Thats pretty impressive, considering how some of the GPS units work today.Originally Posted by JO - PANTERABOATS
Here is a shot from this summer, just out tooling around.
2 years in the making .......
I see they updated the website to read 2006.
Anyone know if anything else has moved forward on this project ???
“The Great Race”:
PHOCEA Films signed a 2 years contract with Offshore Racing Organization to develop a 2 hours Sport Documentary. Miami–New York 2004/2005 is the ultimate test of human endurance. Thirty speedboat teams of up to four men or women from an international field of contestants will test their limits from port to port, over six stages in six days. Racers will have to withstand bone-rattling speeds of up to 120 mph every day, covering 1300 total miles of unpredictable open sea, driven by the dream of finishing with the fastest cumulative time and taking home the grand prize.
Having covered the last Miami-New York Race and watching first hand, the preparations and support teams involved,I can safely say that you have no idea of the size of this undertaking. Logistics, Safety, refueling, spare parts/engines, spare drivers, navigators, Shoals, storms...etc, etc. The concept of a Sterling powered Skater having an "advantage" in a race like this is naive. There are some serious seas out there...especially off Cape Hatteras, and the only time in recent history that the course was even remotely calm was when George Morales, using a pact with the devil apparently, got away with running his 50' Cougar Cat to victory.
In that regard, and before you sign up with your $50,000 entry fee may I propose the following:
For only $15,000 we'll put you and the other entrants blindfolded in rowboats with football gear on and beat you about the head and torso for a few days while we transport you from Miami in tractor trailers...with an occasional blast from a fire hose. After that we'll dump you in the Harlem river at 3:00 AM with your boat half swamped. It'll give you approximately the same tactile experience as the actual race and certainly an equally exciting ending. As a matter of fact, this way you are at least assured that you'll make it to the Big Apple. But, you must be careful to avoid the Crips and Bloods at the finish line.
Wishin y'all.......good racing
Last edited by T2x; 04-19-2006 at 05:18 PM.
Obsolete and proud of it
As always...old....obsolete...poignant, and absolutely HYSTERICAL! Oh, did I mention correct?Originally Posted by T2x
t2x, im in! do you provide the row boat and safety gear?
Let's not forgot Julio deVarona and Pepe Nunez who also completed the Miami to New York challenge.
Julio in a 32' Scorpion and Pepe in a 24' Pantera
I really don't think it's that far fetched of an idea, for it to happen again.
Ya never know....
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Ain't never going to happen...
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