Warby's Spirit of Australia II

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Post by Mike Bull » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:01 pm

Ken's new boat is testing soon-

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Video here-

http://www.nbnnews.com.au/2017/07/01/sp ... l-reunion/
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Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:03 pm

About time the Warbys had their own thread now methinks, especially as Dave Warby has taken the new boat out for a test spin-

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:21 pm

Well it looks good. Any idea how fast?
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Terminator » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:00 pm

Looking good especially the last shot of the S.O.A II running right to left looks in perfect balance. Reminds me of another certain boat with that tail fin without tail-plane. Will they need to add one as the speeds increase? Only time will tell I suppose. Will be keeping and eye on this now they are up and running. Any videos links to these test runS Mike? Was hoping it was going to be next year they attacked the record as would have liked to have gone over!! Can somebody pull the plug out at Blowering Dam to hold them up :D

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:21 am

These short clips are on Facebook and I think you can watch them without being signed up; just click 'not now' when it asks-

https://www.facebook.com/ross.cupitt/po ... 0346780428

Lovely to hear that very, very familiar sound...

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:26 pm

Lovely to hear that very, very familiar sound...
I watched the videos (kept a bucket by the side of my chair in case my Facebollocks experience became unbearable) and thought, what a very familiar and distinctive sound. Then I came back to post and found it had already been said.
Great to see the boat going. Looks like he had to get out of the throttle almost immediately and with very little power on too. That thing is going to go like a scalded cat!
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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by ozjet400 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:52 pm

That was my first run... In a jet boat.... I hit my own wake from idling down to turn around, and get it on the plane, it wriggled in the back slightly as I hit the wake, I got off it a bit..... Taree is only a couple of Kms long,

I had a bunch of runs today, a tad over 110mph, the boat tracks straight,the team achieved all our goals for the weekend, speed wasn't a goal for this weekend, but it's a beautiful boat to drive, I feel comfortable in it, all systems worked without fault.... ... Off to Blowering in Sept for longer, faster runs..

You will see plenty of video soon, onboard , drone etc, on our way home :ugeek:

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:02 pm

Thanks for the update Dave- well done on your first test. Keep us posted!

Another video with some great footage-

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php ... 8330013861

Amazing to think that we'll see footage like this of K7 one day...

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by rob565uk » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:44 pm

Looks and sounds really great Dave - congratulations to you and Ken 👍😃

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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:08 pm

Yes, great stuff indeed! Looking forward to the next phase of testing. Be safe in that thing!
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