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Old 07-30-2008, 08:09 PM
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Yep this is a bad deal. The "mechanic" basically called the owner of the boat and asked if he could take his pals out for a ride. As far as we know he has little or no experience behind the wheel. What we were told is that they came flying up into the wakes behind the Coast Guard ship about 20 feet off the stern and launched it.
Glad to hear they're all safe but it's beyond me why the owner let these guys take it out.


Wow! I couldn't imagine taking on that responsibility. I've worked on a few high dollar boats and it makes me nervous just firing them up. "You brake it you bought it" can hurt with $90k motors under the hatch. It's bad enough when someone puts a nick in the paint on those things never mind tearing a sponson off. I guess if you or your insurance can afford to pay for and you don't mind the mark on you reputation then go for it!
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:23 AM
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The wrecked boat has a puma soccer theme and is owned by a (German I think) soccer star. The boat was in the FPC Key West run last year. (Thursday departure). Last time I saw it it was covered and tied up to the dock in Sunshine Key on the Monday after the races. I believe it had mechanical issues.

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Old 07-31-2008, 07:35 AM
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Glad no one was hurt. Do you think the mechanic still has a job?
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The 40" MTI in the video is a new copy of "Speedracer" with Merc 700's in it. Graphix is removable, orginal Speedracer is paint.
More video of it http://www.tv2.no/nyhetene/innenriks/article2066114.ece



The damaged cat har Merc 1075's
I get a green screen and audio but no video its all green????? anyone??
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Glad no one was hurt. Do you think the mechanic still has a job?
Good question.

He may be the only person in Norway that know these engines, so he is needed........

Besides the Jotun Class 1 team, this boat had the only set of Merc 1075's in Norway.

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Let me show you some more crazy riding in Norway.

Good classic offshore racing. Like it once was done.
Race from Norway to Denmark and back, 126 miles.

20 boats startet, only 3 finished.

Nobody tok the 20 year old record, mostly due to big waves. Reported to be over 8 feet.
So the ride got wild........

http://tv2nyhetene.no/innenriks/article2067384.ece

At the end of the video is that a tree or shallow marker sticking up?
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Sorry to inform you of the 3rd "SpeedRacer" , that is in these videoes.
2008 model MTI 40", six seater, with Mercury 700's on #6
This boat arrived Norway in May to the best Poker Run i Europe, http://youtube.com/watch?v=463fQpF6zBc

Se the vids an you clearly se the new wide 6 seater cocpit of the MTI.
http://tv2nyhetene.no/innenriks/article2067384.ece
http://www.tv2.no/nyhetene/innenriks/article2066114.ece
www.mcmeurope.tv

Also, the raceboat "SpeedRacer" had its grafix removed and are just a white hull now. I belive it's for sale on OSO
Don't you mean 2 Speedracer's and 1 copy....
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At the end of the video is that a tree or shallow marker sticking up?
Thats a shallow marker, dont know why he goes this close.

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