I know Bob you just seem to be the one that takes all the heat. Race was the 13th to the 21st on four rivers total was to be 525 miles. With the cancelation of two legs of 22. The total was around 500 miles total time was 5:12:42 the next finisher was 6:10:19. There was 17 boats that took the challenge only four finnished with no time penalty.
It needs two turbos..........
That is impressive.... I'd like to know more about the engine.
From the looks of it the longest runs were just about 30 minutes ?
Going fast is only half the fun ... what you make go
fast is the other half.
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Now THAT'S boat racing!
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Last edited by gn7; 04-23-2012 at 10:29 AM.
Sleeper cp, Not much to say on the motor you take it out of the crate install the carb and headers and go racing. Yes the legs are kept short in an effort to make the race more spectator freindly. Most days are six legs. It has allways been a complaint from spectators on the long legs to only see the boats twice. The races are hosted by these small towns so the race officials try to provide the best experiance for the spectator and their dollars they bring with them. With out these small towns there would be no races.
GN7. The only thing I do good with on the windsor is find the weak point. But that was back in the old days and you could not keep the large end of the rod round. I was riding coat tails on the 285 boat. Ryan is without question the best driver for these rivers and with Gary on the navigation I would predict a class win the overall is a bit of a shocker. Their dedication and preperation are shown in their performance.
Hauling the mail !!!
approx 95mph That is a very fast pace to set twisting on the river
over 50% faster than comp jet at Parker enduro
Do they allow outboards ?
Bottomfeeder has been threatening to come to the 300 and run. That could be a huge eye opener for the comp jet boys. Might find one at Burley this year. That woud be way cool!
I know one thing for sure. If one of those white water boys shows up at Parker for the 300, that handicap they give the jets is going to be WAAAAAAAAY too much.
Steve: They still run the little outboards in Hoopa and Grants pass. There was several boats back in the day that ran multi outboards Warren Shepard was the most competitive. In the 80's they were river races and anything could run, I watched a K boat dominate the Payette river race one year needles to say they had a set a hanging. Back then you had to have three in the boat. Driver,navigator, and Mechanic. Now just Driver and Navigator. I am sure if we could round up a few boats a class would not be a problem. One year we had a local dealer donate a dozen zodiacs with a 40 horse outboards on them and raced them down river about a 50 mile leg. I will never forget how much fun my brother and I had. We must have been pitched out of that thing a dozen times.
GN7 I will be at Burly to be a shore whore but the tin boats have been told/shown in the past they are not welcome. That is why I questioned you about the Parker race two years ago. We wanted to run last fall but Ryan was commited to the worlds as they were in the USA. I had a new hull built just for the parker race and will be testing before long. I hope to to get a couple of others to tow down and spend a day running hard and having fun. We are just a group of boat junkies, fast, slow, big, or small we will run them all.
O and we need all the handicap we can get. Rembember they are jet drive (never been competitive)
I would absolutely take any handicap I can get
If the things were v-driven, there would be zero reason that they couldn't run as a GN.
If you go Burley, make sure you stop by the pit and say HI!
i give kudo's to these guys doing what they do. it is certainly a different kind of insanity, and those boats are very good doing what they're designed to do. which is bounce off rocks and trees. but they are strapped into those high dollar hulls, surrounded by rollbars so they don't get ejected into said rocks and trees, or squished between the boat and said rocks and trees when the thing rolls over on 'em. it's certainly a logical safety measure for what they are doing. but i can't help but wonder where yonkers, bandy, etc., would be right now if they were strapped into their boats 2 weeks ago with a 5 or 7 point harness. not that anything like that could ever possibly happen with a tin boat trying to run a comp jet course. aside from that, again just as a casual observer, there are a few other things these guys would have to adjust to. not suggesting it's anything impossible, or that cannot be done.
gn, you seem to imply that all a tin boat has to do is drop it's dick in the dirt and they'll just drive circles around the current comp jet crowd. that's a nice theory - probably not very realistic...
I have talked to
bottom feeder about the roll bar and belts. It was discussed briefly in regards to the 300 enduro. The belts are definitely out. But that didn't seem to be a big factor for Bottomfeeder. I aggree, in the races we do, the roll bar and belts may not be the ideal setup. But believe it our not, in the APBA, there is such a thing as a an open restrained cockit, with no air. They are used in some hydros, and Jersy Skiffs.
As for the running one in the 300, I would all but sell my house and put the money on a white water jet against ANY CJ I have ever seen run the 300.