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  1. #11
    Member #2 ....Jeeezz Charter Member cigarette1's Avatar
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    Toy Boat - Toy Boat - Toy Boat
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    Kicked to the curb
    I guess the question should be changed to :

    Why doesn't anyone make a V bottom w/single surface drive today?

  2. #12
    Registered rtaylor's Avatar
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    May 2001
    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.
    Do these surface drives offer better reliability than a Bravo, for instance?

  3. #13
    Mike J
    Rick, We made a 29 Scarab with
    twin canopies and a Arneson
    rockers, The Arneson drive was
    installed by Paul Abreu and
    He was the throttleman with
    Bob Vila owner/driver.
    As I remember it did very well
    on the west Coast and Won the
    First race at the Worlds in
    the "A" Class.
    I think it was the only 29ft
    Scarab with twin f16 canopies, GREAT looking boat.
    Mike J.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Lake Lanier, GA
    We had a 26' Corsair with a single BBC & an Arneson. Great boat very fast. Just was a pain in the ass to try and turn in the river, or marina.

  5. #15
    Banned cuda's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    Deland, Florida

    Re: Does anybody make a V bottom w/single surface drive?

    Originally posted by scarabrick
    Why don't I see any v bottoms with a single surface drive?
    How hard will this be to make?
    With all the drive problems out there a surface drive seems like the way to go!

    Please add your input

    Hmm, seems someone is having the same thoughts that I am. I asked the same question somewhere a week or so ago. I am only worried about the low speed handling.

  6. #16
    Team Dysfunctional Charter Member Hot Boat's Avatar
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    28 Scarab, Blown 850+ Hp
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    Jan 2001
    PUTNAM VALLEY, Hudson River Valley
    I remember seeing a older boat up at the 1000 island poker run a few years ago. It was a brown color , mid 20 ft range and it had a 900sc . I believe it had a surface drive. It defiantly was an insane ride.
    If it aint broke .... I can break it....

  7. #17
    Twin Disc, who produce Arneson drives have come out with a new drive called the Zeta drive. Fountain may consider making a 29 fever. With a 500 Efi and ASD should run mid 80's.

  8. #18
    chuckbeecher Platinum Member
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    Anywhere from the Laguna Madre to JAX and beyond
    Harry Schoells' Infinity (31') and his PSI drive.
    Super boat..great handling at all speeds and loves
    BIG water.

  9. #19
    Platinum Member Platinum Member
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    fuel injection, superchargers
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    PA and MD
    What about a Pantera 28' with a single 575 and arneson/bravo conversion drive.
    Cobra Terminator 3000, single engine 30' true tunnel cat
    Home of the "ON-BOARD-DYNO"
    Stellings Bravo Extension Box with a built-in DYNO!
    Reads 0-1000HP and 0-1000TQ in the water, on the fly, while you drive!
    Search OSO 'on-board-dyno pictures" for details.

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    Charter Member Charter Member Ted G's Avatar
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    Edgerock Baby!!
    It sems like it would be a little finicky to dock-maybe a rudder might help.

    Also for those who have had them-did the boat turn better to one side or the other?? It seems like a twisting prop on the end of the lever arm might try and turn the boat to one side.
    Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Association

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