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Old 09-07-2015, 06:02 AM
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:12 AM
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did anyone see where my bluetooth headset went????
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:18 AM
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It's impossible to explain a racing mindset to someone that's never seriously done it. From the outside it's all pretty stupid really. Cool video.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by tint dude View Post
It's impossible to explain a racing mindset to someone that's never seriously done it. From the outside it's all pretty stupid really. Cool video.
No, when the conditions deteriorated to fog and visibility was greatly reduced they should have backed off the throttles. Keep in mind the closing rate at 148MPH and greatly reduced visibility gives you very short reaction time. most likely they had 2 seconds to correct their course or hit the buoy.


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Old 09-07-2015, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by tint dude View Post
It's impossible to explain a racing mindset to someone that's never seriously done it. From the outside it's all pretty stupid really. Cool video.
Those guys are lucky the chain broke and the bouy went over the boat. It easily could've stayed in place and split that cat right down the middle.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:28 AM
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They were attempting to break the around Long Island record previously set by the owner/driver.

Here is the damage done to the 52' MTI.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:32 AM
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How did it not sink?
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:54 AM
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Wow
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:17 AM
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Situation could've been avoided if they just backed off and re attempted when the visibility was better. At those speeds everything happens really fast and they are lucky the only thing damaged was the boat (and their egos lol)
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:28 AM
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Um, helmets?
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by debugger View Post
How did it not sink?


Well, let me guess

Its a catamaran
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:31 AM
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Damn... almost cleaned some of the gene pool.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:33 AM
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Is there a GofunkMe account set up to help offset their repairs? I'd love to contribute.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by piazzafatb View Post


Well, let me guess

Its a catamaran
It's a catamaran? Well, no shit, it is a catamaran. Thanks Captain obvious.

Cats can sink BTW. Once one sponson fills up, it can spill over to the other one.
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Was that the primary buffer coupling?

Really now, you're planning on a record breaking speed run and you don't know where the big green buoys are? That's some kind of stupid.

Come to think of it, that's some kind of reckless endangerment. CG ought to take that clip and hit them over the head with it. Somebody safely puttering along in the fog wouldn't have stood a chance.

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Old 09-07-2015, 09:00 AM
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148 in the fog without radar or helmets, or apparently GPS or the ability to read it. But the reckless endangerment aspect is the most disturbing.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:32 AM
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Wow that could have been a lot worse in a bunch of ways. Imagine if it was another boat or if they hit it head on
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Originally Posted by debugger View Post
How did it not sink?
It was filled with ping pong balls and empty 2ltrs of soda.
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Who pays for the buoy?
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:51 PM
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I hope insurance refuses to pay based on the owner's negligence. That might stop him from hitting the water soon. I wouldn't even think of 48 in that soup, much less 148. If they killed my family with a move like that, I would be in jail shortly there after.
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