Electric Vehicles" has just been contracted to
break its own world record for fastest Electric Powered
Boat. The Driver will be Michael Murphy and the sponsor
is: "California Technology Stock Letter". The
goal is to break the 100 mph barrier. The present record
(ours) is 70.597 mph for a two way run in the kilo.
OF THE NEW BOAT
Width----------- 7' 9"
Trap Width---- 48"
Using composite kevlar honeycomb board for 95 percent of
construction, the hull weighs in at less that 250lbs. We
plan to use about 600lbs. of batteries and 2 motors at
60lbs. each. With a 190lb driver. The construction,
design and weight of the boat has been why we could
achieve our speed goals, along with matching the right
motor, batteries and prop to use the available energy to
it's maximum capability. As before we looked at several
existing racing hulls before deciding to build the new
boat. The weight, etc, did not meet our
competitor is the British team Lightning
Strike, which looks to be a real beastie.