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Old 10-18-2011, 09:47 PM
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Cool New Thunderboat SAW Record

I attended the NAMBA SAW race last weekend and was privileged to watch Ron Buck blast the old Thunderboat record of 65 mph up to 71 mph. He as running a new RCBOATWORKS stepped hydro with stock motor and plenty of muffler, the boat ran beautifully and was quiet! Who said you cant be fast running under 90 dB?



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Old 10-19-2011, 01:41 AM
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It's amazing that Ron Buck ran that fast with a stock Zen! Most of the heat racers that I've seen are only running at about half of that speed. It takes a lot of work to get one up to 71, a careful balance of everything. I've been to a few SAW meets in Flint and have seen what it takes to break a record, a tweak here and there to get the most out of a boat.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:57 PM
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Ron runs his gassers for hours at a time several times a week. He spends a LOT of time tuning, and it shows. For fun he put a mod motor in the same hull and went 77 mph. This was not a "legal" boat, just done to see how much speed the new RCBoatworks hull would handle.


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