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Old 03-16-2016, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Wasted Income View Post
A-ha!!! Another use for the shark fin....would be a great mounting location for the M2 Browning

that would be one way to win the races in keywest.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:30 PM
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I realize you plan to test and attempt other endurance records long before the Around the World Record but I have to admit there appears to be a night & difference between the Skater 50 and the last vessel to set the record.
I envision the Skater to be much faster in the right conditions as well as more fuel efficient but it appears to lack similar rough water capabilities based on it's size, low profile & hull design.
Not trying to be a spolier nor a doubting Thomas, more so proclaiming my own ignorance about previous around the world record attempts when I began to follow this thread.
Had a friend not sent me some links and pics of Branson's boat I'd still be in the dark.[ATTACH=CONFIG]552464[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]552465[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]552466[/ATTACH]
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by NASCAT View Post
I realize you plan to test and attempt other endurance records long before the Around the World Record but I have to admit there appears to be a night & difference between the Skater 50 and the last vessel to set the record.
I envision the Skater to be much faster in the right conditions as well as more fuel efficient but it appears to lack similar rough water capabilities based on it's size, low profile & hull design.
Not trying to be a spolier nor a doubting Thomas, more so proclaiming my own ignorance about previous around the world record attempts when I began to follow this thread.
Had a friend not sent me some links and pics of Branson's boat I'd still be in the dark.[ATTACH=CONFIG]552464[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]552465[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]552466[/ATTACH]
That was the Challenger 2, Challenger 1 hit a submerged object and sank:

http://www.nytimes.com/1985/08/16/wo...ed-record.html
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Understood but both challenger vessels were similar in size to one another regardless.
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:31 PM
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They were not trying to go around the world, they were only doing the Atlantic from New York to London. That's about 1/10 th the distance.
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Challenger 2 currently holds the Atlantic crossing record. There is a full video documentary of the crossing that Branson made. Good watch.

MY Ady Gil (formerly Earthrace) was a 78-foot (24 m), wave-piercing trimaran currently holds the circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat record. They actually did it on Biodiesel, I helped source B100 Fuel for them on both runs.

After setting the record that boat was leased to Sea Sheppard [ for you Boston Fan's, the T-shirt Tom ALWAYS wears] and soon lost a game of chicken with a Japanese whaling vessel. She was a true world class cruiser, RIP My Ady Gil....


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Old 03-16-2016, 08:20 PM
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i'm probably wrong but i thought beanies trans atlantic record didn't stand because they had to refuel at some point and the record is still held by some old coal burning liner.
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Originally Posted by Bigyellowcat View Post
They were not trying to go around the world, they were only doing the Atlantic from New York to London. That's about 1/10 th the distance.
Told you I was ignorant!��
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Told you I was ignorant!��
You just didn't ask enough questions.
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Any new pics?

I do believe we're 2 nights behind in pics





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