waterspeed record

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Dan Ellison, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. afrhydro
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    afrhydro Senior Member

    didnt you have some molds for sale a while back as well all i could do for you would be to offer up a discounted labour rate
    we are quite a distance apart but i would love to help
    i got the same thing here i know i could have got that electric record and the hull i designed for it runs 70 + all day now and might be able to make a 100 + with just a few ajustments maybe even just with transfer of weight funding has always held me back if some one says that cant be done my ears perk right up
    i think you got my number if not its on my web page
    have you ever thought of putting a outboard on one of your hulls that record is only 179
     
  2. Loosecannon
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    Loosecannon Junior Member

    1/4 mile speeds is a very different deal to flying kilo's and sustained high speeds, People have paid with their lives finding that out, Dragboats are made for a 400 meter run, thay are a very different animal to a wwsr craft, people have also died finding that out, A 1/4 mile of water is much easier to control than 8-10 Kilo's of water you WILL need to take a shot at the WWSR, so you better make sure you hull can deal with changing water conditions

    Why a Prop??...... GP and Unlimited's have having prop failure's at 180-200MPH, over flying Kilo's doesn't that tell you something? trying to bite off the outright with a prop is asking for big problems

    Budgets???.....I don't think anybody will beat the tiny, tiny Budget Warby done his record on

    There is NO money, nor real interests in WWSR theses days, if there was, the outright would of been broken by now believe me

    Sponsors want more than just a headline, or a news story theses days
     
  3. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    The outright prop is only about 220mph and quiet a few offshore race boats can do 200 these days with v8 chevs.
    One boat posted a 198mph lap average the other day in a race
    Al Copelands Jnr's boat should do that easy with turbines and props
     
  4. afrhydro
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    afrhydro Senior Member

    its been real quite in the copeland camp everyone is on the edge of our seats waiting to hear the news on how well it ran
    they should have tested it back in dec in the swamps of la some where thats all anybody knows just yet
    im sure that prop record will be theres soon

    good luck on your record 1/4 mile records runs ! in 2010 Dan im sure you will get more then one this year
     
  5. Dan Ellison
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    Dan Ellison Junior Member

    No longer available. Drawings were specific to customer and destroyed after completion where new would be made specific new consomer only , lamination schedules provided by fiberglass builder and not for disclosure. Molds are stored. may destroyed do to a BS lawsuit.
     

  6. afrhydro
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    afrhydro Senior Member

    wow let me know what you can when you can
    we all know lawyers are just in it for the money
    good luck Dan
     
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