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Old 04-06-2005, 03:29 PM
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Regarding the third engine, if a POD is not placed in the tunnel to block the water hitting the prop, they tend to be a drag on the boat. Also there were some issues if the center engine is not rigged properly, the prop wash disturbs the other two props effectiveness.

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Old 04-06-2005, 03:48 PM
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Wasn't Hawk Power a 36 Cobra that Manny Fernandez and John Tomilson raced way back then. That boat was terrible in the rough water.......
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Skaterboy,

Thanks for the info!!!

I have also talked to Jim Richie who is as you said a great guy.
I also was able to get in touch with Peter , but still am in the same place. Our boat from about 62-72mph starts to hop. It doesnt seem to do it like are Spectre as a transition from hydro to aero lift. I think it does it because of the bottom. I have put the strait edge on it and it is not perfect, but it is not off even 1/8in. I think if I could keep the front up it would run really great. We really like the boat and it still cruises all day at 60mph.

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Just talked to Jim and his comments were that after he installed a center pod on the 36 it ran up into the 80's and it helped with the high water inside the tunnel.
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:21 PM
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I tried to respond to your message but you must have your private message turned off.
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Macvtt,
I rec'd your email. Thanks. I'm new to this website... sorry. I'll look to see, maybe I need to be gold or platinum.

The Cobra I'm going to sea trial was set-up personally by Jim Ritchie. He claims it runs mid 80's. I just want to run to the Bahamas and fish the drop off's. I'll call later. Thanks.
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