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Old 09-13-2011, 11:37 AM
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Default Sterling 1700-Powered Skater Back on The Water This Week

Still following this story, http://speedonthewater.com/in-the-ne...this-week.html.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:09 AM
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Always seems amazing what big horsepower and torque can do to props and shafts. I think that this was about the same horsepower level in the engines that Reggie used back a few years ago for his then v-bottom record runs. I know these are different engine animals but the horsepower is about the same. Should be interesting to see how fast that Skater will run, my guess ,185-190.
Hopefully all will go well from here on, as it seems like Sterling and others have put a lot of investment and work into this project. Best of Luck to them and "Keep it on the Rails!"

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Always seems amazing what big horsepower and torque can do to props and shafts. I think that this was about the same horsepower level in the engines that Reggie used back a few years ago for his then v-bottom record runs. I know these are different engine animals but the horsepower is about the same. Should be interesting to see how fast that Skater will run, my guess ,185-190.
Hopefully all will go well from here on, as it seems like Sterling and others have put a lot of investment and work into this project. Best of Luck to them and "Keep it on the Rails!"

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Yeah, that is quite a bit of horsepower and peak torque to manage with a No. 6 drive.
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Always seems amazing what big horsepower and torque can do to props and shafts. I think that this was about the same horsepower level in the engines that Reggie used back a few years ago for his then v-bottom record runs. I know these are different engine animals but the horsepower is about the same. Should be interesting to see how fast that Skater will run, my guess ,185-190. Hopefully all will go well from here on, as it seems like Sterling and others have put a lot of investment and work into this project. Best of Luck to them and "Keep it on the Rails!"

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my guess ,185-190.
may want to guess again
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Yeah, that is quite a bit of horsepower and peak torque to manage with a No. 6 drive.
Just curious, wy did they choose the No.6 and not the M8?
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Just curious, wy did they choose the No.6 and not the M8?
You cant buy an M8 wuthout buying a Merc 1350.

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You cant buy an M8 wuthout buyimg a Merc 1350.
That answers that question...

Kinda throws a wrench in the project!
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And the boat already had 6's on it.
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Why not just put Arneson's on the back? Wouldn't they handle the power and torque better?
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...a new set of forged propellers was not readily available.
I don't think those 44" pitched props are on the shelf...
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