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  • TAndersonV11
    Comment on J Category
    posted by TAndersonV11, Today, 02:52 PM
    Ryan, beach starts are the exact opposite of what you just stated, except for the elimination of milling of course.
  • ryan_4z
    Comment on J Category
    posted by ryan_4z, Today, 02:34 PM
    Brian, This is exactly the class I had in mind when conceiving this new J. I think we could easily develop a kneel down version of this class that would translate more directly to AX/A classes.
  • ryan_4z
    Comment on J Category
    posted by ryan_4z, Today, 02:31 PM
    Beach starts would eliminated milling, equalize the playing field, and shorten the race day.
  • Team B&H
    Reply to J Category in General Hydroplane & Runabout Discussion
    posted by Team B&H, Today, 02:07 PM
    Other motor sports may use 7 as a beginning age but that doesn't take into consideration the racing. Kid karts all line up in nice rows and start from a dead stop. Junior dragsters also take minimum of driver awareness around him/her beyond what happens in his lane. But we expect J kids to go out and...
  • Mrs blueskyracer
    New topic Weekend Rewind / 2017 NHRA US Nationals in Boat Racing Photography
    posted by Mrs blueskyracer, Today, 01:10 PM
    Heres all my favorite shots from the biggest race of the NHRA season, the US Nationals!  Continue on to check it out

    More...
  • pav225
    Reply to J Category in General Hydroplane & Runabout Discussion
    posted by pav225, Today, 12:25 PM
    If the desire is to slow them down for younger kids, and help them plane quickly, can you just lower the motor enough to get to the desired speed? Then you can use the same boat, motor and prop as current J.
    7 seems young to me...but just a thought on how to cost effectively do it so it's appealing...
  • bmitch1
    Comment on J Category
    posted by bmitch1, Today, 11:21 AM
    Looks like fun....sit down position, reinforced cockpit. Could be run as sprint or marathon....larger fuel tanks would allow more lap races offering more fun for the racing dollar....

    Link to a sample race below:

    https://youtu.be/No_WaqhWC0Q
  • bmitch1
    Comment on J Category
    posted by bmitch1, Today, 11:08 AM
    And because boats are easier to build than motors, design the boat around the motors you can get...
  • bmitch1
    Comment on J Category
    posted by bmitch1, Today, 11:05 AM
    Eliminate motor supply questions... go with a major manufactured product like the GT 15 class run in Europe by the Royal Yachtng Asscociation.... A 15hp Merc, Tohatsu or Suzuki consumer motor. Electric start, and no machining permitted, fishing prop can be changed.

    from the GT15 rule book.......
  • Matt Dagostino
    Comment on J Category
    posted by Matt Dagostino, Today, 10:37 AM
    Correct..........i meant the thermostat housing. I think i put to much Bailey's in my coffee this morning...........
  • bmitch1
    Comment on J Category
    posted by bmitch1, Today, 10:31 AM
    You mean the thermostat housing... anyone who still plugs there isnt worried about motor longevity. Or, if they haven't taken a motor apart since 2014 they are either not running frequently or not taking good care of their equipment. Regarding our UNPAID inspectors: until we see a line out the door...
  • squirrelboydeluxe
    Reply to Mychron 5 & Mychron 5 2T For Sale in SO-Mod-Pro Buy & Sell
    posted by squirrelboydeluxe, Today, 10:17 AM
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  • Matt Dagostino
    Comment on J Category
    posted by Matt Dagostino, Today, 10:13 AM
    I believe the rule NOW allows the plugging either at the water pump housing or the newly approved power head location hence many people i imagine are just leaving them plugged at the water pump creating the heat damage on the exhaust side of the block. However my main point is that if the water cooling...
  • bmitch1
    Comment on J Category
    posted by bmitch1, Today, 09:53 AM
    The problem with forbidding plugging is you cannot police it during regular races....and noone likes rules that can't be enforced. That little 1/8 in. hole buried in the top of the tower in the exhaust carbon is going to be as black as the carbon around it....and you're going to need a pretty decent...
  • bmitch1
    Comment on J Category
    posted by bmitch1, Today, 08:42 AM
    Karl...embrace your passion: Join a committee, make a recommendation, partake of the discussion and be the change... How many proposals have you submitted to the J committee about your concerns and challenges? I appreciate your situation and you arent the only folks who weighed right out of the J...
  • Matt Dagostino
    Reply to J Category in General Hydroplane & Runabout Discussion
    posted by Matt Dagostino, Today, 08:32 AM
    Unplug the engines and they will live long and prosper and slow down by a couple mph's and lose acceleration! .....................i never understood why our racing Commissions reward cheaters. This performance modification did nothing but speed the motors up and created excessive heat potentially doing...
  • pav225
    Comment on J Category
    posted by pav225, Today, 08:10 AM
    Get rid of the tuck rule and boats will plane very quickly.
  • Karl Dyle
    Reply to J Category in General Hydroplane & Runabout Discussion
    posted by Karl Dyle, Today, 08:03 AM
    Its Silly season all right. I really tried hard not to respond to this thread , but.......

    The J catagory is always a hotbed of controversy. It continues unchanged, and unfortunately from the tone of this thread NOTHING. NOTHING will change.

    Without writing a novel...
  • ryan_4z
    Comment on J Category
    posted by ryan_4z, Today, 07:24 AM
    The fact is you could throw a 60J on plane because it was at least 20-25 lbs less than the current engine which always bogs the back of the boat.
  • ryan_4z
    Reply to Wacusee Speedboats in General Hydroplane & Runabout Discussion
    posted by ryan_4z, Today, 07:21 AM
    Happy Thanksgiving from Wacusee Speedboats and Runnecraft!...
  • ryan_4z
    Comment on Wacusee Speedboats
    posted by ryan_4z, Today, 07:19 AM
    Camera angle mostly.
  • ryan_4z
    Reply to J Category in General Hydroplane & Runabout Discussion
    posted by ryan_4z, Today, 07:14 AM
    There are inherent problems with our J/AX classes that make them a grueling burden on our race day and on the drivers of the classes, I am sure.

    -Why do we still have problems planing off? This issue has to be addressed. I think a primary contributing factor is the weight of the motor....
  • squirrelboydeluxe
    Comment on The Silly Season
    posted by squirrelboydeluxe, Today, 04:35 AM
    deeougee
    I got to see an elec start assembled on a Sidewinder engine last winter when I was at the factory
    It looked AWESOME- very compact & well executed
    I can tell you one thing- it certainly changed my thinking about SW & boat racing in general
    It made me love SW EVEN...
  • ZUL8TR
    Comment on Propeller Magazine needs Tech.
    posted by ZUL8TR, Today, 02:49 AM
    I see your point but any one can write an article in a mag that could be wrong, partially wrong, partially right or dead right and no easy quick way to rebuff, challenge or ask questions. Open forums do attempt to root out the correct way based on feed back from those who know. Either way would be ...
  • 1100-one
    Reply to Happy Thanksgiving from Hall Racing and GRM in USTS - US Title Series
    posted by 1100-one, Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Paul- I bought Rex's old trailer many years ago when he lived in L.A. Never changed the writing on the trailer. Hall N Ass Racing. Not sure how it was spelled anymore but after a few races Henry Wagner asked it to be removed Hope everyone had a GreatThanksgiving!!!!.
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