not only going to yet another race but it it will be on a holiday weekend. Not every wife is as patient as mine.
    glue sniffer

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    It would be entertaining to me to see some heats of Q tunnel. I don't think I've ever seen one. Let alone a heat of them. That would be cool.

    Hey Doug, back in 2005 when we did that big stupid race we ran a pole with every possible class. N1, P, Q, S, everything. Stuff we invented. 1/8 scale. 1/16th scale with brushed motors. LSH, LSO, even the old crackerbox class on 6 Nimh. Did it way in advance with an on-line deal. The pole question was basically "what would get you here to the race folks?" We urged guys not to just pipe dream but to actually think about getting here. What would inspire ya to race and not just blab on line about it. By the time we opened registration we knew exactly what would get guys here. We ended up with 522 entries. It was epic. More fun than I can possibly describe. Not saying you have to do this but it might give you a gauge for direction. Heck we might find nobody cares. haha

    Getting people to participate is the key. It's the guys that show up to race that define a national champion. The respect you have for the guy you beat is what makes being a champion of any value. The respect the guy that beats you has for you makes his win of value to him. Sounds pretty corny (gosh darn it) but that's how I try to think about it.
    glue sniffer

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    I a National IDIOT!!! Ask anyone!! hey I'm in but why not just make the spring Nats the NATS!!!
    We call ourselves the "Q"

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    Doug,
    For myself having two premier events close together might be an issue having to drive 400-600 miles each. There are a lot more FE tunnels north of the Fla-Ga line so I think you will draw well in Spec and possibly Q.
    Another issue is how much open water do you need for FE boats. With Nitro traveling to different elevations having some needle time is an issue. With my FE boats I pretty much know they will perform straight out of the trailer. Rather see that Friday afternoon time for heats and have a little more relaxed Sat & Sun. Running back to back with FE is not a problem. Setting up and safely re charging between heats is my issue.
    Mic

    Mic Halbrehder
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    THANK YOU Doug for bringing this thread back. Mid to late May is very appealing to me as well and Memorial weekend isn't a big deal but I do understand what some of the guys are saying about the holiday weekend and family.
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    Hey I traveled to another country to race on my wife's birthday. Just say'n, not all wives would be cool with any of this.

    I would be game for April if that's what it takes. The only issue I see with it is that anyone north of say Nashville might not be bringing their A game. We only have about a month of soft water before hand. No heats under our belt. It shows even when we come down for the spring nats.

    On the open water thing. You could just have open water on Thursday evening. 5 to maybe 9? 4 hours is enough. If you didn't figure the boats out in a year prior, 10 hours of open water isn't the time to do it IMO. Then race Friday, Saturday, Sunday. They've already conceded to FE on Friday. PA might be an issue. We could do it the old fashioned way. Un-amplified. Thinking out loud.
    glue sniffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmikepags View Post
    I'm in but why not just make the spring Nats the NATS!!!
    I thought of that but may get beat up for mentioning it.
    I'll tell them you suggested it. They're scared of you!
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    IMPBA Dist.13 Director
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    Im ready! Got my Q Tunnel and P-*&^% tunnel too. Anybody up for 110 heats in one day? Im your guy.... lets do this.

    ~ James Clegg

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    Quote Originally Posted by topfuel443 View Post
    Anybody up for 110 heats in one day? Im your guy.... lets do this.

    ~ James Clegg
    . No doubt about that! Thanks for stepping up....AGAIN!
    TOY BOAT RACER
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    IMPBA National Records Director
    IMPBA Dist.13 Director
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