Thread: Another SEA-DOO World Record
11-19-2008, 12:23 AM #1
Another SEA-DOO World Record
Saturday morning shortly before 7am, Mike Pagliccia of Naples broke the Guinness World Record for longest distance traveled on a jet ski in a 24-hour period at 624 miles...
Mike Pagliccia of Naples, Florida rode his Sea-Doo GTI SE 130 watercraft 624-miles in 24-hours November 7th -8th
Naples, FL – November 10, 2008 — Mike Pagliccia has challenged the water numerous times with his last feat most likely landing him in the Guinness Book of World Records. Pagliccia recently rode his Sea‑Doo® GTI™ SE 130 watercraft further in 24-hours than anybody before him, covering 624-miles along the southwest coast of Florida. Pagliccia’s previous exploits include living in a life raft for two weeks and being submerged in a water tank with diving gear for 48 hours to raise money for the Naples YMCA.
The trek began at 7 AM on Friday, November 7th in effort to beat the existing record of 604 miles. Pagliccia choose to chase the record aboard a Sea-Doo GTI SE 130, world renown for its reliability, durability, and excellent fuel economy. The attempt was momentarily in jeopardy as Pagliccia had to recruit the assistance of some beach goers to remove a floating plastic bottle from the water jet-pump intake. If not for this slight delay, the record would have most likely surpassed the old record by more than the 20-mile buffer Pagliccia recorded.
Regardless of the demanding ride, both Mike Pagliccia and his Sea-Doo watercraft finished the adventure at 7AM, Saturday, November 8th in perfect condition. Pagliccia follows fellow adventure rider John Moffatt who in 2007 set the World Record for continuous distance on a watercraft by riding his production Sea‑Doo GTX† watercraft an amazing 11,525-miles in four months, a usage time frame equal to what would normally take an average owner 13 years to accumulate.
11-19-2008, 12:30 AM #2
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11-19-2008, 11:27 AM #3
11-19-2008, 12:03 PM #4
I didn't see a radar installed on the chase boat. It must have been pretty tough navigating during the night with just a GPS and keeping track of the each others crafts... Ron
11-19-2008, 04:05 PM #5
If he used a backlit GPS and setup the track ahead of time then it would be no problem... I have rode to catalina island when the visibility is almost 0 from the Fog and had no problems staying with the group since we all had a gps track setup ahead of time.
11-19-2008, 11:51 PM #6
that'd be scary at night!!!
Not knowing what your going to hit..
sorry but i don't have enough experience out in the ocean past so many hundreds of yards..
once you get to a certain point obviously you won't really get big curling waves, but don't you still get waves? I understand when the depth gets smaller the energy becomes more heavy which makes the waves by the shore. But way out where you would ride on a ski..?
I would be afraid to go up and then drop...
that is awesome though, I think it would be a blast.. MINUS the night riding
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