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Old 01-17-2006, 09:48 PM
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Default Another -2 shorty thread....

With all this talk of pricing these units it has got me thinking again that it might not be a bad idea to investigate using one if I think I have a good candidate boat situation.....
Boat runs 71 MPH best on GPS ....light fuel and just me.
I have a fairy heavy 27 ZX twin step....
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The drive 8 inches below the keel.....

8 inches sound really deep to me here, I have been told the step hull boats do not require as much leverage for the bow, due to the fact that they ride flat, is this right? Help me out here , and if it is a good candidate what is really to be gained? in MPH terms....
What do you all think?
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:44 PM
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Not sure on a single V. 8" below sounds like a possibility to raise up a little. Call your boat mfg. they'd know best.
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Anyone know what happened to the Bravo shorty Max was making a couple yrs ago? Did he ever get that modification going?
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8"?????? are you sure??????

Are you measuring from the propshaft center to the bottom of the hull????
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: Another -2 shorty thread....

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8"?????? are you sure??????

Are you measuring from the propshaft center to the bottom of the hull????

From the bottom of the keel down to the tip of the bullet.
via a straight edge and tape.

97 model twin step 27 zx

Deep isn't it.



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yeap that sounds real deep, a 2'' shortie should work good. art
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My 272 baja is also 8" below keel,I think its the norm in these 27 ft boats. I also want to go to a 2" shortie but am concerned about lack of bow lift,Smitty
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