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Old 07-15-2003, 10:16 AM
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Old 07-15-2003, 11:56 AM
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I'm calling him now

He's runnin 34 labbed props. XR's with 126 gears, 850hp a side, 6500rpm's. 145-150 depending on conditions.

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Old 07-15-2003, 12:03 PM
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Great! - How about yourself? Been out in that 46 lately?
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Old 07-15-2003, 12:12 PM
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The 46 has not been out since LOTO. It was supposed to be on Grand Lake for the 4th but they couldn't get the wide load permits the day before a holiday. Jim's having a lift built for it right now so maybe it will arrive this weekend. He's starting to get anxious.

How's the Bacardi boat runnin? I know it's lookin good!
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We are currently in the process of having a new 36 built and it looks like we are going with the IMCO 4x4 set up. We've had some extensive conversations with both Spectre and IMCO and we think this may be a pretty good set up to handle horsepower and live. This particular boat is going to have 575's but IMCO feels pretty comfortable of reliabilty of 800 HP.

We thought about going to #6's but the boat was already in the mold and it was to late for #6's. After talking to Jay and Ted at Spectre I got the feeling they like the way the boat performs with a Bravo type application versus the #6 set up.

You may want to consider this set up and if your interested give me a call. (916) 686-8646 or PM me.
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Old 07-15-2003, 05:27 PM
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He's runnin 34 labbed props. XR's with 126 gears, 850hp a side, 6500rpm's. 145-150 depending on conditions.
How does he keep it together with 6,500 rpms? He must have solid lifters, etc.? I have Keith Eickert engines. What kind does he have and how many cubic inches?

Keith says, "5,600 is where you should running." I am wondering how easily I can change the brain and go up to about 6,200 for a short period of time. That would get me to about 138mph. Holy cowabunga Batman! My 36' Spectre seems to be efficient at 120mph and should keep the same slip ratio all the way up.

The only problem is; will the engine or drives self-destruct?

Keith says, "You can easily bring the hp to 750, but he is reluctant on the rpms. Any suggestions?

Maybe the answer is to re-rig with Arnesons. No way is my friend going to beat me with the DCB!!
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Old 07-15-2003, 05:35 PM
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We are currently in the process of having a new 36 built and it looks like we are going with the IMCO 4x4 set up. We've had some extensive conversations with both Spectre and IMCO and we think this may be a pretty good set up to handle horsepower and live. This particular boat is going to have 575's but IMCO feels pretty comfortable of reliabilty of 800 HP.

We thought about going to #6's but the boat was already in the mold and it was to late for #6's. After talking to Jay and Ted at Spectre I got the feeling they like the way the boat performs with a Bravo type application versus the #6 set up.

You may want to consider this set up and if your interested give me a call. (916) 686-8646 or PM me.
Tried to call you, but you were closed. You may be absolutely correct with the new 4X4. Imco told me that their current model (Extemes) will not really hold 800 hp because it is only 10% stronger than my XRs.

After listening to the guys on this thread, it seems that the name of the game is RPMs, not Horsepower. I think this is because an efficient tunnels like the Spectre 36' packs a lot of air at that speed and really doesn't need horsepower to keep it up in the air.

For years, I have been a Skater Man (a 28' and a 32'). But now, I love my Spectre. It is the Cat's Meow when it comes to stability and predictability! And... with your help, it will be fast as well.

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Yeah it's a tough call. If you go with Arneson's you can run whatever hp you want, forever.

It WILL self destruct eventually with your current setup by increasing the rpm's too much. You want long range capability not quick sprints. Whoever can stay in it the longest without coming apart has a pretty good chance of winning.
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Old 07-15-2003, 05:43 PM
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Spectre Man - you don't have to rerig with the new Arneson/Bravo conversion kit. It comes complete with everything you need and the motor and original gimballs stay where they are. You'll also benefit by getting more hp to the prop simply due to less drag than your current unit. I looked into it for a friend and was told dealer cost for the two drive kit is $30k but keep in mind you can then sell your Bravos. You would have to buy Speedmaster props however.
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