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    Longest distance traveled on a pwc in 24hrs

    Longest distance traveled on a personal watercraft in a 24-hour period-world record set by Mike Pagliccia

    NAPLES, FL, USA -- Mike Pagliccia, 44, traveled 624 miles aboard his Sea-Doo GTI 130 between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday, ending in Naples and settign the new world record for the Longest distance traveled on a personal watercraft in a 24-hour period.
    Photo: Mike Pagliccia of Naples broke the World Record for longest distance traveled on a jet ski in a 24-hour period at 624 miles an estimated $5000 for the YMCA of Naples. Pagliccia rode a Seadoo GTI 130 provided by Florida Motor Sports. Jennifer Whitney/ Naples News (enlarge photo)

    “It was rough,” Pagliccia said as he struggled to pull off his black wet suit at Naples Pier on Saturday morning. “We had a little snafu near Tarpon Springs when a plastic water bottle got sucked into the intake, but luckily I met a nice Canadian man on the beach who helped us tilt the jet ski over, take it apart and get the water bottle out.”Pagliccia said the ‘snafu’ cost him nearly two hours – a veritable lifetime when you’re attempting to break a record with a 24-hour time limit. To make up for lost time, Pagliccia and his team devised a plan to take advantage of calmer waters near Knapp’s Point, a bend on Sanibel Island.
    Mike Pagliccia's new record break Croatian Davor Hundic’s previous record of 604.6 miles, but it wasn’t easy.

    Pagliccia said there were times along his journey that his mind began playing tricks on him. “It was totally dark at night, and I couldn’t see a thing,” he said.

    “At one point, I thought I saw a body listing in the waves, but it turned out to be a buoy. I started seeing things, especially when the moonlight reflected off the waves. I couldn’t see the waves until I was already on them, and there were a few times that I almost lost it and wiped out.”

    Pagliccia said he did a lot of core training in preparation for his world-record attempt – most of it at the Naples YMCA, which will be the beneficiary of the $5,000 he raised.

    Pagliccia’s mother was on hand to welcome her son home Saturday morning.

    “Am I proud of him?” Carol Pagliccia asked. “Yes. Do I like this stuff? No. Was I up all night? Yes.” Her advice to mothers of up-and-coming daredevils? “You’ve just got to let them go,” she said.

    Report by John Osborne / Courtesy Naples News

    Monday, November 10, 2008

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    Re: Longest distance traveled on a pwc in 24hrs

    i would get bored
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    Re: Longest distance traveled on a pwc in 24hrs

    Fantastic ride for sure, and puts him as one of only 2 in the world to do more than 1000km in a day, but the record is 1,031km and 624 miles computes at 1,004km. Sad to say, but 604.6 was a typo. 1,031km = 640.6 miles.

    The other honor Mike has is that he's beaten Davor Hundic's latest attempt... even Davor came up short of 1,000km in his recent attempt to extend the record further.

    Mike, all power to you buddy. Pity about the bottle or you would have nailed it. You gotta give it another go!!

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    Re: Longest distance traveled on a pwc in 24hrs

    Wow! That's one long ride!

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    Uh... what about not being allowed to ride PWC at night?? Or can you do that in FL?

    That would have scared the heck out of me at night.
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    Re: Longest distance traveled on a pwc in 24hrs

    Quote Originally Posted by gn85
    Uh... what about not being allowed to ride PWC at night?? Or can you do that in FL?

    That would have scared the heck out of me at night.
    It would be just like flying an airplane via IFR. The hardest part would be to not let vertigo get the best of you.

    Looks like a great ride, well done!

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    well at WOT at night and not being able to read the waves ?
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    Re: Longest distance traveled on a pwc in 24hrs

    damn i dont even like driving that far!
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    Re: Longest distance traveled on a pwc in 24hrs

    Where did he start out from?
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    Re: Longest distance traveled on a pwc in 24hrs

    Quote Originally Posted by jabberjaw View Post
    It would be just like flying an airplane via IFR. The hardest part would be to not let vertigo get the best of you.

    Looks like a great ride, well done!
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