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Old 07-14-2003, 09:16 PM
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I have a 36' Spectre with 675 Keith Eickerts. I am running 1:26 XRs with a shorty Sportmaster. I found my best prop to date is a Mercury Racing 36" 4-blade Lab Reference prop. At 5,600 rpms I am seeing 124 on the GPS at 800 ft. elevation, 75% humidity and on fresh water. Based on that I am getting 18% slip. This sounds like a lot of slip, but that's what the computer says! Just can't argue with these computers.

This weekend, I just got my butt kicked by a DCB F-34 with 800 Teagues running 1:35 gears on #6 drives. My friend is running 16 X 33 4-blades at 6200 rpms. He was showing 130+ on the GPS when he blew by me!

My question is: even if I go to 750 or 825 hp, what kind of props and gears could I run without blowing the drives to never never land?

Does anybody with a 36' spectre run over 130 on the GPS now?

Has any Spectre ever came across a DCB F-34?
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Old 07-14-2003, 09:22 PM
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I believe Spectre is building a 36 with Arneson's, that may get you to the promised land.
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Sell it and go buy a cat with number 6's.
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check with byron on the board , i believe he was going to accomplish that task at one point!!!!
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forgot byron was putting arneson drives on
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Tunnelvision has a 36 spectre with B-max drives and he runs close to 140mph.Ive seen him run away from the F-34 that you described.
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Wow! How do I contact Tunnelvision?
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Spectre man-tim can be reached at 775-560-4989.Tell him Gary Smith gave you the number.
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Gary,

Where does Tim live. I don't want to call him too late in the evening.
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Kilocat Skater's (165+) use merc 6's.

That Sorcerer 40 Skater uses a Arneson and is slower.

I'm not saying the merc 6 is better, but......

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