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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3640 on: May 17, 2017, 03:07:30 am »
Man that's just sick!  :drif:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3641 on: May 17, 2017, 09:50:46 am »
The way that last post of Zog' s started I thought he had scored again.

That wouldve been a life changed. Think of how much you couldve made with that baby

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3642 on: May 17, 2017, 10:12:58 am »
 :sip: What will the consumption be, and the size of the fuel tank, don't even want to think what it will cost to fill it here.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3643 on: May 17, 2017, 10:19:34 am »
:sip: What will the consumption be, and the size of the fuel tank, don't even want to think what it will cost to fill it here.

The thing is, there are some seriously rich people in America, often unassuming, made it through hard work, or some luck.

But when you have a boat like that, I suspect all you really need to know is when does it get delivered, and is my skipper/pilot going to be on time for cast off.


Nice boat though.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3644 on: May 17, 2017, 11:14:36 am »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3645 on: May 17, 2017, 07:01:55 pm »
:sip: What will the consumption be, and the size of the fuel tank, don't even want to think what it will cost to fill it here.

MERCURY 400 OUTBOARD SEA TRIALS

Four Mercury 400 engines on a Marine Technology centre console, with 23in pitch four-bladed stainless steel props:

RPM      Knots      Liters/hour       Nautical Miles/Liter

600           4               11.7                      .4

2000         21             113.9                      .2

4000         37             147.2                      .3

7300*       66             590.5                      .1

*Max

Fuel Capacity = 1700 liters

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3646 on: May 17, 2017, 07:30:36 pm »
1 700 litres = 1,25tons !

1 700 @ R13.30 = R22 610.00
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3647 on: May 17, 2017, 07:33:35 pm »
Don't they make stupidly powerful inboards then...?  ;D
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3648 on: May 17, 2017, 08:49:58 pm »
Ek sal hom maar leen en heeldag net idle. Sulke syfers is vir my baie interessant. Dis mind boggling!

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3649 on: May 17, 2017, 10:14:08 pm »
Americans are crazy...

They throw stuff away. Good stuff. Expensive stuff.

Today I rummaged through some trash that had been thrown out. I had seen the handle of a tennis racquet sticking out of a box, and I have been looking out for one to use to swat the massive carpenter bees (bumble bees) that are destroying my lean-to. I took the tennis racquet, and found a second too. Then I found an electrical tester. Seemed to be complete, but didn't switch on. So I took it, figuring WTF, if it's fubar I'll just bin it and keep the leads.

When I got home I opened it up and tested the 9V battery (by putting it on my tongue  ;D  ) it was dead flat. So I grabbed a new battery (we keep a couple of spares for the smoke alarms) and put it in. It WORKS!!!

I tested it measuring AC Volts, DC Volts, and continuity/resistance. Perfect. Dude threw it away because the battery was flat  :eek7:

I just googled the model. No longer available, but equivalent model retails for just under $320.00  :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:   At today's exchange rate that is over R4200,00 !!!

I'll use the tester on my truck. Really decent score  :thumleft: :ricky:
I see it is a tong tester as well, so you can check amps as well when you clamp it around a wire.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3650 on: May 17, 2017, 10:52:58 pm »
 :sip: Joh!, that thing is heavier than my Colt Club Cab, he he eh, like my Prez would say.  :spitcoffee:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3651 on: May 18, 2017, 02:31:13 am »
http://marinetechnologyinc.com/mti-v-42/

https://wakeeffects.com/product/2017-mti-42v/

Roughly $700,000 (R9.3 mil) depending on the options you choose  :eek7:


MERCURY 400 OUTBOARD SEA TRIALS

Four Mercury 400 engines on a Marine Technology centre console, with 23in pitch four-bladed stainless steel props:

RPM      Knots      Liters/hour       Nautical Miles/Liter

600           4               11.7                      .4

2000         21             113.9                      .2

4000         37             147.2                      .3

7300*       66             590.5                      .1

*Max

Fuel Capacity = 1700 liters


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3652 on: May 18, 2017, 02:42:03 am »
Less than a quarter mile from where I saw the big boat, today I saw this one.


Looks like a F1 Powerboat, but is so wide that it has to be placed sideways on the trailer so it will fit in a lane.

I had a quick google, but don't see a boat show happening locally this weekend...
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« Reply #3653 on: May 18, 2017, 04:41:51 am »
Don't they make stupidly powerful inboards then...?  ;D

Yes.  Sterling Performance in Milford, Michigan is considered to be one of the finest marine engine builders in the world.  Several of the top teams in off-shore powerboat racing use Sterling engines.

Builds range from 600 HP naturally aspirated V8's to Twin-Turbo V8's with 1700 HP.

If that's not enough power, you can go the Blown Nitro-Methane route with engines producing between 8,000 HP - 10,000 HP  :eek7: like these 400+ KM/H monsters:



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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3654 on: May 18, 2017, 06:07:37 am »
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« Reply #3655 on: May 18, 2017, 09:33:33 am »
Some stuff is just so seriously over the top that it just becomes stupid.

Handling a boat like these mentioned here will be an adrenaline rush for sure, but for a great day on the water Mr Zog's boat has these boats beat hands down.

Okay, maybe something just a little bigger than his boat would be ideal :biggrin:
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« Reply #3656 on: May 18, 2017, 12:18:28 pm »
Some stuff is just so seriously over the top that it just becomes stupid.

Handling a boat like these mentioned here will be an adrenaline rush for sure, but for a great day on the water Mr Zog's boat has these boats beat hands down.

Okay, maybe something just a little bigger than his boat would be ideal :biggrin:
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« Reply #3657 on: May 18, 2017, 01:03:11 pm »
That boat trailer has a triple axle nogals.

Impressive.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3658 on: May 18, 2017, 02:52:26 pm »
Some stuff is just so seriously over the top that it just becomes stupid.

Handling a boat like these mentioned here will be an adrenaline rush for sure, but for a great day on the water Mr Zog's boat has these boats beat hands down.

Okay, maybe something just a little bigger than his boat would be ideal :biggrin:

Jaaaaa, but then this cannot happen on Mr Zog's boat:






But if Mr Zog lives in America long enough, be can upgrade to this one:



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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #3659 on: May 18, 2017, 03:34:58 pm »
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I had a quick google, but don't see a boat show happening locally this weekend...

Florida Boat Show in Daytona Beach, May 19-21

http://www.thefloridaboatshow.com/
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