Warby's Spirit of Australia II

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by captain sparkle » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:23 am

.....get on with it.........



edit - that made sense last night!
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Post by Malcolm Ops » Sat May 26, 2018 5:22 pm

Dave Warby is back on Blowering Dam with "Spirit 2", which is using the same powerplant as a big blue boat. Video footage on the Warby Motorsport - Spirit 2 website.(Video has been 'shared' on to Speed Record Club facebook page).
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by rob565uk » Sun May 27, 2018 3:48 pm

The water was very choppy and coverage suggests that was the limiting factor on this occasion.
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun May 27, 2018 9:09 pm

Someone please post a link, Mr. Technophobe here couldn't find it. Duh!
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon May 28, 2018 1:33 am

How familiar does that sound... Love the music of the Orph'
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by jonwrightk7 » Mon May 28, 2018 9:05 am

That boat looks and sounds amazing!! Just like the big blue one!! :D :D :D
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:51 am

Wowee! That gets along. I bet that lumbering old bus of ours doesn't go like that.
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Malcolm Ops » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:16 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:51 am
I bet that lumbering old bus of ours doesn't go like that.
Perhaps all the better for that as the Loch is not as long as Blowering, although both has a dam.
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by wbjohn » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:34 pm

Spirit 2 powering off into the distance, jaw dropping and beautiful....

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Blowtorch » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:16 pm

Converting the Orph to an electric starter/generator, has made a huge difference. So easy to spin the engine up. We have 36volts (3 x 12v batteries) in the boat for the starter and the generator tops them back up while the boat is running.
A couple of issues to solve before the next run but with 200mph on the clock, we are happy with the staged progress and we will push the speed up a little more during the next visit to Blowering.
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