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Old 12-24-2003, 01:11 PM
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Just from my observation and experience. The new TS Top Guns are a awesome ride. The older ones I've seen and ridden in seem to porpoise alot. Anybody else agree? BH
I have found that the Cig's with Bravos tend to porpoise a little and that the Cig's with SSM III, IV, V, and VI don't porpoise at all. The angle of attack the cig's with these drives were much better than the bravo cig's.

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Old 12-24-2003, 02:08 PM
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My T/S is a Bravo boat, and like I said before it does not porpoise.

I have not been a a Bravo TG with straight bottom.
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Old 12-24-2003, 02:47 PM
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#1 and # 2 are my choices for now also Fred. However I cannot resize them correctly to put them on there. Oh well what's three hours on the computer for nothing worth anyway? I'm trying again lookout. NK
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Old 12-24-2003, 02:56 PM
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From the hardware Parnell runs I don't think he's use to makin stuff smaller!
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Old 12-24-2003, 03:32 PM
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I here it's a compensation thing. NK
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What about surface drives vs. 6's ....how does that affect the ride in rougher water ?
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Did someone order a can of worms?
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Not to get off the topic, but are you guys suggesting a Bat boat will out run a 41' Apache in snotty water???
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batboat NOT porpoise? Thank you for the complement. I believe i said a boat with a straight bottom and or properly designed steps. I have heard from many that it is a properly balanced and designed boat and would probably give those Apaches a run for their money, even in snotty water. Actually, my money is on the bat boat if they hook up!
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surface drives are actually better for a cat application due to the limited adjustment that can be made to the running attitude of the boat. BUT I will be testing some on a V in the very near future and will keep all posted.

Merry Christmas Hans

As for running a flat bottom on a non stepped boat from PAST experience the rocker definitely a better angle of attack and reduces the wetted surface the then flatter non rocker boats. And those who have run both know that the Cigs and Apaches lay down when they get up to speed and start running on the back part of the rocker. The trade off is you need bigger power to accomplish this. But balance is still the secret of the equation.

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