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Old 08-28-2002, 12:22 PM
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Roger, 95 with 680's sounds pretty damn good to me. I am running a 32 non-stepped hull, standard X dimension, with 600's at 87 on a good day. My engine builder, Tyler Crockett, told me that once you get in the 80 mph range it takes about 30 to 35 hp for each mph you gain. This has pretty much been my experience as well. It Doesn't sound like you should be too disapointed. Good luck.
 
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Old 08-28-2002, 01:30 PM
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Curt, Thanks for the reply. I ordered a set of 27s from Hydromotive. Trying to get into the right RPM range. The boat feels flat on the water and has no chine walk or porpoise so I think it is not lifting the bow like it should. Will report results after I run it again this weekend I hope.
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Old 08-28-2002, 08:42 PM
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Roger, I am running 27 Hydromotives also. I had them labbed by Bronson Hill (picked up 1.5 to 2mph) and am spinning them at 5500 rpm WOT. The tech engineer at Hydromotive told me to trim the boat 2 notches higher on the trim gauge compared to the 3 blade Mirage props it had. He said these props definitely lift the transom more than a set of Bravos which lift the bow. He said trim the daylights out of it and let it fly. I do and it does! I trim mine up to 5.5 to 6 on the dash indicator at WOT and cruise at 3. It cruises at 45 to 46 mph at 3000 at this setting. Maybe this comparison will help. Let me know how your test run goes.
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Old 08-28-2002, 09:41 PM
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Roger: Glad to hear you have your boat together. Neighbor
and mutual friend Raulf J. has been keeping me updated. I have a new set of 30 hydros if you want to test them. Going to Lake Cumberland for the Poker Run on the 6th, should be a blast! Good luck getting it dialed in.

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Old 09-04-2002, 09:31 PM
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Hey Roger how did your test run go this past weekend?
 
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Old 09-09-2002, 06:15 PM
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Hey Roger, we haven't heard from you since your last test. You didn't trade your computer for a new ignition system or something did you?
How about an update?
 
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Old 09-09-2002, 09:01 PM
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Left for New York on Wednesday to race in F2-15. Finished second behind F2-30. Test was a wash. Went to Smith Mtn. Sat. and the boat would not get on plane without buzzing the engine to 4500. The boat had great acceration up to 88 MPH and then took forever to reach 92 with was the best we could run at 5100 RPMs. I met a fellow Fountain owner and he watched us run by him at 91 and he reported that the water was coming off the boat about one foot in front of the windshield, so I still think that the front is plowing. I sent the 27's back for a refund. Hydromotive suggested that I try some weight in the transom to help pick up the nose. I will try that next and report the results. Probably in two weeks. If anyone has Steve Davids phone number let me know. Roger
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Old 09-10-2002, 12:02 AM
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Hi Roger,

Feel free to call my cell at 954-980-2643. I'm on the road this week so if we miss each other, please leave an evening number to return your call.

Thanks Buddy, we'll get this thing figured out and get you hitting the Century mark.

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Old 09-10-2002, 06:55 PM
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Hey Roger, sorry to hear you still are not getting the results you want. I will tell you this...never add any weight to a boat. Your props may need work but your boat does not need more weight that's for sure. Good luck!
 
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