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Spirit of Australia II
The New Unlimited World Water Speed Record Challenger  


May 2014.


May 2014.


Ken and Dave with Spirit of Australia II in June 2013.


 


A second generation water speed record challenger both driver & boat , Dave Warby with the New Spirit of Australia II & Rolls Royce Orpheus 803 Jet engine , taken on the 8th July 2012.


 

The Month of May has seen good progress on Spirit of Australia II, the woodwork is now fully completed which was a huge milestone for the team, the hull now needs a final fairing and sand before itís covered in dynel ( light fibreglass), then itís ready for paint, the hull is now full of floatation, and the one piece engine cowling has been constructed, as well as the air intake adaptor, the engine has been re fitted, now the sender units off the engine have been removed and are being calibrated to the cockpit gauges. The wiring harness is being developed to suit the boat; all lifting lugs have now been fitted into the hull.
The core foam for the air intakes and outer fiberglass skin of the intakes is being done now, then we are into fit out stage of the project, such as the cockpit, steering, and wiring, the project is still on track to test later this year
As Sprit of Australia II moves from the construction phase to testing, a dedicated WWSR Challenge website will be up and running to cover the progress of our test program, and our World Water Speed Record attempt, and cater for our sponsors, this website will continue for Warby Motorsport history and general team information

The jet engine comes from a Fiat Gina G-91 Italian Jet Fighter.

Source: Warby Motorsport

 



 
 

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