The sport of powerboat racing is such an adrenaline rush. Just like Nascar drivers, powerboat operators need to be in the know about boat mechanics and safety before cruising the water.
Powerboat racing can easily be a recreational activity or a sporting event. The thrill is a guarantee for the one driving and the ones riding. Even with the impressive speed at which a powerboat can operate, you’ll be gliding effortlessly across the water.
Pretty much anywhere you go that is surrounded by a body of water you’ll be able to experience powerboat racing. If you’re new to the world of powerboat racing, here are a few things you might want to know.
Powerboats were first called “rum runners” because “they were used for transferring rum from large vessels outside of the United States territorial waters during the Prohibition era.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go-fast_boat)
Most powerboats can travel up to 80 knots which is 150km/h in calm water. The boat gets its speed from the design of a long narrow platform and planing hull.
Powerboats typically hold up to four people including the driver.
Due to the speed at which a powerboat goes, passengers with back problems should not partake in a ride. When traveling through choppy waters at a high speed, there is a risk of hurting one’s back.
The cabin on powerboats is much smaller than a traditional boat due to the construction of the boat and how low it is.
Many people who own powerboats do so for the prestige of owning one.
If you own your own powerboat and are in need of quality parts and accessories, please do not hesitate to contact SCS Gearbox.