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 Post subject: Re: Invidious comparisons
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:04 pm 
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Lopez Mike wrote:
The usual low comment about water skiing.


You can get a pontoonboat into a planning mode with a big enough engine - I saw one in Chautauqua a weeks ago.

My neighbor, who is interested in Nyitra, mentioned water skiing. I said - show me a 6HP gasoline engine that can get Nyitra on step! He conceded that you could find no such beast.

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 Post subject: Re: Invidious comparisons
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:41 pm 
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Lopez Mike wrote:
I still like mine as it rolls off the tongue better. "Furlongs per Fortnight."



It does, but only really because of the aliteration.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:41 pm 
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The same 'aliteration' that makes good whiskey roll off the tongue?

I just ordered a set of launch plans from Reuel Parker for a boat such as Steve Weaver is building. I am so stoked about all of this than I am now under an edict to stop talking to Barbara about the project. The cat is still listening.

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 Post subject: Re: Invidious comparisons
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:26 pm 
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I was a little bit shocked today to realize that our dock partners largest boat which is still shorter than the 24 ft of Nyitra has approximately 100 x the horsepower of Nyitra! 500 vs 6 , I would say both float and both move in the water but that's about where the comparison ends.

What if there was another way we could express horsepower to show the Ridiculousness of having 500 horsepower in a 20 ft boat?

My doc partner did just give me a bunch of free wood for Nyitra, so he's not all bad. :)

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