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Old 01-10-2003, 01:25 PM
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that would be funny...a boat less than 20' winning top gun!!!!!!
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:26 PM
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I was thinking of entering in a canoe. I need a giant rubber band ( think Roadrunner cartoons) tied to a tree on each side of the water and a tug boat. The human balloon launcher.
 
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I don't know if you guys get it..... That drag boat is that high in flat calm water.....at the STARTING LINE.
Exactly. A boat like this would be destroyed by the time it got to the radar gun, if it made it to the radar gun...
Besides, the classes start at a minimum 22' in length and go up.
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I say someone puts a beak on it and a swim platform, only to run the last 1/4 mile and win top gun this year.
Wouldn't that qualify?
I'd be rooting for it
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Gordo heres a thought though, with the kind of acceleration those
boats have you could take it real easy for the first part of the run, and then nail it the last 300 yards going into the radar trap and probably get enough speed to win the top gun award. It would still be a little scary but I think it would be possible.
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I'm sure that would be possible. I'm not sure if they could get to the "Top Gun" speeds unless they happen to get lucky and get some really smooth water for their run. Problem is, do they make a drag boat larger than 22'?
Either way, it would take a HUGE set of nads, even if you cruised half way thru and stuck it the last 100 yards or so.
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Great Shot!

I do not have much info yet, but a guy here in town is trying to break 400mph and we are going to let him display it here at the race June 14-15, if he so wishes. I will keep you posted.
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Exactly. A boat like this would be destroyed by the time it got to the radar gun, if it made it to the radar gun...
Besides, the classes start at a minimum 22' in length and go up.
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There is nothing magic about 22 feet. That hydro at 22 feet would still be smaller than an unlimited light. The boat pictured will do 230 +.......in a quarter mile. He could open it up whenever he felt like it. He might do 0 to235 to 0 to 235 twice on the LOTO course. I've raced and driven boats ranging from kneel down outboard hydros to Offshore Cats.....and built the latter. Offshore boats in certain instances (like this) are vastly oversized, clumsy, and out of their league.

Deal with it.......sometimes The Emperor has oversized clothes.....and big clay feet.

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I'd like to see how it would handle the rollers we saw on Saturday.

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