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Old 12-07-2010, 04:59 PM
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Wouldn't it be ideal to have one - KILO RUN - for all turbine boats looking for the big numbers?

PS - Matt, thanks for the great coverage from Orange Beach!
That is a great idea, and rumor has it you're pretty well-connected to OPA so ... maybe you guys could organize something in concert with APBA.

As Dave Scott can tell you, setting up a real kilo isn't cheap. But there just might be enough interest to attract a bunch of other takers in addition to Phenomenon.

P.S. You're welcome. Fun to cover.
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Wouldn't it be ideal to have one - KILO RUN - for all turbine boats looking for the big numbers?

now that would be great and should draw a crowd!!! where would ya think the ideal place to do that would be???
Sarasota, during the July 4th boat races.
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Wouldn't it be ideal to have one - KILO RUN - for all turbine boats looking for the big numbers?

now that would be great and should draw a crowd!!! where would ya think the ideal place to do that would be???
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I get what you're saying as I, too, wanted more detail, particularly as to who the "U.S. Naval architects and Boeing engineers" involved in the design were. I don't understand why something like that would be privileged or private information. I really don't. But for some reason, that information isn't being released.

On the plus side, we do know that they're shooting for another attempt this summer.
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I guess the best way to describe it is blue balls. They got us all excited and hyped-up, with the outrageous claim of a big number this year and didn't finish it off. They were shaking hands, slapping azzes, and kissing babies at the Miami Boat Show only to fail on delivering of what they said they would do. Everything is so tight-lipped, for example, the Naval architects and Boeing engineers but, its ok to mention Doug Wright. Its like you were asking them about the Space Shuttle program. I understand safety issues and the need for working them out but, making the claim and setting the date, can and did set them up for failure to produce on that claim. So, now it is tough for me to get excited about the run and them possibly setting the record.

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I guess the best way to describe it is blue balls. They got us all excited and hyped-up, with the outrageous claim of a big number this year and didn't finish it off. They were shaking hands, slapping azzes, and kissing babies at the Miami Boat Show only to fail on delivering of what they said they would do. Everything is so tight-lipped, for example, the Naval architects and Boeing engineers but, its ok to mention Doug Wright. Its like you were asking them about the Space Shuttle program. I understand safety issues and the need for working them out but, making the claim and setting the date, can and did set them up for failure to produce on that claim. So, now it is tough for me to get excited about the run and them possibly setting the record.

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Your apathy is understandable and justifiable. I said as much in a commentary (http://boatermouth.com//index.php?vi...ntent&Itemid=8) after Phenomenon's July 2010 efforts in Sarasota, Fla.,, which why I now get to deal with a PR outfit rather than the team directly.

But that comes with the territory of "commentary," which is a lot different than straight reporting, and I'm OK with it. It happens. As a reporter, I'll continue to follow the story as best I can and keep you posted Phenomenon's progress.
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i want to know who the designers are so i make sure they dont design my next project im sorry that front end is hidius and i dont think very aerodynamic just my 3 cents worth but what the hell do i know
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i want to know who the designers are so i make sure they dont design my next project im sorry that front end is hidius and i dont think very aerodynamic just my 3 cents worth but what the hell do i know
The aerodynamic theory of this planform configuration does have some merit and I give them full marks for innovation -something that is sorely needed in our business. An adjustable canard wing avails the operator some degree of control over the total aerodynamic lift of the boat as well as aerodynamic pitch. The concept is not new have a look hydroplane design. However your instincts are not wrong in that their execution of this aerodynamic planform on Phenomenon has some design issues.

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On the plus side, we do know that they're shooting for another attempt this summer.
Who will be in the cockpit ???
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Who will be in the cockpit ???
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