I don't give a rats azz who's driving the boat, I wouldn't be in it! Think about it, when engines are built to the max like these are, the likelihood to some type of failure is VERY high (anywhere in the driveline). At those speeds vees are not very stable and any type of mechanical failure is likely to upset the boat enough to end your life before you knew what happened to you. It's not if... it's when! It's shear stupidity if you ask me.Originally posted by Lapse of Reason
I would drive it, but I wouldn't ride in it with somebody else driving. If it can move faster than I can walk I rather be behind the wheel.
Not to get off topic but when I was racing motorcycles at Daytona, and when your coming off Nascar turn 4 there is a dip in the track, at 180 mph on a Formula USA bike the front tire isn't really on the ground so you can't steer well and drift up right to the wall lap after lap. And let me tell you hitting concrete is harder than water.
And BTW, I wouldn't say hitting concrete at those speeds is any worse than hitting water. At least with concrete you'll slide, not so with water!