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Old 12-11-2010, 01:52 AM
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So they're going for 220 mph+ in a prop driven boat to set a "NEW" record. What record?? For a Turbine power prop driven boat?? That would be a feat to accomplish in a boat that size. However "TOP FUEL" drag boats that are prop driven do 250 mph+ in 4 seconds.
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So they're going for 220 mph+ in a prop driven boat to set a "NEW" record. What record?? For a Turbine power prop driven boat?? That would be a feat to accomplish in a boat that size. However "TOP FUEL" drag boats that are prop driven do 250 mph+ in 4 seconds.
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YES DRAG BOATS CAN RUN 250 IN 4 SECONDS, BUT THE KILO RECORD IS A SUSTAINED SPEED FOR 1 KILOMETER! WITH BACK TO BACK PASSES! I DONT THINK A DRAG BOAT CAN DO THAT! THE PROP DRIVEN RECORD RIGHT NOW IS 220 AND CHANGE, HELD BY DAVE VILLWOKE IN MISS BUD!
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YES DRAG BOATS CAN RUN 250 IN 4 SECONDS, BUT THE KILO RECORD IS A SUSTAINED SPEED FOR 1 KILOMETER! WITH BACK TO BACK PASSES! I DONT THINK A DRAG BOAT CAN DO THAT! THE PROP DRIVEN RECORD RIGHT NOW IS 220 AND CHANGE, HELD BY DAVE VILLWOKE IN MISS BUD!
Thank you Reggie. That's why I asked what record.
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I agree with dykstra. Run it at Fountain on the Pamlico. Plenty of room, gated guarded area, and the fastest water around. Also if you read this Reggie III, Roger A. says Hi.
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Thank you Reggie. That's why I asked what record.
Some simple math: 220 mph equals roughly 354 kph. At 354 kph you cover roughly 6 kilometers per minute. That means to break the record the boat needs to sustain the speed of 220 mph for roughly ten seconds. And then do it again. It doesn't sound like much. On the other hand, there's a reason the record has stood uncontested for some time.

And Warby's record of 317 mph? Forget about it. It will never be broken. For many reasons, No. 1 being economics.
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How fast are unlimited hydroplanes? I thought they ran right at 200 and for longer then 10 seconds.
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And Warby's record of 317 mph? Forget about it. It will never be broken. For many reasons, No. 1 being economics.


Warby built that wooden boat in his garage and set the record with a $65 turbine he bought from the Aussie Air Force. Sounds almost surreal today doesn't it?
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And Warby's record of 317 mph? Forget about it. It will never be broken. For many reasons, No. 1 being economics.


Warby built that wooden boat in his garage and set the record with a $65 turbine he bought from the Aussie Air Force. Sounds almost surreal today doesn't it?
Cat you are right when I saw him torch cutting the rudder down looking for some extra speed,He was hungry and was going to set the record or go in a huge water spray and bits of the boat.
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