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    Thread: Getting involved in offshore cat racing!

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      07-06-2012 04:00 PM #1
      So, over the past year or so, I've become good friends with Richard Chaney, owner (and driver) of Southern Maryland Rebel Racing aka Turbine Marine Inc (as well as Chaney Enterprises and 2 very big marinas). SMRR owns two boats, the practice/toy:


      and Miss Mary Mac:



      I've been out on the red boat a couple of times. Tops around 160, but we didn't push it that far...best I saw was 137. It's powered by twin Bell turbines of about 1200hp each, the white boat has twins of 1900 each and goes well over 200mph. So, having gotten to know Richard, and his family...I'm now part of the "crew" for SMRR and get to go to the races with them this season. SO excited!
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      07-06-2012 08:05 PM #2
      I can't even imagine those speeds. I've been over 100mph, but over 200mph is flat nuts.

      That red cat doesn't have a capsule or pod or anything?

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      07-13-2012 10:47 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by mode12 View Post
      I can't even imagine those speeds. I've been over 100mph, but over 200mph is flat nuts.

      That red cat doesn't have a capsule or pod or anything?
      Nope, open cockpit. It's the practice/toy boat. Bolsters, belts, and coms systems is all we have for that...guess we could wear helmets but honestly, he hardly ever runs it past 125 or 130 just to reduce wear on the turbines. I really WANT to try to prove myself to him and maybe get a chance at throttleman. But that will take serious time.

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      07-14-2012 01:07 PM #4
      being a fellow MD'r i'd love to see this!

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      07-16-2012 02:36 PM #5
      awesome!

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      07-16-2012 03:26 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Brendon1098 View Post
      being a fellow MD'r i'd love to see this!
      We'll be racing in the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix in September...

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      07-21-2012 03:42 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      We'll be racing in the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix in September...
      If I remember, I may swing down and see this

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      08-25-2012 10:15 AM #8
      wow some crazy boats there

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      09-10-2012 01:50 PM #9
      Southern Maryland rebel Racing took FIRST PLACE in the race yesterday!

      ^New paint & wrap for our sponsor! Nice huh?

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      09-10-2012 08:27 PM #10
      colors on that are nice... is that photo from SMD... cuz that water looks like FL

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      09-20-2012 12:47 PM #11
      Not sure where that one was taken. But we took FIRST again! Solomon's Island Offshore Grand Prix was good to the team. No, I didn't get to ride, just helped out and was a good cheer leader. haha! Video is up!


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      11-09-2012 03:59 PM #12
      Well, Richard flipped it today. We were trying pass Gasse for head and got washed out in turn ..... All are ok !!!!!! Richard is prob laughing and saying "Did you see that?!" .

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      11-10-2012 10:26 PM #13
      Nuts...is the boat fixable?

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      11-11-2012 09:11 AM #14
      Yes, but the engines may be toast.

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      11-11-2012 10:03 AM #15
      well i guess when you have money... it's whatever... glad no one got hurt

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      11-13-2012 10:22 PM #17
      that's nuts...no footage of it flipping?

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      11-14-2012 10:09 AM #18
      I haven't seen any. I'm sure it will eventually pop up online.

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      12-18-2012 07:13 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      We were trying pass Gasse for head
      Your girl is into some weird stuff..

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      12-18-2012 09:43 AM #20
      Gause is a person. LOL And we were trying to pass him to get across his main/stern wake into the headwake and calmer waters.

      Great pic snagged with both props popping. Made it our cover photo.



      And finally found a pic of the over-turned boat:

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      12-18-2012 10:23 AM #21
      Glad everyone is alright!
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      12-18-2012 10:25 AM #22
      Worst injury was the Richard (driver), a couple of cracked ribs.

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      12-18-2012 10:27 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by StormChaser View Post
      Worst injury was the Richard (driver), a couple of cracked ribs.
      That is a much cooler rib breaking story than my father-in-law who cracked his this summer on a slip-n-slide
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      so sick. Congrats and best of luck dude!
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      09-16-2013 10:20 AM #25
      And once again, we took first place in the Solomon's Island Grand Prix! Richard and the whole team did fantastic!

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