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JeffyPoooh Silver badge

"Thirty-one knots with a bone in my teeth..."

JoS "[Thirty-one knots with a bone in my teeth ;-) ]"

Puh. I've done at least 120 knots on water. Not kidding. Skipping across the lake, a solid 120 kts on the dial. Just enjoying the ride. Partial throttle even.

Then my friend applied full throttle, the craft lurched to 140+ kts nearly instantly, he pulled back on the stick, and the floatplane rocketed skyward.

Kinda funny that an airplane makes a vastly faster boat than almost any boat. Not even trying to be a boat, and ends up being way faster than any boat in town. I told him that he should enter it into boat races.

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