Legal Boats & Motors

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Need to better understand the rules... Which boats and motors are legal in this class.

Powercat's picture

Our boats don't fit the rules but we sure
would like to somehow get in COR.
Our inlines and V4's run mid 60's and
our 2.0 rigs run mid to high 70's..
Last time I asked about it I was told our
boats are too short. They have been safely
raced for over 50 years and we could bring
a whole bunch of nostalgia enthusiasts
into the sport. The single engine rigs are the
most practical, but we also have several twin
inline boats that could also compete.
http://www.powercatboat.com/Rendezvous/DeGray2010/backfire058.jpg

007STV's picture

That is a great looking photo. Where are you guys located?

Powercat's picture

That photo is on DeGray Lake in SW Arkansas, most of that bunch if from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.. There are more
in Arizona, up the East Coast and a couple in Florida.

Capnzee88's picture

The rules for our 2.0 class of COR boats are pretty well set however, I could see a "shift" of rules in the inline 6 and v-4 classes (the COR 100) rules that could possibly accomodate your boats/engines. When the COR class was born I had in mind classes from the 2.0 all the way down to possibly a 50 hp class with youngsters in mind. I figured that if we could put "family" racing back into APBA we might be able to cut insurance costs with all COR boats running at a given regatta, safety being paramount! I would enjoy talking to you "powercat" or one of your representatives to see if we could "massage" our COR 100 rules into something you guys could live with. Lets talk! (310) 488-3563 Rod Zapf COR Chairman

Capnzee88's picture

I believe we could work with you in the COR -100 rules and extend our COR classes into your area. We are also working with a few folks from the east coast who have shown an interest in COR racing. The picture from DeGray lake is enough to get any one excited. http://www.corboatracing.com/?q=cor-100-technical-rules Rod #88

Powercat's picture

Rod:
We had our annual Power Cat event again over the weekend of 10 Sept. I was able to sit down with many of the guys and talk about the possibility of some of us particaipating in the COR series. At this time it looks like the interest is not there. The biggest stumbling block is the distance to the west coast for
most of our owners. I will keep tabs on the COR series as it
hopefully grows and as changes come about and maybe at some point in the future we can "come out and play". Thanks, Danny Leger

Capnzee88's picture

Welcome aboard Powercat. i HAD a 15 ' power cat with a pair of 50 mercs on it. Sold it dang! I also have pictures of myself racing against a Powercat in about 58 or 59. Powercat was fast with a pair of inline Merc 6's.Rod

Capnzee88's picture

The Isleton sanction is official and posted. Go to region 11 APBA, once there, drop down on the left side to on-line registration. Click on this and follow the dots--It is really easy ! If you have given even the least amount of thought to this race, please come along. This will be a great time to showcase the COR boats in Region 11. Rod

What is the maximum length of the boat hull in the cor 100 class

007STV's picture

There is no max on length. Any v-bottom or flat bottom over 15' 6” is good to go!

DRC's picture

we ran a 16'6" Hondo flat bottom with 115 merc fun boat are you thinking of building a COR 100 boat ? Dave #45 sleekcraft

Hi, We are trying to figure if SST 120 power heads are leagl or not. A little confusing on the "special purpose" part of the rules. Can someone here please explain? THANKS!

Capnzee88's picture

sst120 powerheads are legal . Rod

Rod

sst 120 p0werheads are legal. Rod Zapf, COR CHAIRMAN

007STV's picture

once a sst 120 is turned around and made to turn to the right, it is no longer a 120 but basically an XR-2 , which is a 2.0 production engine and legal.