Did this boat run at the Shootout? If it did, how did it do? Not much info from LOTO this weekend?
I rode in the boat for 1 run at the shootout.
Unfortunalty something appears to have started to lock up on the starboard motor during the run and caused us to start chine walking around 120MPH. I was hoping that we would beat the 130 mark and was also interesed to see how it ran when reggie got in the boat.
Boat never felt unsafe. Yes it gets your attention at 120 when it started to wobble but it was easily gotten back under control. We finished the run but it started to chine walk again and we only ran 120. When Doc popped the hatch you could see the blower belt was mostly shreaded but didn't break all the way.
I think it chine walked because the starboard motor wasn't puttting out the same power as the port. They had made a half dozen or more runs before and it never wobbled.
It had great exceleration, we were over 100 in a snap. First ride in a 42PR and I was impressed with the boat. Liked the rear view camera a lot. Clear as a HDTV.
Anyway, Dr. Janssen is first class and I appreciate the chance to take a ride in the fastest V in this years shootout.
BTW I should mention that Scott from Central Power drove all the way to Kaiser to get a new blower belt, Bud Light crew and Fountain Factory pulled to gether to try to get the boat back on the water but wasn't a problem that could be solved that day.
Nice part about the shootout is how the teams pull together.
it would seem that the beaks will allways be scrutinized.
the 42 poker run is no light weight, yet it is significantly lighter than the full cabin 42 version. so iwould think that the speed issue of running full v.s very light and a 42 p.r v.s a full cabin boat is increased bill fold.
and year by year , model by model there are indeed changes to the boats that yes do infact add speed. step height , depth, span , offset, angle, entry, curve , just to name a few. this is from working on, in , on top, and all over these boats.
every day. speaking to the king himself as for changes or improvements. quite frequently i might add.
it is a safe fast hull.
pound for pound , power for power always faster.
like it or not.
we have competitor boats at our facility which i have done my own testing on.
hustler, o.l , cig, skater, nortec, donzi, are all nice pieces. they are all what made this industry what it is rite now. rather than bash and look for excusesit may be better sought to keep safety in mind as to not have mortality issues rather than length issues.
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