I can't even imagine those speeds. I've been over 100mph, but over 200mph is flat nuts.
That red cat doesn't have a capsule or pod or anything?
So, over the past year or so, I've become good friends with Richard Chaney, owner (and driver) of Southern Maryland Rebel Racing aka Turbine Marine Inc (as well as Chaney Enterprises and 2 very big marinas). SMRR owns two boats, the practice/toy:
and Miss Mary Mac:
I've been out on the red boat a couple of times. Tops around 160, but we didn't push it that far...best I saw was 137. It's powered by twin Bell turbines of about 1200hp each, the white boat has twins of 1900 each and goes well over 200mph. So, having gotten to know Richard, and his family...I'm now part of the "crew" for SMRR and get to go to the races with them this season. SO excited!
Last edited by StormChaser; 07-09-2012 at 11:32 AM.
Southern Maryland rebel Racing took FIRST PLACE in the race yesterday!
^New paint & wrap for our sponsor! Nice huh?
Not sure where that one was taken. But we took FIRST again! Solomon's Island Offshore Grand Prix was good to the team. No, I didn't get to ride, just helped out and was a good cheer leader. haha! Video is up!
Well, Richard flipped it today. We were trying pass Gasse for head and got washed out in turn ..... All are ok !!!!!! Richard is prob laughing and saying "Did you see that?!" .
Gause is a person. LOL And we were trying to pass him to get across his main/stern wake into the headwake and calmer waters.
Great pic snagged with both props popping. Made it our cover photo.
And finally found a pic of the over-turned boat:
Worst injury was the Richard (driver), a couple of cracked ribs.