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Jet Boat Sprint Race
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/jet_boat.html ^

Posted on 05/01/2013 5:10:13 PM PDT by navysealdad

Jetsprint, or Sprint Boat Racing is a form of racing sport in which jetboats with a crew of two race individually against the clock through twisting series of channels in less than a metre of water.

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1 posted on 05/01/2013 5:10:13 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Nice. Here is a very interesting ride through a vegetable market
http://www.wimp.com/vegetablemarket/


2 posted on 05/01/2013 5:19:32 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: navysealdad
Great racing!

Here is another vid, this one is in HD and it shows why they have roll bars.

3 posted on 05/01/2013 5:20:49 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: navysealdad

from the inside....not that race but another..same boat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KlxTihfzQk


4 posted on 05/01/2013 5:20:52 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: gorush

lol!


5 posted on 05/01/2013 5:21:58 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: navysealdad

OUT FREAKING STANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bucket List...


6 posted on 05/01/2013 5:29:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: navysealdad

Our last race at Horn Rapids was about 5 years ago.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 5:29:37 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Doogle
can't figure out how the course is laid out
8 posted on 05/01/2013 5:34:31 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: navysealdad

damn!


9 posted on 05/01/2013 5:36:24 PM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Chode

depends on how many beers


10 posted on 05/01/2013 5:38:02 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: navysealdad

Home viewing bookmark.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 5:55:40 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: navysealdad

Oh no Danica is into the seawall


12 posted on 05/01/2013 6:27:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: navysealdad
Cool boat, but pretty useless for anything else, and can only be used on very flat water.

Alas, I live on the ocean and could not afford the gas for an open ocean racer like in Miami Vice. The cost of the boat is an issue as well. Kayaks will have to do, but the acceleration sucks.

13 posted on 05/01/2013 7:10:09 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: navysealdad

I watched these at least 10 years ago in Podunk (Marsing) Idaho. I’ve since moved away. I forgot just how much fun they were!


14 posted on 05/01/2013 7:27:47 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: Chode
can't figure out how the course is laid out

The course has many channels and options. At the races in Marsing, Idaho, several years back, they had different classes, and each class would race its own course. The passenger in the boat memorizes the map of their particular course for the day, and routes the driver through the channels using hand signals. A missed turn is a DQ. It's a hoot!

15 posted on 05/01/2013 7:30:19 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: IYAS9YAS
looks like it, but the driver can't remember the course and drive? i'd like to see what solo boats could do...
16 posted on 05/01/2013 7:38:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: gorush

That was hysterical.


17 posted on 05/01/2013 7:53:54 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: doorgunner69
Cool boat, but pretty useless for anything else, and can only be used on very flat water.

Certainly not an ocean-going vessel, but the boats were run on an exhibition course on the Columbia River and on just about any lake in the area recreationally (such as Moses Lake). The high state of tune of the motors in the faster classes was actually more of an impediment to non-race use than the hull design.

18 posted on 05/01/2013 8:10:28 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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