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Old 04-20-2007, 12:33 PM
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got the boat off the trailer onto stands today, probably got a good 3/16 hook to it, bottom is rougher than hell, gonna blueprint it and spend some time sanding the bottom, get it nice and smooth again, plus probably go from chewed up alum props to stainless. that should be good for about 5mph??
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Yeah, you have easy potential for 5 MPH increase. And relatively cheap. Taking the hook out should help, and definately smoothing the bottom out.
Also, look around the boat, and notice how much useless junk, or "emergency repair items" you have on it. I was always guilty of carrying so much repair crap on my ten year old boat "just in case" I probably had a couple hundred pounds in that alone.

Props - um yeah, chewed alum. vs. Stainless
I'm no expert on any of this by any means, but start asking some of the prop guys what you should try for pitch with the SS. It's not going to flex as much as the Alum. so your gonna need to run a different pitch, and cup... etc.
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He's right.
If you're talking about "blank spots" in the hull from where it sagged on the trailer, yes, straightening should help.
If you're talking about a lip at the edge of the transom, some have that built into the design - kinda gives a little lift without even using tabs.
My old '86 Force had cheap Bennet tabs, and they were useless - didn't notice any trim difference at all. But it had a small hook in the hull at the transom, that lifted the hull, and didn't even need tabs. Could dial it in with the drive ( single TRS, 454 combo). Your twins will help alot if you need to adjust for port/strbd weight.
Not sure if any of this helps, or if I'm giving the right advice - just my experience.

Before you know it, you'll be racing Lubejobs at a cool 54.8 from a standing start
Slight mods to the engines, and you have the next Cat Killer
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wheres Brownie..he designed the hull he should know exactly what it wants..
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fill the cabin with helium....makes the boat lighter................
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