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Old 11-29-2004, 02:19 PM
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Was that the old Animal House 51 Outerlimits, blue in color. Jeff

probably it, it was blue with some orange .... looked sweet, somebody was detailing it everytime i went by, looked pretty good...
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Old 11-29-2004, 06:21 PM
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That was the old Animal House. Check it out on www.amfoffshoreracing.com It runs over 130 w/ (2) Lycoming t-53's. It ran down earlier in the week.
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Old 11-30-2004, 01:48 PM
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Hellfire (46 Skater 2 x t 53's) Made it Up and back Miami to KW........... Zero mechanical issues.

John Arruda's 50 Nor Tec made it up and back twice that week.

100 % sold on Turbine power

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Maximus i am fascinated by those turbines as are most of us here. just had a few questions about them and your expierance. what kind of fuel GPH do those use? and also while driving in rough water is it necessary to "throttle" the way you would on a regular boat. i know they take a bit more time to spool up than piston engines and you dont really have the same danger of over reving while the boat is in the air.

i got a chance to check out HellFire and Warbird at the docks at Conch this year. . . . . unreal! . thanks
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Saw 3 floating 2 actually moving Jet Set and Callan......
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callan wasn't turbine this year...... cat was v-12, v was diesel..
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That was the old Animal House. Check it out on www.amfoffshoreracing.com It runs over 130 w/ (2) Lycoming t-53's. It ran down earlier in the week.

it looked good..... should of been in the water though
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Maximus i am fascinated by those turbines as are most of us here. just had a few questions about them and your expierance. what kind of fuel GPH do those use? and also while driving in rough water is it necessary to "throttle" the way you would on a regular boat. i know they take a bit more time to spool up than piston engines and you dont really have the same danger of over reving while the boat is in the air.

i got a chance to check out HellFire and Warbird at the docks at Conch this year. . . . . unreal! . thanks
I talked with the Callan guy's in St. Pete the first year they had it running, 2000 and they said still dialing in and it can burn 500 Gph at WOT. They had there own tanker parked at the marina were the race ramp was. They also said the had a helicopter that could refuel if they ran out in Tampa Bay. Maybe that was possible ???
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it's possible, but i don't see the point.... just pull into a marina.
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2 minutes at wot & you'll have to change your pants!!! 2minutes is only 16 gallons sounds resonable to me.
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