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Old 08-04-2003, 08:14 AM
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Lightbulb Speed secret FOUND! Bottom ventilation does NOT work!

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.
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Wow! Great info Shane. Thanks for doing the testing for us.
Whoda thunk it?


Hope you get it fixed soon.
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Thanks guys. We must have hit something but NEVER felt a thing until we lost some serious MPH! Hot Boat suggested maybe a mooring bouy with those hooks in the top or T2x thought maybe we inadvertantly hit a large bird. We made every effort to avoid the birds that were out on Saturday. They were EVERYWHERE! I have never seen more waterfowl in my life! We slowed and turned frequently, but ya never know. I guess it makes sense. Look at what a bird can do to an airplane.
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Wow! Great info Shane. Thanks for doing the testing for us.
Whoda thunk it?


Hope you get it fixed soon.
Hey no problem! If you ever need ANYTHING tested just let us know. We are here to help! Why sacrifice your boat when you can try it on mine?!
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Damn dude that SUCKS!!!! Hope you find a glass guy. If not out in your area I know a BUNCH of great ones in mine and they can probably get on it quick for ya. If you are real pressed for time I could hook up with you out on Rt90 on the Mass Pike and pull it the rest of the way for ya to Gloucester were these guys are.

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Shane holler at me also I have some options for you as well.

Dude that blows and here I thought you were being all serious and sh**. Must still be half asleep!!!!
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Audio whats up bro????
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Thanks guys. A few people out here recommended this guy right nearby and he can look at it tonight and get on it quickly. I will keep you guys posted. Thanks again.
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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"
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Really? You think a bird coulda done that?
 
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