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The Emerald Coast Poker Run is an annual event held on Florida’s Emerald Coast!
More than 160 boats, many of them high performance vessels, maneuvered the clear Gulf of Mexico waters off Florida’s Emerald Coast recently during the annual Emerald Coast Poker Run.
This event is a spectacular card game on water where players travel in their boats to multiple locations, collecting playing cards to make a poker hand. The Emerald Coast Foundation has hosted this event for 18 years. Each year, the event raises more than $150,000. Foundation President Christopher Sehman says those funds are shared among seven local children’s charities such as the Eleanor J. Johnson Youth Center in Fort Walton Beach.
Learn more about the Annual Emerald Coast Poker Run at http://www.emeraldcoastpokerrun.com/.
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Here is the list of the World’s Most Expensive Yachts
10. Al Said – $300 million
9. Pelorus – $300 million
8. Radiant – $320 million
7. A – $323 million
6. Serene – $330 million
5. Dubai – $350 million
4. Topaz – $527 million
3. Azzam – $605 million
2. Eclipse – $800 million
1. History Supreme – $4.8 billion
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Doing a search for Fastest Power Boat this is the first Video you find:
- The title of the world’s fastest top fuel hydroplane belongs to a boat known as Problem Child. Problem Child has hit speeds of 262 MPH (228 knots). The world’s fastest boat is the Spirit of Australia. Ken Warby designed and built the boat in his garage.Oct 18, 2015
Here’s a great video of the World’s Top 10 Fastest Boats including the Spirit of Australia:
Top 10 fastest boats ever made:
- The soviet k-222 is the world’s fastest submarine. It reached a top speed 51.4 MPH, that’s about 45 knots. The Soviet K-222 featured a titanium hull and twin 177 megawatt reactors, coupled with two 80,00 horsepower steam turbines.
- The CMS Bras D’Or 400 is the world’s fastest warship. This experimental Canadian Hydrofoil reached speeds of 72 MPH (63 Knots).
- The Vestas Sailrocket 2 holds the record for the world’s fastest sailboat. It hit a top speed of 75 MPH (64.45 knots) beating the old record which was only 57 MPH.
- The world’s fastest Yacht is capable of going 80 MPH, that’s about 70 knots!
- The Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept is the world’s fastest electric boat. It’s top speed is 100 MPH (87 knots). It uses 12 electric motors to produce 2,200 HP.
- The South Bay 925 CR is the world’s fastest pontoon boat. It’s capable of speeds of up 114 MPH (99 knots).
- The Spirit of Qatar is the world’s fastest catamaran. It uses twin Lycoming turbines to make a total of 9,000 HP.
- The Spirit of Qatar hit a speed of 244 MPH (212 knots).
- The title of the world’s fastest top fuel hydroplane belongs to a boat known as Problem Child. Problem Child has hit speeds of 262 MPH (228 knots).
- The Bluebird K7 is the world’s fastest hydroplane. It’s fastest run was a staggering 276 MPH (239.8 knots)
- The world’s fastest boat is the Spirit of Australia. Ken Warby designed and built the boat in his garage. He drove the boat to 318 MPH (276 knots).
Here’s what WikiPedia has to say on the subject of World’s Fastest Powerboat – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_speed_record
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- 9.240″ deck height
- Cylinders extended by .375″ (effective deck height 9.615″)
- Stock & aftermarket LS components utilized
- Available in standard 4.000″ & 4.125″ bore sizes (4.200″ maximum)
- Manufactured in the USA using premium cast iron
In Dart’s dyno room over the last couple of weeks, their new LS Next block has been undergoing its final stages of testing before making its production debut. “It produced 740hp @ 7,000rpm,” reports Richard Maskin “and it sustained 700hp for a long way.” Configured with 4.155in bore and 4in stroke the 434cu in test engine made 600ft lbs of torque.
General Motors introduced the first LS family of engines back in 1997 since then the engine has gone through many transformations and the likes of engine building legacy’s such as Dart’s founder Richard Maskin have been perplexed because they didn’t solve so many of the short comings of the factory engine block. Being the world’s leading aftermarket engine block and head builder they took the task upon themselves. The purpose of Dart’s LS replacement block is to achieve greater potential from this family of engines, particularly by reducing windage in the crankcase and improving internal lubrication.
For the sake of testing purposes Dart chose to keep the “Test Mule” simple and fitted it with a standard conventional distributor and a carburetor. This allows them to isolate and eliminate any effects from the ignition, fuel injection, and electronics from the equation. Richard exclaimed “We chose a mechanical roller camshaft for testing, because I wanted to be able to rev it to 8,000rpm with the existing valve springs. It makes over 690hp @ 8,000rpm. It has a real flat power curve emphasizing its suitability for street use. It’s got a small cam in it, 255/265. It’s got our Cathedral-port heads, GM intake manifold, and a conventional-looking oil pan. It has, however, 12:1 compression ratio.” To monitor the oil level during testing, a sight gauge was fabricated on the side of the engine. Because the lubrication system was altered significantly, an external pump was used for ease of adjustability. “When we started out we had too much pressure, so we had to constantly change the bypass spring till we got it functioning within the appropriate range. Now we have the final specification for a stock-style pump.”
Predictably, Maskin felt there was little to be gained by putting an efficient oil pan on the stock block because of its inherent reputation for excessive windage and oil leaks in the crankcase. “A builder can minimize some of the leaks with lifter bushings in the stock block, but there is still excessive leakage around the main bearings.”
Lastly, Dart’s LS Next block employs conventional 350-style upper main bearing shells, and bearing manufacturer Clevite is currently producing the initial 1,000 sets. Importantly the new bearings accommodate the stock crank. However Dart’s new LS Next block accepts all the stock components including, pistons, front cover, rear cover, cylinder heads, top plate, and so on. The new engine is designed to accommodate everything stock LS parts wise,except the oil pan.
For more information contact:
CP Performance Telephone 707-585-9871 or www.cpperformance.com
Boost Power USA Telephone 805-376-6077 or www.boostpower.com
KE Performance Telephone 386-446-0660 or www.keitheickert.com
Dart Machinery Telephone 248-362-1188 or www.DartHeads.com
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Tips on Selling Your Boat Online
- Decide whether to sell the boat yourself or not. Consider the use of broker/dealers. Think about your availability, time, budget. If you have the time and you want to save on commission (5-10% of the purchase price), for sale by owner could be for you.
- Pick the best website to advertise your boat. Picking FREE vs Paid site is a challenge. Listing on sites like PBFS.us is a no brainer, it FREE and we have the traffic. It expands your regional reach as visitors can search for your boat by geography, type of boat, length, price, year, manufacturer, etc.
- Write an effective boat classified ad. Provide detailed specs, nice pictures, provide contact information. Following the PBFS blog will help you complete good listing that helps describe your boat.
- Prepare your boat for sale: gotta fix it up, de-clutter, and show it off! If you are not doing much, at least make sure that all the mechanical issues are fixed. Then, get rid of all the clutter. Remove everything not included in the sale, both to increase perceived space and to eliminate any confusion as to what is included. Then give it a deep clean to really show off your boat. If your boat is a bit more complicated, consider getting a boat survey before the boat is listed. This will give you a chance to address the problems up front. You don’t want these issues to creep up and sabotage your sale.
- Set your price. A reasonable boat price will net a quick sale. What is the market price? You can look at blue book values like nadaguides.com, or, you can search for your boat on classified websites (again, sites like www.Boats.com or BoatTrader, could have hundreds or thousands of boats in your region). A well-documented maintenance schedule, equipment upgrades, and selling at the beginning of the boating season will all increase boat value.
- Ready to show your boat to potential buyers. Once the phone starts ringing or email inquiries pouring in, you need to be available to answer questions, and potentially do sea trials if the buyer is ready. Don’t waste your time with the tire kickers who have no definite plans of buying or no financing.
- Negotiation is key. Buyers will always ask you what your lowest price is for selling. They want to know your bottom line. Most buyers will assume that it’s lower than your asking price.
- Seal the deal with proper paperwork. Your state DMV (or department of fish and wildlife, etc) will have the required documentation you need to give the buyer. You will need bill of sale, boat titles, warranty cards, maintenance records, etc. Make sure you cancel your insurance after the transaction is completed.
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Doing a search for Fastest Power Boat this is the first Video you find: The title of the world’s fastest top fuel hydroplane belongs to a boat known as Problem Child. Problem Child has hit speeds of 262 MPH (228 knots). The world’s fastest boat is the Spirit of Australia. Ken Warby designed and built […]
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The Emerald Coast Poker Run is an annual event held on Florida’s Emerald Coast! More than 160 boats, many of them high performance vessels, maneuvered the clear Gulf of Mexico waters off Florida’s Emerald Coast recently during the annual Emerald Coast Poker Run. This event is a spectacular card game on water where players travel […]