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Old 01-11-2003, 08:04 PM
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Probably look like T2x's pic with spectator boats underneath it .
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Old 01-11-2003, 10:55 PM
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There is nothing magic about 22 feet.
Actually, in this case yes there is.
A top Fuel drag boat can do 300mph in 50 feet for all I care.
Problem is, all classes start at 22' and go up from there.
SO, If someone brings an enlarged version of a Top Fuel drag boat, that's at least 22 feet long, I'm sure he will spank his class and possibly take Top Gun honors.

deal with THAT !!!
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Yeah,
I was wondering why nobody had thrown a top fuel boat into the shootout...
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Actually, in this case yes there is.
A top Fuel drag boat can do 300mph in 50 feet for all I care.
Problem is, all classes start at 22' and go up from there.
SO, If someone brings an enlarged version of a Top Fuel drag boat, that's at least 22 feet long, I'm sure he will spank his class and possibly take Top Gun honors.

deal with THAT !!!
Gordo.......You could stretch a drag boat to 22 feet easily....I don't know how long the one pictured is....but it is probably close to 20 feet ....and a couple of feet won't make a serious change in performance....except to make it span better..... Since Dave Scott, et al were ready to run in December on flat calm water.......... there is no reason why this boat couldn't either run early in the AM or wait for calm conditions. Remember, he only needs 4 or 5 seconds for an acceleration run.......AND.....if he is not accelerating like a cannon shell....the boat will get in a LOT less trouble (i.e. Any boat is far more stable cruising at 210 than accelerating through that speed en route to God know's what top speed at ballistic levels.)

Finally, I am not advocating this scenario for LOTO, I am merely pointing out what appears to me to be yet another re-invention of the speed wheel. What the LOTO shootout seems to have accomplished, after all the hyperbole settles, is a unique way to quadruple the cost of going fast ......on a lake.

T2x............... looking at the big picture.
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