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Tech. inspections at every rally.........

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On the topic of tech inspection:

- Why is a car completely gone through at EVERY rally?

Every rally I have my cage, seat mountings, fire extinguisher date's, etc. checked?

If NOTHING was written in the logbook from the previous event, why is everything checked at every event?

Just a question.

Road racers that I know get an annual tech at the beginning of the year and throughout the year they only take there logbook to registration. Unless SOMETHING is written in the logbook like "contact", out of date this or that, or fix this, the car isn't checked.

This would require the logbooks to be used correctly in my opinion.

I've thrown away one car after the crash and had some heavy impacts and NEVER had anything written in my logbook at an SCCA event....EVER.

After putting my car into a swamp in Canada, they wrote a detailed description of the damage in the book. In Canada you have to fill out your Event Comments form before you get your logbook back (they take them at registration).

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with those kinds of loads you must be talking about a 70+ft boat. i am sure that your boat manager is checking everything before each race. owners seem to get really upset when someone gets killed from a turning block or rig lets go.

i have had the misfortune of crewing on a boat that dropped it's rig. fortunaly no one was hurt but the indicator (rusting at the base of the shrouds) would have been easily idetified by a qualified inspector.

in inshore racing help is at most 20 min away and sailors are dependent on that if something breaks.

there is not a single ocean or costal race that does not have a full inspection before and usually after the race. just like in rallying the crew is trying to win the rules keep them safe. in both cases pushing the rules is the norm and with this attitude spot checks are not sufficent.

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