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Old 11-07-2001, 04:26 PM
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That clip is part of the intro to every FrezeFrame video I've seen ... you should see it on a full screen ... WOW

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Old 11-08-2001, 11:03 AM
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cigarette1 - on a BIG screen, can you tell what type of boat it is?
 
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Old 11-08-2001, 12:57 PM
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Have not looked at it for a while .... but, it's probably a Velocity .... just kidding
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you're funny...
 
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Old 11-08-2001, 08:38 PM
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Is that the footage of the PowerPlay stuffing in Key West? Doesn't look like it, I heard someone was actually killed!
 
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If I remember correctly it was the '95 Key West race on Wednesday. Any boat can come apart in the right conditions. The year before the Fountian B boat HEARTBEAT stuffed and and actually stuck in the bottom until the trapped air popped it to the top and then it sank. Curt Harber was throttling and gave me all the details. It trashed it from the fairing forward but was repaired and raced again and after retiring is still running around this area today.
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Old 11-09-2001, 12:32 PM
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Oh! by the way... why not test in really big water? At least you will know if it will stay together...No Guts No Glory!! ... plus it always helps to be a little crazy...when I've done this funniest part is all the screaming and the laughing it makes it hard to see and my sides hurt afterwards but I don't know why ..the ride or the laughing!!
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0opSeaDazey,
responding to your last quote to me...
[Semper Fi - not sure i agree with that statement; if the manufacturer constructs the boat correctly, it should last forever no matter what waters it is run in. I have seen many old Cigarette, Signature, Magnum race boats that were used in the "Real" racing days of rough water that are structurally sound and will be around for many years to come.]
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Do you think that those old race boats never had any structural problems and didn't delaminate?? Did you think that they never had repairs or broken drives or gelcoat work?? GET REAL!! I hope this doesn't sound too mean, but you are totally ignorant if you think that there is a boat out there that mother nature can't break. Go to ANY manufacturers plant and I guarantee every one of them will have a boat there will some kind of structural problems(broken drives, delaminating, etc..)I didn't say they all break, I said can't break, if you honestly believe that, than you have no respect for the power of rough water and what it can do, and that's scarry. Anything could happen under many circumstances.

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WOW, checked out this video, very scary situation. Was there ever a final outcome to this boat breaking apart?
 
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You can “Engineer” the Weight out, Main drawback to that is that costs a lot of money, and takes time.

Or one can simply leave the weight out! Like Structural Material...

It’s up to you how much you feel your life is worth!

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