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1st pleasure boat w/merc power to break 100 for a big vee??? say 38ft or bigger

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Old 01-07-2011, 08:39 AM
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It was before Dan's time too!!! ....I believe, in 82' the Excalibur Hawk ran 101.2 MPH with Merc 420's with the upgraded DUAL point distributor, a cool can, and a lighter spring in the vaccum secondaries.
LOL you just took me back to my drag racing days in the 80's
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My 1989 Apache 41 was built as a pleasure boat, with Merc 1000 SC's, and went 104 @ Lake X, before we raced it.

That was 1989.
Wasn't allez vite the first boat ever rigged with 6's?
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:28 AM
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Wasn't allez vite the first boat ever rigged with 6's?
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My 1989 Apache 41 was built as a pleasure boat, with Merc 1000 SC's, and went 104 @ Lake X, before we raced it.

That was 1989.
Upon further reflection, the above is simply wrong!

Sorry: getting old is tough.

Allez Vite was originally rigged with C & G 850's, and did not run 100. I built it to be a pleasure boat, but entered it in an OPT race in Grand Haven because it was near where I kept it (Saugatuck).

We had so much fun, and did so well, that we raced it for several seasons, but at the same time used it more as a pleasure boat (e.g. Ft. Lauderdale to Key West, Saugatuck to Chicago).

I switched to Carolina Racing in 1990, but she still would not break 100.

It was only after we switched to Merc 1000 SC's in 1991 that she ran 104 @ Lake X.
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Allez Vite is one of my all time favorite boats.
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hustler 32 le with arnesons ran 114?? 1986??
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that is hauling......im talking bigger boats though 38 or bigger
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HP 800 SC was the biggest engine avlb in ~88.
and i believe that Fountain indeed was the first 38ish to brake the 100 mark.
The 36/38 Fountain fever didnt come out until 1989
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Thats why i said 38'ish, hence a 12 meter =( 39.37' )
A 12 meter with Merc 800's wouldnt of broken 100.
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A 12 meter with Merc 800's wouldnt of broken 100.
I can testify to that.
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