Join Date: Apr 2011
Sound's more like a delivery run to me,, I'm sure it was flying cause of the cargo,,,,, perhaps??? Maybe the driver was sampling his wares?? Duno?
I've had a few adventures in my days too. Launched a 10' 3 point hydroplane with a highly modified 25 Merc on it,,off into the woods on Otter Creek after hitting a cruiser wake at about 50+ on a corner,, in a 10' boat! In a boat that small things like that, can make things get squirrely,, real fast!!! Even a ripple could be treacherous with that damn thing! It was only rated for a 10hp after all,, but I've always been a firm believer that more HP is better. Believe it or not I could get nearly 65 straight line out of that little shit,, it was scarry fast. That last adventure was the end of that, it hit a tree at about 10 ft off the ground and splintered into a million pieces.
My 225 Ranger with a 300 on it was a bit of a hand full too, I had a few close calls with that beast too. That was a 93mph boat and seemed to be as squirrely as the hydroplane at times. With all the torque it had,, it had a nasty habit of liking to chine walk at about 90,, NOT GOOD,, when that happens!!!
One of our dockers at the marina, and a friend of mine for years has a turbine powered boat that's a blast. I've been in that one at over 125 before and that had me doing a white knuckle death grip on the dash,, I don't even know how fast that bitch will go,,, but faster than what we were doing that day so I hear,, I was all good with the 125 though,that's wicked fast on the water!! I'll see if I can find a pic of that one,, I think I got one here someplace. It belongs to one of the local car dealers that just has all the toys, hot rods, boats, stock cars. He's a big friggin kid I tell ya!
He has a pulling tractor with 4 turbines on it too. Bastard has all the toys!!!
I couldn't find a pic of the boat , but here's his pulling rig,, it has 4 PT6 jet engines putting out 12,000 HP,, that should work for a ride around the block,,, or plowing the south 40!! Quickly!!!!