Jet boat racing; Raven Racing Video Presents: A Day at the races in Hoopa California during the Trinty River Thunder! Jetboats and Hydros take to the water in an all out battle to see who will take home the trophy in this years race! Video available on DVD shortly! Music from Saints of Silence.For more jet boat racing information go to: www.jetboatracing.com and take a look at the page! See ya on the River!
Jet Boat Racing... Guaranteed Satisfaction!
See what up to 1000 horsepower sounds like from
these whitewater jetboats with their motors blasting through your systems
speakers. Nothing like good old fashion roaring engines. Don't try this at
home. Professional drivers on a closed course.
Boat barrel rolls during race... (part 1)
While racing a boat in one of Idaho most notorious rivers!! Team Raven's
race boat wrecks. Imagine being trapped under the boat fighting for air as
you go through a set a class II rapids under a boat. The navigator was a 4
foot female trying to get away from under the boat. Her life vest was
preventing her from reaching the surface. The female navigator was trapped
under the boat for an amazing 36 seconds. She eventually made it out from
under the boat but not until she went through the class 2 rapids with a
boat on top of her.This video will also be seen on CMT's Country Fried Home
Videos. You can also watch this on Adrenaline Rush Hour sometime this
spring. Catch the second half titled Your Worst Boat Racing Nightmare Part
Introduction to Whitewater Jet Boat Racing...
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A breif explanation of the sport:
Eagle is the number one race hull but there are others racing. Kwikraft is
a New Zealand hull designed and built by Tony Ward, 19 to 21 foot tunnel.
There also is at least one Doug Riddle hull still racing and there are
several unique one-offs, the two built by River Wild are good examples. One
is a 21 foot B-class tunnel and the other is an 18 foot FX class tunnel.
Bottoms are anywhere from .160 to 3/16ths. Sometimes AR plating is used as
an extra layer of protection. Sides are generally .090, decks can be even
less than that. Saving weight is very important and the location of the
weight in the boat is even more important. Most use spoons, an add on piece
in front of the intake. Hulls are generally tunnels although v-hulls have
done well in FX class, and River Wild has built two super light "semi-wing
in ground effect" hulls that are also quite good. The FX version did
especially good in 2001. I believe the Eagle 19 foot Sport step-tech will
become a big force in FX class in the next few years.
Since these boats are raced through whitewater interspersed with rocks and
logs, they need to have fairly precise handling characteristics compared to
other types of race boats. They also need to be very predictable. Bad
habits and quirks can put you up in the rocks or worse.
The pumps are obvously highly modified, but based on Berkeley, Legend,
Aggressor or American Turbine production pumps. Stainless impellers are
almost universal. Full rock grates, although again highly modified, are
also universal. On the higher powered boats much attention is applied to
supplying the thrust bearing with lots of clean lube. Various methods are
used for this including pumps and pressure lube systems. Fabricated steel
nozzles are used almost exclusively, and various combinations of wedges.
The nozzle replaces the entire piece from the bowl back. It's probably
obvious, but maybe it needs stating, the black art of this racing is the
pumps and the hulls.
The engines are pretty straight forward. They have to make good horsepower and torque at
less than about 6500 rpm, but they have to be able to do this fully loaded
down at full throttle for up to 30 minutes. They have to be able to do this
reliably at least twice a day (sometimes more) and for two days in a row.
That's the minimum requirement to finish and you know the saying, "to
finish first, first you have to finish". Rumour has it, and it's only
rumour that I've heard, that some of the unlimited engines are over 650
Engines and pumps are set way back, most of the pump hangs out the back of
the boat. Fuel tanks sizes range from 25 to 35 gallons for an FX boat to 60
to 100 gallons for an Unlimited boat. Usually they are set up as saddle
tanks, at the very back of the hull.
Most boats have run rollbars in the past and it is now a requirement. Most
are made out of aluminum and have double or triple hoops with back braces.
Perhaps we may see a move towards chrome moly construction as the anchoring
and hoop requirements begin to make them a good tradeoff weightwise. Five
point harnesses with lever locks are also a requirement, not to mention a
good idea. Race type lifejackets from Lifeline and Security are also used
as are fire suits.
All boats carry first aid kits, fire extinguishers, two ropes, paddles,
tools, some minor spares and a red flag.
Helmet Camera: Hell's Gate Canyon Haulin' Balls- 2
Power your way through the bottom end of the race course in Team Bohhicas
helmet camera. You'll watch through the helmet cam as you get up close to
the bank, jump through some whitewater hammer the throttle with all of your
push the boat to the extreme.
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SJX Jet Boats Unleashed "You gotta see this!" Vol. 1
A collection of videos and pictures from factory R&D testing in Idaho to
fishing and hunting in Alaska. These are just informational videos of what
we do in our SJX Jet Boats. (Video 1 of 4) (Not intended for marketing or
sale of boats)
80 mph winner ski boat,Very Fast race boat
This is a winner ski boat that Mike Ivy at Ivy's Marine, in Flowood
Mississippi, completely rebuilt. He put a 2.5 Mercury race engine on it.
As you can see it is not only Fast but very stable.
Getting passed by a 25 Liberator at 110 mph
We were cruising about 50 mph when Wayne Duke came flying by at 110 mph in
a 25 Liberator with twin Mercury 300xs motors. Check out this video of my
25 Liberator reeling in the competition at the 2011 Toys for tots run! It
runs 113 on GPS with 34 cleavers on the rev limiters.