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Old 09-23-2004, 08:38 AM
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Thanks Ron...Sorry, but I don't think I got that one...
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:52 AM
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Russ Wicks is a media whore and thats it. Ken Warby is the MAN period. His new boat (click on below pic) is ready to rock and has been tested. Look for at a few of our events next year. Ken says he'll even crank it up in the pits. Wait till you hear that 9000hp motor roar
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:12 AM
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This Speedfreaks record attempt pops up every six month or so...

Is it me or is this American Speed Freak deal been a lot of talk and computer flash without actual achievements or boat for the stated accomplishment for that matter.

I understand the gentlemen needs sponsorship and might of achieved other boat related records but according to his website he's been riding the coattail of this intended accomplishment since August 2001 going on shows... speaking engagements... flying with the blue angels...giving magazine interviews...going to the US Grand Prix???

"January 15, 2002 400 MPH craft design to be unveiled at Miami Boat Show" that's four years ago... apart from upgrading his CAD system for even more breathtaking graphics. What's been done? ... Billboards on Broadway and displays in Museums again with computer graphics, this Emperor is starting to look naked...

I wish him good luck but four years to look for a sponsor.. . I would make changes to my business plan...

I mean in four years they went around the moon calculating with sliderules... mind you they had the ultimate sponsor in Uncle Sam.

Again I wish him Good Luck, chasing a dream is superb, but really inform us when there is actual progress, not an appearance at the "Quilt Festival" in Peducha KY.

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Old 12-07-2005, 10:19 AM
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Ya, it sure does seem to be kind of stagnent right now. Still waiting.

Scott, that's cool as heck!!
I'd love to see and hear that thing in person.
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Bottom line is, the fastest any man has traveled across the water is 317.6 mph, anything less is, well,...not really a record.

http://www.americanchallengewsr.com/

That is a really retarted statement. Using your criteria whomever holds the record for the 40 dash would be the fastest runner and all other record holders for other events (the 100, 220, 880, mile, marathon) are not legit because they are at a slower speed than the pace fo the 40 yard dash. That is just stupid.

Anyone who has the guts to strap themselves into a 175 mph V bottom rocket and run it thur the traps faster than anyone has ever done in recorded history has the right to call themselves a Record Holder. Anyone who would nullify that accomplishment
because a ROCKETSHIP once ran faster is a Lamer. Get your head out of the sand Cigdaze and give the record holders their due.
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That is a really retarted statement.
Thanks!

The problem with boating records, is that there are a thousand of them! - About as many as there are different kinds of boats.


There's only one that matters, in this discussion.

Have a nice, retarted and stupid day.

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Thanks!

The problem with boating records, is that there are a thousand of them! - About as many as there are different kinds of boats.


There's only one that matters, in this discussion.

Have a nice, retarted and stupid day.
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There are actually three purported teams planning to up the WWSR. Warby, Wicks and a Brit named MacKnight.

Did anyone see the Hot Boat article a few months ago regarding Warby and his next record attempt? In it, he said the UIM had not approved the capsule on his current boat, so the Austrailian PB Assoc wasn't going to let him run until it was built like those of the F1 outboard class (Carbon fiber/foam core)

Warby's cockpit is a steel roll cage surrounded by wood. But he is not an approved cockpit builder, according to the UIM
http://www.uimpowerboating.com/vsite...v-list,00.html

(What cockpit can save someone crashing at 400mph??? )

Warby also said that the other two challengers (Wicks and Macknight of Britain) still have yet to put a boat on the water after 5 years of talk. He wonders if they are really serious about going for a record.

Here's a 2001 story about MacNights "Quicksilver", where he told these news reporters that they would be testing the boat in France or Switzerland in 2001. But just like Wicks, that boat has yet to materialize. In 2005, this boat is still only seen as a jet engine encased in a steel frame- or in trick looking computer drawings, despite a long list of sponsors that he said (in 2001) gave him more than 1.5 million British pounds.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1568630.stm

Seems like it could be a lucrative business to me.
From Nov. 28, 2005;

THE QUICKSILVER team's third celebrity fund-raising dinner took place tonight and was a huge success......Speed Night with the Sports Stars/3 was sponsored by Linde Material Handling and raised 15,000 for Britain's bid to win the World Water Speed Record from the holder since 1978, Australia.
......The Quicksilver team's flagship fund-raising event has been a sell-out success on all three occasions. Speed Night with the Sports Stars is rapidly becoming established as a recurring celebration of British sporting excellence, with three follow-on events planned for 2006 and three more for 2007.



Quicksilver home page -----
http://www.quicksilver-wsr.co.uk/challenge.html

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