keep us posted on the project. I'm a big fan of Arneson drives. I hope you will be able to get the boat dialed in quickly.
Well, I'm going with cleavers. Arneson parts should hit Force in about 2 weeks. I'm also going to have all the parts powdercoated silver (as opposed to black) to match the rest of the hardware and the overall scheme on the boat.
For the cleavers I've heard a few good and bad things both ways about hering. But I think I may go with them because of the relationship they have with Mike @ force. Dialing in the boat with them will be easiest because they will meet up with mike at a lake and bring a selection of props to try. Working like that with hering will allow us to dial it in perfect and in a short amount of time. Apparently mike has a shoot scheduled mid june for an article with performance boat and some other, can't remember, and we'd like to have it dialed in for that.
any other opinions on hering from anyone?
It will look very nice on the back. Here is how she sits right now.
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The Arneson should work extremely well in your application. I have a 32 Skater with Arneson ASD 7s. The drives work extremely well.
Force makes one hell of a nice boat. Had this one in my shop for a custom hatch and blueprint on the rear running surface. I was very impressed with the build quality.
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Awesome to hear they worked well for you, I'd like to hear some stats and performance figures on your boat. We're hoping they do great for us too!! I don't think in talking with rik too many people have put an arneson on a single cat near this size yet, but he mantains we will be pleased, which I'm sure we will be...... a few questions if you don't mind....
What props are you running?
Did you pick up alot of midrange accel like most?
Any more top speed?
How often do you change oil?
I am turning 16 x 32 right now. I think I need more prop. I am going to call the guy on the 17x33's for sale. 16.5 x 30 were too small. 16.5x 34s were too much pitch. I am thinking now that the 34s I had actually were actually over pitched and were more then 34s. 1.3 gear ratio. I can turn 6000 rpm. They were Tom Abrams props and i think they were worked.
Mid range and acceleration and getting on plane are extremely good. I have no propoise now running the rocker plates down about a half of an inch. If I go to lift the plates up and run the boat loose is where the porpoise begins and you can get flighty. No need to run a boat like that.
The boat was rigged for Arnesons and you have no recognizable difference.
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