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Old 23 August 2013, 17:34   #1
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My rib against a speedboat

Someone I know has bought a fletcher speedboat with a mercury 70hp two stroke, I have a humber assault with a four stroke Suzuki DF70.
All sorts of winding up has taken place and shortly a race and a bet will easily come up.
Do I stand a chance against a speed boat before I have to buy a round of beer??
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Old 23 August 2013, 17:38   #2
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Pick a windy day against tide and set a course that isn't a straught line (look up the Honda Rib Challenge Course) and you do ;-)
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Cheers, I can normally get 33-34 kts flat out in a straight line
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i think your buying a round of beer dude, sorry.

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Oh well, give it a go or make excuses at the end!
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I had the same boat+engine combo 2yrs years ago, i managed 38mph(timed with my cars sat nav). It was a fast speed boat.!

However.....pick a day when there is a bit of chop and I doubt he'll have the balls to go WOT
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Are we talking fixed distance from standing start or max speed, either way I think you're buying
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Not sure yet, probably standing start and see who gets ahead, he has only recently bought it and is inexperienced, I have always had boats and have been at sea for 20 years.
He is 19 and full of bravado, I work with him so you can see where they winding up each other has come from.
I have told him not to be an idiot, its only a bit of fun.
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Not sure yet, probably standing start and see who gets ahead, he has only recently bought it and is inexperienced, I have always had boats and have been at sea for 20 years.
He is 19 and full of bravado, I work with him so you can see where they winding up each other has come from.
I have told him not to be an idiot, its only a bit of fun.
the 2stroke gives him an acceleration advantage, if the sea conditions permit, & he has the cojones, he has the edge.
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Hopefully he will take a few people as his car has no tow bar, might slow him down a bit.
See how it goes!
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