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Old 02-08-2004, 12:14 PM
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Does it matter what kind of boat you are in ?
Are there rules ?
What If Baja Got the record ?
do you think baja will ever be able to go that fast???
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do you think baja will ever be able to go that fast???
Dropped out of a C-130 from 35,000'
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If somebody went 160 in a Bayliner vee hull, I'd still think it was cool.

Especially if the guy driving it wore one of those black jumpsuits and had a big gold chain Bayliner emblem hanging around his neck.

160 is fast.

FAST.

This is an accomplishment for Fountain, Sterling, Merc, and whatever else was part of the powertrain or wet parts.
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Congratulations to Reggie for raising the bar by 10 miles per hour.

Remember when Fountain held the Cat record at 162??

Is it hull or engine technology that is making these speeds possible? Maybe a lot of both.
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Fast is fast Boys and Girls...and that is fast.

Something tells me this ain't over yet though !



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Is it hull or engine technology that is making these speeds possible? Maybe a lot of both.
testicles Actually, I think it's a combination.
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Speaking of 'nads,

how much "more" do these boats have in them at this level? I'm honestly not experienced in step bottom boats over 100mph. I have heard that it is in setup and weight distribution, and that when setup properly that overtrimming simply results in a loss os speed, not a catastrophe.

Is this the case or is there still an "edge" that you have to "feel" for.

The tunnel vees I've ran over 100 would blow over if you went nuts with them. Had to use "feel" and "spray pattern" off the hull (viewed from rearview side mirrors). There was always "more" in them unless you flipped them. They were a "no guts, no glory" proposition when approaching the limit.

I have no concept of how this correlates over to the type of boat we are talking about in this thread. Is it a matter of reaching the true limit of the setup or is it a matter of reaching the end of the comfort zone???
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This just in from North Carolina....

This morning, they Ran a one way pass at 160+mph and a two way avg of 157mph+
DAAAAAAAAAAAMN!!! That is moving in ANYTHING, but a V-hull...!?!? WOW!! I agree, that takes big ole cajones no matter who's hull it is. That is just amazing.

Although, one little hiccup and they'll need a pool skimmer to pick up the pieces.
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I'm certainly impressed by any v hull running that fast - no matter who it's made by. Congratulations Fountain!
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Lapse of Reason has Fountain envy.

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