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Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:23 am
by captain sparkle
.....get on with it.........



edit - that made sense last night!
apologies. :oops:

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 5:22 pm
by Malcolm Ops
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).

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 3:48 pm
by rob565uk
The water was very choppy and coverage suggests that was the limiting factor on this occasion.
Looking good 👍👍

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 9:09 pm
by Renegadenemo
Someone please post a link, Mr. Technophobe here couldn't find it. Duh!

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:33 am
by Renegadenemo
How familiar does that sound... Love the music of the Orph'

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 9:05 am
by jonwrightk7
That boat looks and sounds amazing!! Just like the big blue one!! :D :D :D

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:51 am
by Renegadenemo
Wowee! That gets along. I bet that lumbering old bus of ours doesn't go like that.

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:16 pm
by Malcolm Ops
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.

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:34 pm
by wbjohn
Spirit 2 powering off into the distance, jaw dropping and beautiful....

Re: Warby's Spirit of Australia II

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:16 pm
by Blowtorch
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.
A very wise man once told me..."Softly, softly catch the monkey."