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Old 08-13-2007, 10:43 PM
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Hey guys,

A couple of buds and I have just gotten interested in racing boats and we were wondering if there was any boat racing events in N.C. or close by??

Thanks,
Phil
Old 08-13-2007, 11:28 PM
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Default RE: Any boat Racing in North Carolina??

There should be plenty of racing action in North Carolina. It's an IMPBA district and I think that it's District 12. Check the IMPBA website, www.impba.net for a race schedule.
You'll probably run into a few of our members at one or more of them plus you have some very good racers in your area.
Go to a race, watch, learn and talk to the people. Look for piper_chuck, John Finch and Don Ferrette, all good guys.
Old 08-14-2007, 07:12 AM
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COOL!!!!!!!!!!!![8D]

Thanks Ron!!!
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Default RE: Any boat Racing in North Carolina??

North Carolina? Did someone say North Carolina?

Yup, there most definitely is racing in NC, and the surrounding states. There's a club that formed in Wilmington last year. I haven't heard anything from them since they formed the club, but I know they have a pond. I'll have to dig up the contact info. Then there's the club I'm in, the Piedmont Triad Prop Twisters, which is based in Greensboro. Out of state, but not too far away, there are clubs in Chesapeake, VA, and Charleston, SC.

The next district 12 race will be Aug 25-26 at the Chesapeake club. I've been to this race several times, great race, great site, great people. We will have a club race in Greensboro in mid-Sept. The Charleston club will have a district 13 race in early Oct. They are racing at a new site now that's supposed to be excellent. I've been to two of their races, definitely worth the trip.
Old 08-14-2007, 09:19 PM
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AWESOME!!!!!!!

Thanks Chuck!!!
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You're quite welcome.
Old 08-17-2007, 04:15 PM
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Default RE: Any boat Racing in North Carolina??

Hey Chuck,

My wife and I might be able to make the mid Sept. race. What's the exact date??
Also, do you guys have a stock Miss Vegas class?? Now when I say stock, I'm talking plastic prop and stock hardware, etc. right out of the box.

Thanks,
Phil
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That'd be cool. Club web site ius here: http://geocities.com/ptproptwisters/ . The next race is Sept 16. We race whatever shows up. The people with Vegas hydros usually have replaced at least the prop. The plastic one on my SV27 nitro lasted about 4 runs before it shed a blade. I don't know how long the Vegas ones last, I removed it before I ever ran it.
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O.K.........

So how do you class the MV's for racing?? I'm trying to understand the limits of mods you can do to the stock MV's, before they become Modified MV's.
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Default RE: Any boat Racing in North Carolina??

phil think you and wendy would like to go
Old 08-17-2007, 08:20 PM
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Yeah Man!!!!!......

You and Nick "most definitely" need to go!!!!!!! I believe piper chuck and a few others want to give you guys some "Rooster tail"!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL
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Too bad can't go . Fly for TOTs @ RDRC thats on the 16 maybe the next one
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Ah, Man...it is........ Choices...Choices.....Choices..........?????????:e ek:

Might be able to do both??
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I will be at the fly for tots from the 14th till the 16th. So I will have to pass. My boat will always be second to my planes.. LOL
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ORIGINAL: Oh Yeah!!

O.K.........

So how do you class the MV's for racing?? I'm trying to understand the limits of mods you can do to the stock MV's, before they become Modified MV's.
There are a bunch of things that can be done to the stock Vegas and keep it stock. The most significant distinction is the engine. If you mod the original, or change to a different engine, it's no longer stock. Here's a longer description of stock:

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I will be at the fly for tots from the 14th till the 16th. So I will have to pass. My boat will always be second to my planes.. LOL
It's a pity you can't leave early, if you're already in the RDRC area, you're already half way to the pond.
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ORIGINAL: piper_chuck


ORIGINAL: baxternick

I will be at the fly for tots from the 14th till the 16th. So I will have to pass. My boat will always be second to my planes.. LOL
It's a pity you can't leave early, if you're already in the RDRC area, you're already half way to the pond.

Yeah, that's the way my wife and I are thinking too!!

"Double the Fun"

Thanks again Chuck!!!
Old 08-18-2007, 01:10 PM
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Default RE: Any boat Racing in North Carolina??

Guys, if you want to be added to the club email list, please PM me your names and email ids.

Thanks, Chuck

PS. The term Private Message means just that, PRIVATE! Hopefully a certain someone will remember that in the future.


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