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post #21 of 38 Old 09-24-2010
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Hey I will be happy to race you! Of course I get to choose the course and the weather...I was thinking of Bermuda, just wondering where you would stow the extra 1080 gallons of fuel...

So lets see it goes 100 miles on 360 gallons of fuel, that is 3.6 gallons per mile or 360 gallons per hour! My little 27' sailboat has burned only 5.5 gallons THE ENTIRE SUMMER! So at $2.50/gallon that equals $900 to fill it up. Gosh that might make a run from Annapolis to St Michaels for dinner a bit on the costly side, although you could get there in 20 minutes??? I guess with a boat like that the old saying, "You gotta pay to play" is very true. How many times does it get out in a typical summer?

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I think it looks like fun!

I realize that makes me a horrible sailor and what not.. but then, I'm terrible at being an elitest windbag. I could never afford to own one of those go-fast machines, but I sure can appreciate the ride on one!

... or I'm wrong.

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I think it would be a real rush to take it out a couple times.
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I dunno. I suspect that thing might make you smile every time you cracked open the throttles.

A lot of people hate on Harley's and make the same kind of comments but even after 15 years, I still find myself smiling when I get out for a ride on my Electra Glide.

I suspect its those years of riding that have blunted my interest in that kind of boat. I'd have to have unlimited funds before one of those found its way into my stable. Every time I see the price tag for a boat like that I automatically, go into the "Do you know what kind/how big a Sailboat you could buy with that?" mode.

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I dunno. I suspect that thing might make you smile every time you cracked open the throttles.
I imagine it would. I know it's a lot of fun on our little 18' bow-rider when we can get her out on the lake on calm water and go WOT. Going 40 kts is fun

I wouldn't be interested in more than about one ride, just to experience it, in the boat under discussion, tho. They're too damn noisy. Out on Lake St. Clair you can hear them half way across the damn lake when they're running full out. Even just idling down the canals, creeks and rivers they're annoyingly loud.

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Powerboats are fun just like sailing is fun. Not everyone has to like sailing.


My father (may he rest in peace) came across a powerboat out of gas. He towed it back to the marina with his hunter 33 under sail.
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Actually if you are looking for a real thrill, try running a snowmobile across open water at about 80+ mph or so. May be slightly slower, but there is a thrill knowing if you let off the throttle, you sink.

More power is always more fun, no matter what the sport.

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My father (may he rest in peace) came across a powerboat out of gas. He towed it back to the marina with his hunter 33 under sail.
Your father really knows how to rub it in!

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Actually if you are looking for a real thrill, try running a snowmobile across open water at about 80+ mph or so. May be slightly slower, but there is a thrill knowing if you let off the throttle, you sink.
You must have an awesome annual snowmobile budget! If I had that much for my boat, she would be in Bristol condition.

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