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Old 11-09-2019, 09:30 PM
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In post 1 from Jupiter Sensation, you can see 2-17 start to blow over in the Stb canopy window of S-27... So to see both boats parallel + vertical, S-27 blew over in a heartbeat,

At least everyone is going home.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by speicher lane View Post
In post 1 from Jupiter Sensation, you can see 2-17 start to blow over in the Stb canopy window of S-27... So to see both boats parallel + vertical, S-27 blew over in a heartbeat,

At least everyone is going home.

Yeah I saw that "oh sh!!ttttttt" moment too! Glad everyone is ok but this event tells me that I don't want to ever run those small cats at their limits especially in an open cockpit design. A full 5/6 seater blowing over at triple digit speeds wouldn't have a happy ending
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:10 PM
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I believe they said that the bottle was secure but the crash broke the mount right off the boat.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by IGetWet View Post
Must of been a strong gust of wind to send both boats over together
Wasn't the wind that caused them to go over at same time. It was a pretty calm day concerning the wind. I asked Rusty Williams (PBC) what the deal was and he said when the boats came together so close the air couldn't escape from the tunnels and that's what brought them over at the same time.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Knot 4 Me View Post
Wasn't the wind that caused them to go over at same time. It was a pretty calm day concerning the wind. I asked Rusty Williams (PBC) what the deal was and he said when the boats came together so close the air couldn't escape from the tunnels and that's what brought them over at the same time.
Not sure if I buy into that explanation. These guys race next to each other all the time and I t has never happened before. With that being said I have no answers either.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by TYPHOON View Post
Not sure if I buy into that explanation. These guys race next to each other all the time and I t has never happened before. With that being said I have no answers either.
Just relaying what another driver in the race that is buddies with the guys involved said they felt the cause was. All is fine until they are right on top of each other and then liftoff. Was definitely not a gust a wind. I thought they may have both packed water from a roost in front of them as they had already passed me on the mole. I didn't know what else would have caused both to lift off at the same time. Crazy deal. Just glad all are OK including the Hammerhead guys.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:41 PM
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https://ww.speedonthewater.com/in-th...-when-cats-fly

This article from Speed on the Water explains what caused the two boats to flip at the same time.
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Old 11-13-2019, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by NWfreerider View Post
https://ww.speedonthewater.com/in-th...-when-cats-fly

This article from Speed on the Water explains what caused the two boats to flip at the same time.
Thanks for the story link!
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Originally Posted by Knot 4 Me View Post
Wasn't the wind that caused them to go over at same time. It was a pretty calm day concerning the wind. I asked Rusty Williams (PBC) what the deal was and he said when the boats came together so close the air couldn't escape from the tunnels and that's what brought them over at the same time.
Yep, the lift under the boats increased when they were side by side.

Race cars side by side experience more wind resistance due to a high pressure area forming in front of them. In the case of these cats, the high pressure pushed the bows up.
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Originally Posted by NWfreerider View Post
https://ww.speedonthewater.com/in-th...-when-cats-fly

This article from Speed on the Water explains what caused the two boats to flip at the same time.
Not a great explanation, but they have an idea what’s going on at least.
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