Like Tree0Likes

Watch Nick of Statement Marine,Attempt World Record - NYC to Bermuda 9/21/11

Reply
Old 09-21-2011, 04:36 PM
  #51
Registered User
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clarksville (Cincy) Ohio
My Boats: '86 '36 Mainship double cabin REALLY slow cabin cruiser
Posts: 2,144
Default Very Cool.

Quote:
Originally Posted by McGary911 View Post
Twin OB sonic. I got the distance from here:

http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html
If I did my math right, as of 4:23 they were @ an average of 27.77 mph's ???
Twin O/B Sonic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 04:40 PM
  #52
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Warwick, Bermuda
My Boats: 1989 Twin Merc Velocity & 2001 velocity 260
Posts: 288
Default

Anyone know about the return trip if any..or were they leaving the boat here in bda.. hopefully i'll be able to meet the guys tomorrow at the reception and will post pics there after...

Last edited by qaberdeen; 09-21-2011 at 05:18 PM.
qaberdeen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 04:42 PM
  #53
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mine Hill, NJ/Lake Hopatcong, NJ
My Boats: 94 32' Fever, 81 30' Shadow Cat
Posts: 1,267
Default

What's the old record?
prostock85 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 04:51 PM
  #54
Registered User
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clarksville (Cincy) Ohio
My Boats: '86 '36 Mainship double cabin REALLY slow cabin cruiser
Posts: 2,144
Default

Scratch that. I used a check point that looks like they were still in the river prior to their start this morning.
This time I started at check point #12 and went to #50 which = 258.49 mls in 6 hrs 49 mins and = 37.90 mph's.

Existing record is 22 hrs and 23 mins @ 34.85 mph average.

Looks like the may have her on cruise @ 40 and may be where they have their best fuel economy figured.

They posted this on another thread I was following. (32 knots would be about 35 mph)
"While we have been waiting, we have continued to make adjustments to the boat and make sure she is as ready as she can be. Right now, our best cruise is at 32kts getting 2.08 MPG. We changed the gear ratio in the lower units to 1.81 to allow the engines to run lightly loaded at our desired cruise speed. It slowed our overall top speed down to 53mph, but it will help ensure we don't overwork the engines during the long run with an extremely heavy load of equipment and fuel."

Last edited by Twin O/B Sonic; 09-21-2011 at 04:56 PM.
Twin O/B Sonic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 04:58 PM
  #55
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Cat Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: St. Petersburg FL
My Boats: 28 Skater, 30 Aero Tek, 20 Hydrostream, 16 Mini, Jet ski's
Posts: 53
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hawkrace View Post
Chris appears to be in good company for this record! I was hesitant in writing the Insurance Exposure during the run, but after considering the factors, especially weather, I was confident and expect a safe & hopefully a new record.

Regards to Todd & Big John from back in our days of racing, and of course Chris Fertig!

Rick Felsen
Hey Rick, Mike Anderson was Todd's throttleman in your 37 Talon when it ran as Flowmaster, as well as in Phantaseas, Stainless Marine and Pro Marine. That Talon and your blue/teal/purple color scheme are still our favorites !

Leslie Fox
Cat Girl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 05:43 PM
  #56
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Keytime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Derby, KS
My Boats: 1999 Checkmate 283 Convincor
Posts: 2,729
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Twin O/B Sonic View Post
This time I started at check point #12 and went to #50...
It appears that only 50 check points are saved, so the starting point numeral is continually changing. Gets a little confusing.
Keytime is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 06:02 PM
  #57
Registered
 
florida gator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Clearwater, Florida
My Boats: 1996 Wellcraft Scarab Sport & 1990 Donzi GT210
Posts: 2,219
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jayboat View Post
Thanks, I was wondering about that. Hope the conditions hold steady for them, but that is a lot of open ocean to cover.

Also, kinda curious about the game plan, if there is one, for running after dark. (take it as it comes?) The mental stress surely will go up once the sun goes down.
I love running in the dark. Your sight does adjust and depending on the moon phase it can still be very clear out there.
florida gator is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 06:09 PM
  #58
OSO Content Provider
Commercial Member
 
SHARKEY-IMAGES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Sharkey-Images.com
Posts: 19,670
Default

WOW !!!

NICK was not kidding when he said they were just going to nail it and fly out of the harbor !!!

We had a huge gamble today with getting the aerial coverage.
Unfortunately all was against us but I tried the very best I could.

Having a slight fog delay, air traffic delay and needing to stay out of the Obama restricted air space just being a bit behind there was just no catching them.

Before we could get their position we lost communications. I tried from California to the East Coast to find someone to relay their position to me. By that time they were already off of Barnegat Light while I was in Brick. Just 10 to 15 miles north. The problem was that by that time they were so far offshore I decided to turn back and call it a day.

Fortunately I planned ahead for the night before photo shoot. I also reshot the boat this morning with the crew and the Coast Guard that was to escort them out of the Harbor.

Pics to come soon !
__________________
www.TimSharkey.com/

Digital Photography & Video one BYTE at a time !
SHARKEY-IMAGES is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 06:16 PM
  #59
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Keytime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Derby, KS
My Boats: 1999 Checkmate 283 Convincor
Posts: 2,729
Default

Looks like something slowed them down for a little while around 5:30 ET and they've been slowly getting back up to speed. They appear to be holding at roughly 17-18 mph average on the last two checkpoints (roughly 7 miles) if my calculations are correct. Hope everything is ok!

Last edited by Keytime; 09-21-2011 at 06:31 PM.
Keytime is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 06:27 PM
  #60
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Freehold, NJ
My Boats: 32 SeaCraft
Posts: 1,381
Default

yea, they slowed and look at the course changes like they were zig zagging? They have fuel bladders, correct? Maybe they slowed and wallowed while they transfered fuel or something?
HabanaJoe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.