A snowmobile decelerates 5 mph for every inch (or fraction) of water it “skips.” The snowmobile above, crossing 6-1/2″ inches of water at 75 mph, would be going only 40 mph when it got to the other side. A snowmobile cannot change direction while “skipping” — it can only go in a straight line.
What is the world record for a snowmobile on water?
The record for farthest distance on a snowmobile on water is 69.28 km (43.3 miles) and was achieved by Kyle Nelson (CAN) on the Cowan Lake, Canada on 3 September 2005.
How fast does a Yamaha snowmobile go?
As a rule of thumb, the top speed of Yamaha snowmobiles ranges from 8 mph up to a whopping 120 mph. The slowest Yamaha sled is the tiny SRX 120R with a top speed of 8 mph. On the other end of the spectrum, you can find the Sidewinder SRX LE, which tops out at about 120 mph.
How fast is a 900 Ace?
Ski-Doos powered with the 900 ACE can typically reach the top speed of 80-90 mph.
How fast is a 440 snowmobile?
They are capable of 100+ mph.