We don’t usually publish responses to items posted on Raceboat International website, but there has been such a significant response to Bob Wartinger’s cockpit development we think its worth sharing a few opinions with our viewers.
Yes. Have YOU asked him?? Be prepared to have “volumes” in reply. I have “argued” against in Cominsport for years (since it was “recommended” in UIM 2009 Rule Book.]
Well i have asked him ……. still waiting for reply though …… i think the question that should be asked UIM in ALL safety related rule change proposals is: where is the proof of this being safer in a marine application……and specify which accident that would have another outcome with this rule change…..
B.W will quote drivers who have been permanently paralysed. Tom Stanley also has friends in similar situations. Very difficult to keep on opposing it. Did it for 8 years!! Could you do better?? [I still think 2inches is enough IF belts are good and VERY tight. But who am I.???]
Apart from the free space allowing more inertia, the number of drivers is inversely proportional to the tickness of the rulebook again ⁉️
The thing i dont understand is with the fact that he has the same function in APBA….. why is it 2 inches clearance, no airbags or crash boxes there? Different physical laws in the US? Or just less tolerant for unnecessary bullshit? I am also in the …See more
Rolf Magne Sunde We need you in the UIM not just shouting outside. ALL these arguments have been strongly made OFTEN. APBA the “drivers” decide what they want?? (sounds good, but is it when in court??)
If I was a part of that i would need to moderate myself a bit…… and that is just not me 😉 …. The UIM needs to quit jerking around serving their own egos, and start serving the sport…..that is the reason they were put there in the first Place, but it seems that it is forgotten!
The UIM is a closed shop Phil !! It’s the old boys brigade !! Too many people on ” jollies ” around the world and not actually concerned with what’s happening to the sport !!
The problem is I totally AGREE! I tried believe me. but now the RYA took me away from any position. I was Cominsport Secr. for over 25 years with some influence with its President. I am still trying???