Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by sheppane » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:27 pm

1961Staudacher MSS.jpg
Here's a rare one... A colour pic of Les Staudacher's 1961 Miss Stars and Stripes. This boat had the potential to break K7's 59 record of 260 mph, but crashed when her rudder assembly worked loose at > 250 mph. Staudacher bailed out but was seriously injured. The hull was all metal along the lines of K7
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by polo » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:28 pm

Re stars and stripes please visit:
Miss Stars and Stripes II Crashes in Speed Run
12 Jul 2008 ... Alpena, Mich., May 17 [1963] (AP) — Robert B. Evans, the owner of Miss Stars and Stripes II, said today he would go ahead with his try for a ...
http://www.lesliefield.com/.../miss_sta ... ed_run.htm -
It shows you photos of the boat after the crash.
For the lazy I do have some of these and will attach if you want.

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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by polo » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:36 pm

Regarding the photos of SOA without bodywork, I have video of her breaking the Australian speed record at 166mph in the form I posted earlier.

Co-incidentally I found on the same video a shot directly into the cockpit of BB in 66/67 CLEARLY showing the dashboard..Bill if you want a copy please get in touch and we can bargain[ you can have it anyway for your info but you might have a swap or something?]

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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by sheppane » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:54 pm

1961 S&S.jpg
Another pic of Miss Stars and Stripes 2

Note the worlds fastest prop boat for approx 38 years - the Rolls Royce Merlin powered Miss US1 in the background and below driven by Roy Duby at Guntersville Alabama at 200.4mph and still the worlds fastest piston engined boat today.
MissUSWhittierPits1960.jpg
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Post by sheppane » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:17 pm

1960DYCvsDuby.jpg
Another pic of Miss US1 complete with damaged sponson after an argument with a dock
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by Piston Broke » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:08 am

Those bloody ducks oh misread docks not ducks as in k7s case
If it can't be fixed with duck tape it can't be fixed
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new wwsr challenger?

Post by polo » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:57 pm

Noseying about on the web I found this:
waterspeedrecord
I have a hull that can be on the water in a few months. We have a proven outrigger design with current ihba and sdba et records as well as the fastest propeller driven pass @ 270.2mph. Set up with a gas turbine and twin prop gearbox this hull will run for both records,(propeller and outright). Currently seaking sponsor $. we do not need to design engineer and test as we have a proven safety record with 4+ years on the track passes @ 250+mph. I have current sponsors for most components but need funding for the record. I am a 1 man garage operation that has an actual hull that can be seen at www.ellisonraceconcepts.com Thanks, Dan

I didn't reply on the site and I couldn't access the photos. Site looks impressive.
I don't know if anyone has told Dan that the record is done over a kilo or mile, yet and that is a totally different prospect to driving a 1/4 mile flat out.
My info was that Craig Breedlove's boat was designed on the 'sprint' boat technology and we know what unfortunately happened there.

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Re: new wwsr challenger?

Post by polo » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:59 pm

And another!!
water speed assaults
Canada's in the same race. A women pilot will b @ the control. jst 2 let u no. keep ur eyes open.

I couldn't copy all the site the 'puter wouldn't let me!

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Re: new wwsr challenger?

Post by polo » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:09 pm

these 'puters are great..have a look at this site..can anyone please explain it to me!!??
North American World Water Speed Record Challenger | Facebook
North American World Water Speed Record Challenger Checkout project Bluebird on youtube. See what the team who found her is doing. ...
de-de.facebook.com/...World-Water-Speed-Record.../203220992561 - Germany

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do you want to cry

Post by polo » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:07 pm

have a look at this site. go to world speed records, before you do make sure you have your sound on and high..it will bring tears to your eyes! be proud of it!

http://www.andytyler.net

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