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Old 12 February 2008, 19:34   #71
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WOW - and what a sound!!!

Revengers must be good if even fjordrafting haven't broken one yet!!!
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Old 13 February 2008, 08:30   #72
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Nice full volume fly by for the blow boaters!
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must be a bit buttock clenching at 90+mph in an open boat under 30', guess the only other person to know what it's like is you Cookee...I have to say that is one faaaaast boat
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Don't know about buttock clenching - it looked very stable to me - couldn't believe they could focus on the speedo and keep the camera still. I LOVE Revenger hulls.
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must be a bit buttock clenching at 90+mph in an open boat under 30', guess the only other person to know what it's like is you Cookee...I have to say that is one faaaaast boat
Not that bad really - it's what you're used to. We make a 60+ mph sub 8 metre RIB that you can turn at full speed and take your hands of the wheel flat out in calm conditions - the race boat is very stable at over 90 mph - Coniston had gusty side winds, and it only require very small corrections to the wheel to keep it stable, but I am very used to driving that boat fast! By the way on the record runs I had plenty of time to check revs and water pressure as well as trim and lifter positions during the runs, don't forget the luxury you have on record runs is that you won't meet anyone coming the other way!

The Revenger is a longer boat with a good strong motor with HP and Torque, so you don't have to "hang it out" to get those speeds I would imagine, so if it's flat or a little choppy those speeds would be surprisingly comfortable I would think - those hulls are successful for a reason!
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Don't know about buttock clenching - it looked very stable to me - couldn't believe they could focus on the speedo and keep the camera still. I LOVE Revenger hulls.
Gordon did say to me you could take your hands off the wheel and it would track strait at very fast speeds...he also said besides the wind pressure videoing was quite easy...knowing Gorden his next project will probably be sticking a 1500hp gas turbine in one
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what an awesome boat!!!
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91mph was achieved with 35-40 US galls of fuel,anchor & chain in the bow locker,spare life jackets,spare fire extinguisher & two slightly over weight people.
92.7 mph achieved with only one driver but with the same equipment/fuel etc.
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Gas turbine in a rib Mmmm
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Sod that stick a Rolls Royce Merlin it it!!!
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