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Old 06-24-2010, 09:39 AM
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I have a 27 glasstream I bought through insurance it was completely stripped origanally had 1 engine. I have rebuilt boat with two 250 efi Yamahas and can only get it up to 58 mph at 5400. I have put nose cones on it with low water pick ups and manual jack plates. I am running 25 miriage props with a countrer. I am not sure what side the counter should be on I have tried it both ways to try and get bow lift I am not sure about what style of prop I should run or what heigth I sould be. I here of big mph numbers out of these boats but I am not even in the ball park.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:44 AM
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Spin the props in for bow lift, maybe 4 blades?
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:10 PM
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Try corking the front live well. It will fill and not drain. Is it a scx or ccx? Also that boat loves bravos or power tec 4 blades.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:25 PM
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It is a scx will 4 blade give me bow lift?
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Usually they offer stern lift. That boat just loves 4 blades for some reason. Never had any luck with 3 blades on that boat at all.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:17 PM
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What pitch should I start with?
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:47 PM
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those motors turn around 5750 or so. i wold see if i could try a 24 or 26. you might call power tec and see what they recomend. Also either size bravo. try and find a dealer with blue ones. They are the loaners.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:58 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

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Pete280 Any issues with the o4 boat ? I'm interested in the boat, but not many made so information is scketchy
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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
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