thanks for the reply that was a great looking boat sure miss it. I have a 24 foot 87 baja i am installing a 620 hp world with ITS XR Bravo for this season.
Last edited by 29Firefox; 03-30-2008 at 03:28 PM.
Thanks for the surprising report. I am curious when you say that the "HP settings" were the same between the single and two-stage trucks. Do you mean that they had the same peak horsepower rating? If so, then a lot more of your experience makes sense to me in light of the comparison graphs of the 12l diesels in one of the BorgWarner whitepapers. In the BorgWarner comparison, they held peak torque the same between the single and two-stage engines, not peak horsepower. In fact, peak horsepower for the two-stage was about 10% higher (and at lower RPM), since the torque curve of the two-stage engine stayed well above the single turbo engine in the upper RPM range. The two-stage also had a better low RPM torque curve -- i.e., the two-stage reached the same peak torque value, but the curve was flatter to either side of the peak. However, if you held peak horsepower constant, I can see how peak torque and torque throughout much (perhaps all) of the RPM range would be less than the single turbo engine with the same peak horsepower.
Last edited by Njawb; 03-30-2008 at 04:46 PM.
Hey - just got from a 5 day weekend in Nassau and have a serious question to ask.
Why to do you think there were no go-fast boats there? I seen one on a lift but other than that zero. I met by chance 3 other Jersey-ites with their diesel sportfisherman at the Atlantis and some outboard CC guys like myself there who make the trip from Fla (we did not bring our boat this time, flew in).
Years ago I had no problem making the run from Fla to go gamble for a weekend.
Do you think it was bad timing, weather, people don't do trips like that without a group or people just don't run their gas powered go-fast boats 163 miles one way?
I really would be interested in what people think?
The 163 miles is the problem in my opinion. There is also the fuel prices. And what do you do if your gas boat breaks down there? have it airfreighted back home to be fixed?
You know I'm going to argue this, it's my nature!!!!
I understand what your saying, but here in NJ, I run a little 32' CC with 225 Merc's on it straight out to the shelf - on a good day I'm 75 miles out, when I fish the 500 fathom line I can be 95-102 miles out - one way. There is no land, no help period. I've been stuck at the 65 mile mark for hours flagging down boats to borrow 2 gallons of outboard oil when I had a leak.
Little did I know when they rigged the boat new they spliced the oil lines inside the boat, the splice pulled and I lost all the oil in one tank. Took the 2 gallons spare I carry but could not fix the leak totally and was still loosing lots of oil.
I guess the difference was I knew boats run out and back all weekend so I was bound to find someone?
If I read into your remark about "airfreighting" the boat back (I know it's a joke) your making a case that the boat(s) are so unreliable that they can't run 325 miles without breaking down? Is that what your trying to say?
As far as gas prices go, if you can afford $150,000 plus for a late model used boat or $300,000 plus for a new boat and your worried about a $1 a gallon increase - you should not have that boat!!!!! If you burn 400 gals round trip it's only $400 more than the same trip was last year - again if that's a problem you need a cheaper boat so you can afford to use it!!!!
I subscribe to that myself so I'm not throwing stones about the $'s. I can afford to buy a larger boat, but running it and traveling like we do would put me broke with a big boat and the exopenses that go with it.
Imagine filling up with 10,000 gallons of #2
I think the issue is quality of fuel is poor in bahamas - you need to re-time engines to not melt them on bad gas. Big hassle and no-one wants to risk $100 k in motors
Fuel quality - That's a good point
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