Two Racers in Winter Harbor So Far This Week...

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Two Racers in Winter Harbor So Far This Week...

Post  News Hawk on Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:31 am

One was a racing "Laker", who frequently uses Winter Harbor as his personal "test track". A pretty fast boat!

The other headed towards out Moultonborough. What was interesting was the RPMs he'd reached. No truck motor could turn those revs without destroying itself. Is there a Winnipesaukee Ocean-Racer with a competent European engine out there?

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Post  obervantone on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:33 pm

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Post  WHL on Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:03 pm

That white laker came was in WH yesterday afternoon? I saw it.
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Post  News Hawk on Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:05 pm

He returned today, but never had it at top speed—turned around and went out to the Broads. The exhaust odor was unlike anything I'd experienced before. Perhaps some octane booster?

Here's a video of his going by (first few seconds). Forget the last views: I'd edited them out, but Photobucket left them in.

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Post  obervantone on Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:37 pm

Cranky old man rapping on the window and taking video...Oh yeah a Floridian thinking the lake is a retirement community
Great camera work! geek

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Post  red_hill on Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:10 am

News Hawk wrote:One was a racing "Laker", who frequently uses Winter Harbor as his personal "test track". A pretty fast boat!

The other headed towards out Moultonborough. What was interesting was the RPMs he'd reached. No truck motor could turn those revs without destroying itself. Is there a Winnipesaukee Ocean-Racer with a competent European engine out there?

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A "competent" European motor suited for boats, barring a diesel, does not exist at any reasonable price point (big Benz or BMW V8 (copycats!!)). Torque is where it as at for boats.

BTW, those WRX Subarus and Mitsubishi's must drive you euro-snob racers crazy Very Happy

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Post  Outerlimits on Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:28 am

red_hill wrote:A "competent" European motor suited for boats, barring a diesel, does not exist at any reasonable price point (big Benz or BMW V8 (copycats!!)). Torque is where it as at for boats.

BTW, those WRX Subarus and Mitsubishi's must drive you euro-snob racers crazy Very Happy

Agreed,  

While things may have changed in the automotive world, there is still no replacement for displacement on the water.  Although I do wonder how that Ford Ecoboost would work in a marine application.  

Aluminum block 213ci that produces 420 lb-ft torque @ only 2500 RPM
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It wasn't a diesel...

Post  News Hawk on Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:59 pm

red_hill wrote:BTW, those WRX Subarus and Mitsubishi's must drive you euro-snob racers crazy Very Happy
They're fast enough, but not in the same class. They're the new Lotus.
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Post  red_hill on Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:05 am

I was in WH yesterday. Saw a few loons and a few skiers.

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Post  WHL on Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:26 pm

red_hill wrote:I was in WH yesterday. Saw a few loons and a few skiers.

And why didn't you stop???
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Post  News Hawk on Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:57 pm

Nobody's racing in Winter Harbor TODAY!

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Post  red_hill on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:55 pm

WHL wrote:
red_hill wrote:I was in WH yesterday. Saw a few loons and a few skiers.

And why didn't you stop???

I did, I was floating right at your dock. There was a guy stacking wood that was looking kind of funny at me (not that I blame him)!!

I couldn't get in my Winni.com acct from my phone with your # but I was there for a while. It was kind of early and I would not intrude then

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Post  WHL on Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:22 am

Oh darn, I wish I had known. Yes, he delivered wood and stacked it for us. I most certainly was up and wish I had seen you!
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Post  red_hill on Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:40 pm

NH, You'll be happy to know that my Very Happy "oversized ocean racer"Very Happy is winterized and away for the year!!

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Post  WHL on Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:24 pm

Sad time of year, taking the boats out, isn't it, red???
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