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Old 01-30-2002, 04:43 PM
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she has accomidations, she is sleeping on the oposite side of me that you are He doesn't get to put the suntan lotion on all the women does he?
 
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Old 01-30-2002, 04:48 PM
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Make mine an apple martini...please
 
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Old 01-30-2002, 05:00 PM
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So sorry Eric, we have really drug this thread off it's original topic, haven't we?

Scott, You'll have to work that out with Lutz.

BoatGirl, have yu ever had a pineapple martini? NUUUUUMMMMY!!!
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Old 01-30-2002, 05:25 PM
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Back to the topic at hand....
Eric i think Mercruiser actually did try and make a shiftable trans for a boat. I'm not sure how well it worked though. Obviously not to good if its not out there now! I know that some race boats use shifting trannies but then again theres also alot of prop guessing involved in something like this.
The only other problems i see with a shifting trans is if its an automatic, how does it know when to shift? and when slowing down how about down shifting?
And the other problem i see with it is if it was a manual type of shifting....are you gonna teach everyone who drives the boat how to work it everytime you go out? I can see it being a pain in the a$$. Just my thoughts on it...
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Old 01-30-2002, 08:03 PM
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Eric-
Want a good boatin book- get Chapman Piloting-(seamanship and boat handling). It has alot of info on rules of the road to proper maintanence to emergencey situations etc. A must-have boat book.
 
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Old 01-30-2002, 08:17 PM
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I know Boat Girl really is a girl!!

packinair=cabana boy?? LOL!!!!

Eric, where do you do your boating?? Next time you're out, watch for a stepped hull boat running near a non-step. The step hull will ride flatter, more bow down, yet go faster with the same hp (in most cases).
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I believe the UIM Class I boats run shiftable transmissions. They must be beefy to withstand the Lambourghini engines.

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Old 01-30-2002, 08:52 PM
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Eric as for the transmission, they also did try variable pitch props and worked pretty well on some applications, but cost was the deterent, Mercury stopped production on those a couple of years back. Some other companies I believe still offer them if I am not mistaken.
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Old 01-30-2002, 09:07 PM
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Eric, the best place to start is to get a subscription to Powerboat magazine. Or you can ask us questions and put up with the abuse that comes with the answers.
http://www.powerboatmag.com/
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Old 01-30-2002, 09:08 PM
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PS. I had the two speed trannys from B&M and they constantly broke. That means twice before we switched to Hubers. Never another trans problem.
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