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Old 01-02-2003, 05:33 PM
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I don't know how much a 24' Eliminator weighs, but my motor is all Aluminum with 1600 HP. I would guess the boat at 3000 to 3500 and it does accelerate like hell.
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Old 01-02-2003, 05:42 PM
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Tom:

According to your numbers, power to weight is approximately 2lbs/hp.......Therefore, you are accelerating to somewhere around 210-225mph..........

Ya gotta love the horsepower claims some of these engine builders make!

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Old 01-03-2003, 10:14 AM
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OUCH! 220lbs, Shane give those Japanese guys a break they're killing themselves to shave off a few ounces and for what!!

Did that guy say 1600hp in a 24' something ? Hmmmm thats alot I think JD
 
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I don't own one (wouldn't want to...), but the 502 Boss Hoss has 502 horsepower and only weighs 1300 pounds.

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Old 01-03-2003, 12:38 PM
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figure your best horspower per weight ratio take the weight of your toy divide it by your horspower you get ratio my prostreet firebird weight is 2600 divided by 1000hp equals 2.6 hp per pound pretty darn good see what you come up with see ya

Um or perhaps you should take 1000hp and divide by 2600 lbs to get 0.385 hp per pound

other wise I could take an 1800 lb VW and divide by 36hp to get 50 hp/pound ( or if done correctly hp divided by pounds 0.02 hp/lb)

Basically Y'all did it backwards

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Basically Y'all did it backwards
That depends on which way you look at it............


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