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Old 08-04-2003, 11:02 AM
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When the wind picks up on this pond there are a lot less birds, Mind you the cats make themselves scarce also! what with the 5' to 6' chop!

You guys did run those thing fast. Another cat got fed bird. Airpacker said; "We're running 85MPH T2x on one side Shane on the other, I see those seagulls and hey can't move wouldn't be safe then ""TUMP"" catfood...

Hope you get it fixed soon, sorry about the "Lake Champlain mods"
Do you think if I match the starboard side to teh port it will equal out and THEN go faster?
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Really? You think a bird coulda done that?
I really don't know. But look at what they do to the front of an airplane! Sure can make a HUGE mess of a metal plane. I guess ANYTHING is possible. I hope it wasn't a bird though. Just cuz I love animals.
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For those of you who are looking for that mile per hour or two, I can attest to the FACT that bottom ventilation DOES NOT WORK! This Saturday while enjoying a GORGEOUS day on Lake Champlain with GLH, T2x and lots of others, my buddy that was running with me suggested we may squeak a few more MPH out of the Skater if we could ventilate teh bottom. I said, ya know what? Alot of guys and gals on OSO were talking about it as well, maybe there is something to it. So we poked an approximate 4 inch by 4 inch hole in the bottom and then delaminated about an 18 by 24 inch section from the keel to the chine. The craziest thing happened....we went SLOWER!!!!!! WTF? When we opened the hatch we had a sponson full of high quality H2O! So today it is time to find a talented glass individual because this ain't no West system do it yourself job.
I think that you were experiencing a balance problem. In order for a ventilated bottom to work properly, you have to do BOTH SIDES! Now get buisy and let us know how it turns out.
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I think that you were experiencing a balance problem. In order for a ventilated bottom to work properly, you have to do BOTH SIDES! Now get buisy and let us know how it turns out.
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THANKS! We had thought about that but just were not sure. Your vision and insight has made this "repair" much easier and FAR LESS expensive!
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Shane I think for you to keep a good sence of humor
on the situation is Great ! also glad you nor anyone else
was hurt. Good luck with the repair. Jo
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Shane I think for you to keep a good sence of humor
on the situation is Great ! also glad you nor anyone else
was hurt. Good luck with the repair. Jo
Thanks so much Joe.
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Did your guy have a look at it, Pepsi Man?
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GLH,

see my other thread
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shane you had the right idea with the venalation but you did not finish the job. see what you gotta do is not only poke a 4" hole in the bottom of the sponson, you also need to poke a 2 1/2 " hole in the back of the boat ,this procedure is commenly employed in seadoo's and jetski's, so you can see you were on the right track but you did not put the hole in the back of the boat too!
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Sorry to hear about that Shane. I feel your pain.
The trick to get your speed back is to air the boat out enough so that it doesn't drag that portion of the bottom in the water...and keep the bilge pumps running...
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