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Old 07-21-2005, 02:00 PM
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Found a good pic I took.
That's the Vice boat isn't it. The producers asked Randy to extend the back 18" for effect not performance.

BTW: Since when did a BAJA become a performance boat?
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:22 PM
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Um excuse me.........
Everyone here who has landed a man on the moon, sent probes to other planets, comets, and even outside our solar system................
Please raise your hand.

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Hey these are the same people whose craft have a habit of bursting into smithereens. WTF do they know!
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:46 PM
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I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night...........
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:53 PM
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Um excuse me.........
Everyone here who has landed a man on the moon, sent probes to other planets, comets, and even outside our solar system................
Please raise your hand.

no, but my fuel gauge works in my boat and it doesn't on the shuttle....
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:31 PM
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BTW: Since when did a BAJA become a performance boat?


Would you like to define "performance boat"?????????????
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:44 PM
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Um excuse me.........
Everyone here who has landed a man on the moon, sent probes to other planets, comets, and even outside our solar system................
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I've designed several airplanes to fly and explore Mars, our proposals havn't made it through the mission selection cut yet, but we're working on it.
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:54 PM
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That's the Vice boat isn't it. The producers asked Randy to extend the back 18" for effect not performance.

BTW: Since when did a BAJA become a performance boat?
Always one moron in the crowd bashing a particular brand because it's less expensive than their brand of choice. How fast is fast enough to be considered a performance boat? Let us know please. Or is it that you can't be a performance boat without steps? If that's the case then many boat manufacturers weren't performance boats until more recent years (Cigarette being one of them).
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:18 PM
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Here's a couple of pics of a 38 Signature that Pepe and the boys at Pantera got to pilot in Florida. According to them the customer wanted to use the wing to help lift the stern out of the water. Good news/Bad News...

The good news is it worked!

The bad news was that it worked so well that above 90mph the wing started to lift the transom out so far they had no steering or propulsion and the boat would start to bow steer.

Another OSO member bought this boat and intended to take the wing off.

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Old 07-21-2005, 06:20 PM
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saw this too...

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Old 07-21-2005, 06:25 PM
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Yep. A friend did some design consulting for the unlimited hydro boys on adjustable front wings between the sponsons to kill the lift at take-off and try to help prevent blow overs. I don't remember which team. Trick I think was no one could dedicate enough attention to how the boat was flying to be able to kick the wing fast enough if it started to get away.

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Computers Maybe. I read the F-117 and the B-1 cant even fly without a computer controlling things. Something about a pilot not being able to control the flaps and such fast enough. Maybe with computer advances we will see adjutable flaps on boats yet. Ill bet the drag boys would like that, keep em from blowin over so much.
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