Kilo only, or TAF drag boats as well?? Those things really move.
I was reading on the Howard web site that they ran a 1100 hp engine and got it to run 110...that seems to be a lot of HP for that speed....
I'm still trying to find out what HP was run to get it to 122....
Nope....we know we will be able to get to 100 with the Ilmor 625 in the 27..but not the 125+
But we are getting ready to start a new build for next year...and one of the things that the C.G. brought up was long distance speed runs which we will be attempting next year and one this year in the Activator....but was asked yesterday if we went with a sinlge for the distance speed runs ,if there was a speed record we could also attempt...which I told them I would look into and how much we would need to do it...
Last edited by MANITIE; 07-12-2010 at 01:55 PM.
since we're talking speed runs is there a place to find the top speeds for the LOTO shootout? Seems easy enough to find the last years # but not the class records.
If the CG wants exposure for top speed runs that would be another avenue to do it.
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Long distance speed records attempts and now kilo speed runs....
The boat we had origanal set to buy was perfect for the long distance attempts but the owner pulled the boat off the market...so we needed something to race for this year and went with the Activator...
We will be attempting a long distance attempt before the years end in the Activator...we need to have all the gremlins out before we make the attempt...and it will be tought in a 27 foot boat...but we will get our feet wet for this year and know what we are up against for the furture
When you see whats in store for us....your going to think were nuts.....
Last edited by MANITIE; 07-12-2010 at 02:42 PM.
That speed was old the same boat hit 130.7MPH and hit the rev limiter again. The subject boat is the only all composite 28 Howard Bullet with a TPI motor in it.
At the time when the article ran that number... NO ONE!... was even close to that speed in a V-Bottom under 30ft.
I was in the boat and hit 118MPH consistently on the limiter not enough wheel.
The boat is still around and is hella fast...another Howard owner is allegedly running a 28 Bullet that is faster but no proof as of yet.
FYI several 28 Howard Bullets currently running [all single engine boats] that can hit 115++ MPH, Tom W., David C, and Steve F. I would say that David C's boat could eclipse the 130 mark with the right conditions and temperature.
The 28 Howard v-bottoms are very stable and impressive. As that platform can hit those numbers consistently whereas other boats are having a great deal of difficulty ie...chine walking all over the water.
also did the boat ever run a offical kilo with a sanctioning body when these numbers were run...
Not saying they did not hit these numbers....we are looking for offical numbers for a kilo record to see if we want to attempt in braking it...
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