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Old 01-10-2003, 09:12 AM
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Yea, probably hit a 6" rogue ripple, those guys are nuts !
I don't know if you guys get it.....or are joking. That drag boat is that high in flat calm water.....at the STARTING LINE. The "leap" you are looking at is torque induced. This boat will be at 235 mph while Johnny and the Bacardi are still planing off.......or starting motor #2......not to mention Callan, Jet Set and Warby (and Miss Bud) "spooling up".

The drag boat is by far the right gun for the gun fight.

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Thats kinda what i thought.......He just nailed the throttle and
it jumped like that !!!!!!!!!! Now THATS torque !!!!!!!!

Whats with the twin props ??? Can't get one to hook up ?
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If i take my 67 Impala with Jato unit strapped on the back, start driving through town on Highway 54 and hit the ignition, fly off the road and over the course at 300+mph......would i win? or Does one need to phisicly need to be touching the water? LOL!!
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Thats kinda what i thought.......He just nailed the throttle and
it jumped like that !!!!!!!!!! Now THATS torque !!!!!!!!

Whats with the twin props ??? Can't get one to hook up ?
Twin props make a LOT of sense......It effectively eliminates the "torque lean" from that monster's engine........ who cares about a little parasitic HP loss?

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If i take my 67 Impala with Jato unit strapped on the back, start driving through town on Highway 54 and hit the ignition, fly off the road and over the course at 300+mph......would i win? or Does one need to phisicly need to be touching the water? LOL!!
That makes about as much sense as the rest of the event.......
The whole concept of the "world's fastest pleasure/offshore boat" with fixed drives, a rearward rudder, canopy and oxygen, professional throttleman, and a million dollar+ corporate sponsored budget.........is pretty wacky too!

There is no limit to how far runaway beer talk can go....................

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These boats are pretty amazing! Check out this vid...0-200 in a few seconds.

http://www.ihbaracing.com/video/MOV00836.MPG
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Somebody better warn the Busch
clan about this, I'm shure they will have
a trump card somewhere
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aaaaahh.....Now i get it ! counter rotating to eliminate torque
twisting them up on there sides....

HP loss.........I guess these guys are running top fuel motors...
a couple hp here and there won't be noticed !
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T2x,

Actually, as I understand it, Warby was planning to spool up on the Mississippi somewhere near Memphis.
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I sold Troy Ferry his first Offshore boat this past year. He was one of last years champs in alcohol Drag boats. Needless to say the sea trail in the offshore boat was fun. 25 Baja outlaw in the pacific on a BIG day. I kapt asking "Are you scared yet"
"Nope go faster!!!" "How about now?" "Nope, Go Faster!"
Finally his friend in the back yells.."Im Scared, Im Scared" I talked to him last month. He whippled it!
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