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Old 02-18-2005, 06:59 PM
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naa. I live over in flint. Pretty much 2 hours southeast from hardy
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Old 02-18-2005, 07:01 PM
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Travis are your KPlanes those small ones that have the motot attached to them on the inside of the boat ,thats what i bought for mine.
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Gotta go dinner is done,More pics if you got em Travis
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Old 02-18-2005, 07:06 PM
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lake cumberland a few years back. Back when I could run reguler fuel, unlike now i run 110 octane and can't go to far from home..
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Old 02-18-2005, 07:18 PM
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Travis are your KPlanes those small ones that have the motot attached to them on the inside of the boat ,thats what i bought for mine.

Here a pic of the pump inside that runs the Kplane out back.
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Old 02-18-2005, 07:32 PM
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monza: poker run is july 9th we get the cottage the 8th we will be in grand haven friday nite and on the boat 8am sat. morning. no girls on the poker run. she can hang at the cottage on in paw paw sorry. if you guys want to stay at my house you can the wife and kids will be at the lake from july 8 - 22nd. my office is at the house so i will be driving back and forth. my cousin will be here those 2 weeks to watch the dogs but thats no big deal we can set you two up in the spare room. real quite here in ground pool.
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Old 02-18-2005, 07:55 PM
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Traviss,

I had a '86 185. Stock 260 H.P. Merc 350. Nose coned it and put a stainless Bravo 21 on it. Ran 63 m.p.h. but it would get squirrly as hell in even a light chop at that speed. Also would start chine walking in ANY cross waves. I would not have wanted to go any faster ... I just don't think the hull was enough to handle it. I would not feel safe at any speed higher than low sixties in that boat. Not that I'm a wuss (just an ER physician) ... my 311 ran 80 m.p.h. and it wasn't fast enough!

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Old 02-18-2005, 08:24 PM
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reddog382. My boat did the same thing. It chinewalked bad at full throttle with the stock motor 58 mph. At 70 it has a little chinewalk in it not much at all. Once you put alot of power in it, the boat will not chinewalk anymore. Mine drives very smooth and is not a rough ride at all. It is very predictable. Just need alot of seat time to learn its quirks. When i first got it, when you launch over a wake or wave it will come down hard on the port side, I learned to chop the throttle before leaving the wave and now it lands nice and flat.. most of the time LOL!
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My only comment is that I had an 18 Donzi Classic and the Powerplay could not keep up to it when the water got a little rough. Must be it's too light. It sounded fast though.
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