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    Default The Worlds Fastest Outboard

    I came across these videos....Pretty Cool !

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    Default Excellent Church Video....184 MPH pass in a whacker

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullhead Bully View Post
    I came across these videos....Pretty Cool !

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    Classic footage...where is that motor and prop set up? !

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    The record is still 176. The thing is, we have the power and technology to exceed that. Look at Jon Wrights Pugh hydro "Tinker Toy". That thing runs 156 in the 1/4 mile. Definitely could go big MPH if he wanted to. Mike Dixon went 151 in a lightweight STV River Rocket (his drag boat) a few years ago. This was a production boat! Modified V6 with 100 shot of nitrous.

    The technology is here if someone wanted to step up.
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    I have been approached several times to build one of my outriggers for that record. I went as far as making all the templet inserts for the parts and had the capsule lined up and ready but the engine and funds never materialized. First outboard over 200 was the gole. I would still like to build that hull if somone steps up with an engine. Remember this hull has already safely ran 270mph in the 1/4.

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    I'll keep that in mind DE. I have a project motor that would make enough power. You have someone that would drive it that fast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by STV_Keith View Post
    The record is still 176. The thing is, we have the power and technology to exceed that. Look at Jon Wrights Pugh hydro "Tinker Toy". That thing runs 156 in the 1/4 mile. Definitely could go big MPH if he wanted to. Mike Dixon went 151 in a lightweight STV River Rocket (his drag boat) a few years ago. This was a production boat! Modified V6 with 100 shot of nitrous.

    The technology is here if someone wanted to step up.
    Hmm......STV RR....I'll have to get me one of those....Oh yeah I am...

    BTW the river was UNREAL today , went a 100 miles and conditions couldn't be better.

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    That is fantastic footage. Thank you for posting it.

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    [QUOTE=Bullhead Bully;897935]Hmm......STV RR....I'll have to get me one of those....Oh yeah I am...

    Fawkin Bully...

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    I was actually putting some serious thought into going after this record until my business dropped off with the rest of the economy this year. My recipe was a capsuled (of course!) hydro from one of the TFH boat builders (built specifically for the ob record) w/ a pair of late 80's generation F1/Champ motors. These motors were putting out 360 to 380 hp at 10,000 rpm and weighed only 300 lbs complete on 12" midsections. I feel the twin setup with counter-rotating props would add needed stability necessary for running back to back flying kilos at 200+ mph. The 1/4 mile guys have been going over 200 mph for over 30 years now, so I really wouldn't be afraid of driving it, especially with the capsule technology and driver's safety gear available nowadays. I can't honestly tell you if my idea would run over 200 or not, but I think that with close to 800 horsepower it would probably at least come close? If anyone has had any serious thoughts about going after this record, let me know, because I would be interested in being a part of it. D.E., I don't know who you are, but you sound interested, (did you build Toxic Rocket, I saw that boat when it was at Jeff Glow's shop in Riverbank). I also know a reputable boat builder only 30 miles from my house (Kevin Felkins at Canyon Boats) and who to talk to at Mercury to get a set of motors for going after the record (they'd probably also be interested in helping!). I just don't have the money this year (or next probably) to devote to a project such as this. I don't doubt that if a few of us put our heads together though, that we could probably find sponsors and/or people with some financial backing that would like to see this record broke as well. It would be one hell of a Winter project!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzor View Post
    I was actually putting some serious thought into going after this record until my business dropped off with the rest of the economy this year. My recipe was a capsuled (of course!) hydro from one of the TFH boat builders (built specifically for the ob record) w/ a pair of late 80's generation F1/Champ motors. These motors were putting out 360 to 380 hp at 10,000 rpm and weighed only 300 lbs complete on 12" midsections. I feel the twin setup with counter-rotating props would add needed stability necessary for running back to back flying kilos at 200+ mph. The 1/4 mile guys have been going over 200 mph for over 30 years now, so I really wouldn't be afraid of driving it, especially with the capsule technology and driver's safety gear available nowadays. I can't honestly tell you if my idea would run over 200 or not, but I think that with close to 800 horsepower it would probably at least come close? If anyone has had any serious thoughts about going after this record, let me know, because I would be interested in being a part of it. D.E., I don't know who you are, but you sound interested, (did you build Toxic Rocket, I saw that boat when it was at Jeff Glow's shop in Riverbank). I also know a reputable boat builder only 30 miles from my house (Kevin Felkins at Canyon Boats) and who to talk to at Mercury to get a set of motors for going after the record (they'd probably also be interested in helping!). I just don't have the money this year (or next probably) to devote to a project such as this. I don't doubt that if a few of us put our heads together though, that we could probably find sponsors and/or people with some financial backing that would like to see this record broke as well. It would be one hell of a Winter project!!!
    OH shit.....did I start something here ???...

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    I posted those vids in the "jet" section a few months back. Talk about panties in a wad.

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    I believe a single engine and only one gearcase to drag through the water would be the ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzor View Post
    I was actually putting some serious thought into going after this record until my business dropped off with the rest of the economy this year. My recipe was a capsuled (of course!) hydro from one of the TFH boat builders (built specifically for the ob record) w/ a pair of late 80's generation F1/Champ motors. These motors were putting out 360 to 380 hp at 10,000 rpm and weighed only 300 lbs complete on 12" midsections. I feel the twin setup with counter-rotating props would add needed stability necessary for running back to back flying kilos at 200+ mph. The 1/4 mile guys have been going over 200 mph for over 30 years now, so I really wouldn't be afraid of driving it, especially with the capsule technology and driver's safety gear available nowadays. I can't honestly tell you if my idea would run over 200 or not, but I think that with close to 800 horsepower it would probably at least come close? If anyone has had any serious thoughts about going after this record, let me know, because I would be interested in being a part of it. D.E., I don't know who you are, but you sound interested, (did you build Toxic Rocket, I saw that boat when it was at Jeff Glow's shop in Riverbank). I also know a reputable boat builder only 30 miles from my house (Kevin Felkins at Canyon Boats) and who to talk to at Mercury to get a set of motors for going after the record (they'd probably also be interested in helping!). I just don't have the money this year (or next probably) to devote to a project such as this. I don't doubt that if a few of us put our heads together though, that we could probably find sponsors and/or people with some financial backing that would like to see this record broke as well. It would be one hell of a Winter project!!!
    This was what a reputable mercury dealer wanted to do also. I would build the hull and drive and they would supply engines and $$. well I am still waiting! It's a modified version of my record holding outrigger with a apba capsule.Target weight with the twin 500hp outboards was 12-1300lb and a single around 1000lb. I also have a kilo boat ready to build for the outright record of over 320mph. Current IHBA et record holder@4.58,currentSDBA et record holder @4.81 , 3 consecutive sdba TF championships and only hull ever to run 270mph in 1/4 mile. I am ready and willing to build a hull for any record you want, Dan Ellison, dellison8@cox.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.E. View Post
    This was what a reputable mercury dealer wanted to do also. I would build the hull and drive and they would supply engines and $$. well I am still waiting! It's a modified version of my record holding outrigger with a apba capsule.Target weight with the twin 500hp outboards was 12-1300lb and a single around 1000lb. I also have a kilo boat ready to build for the outright record of over 320mph. Current IHBA et record holder@4.58,currentSDBA et record holder @4.81 , 3 consecutive sdba TF championships and only hull ever to run 270mph in 1/4 mile. I am ready and willing to build a hull for any record you want, Dan Ellison, dellison8@cox.net

    Dan, no takers on the molds? What do those hulls weigh with a conventional hand lay up? Do you have enough of a flang on the molds to be able use the Infusion method? I put a 4" flang on my 20' hull mold for that purpose.
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