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post #1 of 9 Old Mar 27th, 2006, 10:46 am Thread Starter
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Exclamation The next Water Toy

I want one. Now.

http://www.gizmag.com/go/5403/

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post #2 of 9 Old Mar 27th, 2006, 10:59 am
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I used to have a VERY similar water toy in the early 80's that had a Suzuki motor but was built by another company call Ultranautics. It was called a WetBike and here is a photo of it with the beautiful (and sadly murdered) Dorthy Stratten:
http://www.dorothystratten.com/Wetbike.html

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Actually, I wouldn't mind one of these

http://www.gizmag.com/go/3534/

I was watching Beyond Tomorrow on the Discovery Channel yesterday. The measure fuel consumption in liters per minute.

But for $30M, I think I can go for the Citation X first.


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That's what I thought. Looks like an updated version of the Wetbike that I used to sell back in the 70's and 80's.

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post #5 of 9 Old Mar 28th, 2006, 11:38 am
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...But for $30M, I think I can go for the Citation X first.
Citation? Nice plane.

I worked as a consultant at Cessna for awhile 2 years ago. Before I left I wrangled a tour of their "show room", where they take the high-rollers who want to look at their aircraft offerings. Some pics are attached. What I didn't see was the area where the customer picks out the fabrics, wall coverings, and other interior furnishings. You name, they can do it. Just takes a bunch of $$.
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I like the Citation X, flew that from Sacramento to Key West in 4 hours!

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I want the GPS in the middle fitted to my LT.
Ken, believe this or not -- your choice -- but I included that picture just for you. I am not kidding. After seeing the pic you posted of you on your LT and some kind of custom GPS mount-thingy in front of the seat I knew you had a penchant for the GPS.

My take would be to use that Cessna navigation screen as a GPS and a windshield. Kind of big!

My second response would be: What are you talking about? That is a pic of my LT! Let's see the Farkle Masters top that one!!

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I used to have a VERY similar water toy in the early 80's that had a Suzuki motor but was built by another company call Ultranautics. It was called a WetBike and here is a photo of it with the beautiful (and sadly murdered) Dorthy Stratten:
http://www.dorothystratten.com/Wetbike.html
Yep, that was the franchise I bought when the *local dealer* would not cut me a deal on buying a couple of them. Don't ask...long story.
Now at least they listen when I ask.
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