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Old 12-14-2005, 11:01 PM
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Every new staggered (bravo) 42 Fountain that I have seen lately throws a rooster tail no matter where the drives are. It seems that they are trying to slip a bigger prop in order to make the boat faster. I have seen improvements by going with spacers and smaller props getting the slip around 10%. Seen gains of 6 mph above factory delivered boats. 4 boats total.

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Old 12-15-2005, 12:21 AM
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The 42 Poker Run that was running this year at the Harbor Hop at loto was throwing a tail non stop with staggereds and bravo xr's. I thought he was just trying to show off.
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:32 AM
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I was just razzing Bill guys. My shorties throw a tail as well. Now back to messing with Bill.
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Every new staggered (bravo) 42 Fountain that I have seen lately throws a rooster tail no matter where the drives are. It seems that they are trying to slip a bigger prop in order to make the boat faster. I have seen improvements by going with spacers and smaller props getting the slip around 10%. Seen gains of 6 mph above factory delivered boats. 4 boats total.

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mine does with fact props slip at 18-19%...stagg xr turn in.

am testing bblades spring.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:55 AM
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OK, I'm awake now..................


Funny Brandon. The boat always throws a tail. Huge until about 70 with the drives only SLIGHTLY trimmed. So, no U Joint problems and no "Shows"

P.S. Steve was driving the boat Sunday, so what do expect from someone who just learned?
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:58 AM
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Funny Brandon. The boat always throws a tail. Huge until about 70 with the drives only SLIGHTLY trimmed. So, no U Joint problems and no "Shows"

P.S. Steve was driving the boat Sunday, so what do expect from someone who just learned?

LOL. I heard he was giving it hell. Mine throws one out there until about 70 as well then flattens out afterward. Still baby**** compared to a #6 or arneson . When you gonna order the poker run boat and get out of the family truckster?

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Old 12-15-2005, 11:39 AM
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Our 38 ZR/525/Sportmaster is the same....rooster till about 70, gone by 75mph
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