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Old 04-15-2004, 11:04 PM
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Big boys big toys. That is how it is and always will be. If there isn't a record for something someone will make one and there is always some dumbass willing to try to break it.

This is just a multi-million dollar pissing contest......

but hell I'll stand on the dock and watch. Bets anyone?

What are the odds.


Oh yeah I heard toys-r-us is building the motors. And I heard they are one million trillion hp each.
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Old 04-15-2004, 11:22 PM
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speed records should be done using standard engine config's. see who can make the fastest 38' boat with twin 525's or twin 575's, the tweaking of the hull is much more impressive than stuffing obserd hp under the hatch...that just shows he has the deeper pockets and wants to show it off....so tweak the hulls and leave the big hp aside

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That would be a true and real test. They want do it
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Old 04-16-2004, 01:26 AM
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I heard Austin Coil (of Top-Fuel Dragster fame) was going to build them.

Seriously, why not build a pair of 7000Hp capable motors that start and idle out on gasoline, build up some speed on gasoline, and then slam the wastegates (or some other boost limiting device) shut and inject nitromethane. Voila instant 14000hp!

It's just someone elses money
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I know there is a twin 1600 hp boat being prepared(not at NC) and they are Sterlings-I think. I may be going down for the attempt so I'll let you know. It will be soon.
You're going for the attempt as well Ted?

Maybe we should put a Bullet 130 together and whip their a$$........

Bullet 130 + Merc 2.5 EFI = Blazing speed
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Naw, I'm a believer in going all the way on the first try.... We're gonna bolt an HP500 in that Bullet and break 300..... Yeah that's the ticket, just us and Ken Warby
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Unless of course we can find a couple of spare turbines(3) and then we'll just use my big boat.
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I guess when some young kid tells Powerboat "someone needs to shut him up" uhhh...Reggie ain't gonna take that lying down pal.
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...I agree....when different "Magazines" do "testing"....make it mandatory for testing boats with equal power and "equal" size..and we know that you measure what's in the water not what's hanging off the ends....then you could see 2 38' boats and know what's going on....a lot of these tests are basically who has the fanciest engines wins...or have the boat tested with a couple engine packages...with some gear and gas in the tank...let's make it a bit more realistic...some magazines do a good job of this...
 
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OK the truth is the power is coming for the Binford tool works special project top secret undercover very hush-hush shop.
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Naw, I'm a believer in going all the way on the first try.... We're gonna bolt an HP500 in that Bullet and break 300..... Yeah that's the ticket, just us and Ken Warby
Ok, you talked me into it....
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