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Old 07-12-2006, 01:27 PM
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Chris, yea it's an 89 Regal. I'm getting the 6500lbs from NADA. Can't say it's accurate but the hull sides are very thin. I guess that's why it runs 75mph w/only mild 454s.

All is a trade off I suppose.
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What about Larry Smith built Scarabs? I thought they were pretty light but I could be wrong
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How big are the tanks? We picked it up by water and about 50mph we hit some 6ft rollers and they were jothing for that boat. (yes the mohican waves)
Mine has a single 220 Gallon tank. I guess thats another 1500-1800 lbs. in fuel so 12K is just about right.

I'm pretty sure some of the 36's that came with Speedmasters and big power had another 50 gallon tank under the v-berth area.
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Mine has a single 220 Gallon tank. I guess thats another 1500-1800 lbs. in fuel so 12K is just about right.

I'm pretty sure some of the 36's that came with Speedmasters and big power had another 50 gallon tank under the v-berth area.
This does have 3a's.
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Chris, yea it's an 89 Regal. I'm getting the 6500lbs from NADA. Can't say it's accurate but the hull sides are very thin. I guess that's why it runs 75mph w/only mild 454s.

All is a trade off I suppose.
Regal built the boats different than Stepp did. Steve added alot more beef but it didn't help structurally. His mid-80's boats were better but still hefty. Your speed is a result of the bottom- not so much the weight. I'd be astonished if it scaled to that weight but you never know. The sides were foam (divinycell, I believe) sandwiched between 2 skins. The bottoms were Baltek. Awesome speed with moderate power. It took a skilled driver to run the boat at speeds though. At 80 to 90 they required 100% attention. Over 100 was a thrill ride.
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What about Larry Smith built Scarabs? I thought they were pretty light but I could be wrong
I would think that is a good guess, didn't they have some light -layup Kevlar boats then?
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This does have 3a's.
what 36 have you got? and what classifieds is it in? how much what power? where?
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audio, my old 302 ('79) weighed in @ 6900 lbs.; my old 32' spectra was 6700; and I too think that the velocity was at about 6500. - jeff
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Mine has a single 220 Gallon tank. I guess thats another 1500-1800 lbs. in fuel so 12K is just about right.

I'm pretty sure some of the 36's that came with Speedmasters and big power had another 50 gallon tank under the v-berth area.
220gals = 1320lbs. @ 6lbs / gal.

The 41' Apaches papache has ((JH Electric staggered race #6s and Chill Out Warrior staggered race #5s)) you can see shadows of hands if you're on the inside, looking outside, and you put your hand against the hull

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