Jul 17, 2007, 5:32 PM
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Money can't buy....
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I wonder if Roy is saying to himself, 'Heck, you can't take it with ya'.
Referring to the cost to re-fit Pye and go for the record again- on board or not. It took a lot of dinero to take out 8,000 lbs and still increase size by 8 feet. (I hope my info is accurate). Almost forgot about that 145 foot 'spar'....chump change ?
I actually believe that a small part of Roy's decision not to race has a little to do with the last time Pye broke Merlin's record 10 years ago.
He was not aboard for that race.
I would like to see Pye do it this year. If not, hopefully in two years. Why not. She is a monster built for this. Isn't that why Rosebud or any other racing machine is built for+ Maximizing your opportunities ? Rules are rules and as far as I know, no rules were broken with the re-fit.
Not even a promise 2 years ago at the awards ceremony. Good on ya, Roy!
my 2 cents