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#1 Alchemist

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:37 PM

Greetings to all my Brethren!

 

This morning, my wife and I were discussing going on some type of cruise, and while doing so, I came across Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ships that offer 1000 feet of electric go kart racing with unlimited drives!

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=5P2Xy66XYRk

 

My wife and I both agreed they should have indoor slot car racing instead - LOL   Seriously! ! ! !

 

So, she is looking into being a speaker on one of the cruise ship lines to get an 80% discount, and I'm willing to be a speaker on the benefits/advantage of electric cars AND the awesomeness of "analog" Slot Car Racing!

 

I believe having slot car tracks on board a cruise ship, to me, would be a "novel" concept.

 

It would also give more exposure to slot car racing as a hobby, and offer insight to those still unfamiliar with actual electric cars, since our slot car hobby is electric cars at the very basic.

 

Just "imagineering" and wanting to share my thoughts.

 

 

Thank you.

 

Ernie

 


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:52 PM

Helmsman, change course to 270 true, make your speed 5 knots, steady as she goes.

I'll be on the slot car deck if you need me  :crazy:


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 05:30 AM

This thread is a joke right?
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Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:00 AM

Mark, ever hear of slot boating? It has happened & was covered in one of the slot car magazines, probably Model Car Science.


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:37 AM

Helmsman, change course to 270 true, make your speed 5 knots, steady as she goes.

Pablo, that's 5.75 miles per hour, damn near WARP speed. Captain, she's breaking up, she's breaking up  :shok:  :crazy:


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:53 AM

It's a cruise ship not a speedboat Hermann  :crazy:


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:12 AM

The slot boat article was indeed in Model Car Science. I don't think anyone actually did it, but I was certainly intrigued. Did

a lot of R/C boat racing in the late '70s. Still have a fleet of "pleasure" boats I take when I go to my cousin's place near

Chetek, WI.  



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Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:21 PM

Not that i would do it causecwe fla boys fish on the water not cruise, hut i thought these love boats were for over eating and over drinking.
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Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:23 PM

There's a lot of electric motor RC boat racing done on the West coast. Around here, it's mostly sail boat racing, both big & small.


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:09 AM

Aside from whether or not a slot car track on a cruise ship would be a good thing, all of this is is kind of interesting.  I mean, I guess all cruise ships have had to wrestle with a raisond'etre from the start.  The whole being on a boat in the middle of the ocean thing IS cool in and of itself, but people probably do get restless/bored, and when the weather turns nasty, it's not like hanging outside and puking over the rail is reason to book a cruise.  So there are things that can be done out in international waters for activities...like gambling, or pushing your spouse overboard.  Also, on-board gourmet dining and "nightclub-ish" things like live shows seem big.  Everything from skeet shooting to parasailing have been available too, but these all seem mainly like the sorts of things people just do on dry land, but passengers get to do them on a boat.  So...why not go-karts too?

Anyway, as a lifelong surfer and lover of all-things ocean-related, I've never been on a cruise ship for one reason.  I believe it's a good thing to never be further from shore than the distance you can easily swim back from.  :D  No...really! :o


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM

I believe it's a good thing to never be further from shore than the distance you can easily swim back from.  :D  

I've never been in the ocean over knee deep. I believe it's a good thing to never be further from the shore than the distance you can easily outrun a shark from.  :D


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