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    Default Inboard Endurance rule change effective immediately

    Inboard Endurance rule change effective immediately
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010
    Effective immediately, we have changed the wording on Rule # 1 in Comp Jets, page 91 of the 2010 Inboard Rule Book

    SHOULD BE CHANGED TO READ:

    APBA COMPETITION JET DIVISION

    1. Any hull with a maximum length of 24 feet, including pump and extension, is allowed. All boats must be equipped with two (2) stringers and must be one (1) piece from transom to the bulkhead that is in front of the driver, and have engine mounted to them. Stringers must be visible for inspection. The driver’s seat and or frame of seat must be through-bolted to at least one (1) stringer. NO LAG BOLTS ALLOWED.

    The IE Commission has approved this rule change.

    —Ted Kolby, Inboard Endurance Chairman

    The APBA Safety and Rescue Committee fully supports this action by the Inboard Endurance Commission.

    —Mike Weber, Chairman

    APBA Safety and Rescue Committee


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    Not that I'm running this class but there is a problem with your wording. That should say: All boats must be equipped with 2 stringers at a minimum which must be one (1) piece from transom to the bulkhead that is in front of the driver, and have engine mounted to them. Stringers must be visible for inspection. The driver’s seat and or frame of seat must be through-bolted to at least one (1) stringer. NO LAG BOLTS ALLOWED.

    As it reads right now, all the 4 stringer boats are illegal.
    So many projects, so little time

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoc653 View Post
    As it reads right now, all the 4 stringer boats are illegal.
    the way the rules are, unless it specifically states you cannot run something, you can run it.

    you could pick apart the rules all day long....

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    Curious as to why the rule change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    Curious as to why the rule change?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    Curious as to why the rule change?
    It's a "safety" issue I'm sure

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    90mph and 2 foot chop in a 1/4 stringer boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride View Post
    It's a "safety" issue I'm sure
    Oh, Im sure it is..... Just would like to get clarification as to why all the sudden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph brunt View Post
    90mph and 2 foot chop in a 1/4 stringer boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    Oh, Im sure it is..... Just would like to get clarification as to why all the sudden.
    long story short, its a revision on a rule and needed to be put out before the burley race coming up in 2 weeks. it has been in the works for over 3 months, I dont know what took so long between then and now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad @ SCJB View Post
    long story short, its a revision on a rule and needed to be put out before the burley race coming up in 2 weeks. it has been in the works for over 3 months, I dont know what took so long between then and now.
    So why is it so important that the rule had to be changed before Burley and the rule as it "was" stated has been in place for years? Whats the concern all of the suddon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    So why is it so important that the rule had to be changed before Burley and the rule as it "was" stated has been in place for years? Whats the concern all of the suddon?
    New rule with an even newer revision.
    Last year one of the boats had the seat ripped out of the floor in a spin and sent the driver to the hospital dazed and confused. He sat out the rest of the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76 Bonneville View Post
    New rule with an even newer revision.
    Last year one of the boats had the seat ripped out of the floor in a spin and sent the driver to the hospital dazed and confused. He sat out the rest of the weekend.
    One through bolt would not have made any difference in that situation. But lag bolts don't even belong on trailers.

    Quote Originally Posted by ralph brunt View Post
    90mph and 2 foot chop in a 1/4 stringer boat
    My old Sanger had many many runs in bigger water, but it was more of a unibody car with subframe connectors. I would trust it over many other boats I have driven. Mind you when I get it back and fix it, it will end up with full length stringers and floatation.


    We used to have folks (APBA Inspectors) that came around and checked all the equipment at each race and at the beginning of the season the boats were fully inspected. Due to costs I guess that does not happen any more.

    With my good camera lens I can see the Blue 2007 APBA inspection sticker on my Yellow Sanger.

    I feel it is the drivers responsibility to make sure his or her boat is as safe and sturdy as possible before each heat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad @ SCJB View Post
    long story short, its a revision on a rule and needed to be put out before the burley race coming up in 2 weeks. it has been in the works for over 3 months, I dont know what took so long between then and now.
    How is the Comp Jet website up-date coming ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 76 Bonneville View Post
    New rule with an even newer revision.
    Last year one of the boats had the seat ripped out of the floor in a spin and sent the driver to the hospital dazed and confused. He sat out the rest of the weekend.
    Ive been tossed out of "my through bolted to the stringer" seats many times. Seems to me you all are stacking the deck in your favor. If you guys spent as much time promoting this sport as you do trying to keep certian people from racing by revising the rules all the time it would be in high gear. Can't you all just put on your "big boy" pants and go race and settle it on the coarse? Then maybe more people would come and watch you guys race or at least pay attention.I try to make as many races as I can because I enjoy the sport. It sadens me to see some of these Johnny come latey folks come and stack the deck to a sport I was raised involved in. We would go run the circle races,then come and do a header swap, hardware change and hit the drags all in the same weekend. Just because some of you don't get along or despise a certian person is not a good enough reason to manipulate or change the rules so one can't race.

    I get all the saftey concerns and all, but it always boils down to a few in the class that have it out for someone. I'll get off my soapbox now.
    Good luck in Burley......

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