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    Handicapping The Worlds and the Future of Offshore After
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    Which teams will prevail next month in Super Boat Internationalís season finale? https://speedonthewater.com/in-the-n...ing-the-worlds
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    A couple of semi bold picks.
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    Matt's Picks

    Superboat Unlimited: Wake Effects
    Superboat: Pro Floors Racing NZ-1
    Superboat Vee: Marker 17 Marine
    Superboat Stock: FJ Propeller

    Handicapping Matt's Picks

    Unlimited: Unless one of the boats not scheduled to be there shows up, easy pick.
    Superboat: Interesting choice. Certainly should be a contender for the podium. The question, if they win is this the new team for next year with a Skater instead of a MTI? But, you would think the overall win this year will be WHM or Performance. I'm going with Johnny for the win.
    Vee: Marker might be in first place at some point in the championship, but they will probably fail tech inspection again if SBI has a good inspector lined up. That leaves Britt with the championship three-peat.
    Stock Outboard: This will be a tough class for anybody to win. Three top tier boats all have a chance to win it all. But I have to agree with you, Gary gets the championship back.
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    WHM and LSB All the way!!!!
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    Vee Lite is getting more and more interesting. Kind of like the old days before it was ruined by engine changes, rules infractions, and a lack of inspections.

    Hopefully they don't let that happen again.
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    Pro Floors will be the first Skater with Kasse engines.
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    Agree with you on Matt's picks....one might be contrarian, but Cleveland's skater has been fast this year and plagued with gremlins in every race. Superboat should be a battle, but think Myrick and Johnny will win 2 of the 3. My favorite to watch is S-class...Gary is the best, no doubt....but CR racing is on a hot streak, with back-2-back wins. I think its more than likely we will see a sweep, for the cats, from the LOTO teams. If we're making predictions, here is mine in order:

    Unlimited: Wake Effects, CT Marine, and Victory
    Superboat: Performance, NZ, Mconn
    Stock: CR, FJ, and Allen
    Supervee: Marker Marine, LBV, Boatfloater.com
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    Definitely an Ozarks slant...…

    What's jignpig mean?
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    Are you leaving Shadow Pirate out because they made his hydraulic jackplate illegal now?
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    These new DW's are all fast...the "rookies" in Killer Bee should be upfront as well. Here is the reason S-class is the best class...most races are won by a couple sec; the lead boat will not be ahead of 4th by more than 15 seconds. It's going to be a fight till the end.
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    I don't consider it the best class, but it is certainly coming back.

    I did consider it the best class period when the rules were identical worldwide and any xcat or New Zealand/Australian boat (now Superboat 600 I believe) could also run. Hopefully that will happen again someday if the orgs in the US start working together with others around the world and standardize rules again..
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    A common sense reform is needed badly, but bringing SBI, RWO, and OPA together doesn't seem likely. If the sport had backing for coverage and funding...such as NBC...it would have potential for growth. Would love to see an international presence.

    Reason's S-class is the best class: 1) Largest field of boats, 9 registered. 2) 6 of which are newer Doug Wrights. 3) All the DW's are evenly matched. 4) Most lead changes. 5) Lower attrition rate. 6) The winning team is those whom picked the right setup for the conditions.
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    Who is the ninth? I can only think of eight.

    Turtle
    FJ
    CR
    Deep
    Allen
    Jackhammer
    Pirate
    Killer Bee

    I actually think there will be more Vee Lites than Stock OB's. But who knows who will show up for which World's.
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    The ninth is MGI Tech - Randy Sweers & Bryan Marquardt will be in a 32' DW.
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    Looks like a tie. Nine boats registered in each class.
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    Best race of the day....30 min!
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    Unofficial

    Shadow Pirate 1st
    FJ Propeller 2nd
    CR Racing 3rd
    Killer Bee 4th
    Allen Lawn Care 5th
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    An interesting first day.

    So, rehandicap after the results?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOBILEMERCMAN View Post
    WHM and LSB All the way!!!!
    All the way. No doubt
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    I'm not so sure. Tyson and Tyler finally got through the first corner without being bumped and look really good.

    Definitely going to be an interesting day today.

    First race 10:00 on SBI's Livestream!!
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