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Does anyone remember?.....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mister Paul, 26 Jul 2007.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    ...Noel Edmonds' plan to break the speed record on water, with a boat which would rise up out of the water on a single blade? He was in partnership with some engineer bloke.

    I clearly remember the press trumpeting about it many years ago. Then it all went quiet, until a tiny story appeared about the two of them falling out, or the engineer trying to diddle poor Mr Blobby's daddy.

    It's just sprung to my mind after getting into Bonj's revolutionary prisons idea.

    Was your dad an engineer Bonj?
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Oh, yes, that rings a vague bell. Would have thought it might work - a sort of hydrofoil thing? So probably not related to bonji...
     
  3. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Monofoilers have made huge strides in the last few years. They have gone from freakish one-offs for geeks, into production with several competing firms offering models.

    The sailing ones have really solved the stablitiy and control problems in dinghies, but as yet it hasn't been scaled up to lager sizes or to power boats (afaik).

    Have a look at the pictures on

    http://www.moth-sailing.org/index.php
     
  4. Hugh Jampton

    Hugh Jampton Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Epping Forest
    Think it hit a snag, when for aerodynamic reasons, Noel would have had to shave off his beard :thumbsup:
     
  5. Yer Maw Mate Yer Maw

    Yer Maw Mate Yer Maw New Member

    Location:
    Glasga Mate
    Sounds like one of those strange shows from the 80s like Superstars, like when you had Kevin Keegan falling off that bike and making a tit of himself ?:thumbsup:
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Strictly speaking if it skims across the water on a hydrafoil can it be called a boat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!