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Old 09-05-2002, 02:36 AM
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We were Playing with Engine Cowlings in the previous photos here are the finished models
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Going testing in Dubai.#8 Boat 4 races = 3 Wins and a third place the Engines were crap !
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TESTING??? You didn't test the 1st one, why start now? ....
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Actually you caught me Sharkey I was Joy riding in that beautiful Water! Back in and down Dubai Creek showing off kind of cool really.

They were on the Bridge there with Radar guns on us. No happy faces that day !LMAO

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These are the pics. I wanted to see. Truly amazing, the 35 weighed 1080#? Can that be correct? Or am I doing the Kilo/pound thing incorrectly? 122 Mph with (2) 2.5s Wow. #8 is the gravity defying boat. Does it still exist? What were the Specs On that? I remember thinking it ran like a hovercraft! That whole boat appears to generate Aerodynamic lift, not just the tunnel. The sides of the hull are in a positive angle of attack, as well as the tunnel? More Pics. Please.
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Steve 1 No big thing, I was just curious about the engine cowlings. Is there a purpose or is the shape part of the esthetics?
 
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The Alpha 35 Cheetah Hull/Deck unit Weighed @ 1100 # In the Key West WC It Burned like 40 Gallons or so of Fuel! As you can see their are no strakes everything is in the Keel Pads.

I did not have the Computer system in those days like I have now, that was done with a Desk top Calculator! Back then everyone had a theory of how these things worked;

mine was very simple the Damm thing is an Air Scoop Period! And that was the basis of the lift Calculations!

Anyway in the Middle East it dominated for 2 years until they passed a new Anti Cheetah rule that S-Class can be only 10 meters 32-9 in length

The Cheetah was 35 The funny thing was This happened after the UIM WC in Abu Dhabi where it beat the Alleged lightning fast Buzzi Diesel S Boat . Cheetahs love Rough water BTW. I will Post more !

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No uncle the Mercury engine Cowlings in those Days had the all the Airflow characteristics of a Concrete block .
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