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Old 02-10-2004, 09:30 AM
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T2X, I know that this may be very hard for you to comprehend, but some people would rather have a V than a cat..regardless of how fast they can go.
Not hard to comprehend at all....... and you make my point...."Regardless of how fast they can go."

Vees should be sold based on handling, styling, and amenities........ speed potential with unlimited power.....is irrelevant.

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There is a mountain; There is a man; Man climbs mountain; Why?; Because it's there....

Isn't that how the world was developed? Man's curiosity and sense of adventure?...
Absolutely......but in this case...I think it's more like :

Man bulldozes mountain to make his climbing speed faster.

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Absolutely......but in this case...I think it's more like :

Man bulldozes mountain to make his climbing speed faster.

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If I ever feel like I really need to haul ass my boat will have a tunnel. No matter how fast they have the vee's running.
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Absolutely......but in this case...I think it's more like :

Man bulldozes mountain to make his climbing speed faster.

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The bet would be for an average speed of 163, since Fountain's was 153, When I offered the bet.
Sorry........Misunderstood..........I thought you meant that OL would beat Fountains new speed (whatever it may be) by 10 mph, thats just kinda the way it sounded when I read it. Nomatter what, that's still CLIPPIN. Eventhough we own a pretty quick Fountain, I think it would be great to see Mike match that speed or even top it. But I remember a few weeks ago when Reggie attended a party we had here in Chicago, I asked him if there was any truth to the talk about Fountain & OL goin at it for a top speed shootout, and if he was puttin together a boat for it. He replied that he's not puttin together a boat, he's puttin together 2. The first one will have 2600 hp and should run atleast 160, which in his opinion will be enough to top the current record. But the 2nd one will have BIG hp cause he knows Mike's gonna come back with bigger guns and he will be ready when the time comes. He claimed that they're lookin for 175, and he's sure of at least 170 with the 2nd boat. I kinda thought he was just kinda braggin a little for our COPS party. Guess he was'nt!!! It will be interesting to see how fast the 2nd boat runs, but I don't think that speed will be anounced till after Mike tops the 1st boat. Just hope that everyone comes back alive and well.
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He claimed that they're lookin for 175, and he's sure of at least 170 with the 2nd boat.
Better shake their hands while you can. Someone's gonna end up dead.
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Let me see............ Should OL and Fountain:

1. Switch to Nitro?

2. Install turbines?

3. Install nitro burning turbines?

4. Build an enclosed dome on the moon over a crater filled with water......to take advantage of lower gravity while increasing weight/hp?

(Perhaps the atmosphere under the dome should be composed of a large amount of nitrous oxide.)

5. Skip all this and simply have the principals inhale nitrous oxide....?

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T2X, earlier you posted that V's are going way faster than their original intended speeds and are running on the edge. At what point did Cat's cross that line or have they?
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ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE CURRENT LAND SPEED RECORD IS?

I think all of this is awesome!

Go Fountain!

Go OuterLimits!
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I have a very important question......

Who is in charge of varifying the hp on these motors ?

I don't see any mension of this . For my money , it is important (like T2x said ) which one does the most with the LEAST effort ? Thats what means something to me . I have herd everything from 1200's to 1450's ! Which on eis it and who knows FOR SURE ?! How do we know they are not 2000 hp ?

This sounding like the record is for who owns the largest sterling engines ! NOT who has the best (production) hull !

Not knocking anyone or their boat ,but it's like jumping things on your bycicle as a kid . The winner was the guy that went the farthest ..... The looser was the guy that crashed ...........

I think a beter way to deside would be to set a reasonable mark . Just say 100 mph for a round number . Now see who can acheive it with the largest , best outfitted boat with the smallest most reliable power !! That would be the best boat !

Speed cool but ego's kill . Best of luck to all. be safe .

Congrats on not getting killed being the fastest ......
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