Friday, August 28, 2015

8 Shootout Trivia Facts

The Lake of the Ozarks is currently hosting one of the biggest annual events of the entire year: The Shootout! Boaters and tourists will come to the Lake from all over the country to participate in all the incredible events and activities available this week, and the team at our Lake of the Ozarks real estate agency is excited to welcome all the visitors to our beautiful area! This week, we thought we'd help get you revved up for the boat races this weekend by filling you in on some fun facts about powerboats. You might be surprised by what you learn!

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Fun Facts About Powerboats

The very first powerboat was created in 1863, when a Frenchman named Jean Lenoir equipped a small boat with a petrol engine. 

The very first competitors in the Lake Shootout were locals who wanted to establish who had the fastest boat.

In the beginning, a powerboat's cockpit only contained a start button, a throttle, and a steering wheel. Obviously, they've come a long way since then!

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Unlike most boats, which move through the water with propellers, powerboats are typically pushed by a high-speed jet of water.

The record for the fastest speed recorded by a powerboat at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout was set in 2014, when the Spirit of Qatar reached 244 mph.

The record for the second fastest speed during the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is 224 mph.

Boaters first started installing planing hulls on their boats to help them skim across the water (rather than getting bogged down by the V-shaped displacement hulls) in 1920.

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The Shootout began in 1988 and was originally called "The Lake Rescue  Shootout."

Ready To Move To The Lake?

If you aren't a Lake local yet, now might be the perfect time to become one! If you have so much fun while you're in town for the boat races that you would like more information about buying a condo or a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call. Our team has all the insider information on the homes and condos for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would love to help you become a member of our great community. Give us a call for more information!

The Property Shop at the Lake
2086 Horseshoe Bend Parkway
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 693-1100
(573) 480-7760

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