Beating a dead horse..........ie 3"
As of this Friday, if my Mirage has not sold I am bringing it back to Rick @ Islander Marine and he is going to re-do the entire hull, beef it up for racing, re-gel it, and add the 3" to the sponson tips. His shop recently changed my DCB f29 from an open bow to a closed bow and they are amazingly talented folks. The boat is going to be completely re-rigged and I will be building a 2.0.
So the $64,000 question, am I adding the 3" cost to my tab at Islander Marine or should I just save the money in hopes that the rules may change / be relaxed on this issue for the 2013 season?
My preference would be to save the money that would be spent on the 3" issue and pay my entrance fees for the balance of the 2012 season and get another boat in the field. Either way I will be racing in August at Long Beach, but it would be nice to be there with a 18'3 inch boat.
If I win a race by less than 3" then I will hand over my trophy :)