Lonely at the Fountain Factory again.
...the boat had props on that were too small a pitch...the former owner liked hole shots and pulling out of rough waves I was told....this thing is probably a 115-125mph boat with the right props and chip
Lonely at the Fountain Factory again.
That might take a while. Unless you own a chainsaw and a few $100 grand.Originally posted by LPA2106
...and an Apache 41' Stepped...
...hey GLH....do I look lonely at the "Fountain Factory?
...that phrase still cracks me up
..I think Steve said he was gonna have an Apache with one step and a non-stepped hull...you may think I am nuts but half the fun is trying out different boats..and my company will have a 38' Scarab soon as our entertainment boat...so I am in no hurry to buy...
Last edited by LPA2106; 04-02-2004 at 09:13 PM.
125 mph? I think that might be a bit high.
mpally...on BAM site..speed predictions...2400HP in a 41' Apache is probably 105...you are probably right...
#6's I believe....low pitch Spinelli props..driver in the middle bolster set up....the previous owner liked "punch" for pulling up....was he wierd or do some folks go that route>? I am not all that familiar with high HP set ups...he lost 10mph for that decision...
Last edited by LPA2106; 04-02-2004 at 09:30 PM.
You mentioned that you thought the boat was priced at about $200k?
All I know is that those Torque V12's sell for $100k each. #6 drives sell for $35k each. Chop the prices in half and you're buying the hull for $65k. Not a bad deal.
I see London, I see France...
..I did some research on Lamborghini v-12 marine engines....here is what I found.1980's..., the gruelling New-Orleans-St. Louis, a 1034 mile race on the Mississippi River was won by a Wellcraft-Scarab powered by Lamborghini engines and piloted by Don Johnson (famous from the television series Miami-Vice) in a world record of 19 hours 51 minutes. Thanks to these results, a contract was signed with Mercruiser, who would buy 300 engines and distribute these in the United States. Two types where supplied by Sant'Agatha, an 8.2-Liter version for racing and a 9.3-Liter for pleasure boating. The 8.2-Liter engine, type L 804 was used for the 1989 offshore competition.[COLOR=red]The Lamborghini factory had never entered any kind of racing, the only Lamborghini's that ever showed up on the track were private entries, but when the Mimran's arrived, things changed. Ferruccio Lamborghini had two four-litres V-12's installed in his personal Riva Aquarama back in 1969, so Patrick Mimran decided to use an enlarged version of the V-12 for off-shore powerboat racing. At that time there were plans for a large-displacement engine ready, but Mimran decided to actually built them, in 1984 the development of these engines began, end led to 8200cc and 9300cc engines. But these engines were too big and too heavy with their special fuel-injection systems and sophisticated mechanics to be fitted in a Countach or even in the big LM-machines. But they were just right to be installed in the big off-shore powerboats.[COLOR=red]The 8-Liter engine, a 60ø V-12 with 7973.89cc, a bore/stroke of 97.5x89 mm could produce 720 Bhp at 6000 rpm with its fuel injection system, but it weighed in at 360 Kg. But these engines had a dry sump lubrication and could rotate clockwise or counterclockwise, which made them perfect for powerboats, and with their 360 Kg, they were still less heavy than the big piston diesels usually installed in this type of boats]
..wonder why Merc got out of the Lamb v-12 business...??
Last edited by LPA2106; 04-02-2004 at 09:55 PM.
Are they Lambos or Torques?
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