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    Class one blow-over

    Key west 2023

    I've seen this way too often when two tunnel boats get close to each other at speed.

    They blow over, the passing boat, in this case, almost went over. Watch to the end, many different angles

    Two years ago, two super stock 300hp boats blew over in perfect coordination...

    5:35 mark is the best shot, DUMB as chit.



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    looked like they touched, that sucked for the wrecked boat .

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    Yes, that SHOULD BE a penalty

    Like making the other team pay for repairs.

    I bet it's close to $200,000 in damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CUDA View Post
    Key west 2023 - I've seen this way too often when two tunnel boats get close to each other at speed. They blow over, the passing boat, in this case, almost went over. Watch to the end, many different angles. Two years ago, two super stock 300hp boats blew over in perfect coordination...
    https://youtu.be/J5dDnAGdg0I?si=fmKnLtYSBeebY7QN
    Dangerous when boats get that close together. Dynamic stability is upset rapidly. Here's an article that discusses "double blow-over" conditions.
    Last edited by Jimboat; 11-30-2023 at 02:38 PM.

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    SS blowover, two at a time, perfect.10

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    I am really amazed that we don't see more of this on the starts. Superstock boats are bumping each other more times then not when the flag is dropped. Racing is racing, to set the rule "at fault pays" would destroy the hard charge/on edge risk that racing provides and spectators pay to witness.

    Just like nascar, if a guy blatantly hits you, its usually not soon forgiven or forgotten. Consequently, most crashes are NOT intentional and just come with the territory of adrenaline and limited space.

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    No reimburse me's for wrecking into me in racing. Like Joe said it all works out sooner or later. Its part of the deal to race you won't hold others responsible for your own misfortune.

    Seems to me the Class 1 boat had his drives out pretty far. Maybe he had already trimmed out in anticipation of accelerating out of the turn.

    Leave all your fear and whining at the dock before the race or don't leave the dock to race.
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    It is a little off-subject, but on my motorcycle forum, they were talking about NASCAR.

    One guy chimed in, "I watch for the Accidents, their I said It"

    We all different, for sure...
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    ...there's a lot of water out there, no reason to risk racing like that, unless you don't give a crap & respect each other. there's been decades of these exact same cat racing situations to learn from, resulting in many deaths & injuries & boat damage, in key west alone, let alone other venues. just glad no one got killed this time...
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    I wish there was an overhead shot, to me It looks like he got pinched OFF, look how close the shoreline is at impact

    Just NOT Right, as said above

    Call it the Stupid penalty, it should be a min of 12 ft at 100 and above

    It's not the dirt track
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    We all race to the rules, are the rules good enough?

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    When you shorten the length of the courses you end up with more emphasis on turns and bad things happen in turns. That turn in Key West is especially brutal. Its great for spectators but is the narrowest turn entry of any course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Speros View Post
    When you shorten the length of the courses you end up with more emphasis on turns and bad things happen in turns. That turn in Key West is especially brutal. Its great for spectators but is the narrowest turn entry of any course.
    Always scared me with that a failure that caused a right turn, the spectators are very close.
    How far does 5 tonnes go at 150mph?

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    Todd Defilipps has been working Tech at the offshore races.

    I'm glad to see the drivers are safe. Many have died in the past from water pressure collapsing the driver safety cell; Todd had a steel roll cage inside his 29ft because he had to add weight anyhow, so he went for safety,

    Todd had samples tested by each boat manufacturer to see If they were strong enough,
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    I wish i raced a canopy boat that's gotta give you some bigger stones! most of this is to keep the other guy pinched down in the turns or pushed out running an extra 1/4mile! they drive like they stole em and that's the way it should be, this aint no poker run!

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