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Old 02-26-2001, 06:09 PM
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the guy im buying it from says he can take it to 75+ with room to go! he claims that the engines are 440HP EACH for a total of 880hp. Should I believe him?
 
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Old 02-26-2001, 06:10 PM
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It is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I am sure you will be totally hooked once you do! I would highly reccommend that if you need any advice contact Sean Stinson at Dick Simon Marine. Additionally, don't rush up to really high speeds until YOU are perfectly comfortable! It takes time to learn to run a boat fast especially when it get rough! Take your time and learn the boat and individual characteristics. Each boat handles differently, especially at speed. There is nothing wrong with finding some open area of calm water where no one is around and just try different things slowly and work your way up. You will be much better off in the long run! Good luck and say HI to Gina!

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Dont get too addicted like most of us. There are some people with real problems out there. I dont mention any names!!! They know who they are. I am just glad to see another Scarab owner out there. I was beginning to wonder what happened to us all.
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Old 02-26-2001, 06:15 PM
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Nick Im sorry but I dont think its gonna happen bud. That was 880hp 20 years ago big difference between then and now. That is also a big deep v weighing quite a bit. On a gps you'll probley get readings in the mid to upper 60's.
ps. whipple charger is a supercharger
p.s.s- thats crankshaft horse power not prop shaft. Please dont shoot me !!
 
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Old 02-26-2001, 06:18 PM
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the guy im buying it from says he can take it to 75+ with room to go! he claims that the engines are 440HP EACH for a total of 880hp. Should I believe him?
Dont mean to burst your buble but I dont know if i would put too much stock into those numbers! Granted you have 502's but from the looks of the pics, if they are correct, you have a restrictive exhaust with those logs. I've got a 1984 ScarabII with worked over 454's they are pushing a solid 450+HP. I havent found the right prop combo for it yet but the best I've got to date is 67MPH. It takes alot to get a heavy boat like ours to get going!
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Old 02-26-2001, 06:19 PM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
 
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Old 02-26-2001, 06:23 PM
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Hey Nick,

Not to worry. Just have your wife with you at all times in a bikini and no one will be the wiser.
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Old 02-26-2001, 06:27 PM
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I find that women usually tend to get scared when the boat starts to go over 50mph. So theres not much to worry about. Its all your friends who will make you want to go faster. And the ocasional impromptu lake race against another guy! gotta love those!

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Old 02-26-2001, 06:27 PM
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Nick,
sounds like you are new to performance. Do yourself a favor and get someone to go out with you and teach you how to drive a performance boat. It will be much safer for you and the family(and everyone else). We as performance boaters get a bad rap as it is. Besides you will learn how do get the most of that Scarab out on the water and not in the shop.
You should expect 67 - 71 out of that boat. But that is fast so dont be fooled. Its a great riding boat and you will like it.
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