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Old 10-30-2008, 11:09 PM
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life insurance up to date?? hehehehee
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:50 PM
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I ain't skeered!! But I am old enough to be careful until I see how it handles. This same motor ran 101 mph on one of my 18ft Liberator cats.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:00 PM
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Well, finally got it wet. Boat floats real well, but very weight sensative from right to left. Straight skyward on takeoff, but planes quickly. I could only run it about 5 minutes due to a split fuel line on the high pressure side. I barely made it back to the ramp. It hops a bit until I trimmed it, then it was fine up til about 60 where it gets a bit squirrely. I could never open it up for more that a few seconds. Absolutely UNGODLY acceleration! Probably as hard as my twin Liberator with 28's! Does'nt seem to have hardly any prop torque, but don't let go of the wheel or you'll be swimming.
Here's a couple of quick videos of me coming by the ramp. It's in a little cove, so not much speed here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsNU9gOVYm8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRVPyyvLhDs








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Old 10-31-2008, 02:00 PM
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:05 PM
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pretty sweet, I bet even some old spring loaded tabs off of a junker would help with the side to side
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:42 PM
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Fine looking machine.

.Where do you place the GPS???


Back in the 60s/70s I had a 17' Kona with a Merc 115 on it.. I went to buy the new Merc 150 "blue Max"and the dealer refused to install it saying it was too powerful especially in turns...
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:52 PM
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:14 PM
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uh WOW.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:22 PM
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That's funny looking! Almost like it's Photo Shopped. Congrats.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:13 PM
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My interior is now done. I'm picking it up tommorrow. PPI sent me these pics. I'm gonna love this little boat!





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