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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 07:00 am

Smokin’ the Sound returns to Biloxi. Emails seawitch: “Helicopters, powerboats, rescue craft, pleasure craft, cars: there was enough carbon burned today to almost equal what Al Gore uses in a month!”

Posted by Tim B. on 03/26/2007 at 11:32 AM
    1. Thanks for linking to the pictures.  I and several thousand others enjoyed watching the races.  It was good to have them back!

      Posted by seawitch on 2007 03 26 at 02:54 PM • permalink


    1. We had offshore powerboat races here for years. Watching them come out of the Manasquan Inlet then tear up a whole bunch of fish for a few hours made my day. You could hear those motors for miles and oh, the fumes! Those glorious carbon-belching fumes! Must have been what napalm in the morning was like.

      Posted by GaryS on 2007 03 26 at 03:22 PM • permalink


    1. Boats and open water do for me what land vehicles never do.  Tim Blair, you are an evil being. A pox on all your subsequent four-wheeled combustion engine posts.  And that goes for cricket too.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 26 at 08:56 PM • permalink


    1. I used to crew on a Class C offshore PB when I was in my late teens, and the owner/skipper reckoned it was like standing under a cold shower tearing up $20 notes- it’d be $100 notes now. A real hoot, except for the resultant spinal compaction. We were only running outboards, but 2x235HP Johnsons would chomp through 18-20 imperial gallons an hour each at 6000rpm, at which we’d be doing about 70-80 mph depending on how many potholes there were. It could only be more fun if a flotilla of anti-Shoalwater Bay exercise kayaks drifted onto the main straightaway.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 03 26 at 10:03 PM • permalink


    1. This looks like it’d be a giggle, and would probably be the least fuel efficient method of travel from hobart to Melbourne. I’ve ben thinking about buying a Scarab or something similar in the US and bringing it out, looks like a good excuse to do so. Two bigblock Mercruisers would make a turbo Bentley look like a piker.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 03 26 at 10:13 PM • permalink


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