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Old 09-16-2005, 01:49 PM
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Any idea how this boat runs with the Arnesons and which model they are? They look like ASD 8.

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Boat looks like a 38 Flat Deck...anyone tried these on a Mistress or Cafe Racer?
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I saw one Cafe, a few formula's and many other various boats with ASD 8's. I have a cat with 8's.

Arneson 8's are virtually indestructible. I can assure you of one thing, that boat with the right power will run like a raped ape in a straight line. Turning may be a major issue. Docking with staggered power, big motors, large props is, well, how you spell "beotch."

The cat is not too bad. You have about 8 feet between the shafts. On this Cig the props are almost touching. Probably have to dock it like a single engine boat.

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Team Taboo is a 42 Fountain race boat with ASD8's.
Turns better, harder and faster than the six boats and bravo boats.
Docking is easy and we have 18 inch centers on them!
Just a mythe about the docking and turning!
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Something I never really thought about with the Arnesons. You mention staggered power. With the arnesons, you really dont need to stagger the power to get the same prop\drive placement like a traditional drive\stagger set-up. That Cig is a great example. That must save some $$ on exhaust, driveshafts, moving firewall bulkhead, etc....
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Thanks for the info...

I see alot of these on step bottom boats and wonder how they work on a conventional v...like my cafe...

will I be able to get enough bow lift?

is there a propensity to porpoise with this application?

can I use a round-ear prop so the missus doesnt get skewered climbing out of the water after a swim?

cost for the drives assuming i have motors, steering and trans?

Whats the difference between chain and gear driven(cost/benefit)?

do I need to use a drop box?
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Sean those are 1600 series second effort drives found on
mid eighties Hustlers aswell as Ocean Expresses.

Parts are very limited I know trust me!

Rik at Arneson has proved to be a serious asset.
Those pictured are chain driven and are not counter rotatable.
However the New Arneson ASD8,s are.. They come in various versions.

The above version requires a counter engine.
Various props are available with adapters.

They are factory installed on my Hustler.
It allows close prop shaft centers. which translates to speed.
as mentioned above you can run 18 inch prop centers with
side by side engines. This I beleave is not as good as a true
staggered setup ( You dont get the lower center gravity)
But you get the close props because of the 16 inch drop boxes.

The Drives are very fast and bullet proof!

Hope this helps
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Oh yeah,

High speed turning is excellent. Straight line is like its on rails.
In my application 15 feet of wetted surface at over 100.
Half my boat!

Slow speed [email protected] period.

Around the docks you have to forward and reverse to get the
bow to turn. Trying to turn the wheel and going forward
will give way to wide of a turn.
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Sean,

My Pulsedrive powered Envision offers some similarities being a straight vee hull. I have found no greater tendency to porpoise that regular sterndrive powered hulls. If the drives are trimmed down too far the bow will be pushed down of course. Running larger diameter props allows you to trim up more. Other ways to pick up the bow include adding cup and turning the props in. Turning mine in really loosened up the hull. A slightly rounded ear also benefits bow lift. I know of a guy that put a Pulsedrive on his Cafe with good results. I would assume the benefits of the Arneson would be similar.
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Kris Vogt is the owner of the Hull #100 a 1986 38' Cigarette Kevlar Flat Deck and runs 90 mph on GPS.

The boat docks really well and this was converted from a TRS with side by side centers to the Arneson's with a staggered propeller shaft centerline.

Most of this docking stuff is more urban myth than reality and a comparable boat with the same propeller shaft center lines and the same style propellers will have the same qualities when docking.

Kris's phone # is 262-909-6187, call him and get the info straight from the owner.

A drop box is better suited for a gas application over an in-line unit. This is why we made both models.

The boats you listed have quite a bit of rocker in the hull. These would perform very well with the Arneson's.

Round ear propellers are good for certain applications. If you need bow lift then they are the ticket.

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Those are acutally counter rotated drives. One is gear and one is chain reduction.
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