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Old 24-03-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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World Water Speed Record

Thunderbirds are GO!!! Here´s a link to the American effort. Kind of weird looking. Good luck to them.


http://www.americanchallengewsr.com/


Whilst on the subject, am I alone in thinking that the design of such a craft to break this record need not be so intricate? I would have thought (and I admit from the outset I know diddly squat about hull design etc) that since Dave Scott and Mike Tomlinson have already gone over 200mph in a cat, that to beat the 317mph record in a simple cat design is not beyond the realms of possibilty. How about a 46´ cat with 4 turbines?? The physics would presumably imply that the main problem is keeping the craft from taking off. Up for discussion!!!
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Old 24-03-2006, 05:19 PM   #2
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Hmmmmm, I wonder what my buddy Mr Warby thinks about this
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Old 24-03-2006, 05:54 PM   #3
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"The physics would presumably imply that the main problem is keeping the craft from taking off. Up for discussion!!!"

Mr.Warby would say that getting the physics wrong is what kills you.
Also he would say that his friend ,Dave Scott has a far better chance of breaking the speed record than Mr. "I am the Greatest"Wicks.
Anybody can draw up a design with a computor and dazzle the media with "Geek Talk",but it takes more than a model in a bathtub to get past 317.60mph.
If Wicks ever builds a REAL boat,and thats a big "IF", then we will see "IF" he can open his throttle as wide as his mouth.
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Old 24-03-2006, 09:04 PM   #5
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Blowtorch, it is indeed an honour to have you on our forum!

Any news on when the current record may get broken?

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Whatch this space !!!!!!!!!
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Anybody can draw up a design with a computor and dazzle the media with "Geek Talk", [/B]
The common word is fraud for that, if he gets raised money with his BS.
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I had the pleasure of meeting Ken Worby at the Worlds in Key West last November - he said he couldn't see any point in beeting his own record and risking life and limb, so he's waiting for someone to break it first - then he'll have a go!!
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I had the pleasure of meeting Ken Worby at the Worlds in Key West last November - he said he couldn't see any point in beating his own record and risking life and limb, so he's waiting for someone to break it first - then he'll have a go!!
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say that again?
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It'll be intersting to seee if new technology can help since the record is 20 odd years old now. But why the seventies porn music in the clip?
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since the record is 20 odd years old now.
Closer to 30!
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say that again?





Ooooooops!!
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name spelling...

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I had the pleasure of meeting Ken Worby at the Worlds in Key West last November
Ere Cookie, you know how pissed off you get when people spell your name wrong!.........QED
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Re: name spelling...

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Ere Cookie, you know how pissed off you get when people spell your name wrong!.........QED



........... hey everyone makes mistakes John
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........... hey everyone makes mistakes John
Well there ya go Jon, now we know why they call you Cooky!
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