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Did anyone follow the Parker 300 Enduro?

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Well, I went to this race and helped the #22 boat in the pits and with their pit strategy. They won Div 5 (ModVP) and got 4th overall. Great job they did.

Anyway, I'm hooked (as expected), and thinking about next year.

When it comes to the OB classes, the ones I'm thinking about are either Div5 or Div6. Div5 is ModVP, but has the stipulation that the gearcase be run with the propshaft a minimum of 2" below the bottom. Div6 is basically run what'cha brung up to 22'6" length.

What I'm trying to decide is if it would be best to run ModVP with the stipulations, or would having a properly setup boat for Div6 be fast enough to make up the start advantage. This year, Div1&2 left first, with Div 3&4 leaving 15 minutes later, Div5 another 15 mins and Div6 10 mins after Div5. This means Div 5 left 30 minutes after the first boats, and Div6 was off 40minutes later. Can 40 minutes be made up to catch the overall leader? You'd have to be pretty fast.

Next year there is talk about all the boats starting at the same time in waves rather than staggered starts.

So, ModVP or unlimited? What boat would be best for the rough water of an enduro? STV? Stoker? Other?

Here are some pics of the event: BlueWater Resort & Casino 300 Parker Enduro

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NICE PICS KEITH,

I sure like what I see too.

I think I would go with the MOD VP class and run an STV with P/S C/L at 2" Below, as required.

I have done it. They will want too run a little bow high, with more foot dragging, but the acceleration will be there. That's a nice thing about the STV, is how well they accelerate and that should eat up most other 20 footers like the Stokers, Bakers, sleeks, Elims ...etc.

I have never been out accelerated in an STV hull against those other hulls even with them having more HP.

The STV will easily take the ruff and I have competed with those other longer hulls and even though they have the advantage in length, the STV can still compete with them. Just remember to keep the trim slightly positive or neutral and stuffing should not be an issue in the ruff.

Another thought at 2" Below, would be gearcase selection. I dont quite remember what transom height 2 below makes youbut if it is less then 27, the SM case would not be the ideal choiceA luxo case like a Bobs Ally Mod or Titus might be better for 2 below with a ET Wheel

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Another thought at 2" Below, would be gearcase selection. I dont quite remember what transom height 2 below makes youbut if it is less then 27, the SM case would not be the ideal choiceA luxo case like a Bobs Ally Mod or Titus might be better for 2 below with a ET Wheel

Yup, my buddy Kevin at R&R Prop Shop has some ideas there. If we can get going on the project fairly soon, we'll have lots of time to test. The plan is for my dad to buy the boat, I'll supply the motor and Kevin and I will tune/set it up.

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Cool Plan..Keep us updated

Let me know if you need a co-driver :rolleyes:

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