150MPH+ 1350HP TWIN BIG BLOCK FORD TAYLOR SS JETBOAT

When it comes to power, the nasty isn’t just limited to dry ground, the power can expand to the water where, when unleashed can give off just as much of an adrenaline rush as that on pavement.

This time, we stop in and check out the 18-foot 150+mph jet boat that tips the money scales over at $100,000 and makes some serious noise with the power to back it all up. Powered by twin 675 horsepower 460 cubic inch powerplants, this naturally aspirated Ford setups make 1350 hp combined!

Even when sitting still the insane “Double Dare” sweats horsepower. You have got to love the scream behind that pair of engines. These things can really burn their sound into your head.

Check out the tour of the insane record holding boat and tell us what you think of this monster. Moving out at 150 mph has to be a thrill and a half!

Army Helicopter Crashes South Of Kabul, Killing Three

Officials in Kabul say an Afghan National Army helicopter has crashed in the province of Logar to the south of Kabul, killing three Afghan soldiers.

Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the Russian-built Mi-17 helicopter crashed on January 3 as a result of technical problems.

He said two other Afghan soldiers were wounded in the crash, which happened at about 1:30 p.m. Kabul time.

The U.S. government has been buying Mi-17 helicopters from Russia and refurbishing them to supply the Afghan National Army.

Afghan officials say the choice of the Russian-built helicopter over the U.S. Chinook cargo helicopter was due to the familiarity of Afghanistan’s technical crews and pilots with the Russian aircraft.

The Mi-17, which serves as a cargo ship that is fitted with guns, also is more suitable than a Chinook helicopter for operations in Afghanistan’s mountain regions.

Pilot Survives Plane Crash

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. —

A small plane crashed in near Minneola Saturday afternoon shortly after takeoff, Lake County Fire Rescue said.

The ultralight aircraft crashed in a field off Libby No. 3 Rd. at about 4:15 p.m. not far from the Florida Flying Gators Ultralight Airport from where it took off, said LCFR Capt. Clint Lowery.

The pilot was practicing touch-and-go landings when the experimental aircraft’s engine began to smoke and the plane dropped 500 feet from the sky, Lowery said.

Lowery said the pilot had multiple injuries and was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash

Trick Out a Snowmobile to Turn It Into an Icefishing Machine

Pardon the pun, but there’s no cooler transportation than a snowmobile—at least where icefishing is concerned. Fun aside, there’s also no disputing the logistical benefits of a ride that defies winter’s worst weather to carry anglers and their gear to and from the day’s objectives.

A well-equipped snowmobile is both workhorse and trail mount. For most, the strategy involves using the snowmobile for big runs and then working an area on foot. From a parked machine, lightweight pop-up shelters and portable electronics are easy to carry from hole to hole.

Racing and thrill rides seldom coincide with the ice angler’s need for functional efficiency, so top-end speed is probably a mid-list consideration. More important are stability, accessibility, and storage space.

A larger machine offers more room for customization, from high-tech electronics to utilitarian gear racks fore and aft. However, you can get the job done with just about any trail model. Just picture how you’ll be using the snowmobile for your style of icefishing and then equip and accessorize accordingly.

SLED SETUP

1. Tow hitch
The ride’s bumpy back there, so tow your sturdier stuff and load delicate items on the machine.

2. Rear gear rack
An extra accessory tub serves to hold fish, extra traps, and other gear. An elevated position maximizes speed, as opposed to dragging a tub.

3. Seat
Under-seat storage holds spare tackle, extra clothing, safety rope, ice cleats, etc.

4. Extra rod holders
PVC pipe will suffice, but gripping surfaces (like you’d find on a broom holder) keep small rods from bouncing out while running. option: A rod case stored on the gear rack.

5. Gear pouches
Multi-functional protection for transducers and your underwater camera lens when running. Just pull up, drill holes, and drop the heads in the hole.

6. Dash electronics
Flasher, GPS, and an underwater camera facilitate hole hopping.

7. Auger mounts
Secure augers with bungee cords or lockable latches.

8. Front rack
Extra storage is nice, but a sled’s front end hits a lot of snow and slush, so avoid stowing anything fragile here.

9. Track
Wider is better for maximum contact over varying levels of snow and slush. You want long tracks for better contact with sketchy surfaces. You might sacrifice speed for stability to avoid bogging down. Tracks typically intake natural moisture for lubrication, but on bare ice, squirting dish soap into tracks helps prevent seizing.

Dirt and ATV Bike Gangs Are Running Wild In DC Streets And Cops AREN’T ALLOWED To Stop Them

In the nation’s capital, roving motorcycle gangs are terrorizing the community with impunity because police are strictly forbidden to chase them.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has a strict “no chase” policy, which stops police from giving chase to criminals on dirt bikes. The thinking behind the policy is that chasing suspects will create a more serious risk to citizens than just letting them go, and police can catch them later.

 

 The reality, however, is that with police officers’ hands tied, illegal dirt bikers are free to ride when and where they want with complete disregard for the law.
 Sunday night, two videos surfaced on YouTube showing exactly how these marauding dirt bike gangs operate.