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Old 11-14-2006, 12:23 PM
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Nobody on OSO has enough expertise to discuss surface drives with the "experts" of course

Nobody would actually be able to make such a thing in real life....


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I would.....but........I'm too busy making toupees.

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I would.....but........I'm too busy making toupees.
Do you also make merkins?
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Do you also make merkins?
I had to look it up......but.....I think it's from Family Guy.

Pretty funny.


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T2x, you obviously know a thing or two

OK, that's putting it mildly. But now you've got me really confused because your level of knowledge makes it even harder for me to understand your preference for the #6 over Arnesons.

Or is it that you believe that not all surface drives are created equal and that ASD is perhaps not the best incarnation of the concept?
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I think Mr. T2x is saying is that Arnesons work as long as you have a rudder. Without the rudder at higher speeds the boats (tunnels,cats,ect.) look squirley. Deep V's are too slow for this effect

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no squirrel's here... prefect stable... like its on rails... ITs a shame some people are so hard headed.
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I think Mr. T2x is saying is that Arnesons work as long as you have a rudder. Without the rudder at higher speeds the boats (tunnels,cats,ect.) look squirley. Deep V's are too slow for this effect

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I've heard of some cats that have such a high x dimension on the drives that they become squirrely at high speed. This can probably be worked out by deeper skegs on any drive. I know on some of the Arnesons they have "twin bolt on skegs" that fun down both sides of the props. I wonder if they have different lengths?
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dam t i'll have to cut you some slack. i love your wing man that is real cool now go turn it lose, and run her . robbie .
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So, How would the little ASD #6 work on a single Vee bottom? Is the footprint height of the extension box any higher than a bravo? Is the steering cylinder mounted to a bracket on the side of the box? How much hp can you squeeze through this drive.
Got me thinking...

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By the way, how is the old guy, Howard had us out in his old 40 skaker for a 100mph tour of Alcatraz and a 180mph pass down the back beach.
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When the X is set at 4" above the bottom of the boat as they are on a SSM#6, they have as much trim as the Arneson.

Positive trim on any surface drive, and I am including BRAVO's when I say this, is an impossible feat. When the propellers are running at the surface, there in only one way to go and that is down as when trimmed upward they are pushing air.

Best scenario, imitate Peter, Reggie or Fiore. Make a boats bottom that works on its own and uses the HP to go forward rather than pick the boat's nose up and waste HP which cost speed.

Couldnīt agree more...
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