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Post by aherr520 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:03 pm

when I went for a ride at Hernando awhile back the Vortex boat was there that boat was the fastest ride boat I have ever seen,he raced the Rise Above it boat that day. the Vortex boat had a red hull I thought it's been awhile but it was a Diamond Back and was first class I could only imagine how much thrust it has I also heard that it had 2000HP
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Post by cflacowboy001 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:03 pm

Ruagatr wrote:If the pictures are accurate Vanaman Racing seems to have built this, not the ex engine "builder" Felber. I would love to see this boat in person. Thanks for all the information. Now if only three consonants and two vowels wouldn't post up running his mouth about what he is ignorant about...



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Post by lightning bug » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:05 pm

The guy that owns this boat is Nevin Jenkins. He lives in citrus county and uses it for cliff climbing somewhere around that area. He told me that at cruising speed he burns approximately 8 gallons an hour but at full throtle he uses 7 GALLONS PER MINUTE. very impressive boat and a super nice guy. And yes it is a rivited Diamondback hull. Nevin also told me that at full throtle the boat has been on GPS at 104mph!
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Post by big3country8 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:30 pm

Bring it over on the 21st to halfway lake.
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Post by akblackdawg » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:24 pm

Do they really make a dyno that goes to 2000 hp, or is that the more reliable ''boat ramp'' dyno? Bud
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Post by HuntingBigun » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:50 pm

Yep they do, my old boss had one in Seattle that was for the Miss Budweiser hydroplane, Nevin not on here bragging about how much hsp he got heck he just told me abunch not a race boat but a ride boat I seen him crusing Homosassa river or he run the loop thru sleepy hollow. Towed a sunk 13 foot boat across the middle of Lake Cypress on about 25 mph stroll heck he started out in the deep canal :shock: , not to sure most can or would do it.

So instead on him going to half way lake I set up a ride up his way bring them marsh boats up our way we have a race on who can make the loop the fastest or Camp mack to Shady Oak, then around Brahama, acroos the lake up to north cove and thru the marsh cut though Sheep Hammocks that is what we call a race, heck what is so special about 400 feet anyway. :D then again that is about how far a A/C will stay together racing a good ole carmotor :violent1: :violent1: :violent1:
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Post by CarMotorBarge » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:26 am

I don't think the 2000 HSP boat can make it around Lake Kissimmee and through the marsh without breaking down. When that boat came to Loughmanns, it broke down for 30 minutes at bull$hit hill. The boat just is not that practical. However the owner is very nice and the boat is super cool. I met him at the calendar shoot and talked to him for a few minutes. Also if you want to see this boat with a red bikini on it, then you need to buy the calendar!
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Post by Sniper » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:53 am

Yes the boat is on the calendar I talked to the guy quit a bit and a friend of his built the motor that is currently on the boat not Felber he said he had a lot of problems with the Felber motor so he had a good friend of his build the twin turbo motor and it is very impressive to hear and see run
Bobby told me the motor was in deed 2000 hp and the way that boat ran it is believable
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Post by HuntingBigun » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:52 am

He be the first to tell you he will sling more $hit off than a anyone when he opens it wide open, but he cruised with us all day thru the marsh and ran for two days straight plus pulling that boat. Heck everyone of the boats I ever had as broke down :D :D :D you turn will come as well CMB just airboating. :lol: :lol: I not going to halfway lake but I be your huckleberry if you want to line up two barges when we are on the same water, Brutus likes to go fast :D
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Post by BigBlockFalcon » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:20 am

What size turbo's are those. They look to small to be on a Big Block. But without knowing the combo it's possible to make 2000hp. With them small turbo's it shouldn't have any lag which is great on a airboat. No matter what the boat is badass. Only thing I would change is the color to blue and put a Big Block Ford on it
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Post by Bruce » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:11 am

BigBlockFalcon wrote:What size turbo's are those. They look to small to be on a Big Block. But without knowing the combo it's possible to make 2000hp. With them small turbo's it shouldn't have any lag which is great on a airboat. No matter what the boat is badass. Only thing I would change is the color to blue and put a Big Block Ford on it

if you changed over to a big block ford itd only make 219.5 horse and be broke down twice as much hes got it right with a bowtie :violent1: :lol:
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Post by jrlyles » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:24 am

IT is unbelievable..and the owner is a very nice guy.Diamondback did a great job on that boat.But i dont remember much about the boat after i was distracted by the model ON THE BOAT.My GOD man.Buy the calender and you will see what i meen.
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Post by deerhunter » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:25 pm

BigBlockFalcon wrote:What size turbo's are those. They look to small to be on a Big Block. But without knowing the combo it's possible to make 2000hp. With them small turbo's it shouldn't have any lag which is great on a airboat. No matter what the boat is badass. Only thing I would change is the color to blue and put a Big Block Ford on it
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Post by BigBlockFalcon » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:45 pm

Bruce wrote:
BigBlockFalcon wrote:What size turbo's are those. They look to small to be on a Big Block. But without knowing the combo it's possible to make 2000hp. With them small turbo's it shouldn't have any lag which is great on a airboat. No matter what the boat is badass. Only thing I would change is the color to blue and put a Big Block Ford on it

if you changed over to a big block ford itd only make 219.5 horse and be broke down twice as much hes got it right with a bowtie :violent1: :lol:

I don't know their isn't to many chevy that can hang with our 601ci BBF n/a single dominator on gas in florida. There are other dragsters around that are close but they are 40ci bigger and not faster. My little 525ci BBF is just as fast as most 555-565ci BBC. It's all preference. In the end they are just motors. I just like my distributor in the front.
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Post by GIMAMMOTH » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:13 pm

here is a 1000hp bb an im willing to bet it runs just as good as a 2000hp motor on a boat.. Just me but anything over 1000hp is prob a wast with a prop pushing it. now in a car or truck the more the better..
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Post by HuntingBigun » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:17 pm

What till you see his new Diamondback :D :D :D
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Post by HAMMERHEAD » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:57 pm

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GIMAMMOTH wrote:here is a 1000hp bb an im willing to bet it runs just as good as a 2000hp motor on a boat.. Just me but anything over 1000hp is prob a wast with a prop pushing it. now in a car or truck the more the better..
Ill run either in 400 ft.. title for title with only maybe 500 hp. At best!

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Post by todd glover » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:08 pm

I woildnt want to pay for the fuel but it is badass and 2 k hp should be no problem build right way cool boat

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Post by HAMMERHEAD » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:10 pm

It is a great boat!

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Post by CarMotorBarge » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:22 pm

HuntingBigun wrote:He be the first to tell you he will sling more **** off than a anyone when he opens it wide open, but he cruised with us all day thru the marsh and ran for two days straight plus pulling that boat. Heck everyone of the boats I ever had as broke down :D :D :D you turn will come as well CMB just airboating. :lol: :lol: I not going to halfway lake but I be your huckleberry if you want to line up two barges when we are on the same water, Brutus likes to go fast :D
We will have to race the next time I come to Kissimmee. I haven't been to Polluted Waters yet. The first race will have to be on the hill through some bada$$ stuff. That is where the Al David hulls really excel. I also need to put a few dents in that 5086 bottom so that you porpoise in the second race on the water. LOL. Also when are you coming to Loughmanns to ride? Need to show you what these Al David boats run through on a reguar basis and put a few scratches on your show boat. Just messing with you Bigun. You have a really nice boat that anybody would be proud of.
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Post by JUNIOR480 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:13 pm

Bruce wrote:
BigBlockFalcon wrote:What size turbo's are those. They look to small to be on a Big Block. But without knowing the combo it's possible to make 2000hp. With them small turbo's it shouldn't have any lag which is great on a airboat. No matter what the boat is badass. Only thing I would change is the color to blue and put a Big Block Ford on it

if you changed over to a big block ford itd only make 219.5 horse and be broke down twice as much hes got it right with a bowtie :violent1: :lol:
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Post by HuntingBigun » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:20 pm

CarMotorBarge wrote:
HuntingBigun wrote:He be the first to tell you he will sling more **** off than a anyone when he opens it wide open, but he cruised with us all day thru the marsh and ran for two days straight plus pulling that boat. Heck everyone of the boats I ever had as broke down :D :D :D you turn will come as well CMB just airboating. :lol: :lol: I not going to halfway lake but I be your huckleberry if you want to line up two barges when we are on the same water, Brutus likes to go fast :D
We will have to race the next time I come to Kissimmee. I haven't been to Polluted Waters yet. The first race will have to be on the hill through some bada$$ stuff. That is where the Al David hulls really excel. I also need to put a few dents in that 5086 bottom so that you porpoise in the second race on the water. LOL. Also when are you coming to Loughmanns to ride? Need to show you what these Al David boats run through on a reguar basis and put a few scratches on your show boat. Just messing with you Bigun. You have a really nice boat that anybody would be proud of.

Same too you CMB I love your hull, heck I like hiting the gas as much as the next guy, I was ready to race sat no bimini top lol. I being want to drive one, so next time take a ride and compare notes, you know me always looking to the next build. Been hard to leave Kissi with the water being so good but looking foward to it soon we hook up. :D
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Post by yobee » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:22 pm

HuntinBigun VS CarMotorBarge...
I Will smoke both of you in my new rig! I built it to carry the family and "Hunt" 2400 HP! It will run the hill all day, and by run the hill I mean flatten them. These are waterfelber engines with 4 stingtator gearboxes per engine in every ratio multiplying my torque horsepower and aerodynamics of my props. Made out of magnesium and lead to improve bargelike handling and 10X10 cage wire. (My kids are all over 11" so they cant fit through the cage wire lol!)

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Post by flyin blind » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:37 pm

the best of the best cant build 2000 hp for the strip!!!!!! thats a really bold statement james!!!!!!!!! how bout 8000 hp with 6000 lbs torque and those are real numbers :roll:
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Post by flyin blind » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:40 pm

the best of the best cant build 2000 hp for the strip!!!!!! thats a really bold statement james!!!!!!!!! how bout 8000 hp with 6000 lbs torque and those are real numbers :roll:
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