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Old 06-24-2008, 04:11 PM
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Hi: 83 Lo: 67
Chance of thunder with light rain showers. High 83F and low 67F.
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My guess is he will puss out due to the weather. I had a 21'1996 Crownline with the same deadrise (19) as his Stingray. Very similar boat. I actually looked at them to buy when I bought the Crownline. Stingrays are nice little boats, the company always claimed their boats were a little faster than others due to the hull design. Never did find out. My Crownline with a 5.7 (350 small block)mag motor and Alpha outdrive would run 50mph on a good day. Roughest riding boat I have ever been in. Anything above 1 foot and it would beat you to death. It would get squirrley at WOT in any type of real waves. I ran it on Lake Michigan and it was a 20mph boat in 2 footers. that will be his out, there is no way that boat can run in anything other than a light chop.

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Another quilfied expert see I cant go fast or handle rough water with out trim tabs see this 85 is looking likes its going to be impossible
I SAW YOUR VIDEO IN ONE FOOT CHOP YOU WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE YOUR CAMERA GUY COULDN'T EVEN TAKE A GOOD SHOT OF THE DASH IT WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE
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Lay off folks, he's busy installing the good engine right now...



You know, the one he didn't run 93 with last week. That was the crappy engine. He needs the good one to only run 85....
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Yes I did say that. But after all the experts had talked to me and showed me the light and after all there experiance they have me convienced it only goes 85 now. Maybe my pedo tube speedo is off. I heard there is side bet action that I dont even go 75
Doesn't sound like a GPS.
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Gotcha, LOL.

This thread is on pace to catch up to "Chicks n Boats" early next week, lol.
He!!, this will catch the RG3 bare the but thread by tomorrow at this pace!
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The weather report for Sunday June 29, 2008.



Sunday
Jun 29 T-storms
Hi: 83 Lo: 67
Chance of thunder with light rain showers. High 83F and low 67F.
45%

My guess is he will puss out due to the weather. I had a 21'1996 Crownline with the same deadrise (19) as his Stingray. Very similar boat. I actually looked at them to buy when I bought the Crownline. Stingrays are nice little boats, the company always claimed their boats were a little faster than others due to the hull design. Never did find out. My Crownline with a 5.7 (350 small block)mag motor and Alpha outdrive would run 50mph on a good day. Roughest riding boat I have ever been in. Anything above 1 foot and it would beat you to death. It would get squirrley at WOT in any type of real waves. I ran it on Lake Michigan and it was a 20mph in 2 footers. that will be his out, there is no way that boat can run in anything other than a light chop.

I posted earlier that I had a 1989 Stingray 230 with a 454 mag and that the boat ran 69.5 on radar. What I didn't mention was that at WOT she was all over the place, chine walked like crazy and basically just the drive was in the water. She would do ok in a 1-2' chop if you were running in to it or with it only. If the chop was coming from either side, it and the wind would push you to run with it...the boat couldn't handle the inconsistencies of boat wakes at all, could never open it up on a weekend and I was on a 16 mile lake, nothing compared to a Barnegat Bay weekend.

I will say that the 222 seemed to be a better ride than the newer 230 hull that year though, but not much.

We'll see how he does Sunday.

Just my $.02.

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agree'd WELCOME ABOARD SUNSHINE !! where are ya from ? thinking you'd fit right in with the Jersey Boys
I'll vouch for him boys. He's good people. Fit right in.......................
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Im rite here in NJ waitng on you, You said you had a 80 mph you should have me covered realy good, Listen if its a money thing that you cant get to NJ and run me with my slow sting ray I will chip in how about I give you 100 dollars for gas im sure we can get some others to chip in for you. My challange still stands
Isn't this like bragging about having the fastest Ford Fiesta on the block???
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I posted earlier that I had a 1989 Stingray 230 with a 454 mag and that the boat ran 69.5 on radar. What I didn't mention was that at WOT she was all over the place, chine walked like crazy and basically just the drive was in the water. She would do ok in a 1-2' chop if you were running in to it or with it only. If the chop was coming from either side, it and the wind would push you to run with it...the boat couldn't handle the inconsistencies of boat wakes at all, could never open it up on a weekend and I was on a 16 mile lake, nothing compared to a Barnegat Bay weekend.

I will say that the 222 seemed to be a better ride than the newer 230 hull that year though, but not much.

We'll see how he does Sunday.

Just my $.02.

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Nice. Im sure he'll be fast. 637hp, shorty noseconed alpha drive, modified bottom, and a LITTLE boat. Seems to have all the makings of a 100mph boat but.........the backpeddling did him in. You cannot claim 104mph and then back up to 85mph....especially with video of a claimed 93 mph run just a couple weeks ago. Go for 100 or dont go at all.
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Isn't this like bragging about having the fastest Ford Fiesta on the block???
Hey, be nice.. He's refering to my admitted 80MPH boat, and offering me HALF of what I offered him to travel from NJ to Lake George.. What a stud, he had a three hour trip, I'm in Miamuh...
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