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Old 03-17-2008, 05:19 PM
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Is that the old boat or new boat ???

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Oh I see how it works . . . Haggin comes up here for the St.Pats day parade in Port Huron an you guys dig the toys out



Looks like a blast, 6's is when it starts to get fun. I was always curious of what the throttling was like with a turbine in the ruff stuff. I would guess you really have to be on your game to stay ahead of lag in spooling up and down.
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Throttling the boat in seas. very similar to Piston. Not quite as much throttleback though. However... The challenging part as any race team will tell you is finding the fastest you can go "the zone" but not pushing the equipment harder than it can last to finish the race(that's the hardest by far).

Consequences of a miss ....overspeeding the turbine (very bad).

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Does it eat prop blades much on the miss throttleback?
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We burn Jet A , Kerosene, Diesel/gas, Bio fuel is our big push right now.


Throttling the boat in seas. very similar to Piston. Not quite as much throttleback though. However... The challenging part as any race team will tell you is finding the fastest you can go "the zone" but not pushing the equipment harder than it can last to finish the race(that's the hardest by far).

Consequences of a miss ....overspeeding the turbine (very bad).

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I,m all over the biodeisel.

Have you actually tried B100?
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Is that the old boat or new boat ???

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I don't really want to speak for Marc, but I guess I will anyway...that is the MTI "old boat."
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looking sweet!!!! must have been a blast!
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The grin on Scotty B's face kinda sums it up doesn't it...

So, who got "stuck" in the photo boat??

Is the position available??
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I,m all over the biodeisel.

Have you actually tried B100?
Dave...When the cat's away....maybe it's should be the other way round!

Props- with the exception of our Elstrom's we rotate through our prop's every 3 races.

Correct this is the 2007 MTI. By no means an "old boat" see her perform in Biloxi this year.

Fuel- we have several formulas we are testing right now. Careful what you burn!

Yes the photo boat was slightly green that day


Scotty and I are off to Sebring to test "open wheel" Barber's for 3 days see if we can pick up something from the "car" guys" and get the reflexes up before the season starts. We'll post pics when we return

Thanks for all your support

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Mark,

Keep an Eye out

We have somthing shipping your way this week
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Hey Scotty,
Are you going to run with us to BIMINI ?The Don Aronow Ocean Race is on .
What will you be bringing ?
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