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Old 01-21-2011, 06:08 PM
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How much room does a 36' Cigarette have to full stagger the motors? Can they even be short staggered? Wouldn't the rear bench and its bulkhead have to be removed?
Many of them are staggered


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Old 01-21-2011, 06:35 PM
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You have to know what your're doing in any agressive twin stepped boat. Use the big power and high tech bottom to beat the crap out of everybody down the straights , slow down , keep the boat trimmed out and turn. I raced a twin stepped Cigarette a full season in APBA and never came close to spinning it out. I'd take a Gladiator anyday.
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you can see in the beginning of the video by the rooster tail or lack there of it def wasnt trimmed out enuff, and then what little tail there was disappeared when the drives APPEARED to be tucked even more prior to entering the turn
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Hence the reason they dont build that boat anymore.
Where did the mold go? cut up or sold?
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Where did the mold go? cut up or sold?
They still have it I believe.
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Where did the mold go? cut up or sold?
Cigarette will still build you a new Gladiator, but be prepared to step up, $$ wise.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:28 AM
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The stick man simply didnt slow up for the dude that said I'm going to make a hard one. At that point however when the stick man didnt slow up enough the driver could of turned wider to avoid the spin. But then again sometimes it just racing and you crash.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:51 AM
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Well....being Tres Martin is selling it, maybe he will throw in some free lessons on stayin in the boat

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As a world champ running the subject boat I'd guess Tres just might just have some experience to bestow upon the engaged; too bad most think they truly know how to drive.
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Putting all of the weight in the back of the hull seems like it would decrease stability through turns.

By limitations of the design you're going to have more weight where you don't want it, pushing the rear end of the boat where you don't want it to go.

I'm definitely no expert, just a simple observation.

It actually works opposite of what you said on a stepped boat like this one.

Having the weight in the back of the hull, keeps the steps "wet" which increases stability through turns.

Not having the weight in the rear, is what will cause the hull to get pushed around where you don't want it to go. The more centered or forward of center the weight is on a stepped hull, the more bow-steer can come into play & cause it to hook.
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Where did the mold go? cut up or sold?
I think it's the same mold as the 38 TopGun just that the freeboard is lower thus the length is a bit shorter. Some other expert might correct me here.

As for the fact they don't make them anymore; what I hear was that making the hull and deck seamless turned out to be a very time consuming thus expensive process and would make the msrp uncompetitive sales wise. Again more informed people might know better.
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