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Old 12-28-2005, 08:42 PM
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I thought it was awesome myself.
It seems not much different than the 'offshore' races with all the pleasure/ spectator boats damn near tied off of the markers. Or the people in the water where the race runs somewhat close to shore. Chit can happen under the right conditions.
Where's the video of the cat that catches air and heads for the spectators boat? Lets not for get the OSO Gladiator that got hit last yr. I don't recall seeing any post on here about how those 2 incidents were going to raise our insurance rates. And those were in rough waters, faster speeds, TONS of spectators nearby. Recall Sunseeker's scare while watching the race?

Don't be casting stones across the 'pond' when we have our on pond right here.
I agree and I thought the video footage was excellent.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:07 PM
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Uh, no it doesn't. He is in EUROPE. It has no more effect than a guy in Bulgaria getting a speeding ticket. Besides, Leviathan didn't break any laws nor did he get in an accident.
i quess they don't have the 50 foot rule over there
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Uh, no it doesn't. He is in EUROPE. It has no more effect than a guy in Bulgaria getting a speeding ticket. Besides, Leviathan didn't break any laws nor did he get in an accident.
I think what Will meant was even though as performance boaters we dig the speed, in the hands of somone that will twist the "intent" of the video to use it against performance boaters as whole. same as the people in lake Winni use distorted facts....
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why do insurance company's charge more for a cat than a V with the same power?
higher risk? or more accidents that are made aware just by the boats top speed?
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why do insurance company's charge more for a cat than a V with the same power?
higher risk? or more accidents that are made aware just by the boats top speed?
Generally it 20mph diff and a insurance guy told me that there more prone to fatalities in a crash.

My buddy here said Markell just canceled all insurance in LA,MS,AL,FL because on the Hurricane losses.
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I think what Will meant was even though as performance boaters we dig the speed, in the hands of somone that will twist the "intent" of the video to use it against performance boaters as whole. same as the people in lake Winni use distorted facts....
Exacty!
all it takes is a group of people getting together to complain about something and the next thing you know there's another law in the books.
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I tried to yesterday in the rain, dang Escort ain't got enough chit under hood to spin a tire and run the radio at same time.
Hey I think that Stec stole your original motor and put his in yours.

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i mean hell, we all complain why else do we come on OSO :
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Hi 'JS232', thanks for the interest.

It's a British built 'Phantom'. the builder retired in 2000 after a 31 year spell at building small-ish sports & race boats, the bigest being a one-off 31 footer.

My 28 runs 71mph with the diesels, driving through Bravo 1's

You can see the build and a few pics

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Thanks, pretty interesting boat and power... Not much of performance boats manufacturers in Europe right?
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On the thread that got ditched, I said summat about 1 rule for one, and another rule for the other. sighting 200mph pleasure boats as extremely dangerous, but OK in your eyes coz they're cool.

Me, passing our camera boat 6 feet away at 71mph, is clearly dangerous and unacceptable to you lot, but in a thread posted tonight on OSO, there's talk of a 46 Skater that runs 223mph! lets say he regularly goes boating with 4 or 5 people on board. Are you seriously telling me that the life of those occupants isn't at a higher risk than the people in the making of my video?

utter tosh!

it's OK to do 223mph coz it's cool, and you'd all like to!

Any insurance person who saw that boat pass, however far away it was, wouldn't EVER want to insure the occupants lives, would you?

so get off my case.

It wasn't even me who posted the video on your site!


BTW anyone who wants to see some vids, check out www.boatmad.com and go to 'multimedia' (or the forum)
Must be talking about Byrdmans boat
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