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Old 03-11-2010, 07:14 PM
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Default Father vs. son- Same fountain HELP!!

I just bought a 1999 35' fountain w/500h.h.p.- my Dad has a 1996 35'fountain w/same motors- He has always had the faster boat then mine-Ok what can I do w/out superchargers to make it run max speed-Best props? any insight would be helpful- I can always take him in the rough water he gets scared there ha ha.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:59 PM
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get some -2" shorter lower's with some 5 blade Herring props
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:19 PM
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which are best props w/stock lower bravos
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:54 PM
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28 labbed bravos ran the best on my '99 35 w/hp 500, but I did have -2 lowers
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I meant stock bravos-which prop is best w/500hp
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I heard 28 Hydromotives work good with this hull. It just so happens I have some to get rid of
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Just put smaller props on HIS boat when he is away.

What props do you and your dad have?
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Just like a good game of golf, it's never in your best interest to beat your dad...at anything!!
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Just put smaller props on HIS boat when he is away.

What props do you and your dad have?
Although I believe you should let your dad win, I agree with the above post...it's always going to be easier to slow your dads boat down...switch a couple plug wires, put some water in his gas...bend a prop blade of his slightly...gelcoat a little hook into the bottom of his hull...pinch down one of his fuel lines a bit restricting fuel delivery...restrict his air intake a bit...there's a million things you can do that are low cost or free and sometimes easily reversible with little or no damage to his boat without you spending a wad of cash on your boat....but again, I'm all for letting him win...you know in your heart who's faster!
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Although I believe you should let your dad win, I agree with the above post...it's always going to be easier to slow your dads boat down...switch a couple plug wires, put some water in his gas...bend a prop blade of his slightly...gelcoat a little hook into the bottom of his hull...pinch down one of his fuel lines a bit restricting fuel delivery...restrict his air intake a bit...there's a million things you can do that are low cost or free and sometimes easily reversible with little or no damage to his boat without you spending a wad of cash on your boat....but again, I'm all for letting him win...you know in your heart who's faster!


LOL.....I was just going to post something similar! There's two way to win.....get faster, or get them slower. You could hide a few hundred pounds of sandbags in the bow of his boat somewhere.......or you could always rub some snake oil all over the bottom of your boat.
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