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Old 03-10-2010, 05:53 PM
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Congrats Gino !
Nice avitar! That is the GPS from Lubejobs when we ran 161. I remember it like yesterday. It was a speed I never thought would be possible. We were so excited that day. Boy, how things change!!!
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Very impressive...One he!! of a pleasure boat...
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Simply awesome! Dosen't even sound like it's working that hard.

However in reference to the Majical Sox, I did notice some little lint balls floating around them in the video! Might want to consider a pre run rinse next time.
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Stop your kidding with people. Folks will get the wrong idea.
Trans will slow it down. Rotating mass, pump, friction all amounts to speed loss...... but keeps the boat off docks.
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Awesome run. Congrats.
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And make it to the end of the poker run! Cuz I know all about the first 5 miles, just not sure what happens after that! LOL
ha! At least it was a fast 5 miles.

Congrats again, guys. That is an incredible accomplishment.

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Mercedes Boat Speed Run!

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I've been getting a lot of comments, emails and PM's since Pure Platinums 185.7 run last month.

We have never tried an actual speed run before, just went off what our speed was when out playing. Today we took the boat to some good water in Miami to see which is actually the "Worlds Fastest pleasure boat".
We put a set of 17" props which were a little bit too big, Rev limiters were only set at 6,800 not 7,000 but we figured we would see what it could do. We still had a few good runs considering.

There are more videos that will be posted that were taken from the air, another boat as well as video from inside the boat. It all has to be processed. This is a little clip of one of the runs with Johnny Tomilson holding a camera. Not a bad job considering what he was doing!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK2acBVUdP8
Very nice run!!!!!!! That's fast in a open boat......... Congrats!!!!!!!
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What a rush just watching video on UTube.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:53 PM
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Jayboat, thanks for the visual.
My computer was slow on the download.
That boat is MAGNIFICENT!
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WOW..over 8000 views, and only 99 comments...WTH...This is one hell of an accomplishment...
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