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Old 06-26-2010, 11:46 AM
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Try a pair of 25* pitch Rev4's from Mercury.
BBlades sent us some for our 32 Glasstream and it became a rrocket and very stable with a slight nose up attitude.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:39 PM
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What kind of speed were you getting? What motors were you running?
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:44 PM
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The 32 had 275 Verados and we were in the 72-75 range depending on water and load.
Step bottoms love the REV4's
these were far better than any other 4blades we used.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:33 PM
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Is any one running jack plates or you just bolted straight on the transom? Top hole?
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:44 PM
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I was on one last weekend w/ 225 optis, I think he is getting close mid to upper 70's the thing takes off like a rocket. definitely running 4 blades not sure on the pitch, it's a light boat and it was rough so we took a beating

this was an 04 scx
My Partner and I had Glasstreams for sale. He got stuck with a 2008 SCX with 225 opti's we could not sale. The advertised speed with 24P bravos is 65MPH, it runs 64-66 GPS. You have to overtrim boat to get 66 and yes it does run flat, but handles well. I ordered a 2008 32SCX for myself with every option availible including cabin a/c and hard top. 300 Verado's for power with 26P bravo's labbed by BBlades. Best speed 71 on GPS Brett advised me to stick with the 4 blade bravo's. I run 87-89 octane, on hot days most of the time runs 68 max gps. The 32 and 36 seem to handle and run better than the 27. I am satisfied with the performace of the 32. The 32 is based off the owner of Glasstream's old race boat. " Turn of the Century" Thats what he told us anyway.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:54 PM
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What position are you on the transom are you running jack plates?
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:10 AM
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No jack plates. 2nd hole down from the top on the opti's and the verado's.
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i guess that was his dreamometer, I did notice this weekend they were 24p 4 blades,
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I thought it was a decent boat, definitely not made for rough water, we came back from the eastern shore in honest 3-4's and it was brutal. If you up on the James or somewhere protected I think it's a good boat. With 225's it flew,

btw, it seemed to run flat to bow down, but that was probably due to the seas
I was looking at one for sale in VB, but now I don't know. Not going to ride like my old Cafe', huh?

Did the one you rode in just have the power heads replaced?
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