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Old 08-27-2002, 07:34 PM
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Well about an hour ago we tried our first dial in with the 1500 Hp bandit racing engines. The motors ran too well. With the 17.5 5 blade 35 pitch props the boat lifts the transom several feet out of the water which was a little scary at 125mph. The gear ratio is way off, should be 1:33 or 1:25 and not1:50. Still ran 125mph at 5000 RPMs and 100 at 4000 RPMS. This two year project is not done yet. I want to use the boat this weekend so I'm on the hunt for a set of 16X35 4 or 5 blades to try . I know that it wont be perfect till I change the ratio. Any input would be appreciated.

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36- your friggin nuts!!

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A gear change would be a big help with the power you have, keep us posted
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36 u may have to look into some avionics soon.The FAA might want u to file a boating plan before leaving the dock.
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1.5 ratio will not last long. Change it before it breaks. With 1200 hp torq motors one went in 22 hrs.You are on a time bomb with that amount of power anyways. 1.24 will last about 1 year with care.
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Shifter, heard that the 1:5 wont last and have probably decided that I should go for the 1:24. Anyone delt with Randy at Corba for drive work?
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Otto / might try Matt at JT's drive shop at 305-949-2677.
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AWESOME !!!!!

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