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NEWS!! - Jimboat technical consultant on National Geographic powerboat show!

National Geographic Channel


Author Jim Russell (Jimboat) is technical consultant on a new National Geographic special for "Thrill Zone" series.  Titled "Thrill Zone: Extreme Powerboats"


[...and many thanks to...]

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Check out details at National Geographic web site.
Thrill Zone - S.O.S. : Extreme Powerboats

Professional powerboat racing is one of the most death-defying sports in the world. Competing at speeds that often reach 200 mph, their boats are marvels of engineering but even the most technologically advanced can crash. From Formula One Racers to Offshore Powerboats to Unlimited Hydroplanes, Extreme Powerboats takes viewers up close with the world's fastest boats, the sport's best drivers, and the most advanced technologies. [reprinted from NatGeo site]
Engineer, Author & Powerboat Driver
Jim Russell - Technical Consultant on National Geographic's '"Thrill Zone: Extreme Powerboats"

[check out Jim Russell's book
"Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design"
]


See how the use of engineering CAD models, performance-based computer software and design analysis tools have led the way to safer, even higher performance powerboats.


Jim Russell helps National Geographic present how powerboat designers have overcome the dangerous safety, stability and performance risks through engineering and design innovation.  Barrel-roll, Blow-over, Stuff, fuel fires, impact crashes - all have design & engineering solutions to make performance tunnels and vee hulls safer.



THANKS!  Jim would like to graciously thank the many powerboat enthusiasts that provided their support by contributing through Jimboat's consulting role to NatGeo...special thanks to Rob Wagner, Val Collins, Chuck Longwell & John Sherlock.

Check your local stations for times for National Geographic's "Thrill Zone - Extreme Powerboats"

[Please Note:  Program times may be subject to change. Please check your local TV listings for details & broadcasters.]


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