- Nov 8, 2014
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3000hp in a Fountain, Triple Merc 1000's. 140-160 mph?
I'm thinking that was a race boat and was setup for reliability and consistency. I'd venture to guess 130-140 max. Couldn't find it on google.
Haha found it. I think.
Fountain, along with throttleman Tres Martin of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., started the day at the wheel of "INXS," a 47' triple engine V-bottom with passes of 128.338 mph and 127.898 for a combined two-way average of 128.118 mph. The mark was good enough to break the former Super V-bottom world record of 126.382 mph established on Oct. 7, 1993, by Alan Pariser in the 43' Wellcraft Scarab "Gentry Eagle."
Id like to see it run as equipped on the Salton Sea.Between the high buoyancy of the extra salt and the dense air of below sea level it's about as fast of water as one can find.I'm curious to know how fast it would run with the same motors, but twins.
I bet there a point of diminishing returns...