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Old 01-18-2005, 10:46 AM
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After watching the video of Reggie's speed run, I can't help but think that this contest is no longer about hull design. Sure, Reggie's pad keel and notch transom might have had an impact on the run, but the rest of the design that they've spent so much money and time on wasn't even touching the water. Aerodynamics obviously come into play, but if I was going to give the majority of the credit to anyone for the record run, I would give it to the engine builder and the rigging team. That boat had to be set up perfectly to make a pass like that.
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Old 01-18-2005, 11:03 AM
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I have been on the "river" many times and never noticed a current. I don't think it could have affected the run. The speeds are getting wild.
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Old 01-18-2005, 11:14 AM
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Just curious...
The Pamlico is a river. Anyone know if there is any substantial current running down the river? That might explain how one of his record passes was higher than the other
that is the reason for a two way average to negate wind, current, etc....
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I have been on the "river" many times and never noticed a current. I don't think it could have affected the run. The speeds are getting wild.

Same here , No Current
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Reggie said that he was running negative trim to keep the bow down enough so it wouldn't blow over. They are so close to the edge, I pray this doesn't end in tragedy.
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After watching the video of Reggie's speed run, I can't help but think that this contest is no longer about hull design. Sure, Reggie's pad keel and notch transom might have had an impact on the run, but the rest of the design that they've spent so much money and time on wasn't even touching the water. Aerodynamics obviously come into play, but if I was going to give the majority of the credit to anyone for the record run, I would give it to the engine builder and the rigging team. That boat had to be set up perfectly to make a pass like that.

I say give credit to THE MAN with balls enough to drive it that fast.
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:37 PM
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If these racer friends of mine can drive these 20' v-bottom Allisons at 120 mph I think Reggie can drive his big boy real fast.
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:53 PM
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reggie doesn't drive it anyway, he throttles it...... if that thing starts to walk on him he is just along for the ride anyway...
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Reggie said that he was running negative trim to keep the bow down enough so it wouldn't blow over. They are so close to the edge, I pray this doesn't end in tragedy.

you can see that in pic 2.
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Hydroplanes flip at those speeds and higher and the drivers live to tell these days. That boat is built for the worse case scenerio. Bottom hatch; cage; canopy; oxygen etc. Reggie is no fool and knows his limitations pretty darned good I would say.

If all Reggie did was use a little negative trim to keep it steady at near 200 mph...so what who wouldn't at those speeds.

That boat with those engines can hit 190 mph. Trust me...I predicted 180 mph and I got the usual lamb-basting. How do I know?? I travel to the Carolina's a lot on business.
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