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Old 01-14-2004, 08:12 PM
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Exclamation Ride in a 22' Velocity - Yipes!!

Took a spin behind the wheel of a 22' Velocity with a 383 smallblock ("420 or so" hp) yesterday. What a handful! The telltale on the GPS read 78.4, but the fastest we ran was 72+. Man! Over 65 or so, that thing took more steering input than I could have ever imagined. It ran crabbed slightly sideways, and was prone to chine-walk, although it was not too hard to steer out of that. I'm just glad I didn't have to run the throttle, too. My arms were sore after just 30 minutes. The owner described the hull as a "flat vee with a water ski stuck on the bottom". I can understand why these hulls are fast, but they must use the driver up pretty quick if you try to do it for very long. I must be a pu$$y, 'cause I think I prefer something a little more stable. Is this pretty typical of these hulls, or was there a setup problem with this one?

Still - it was a BLAST!
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Ok Smart a$$ , it's January 14 , where the hell are you?? Certainly not in Temple Pa.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by C_Spray
[B]. I must be a pu$$y, 'cause I think I prefer something a little more stable. Is this pretty typical of these hulls, or was there a setup problem with this one?

Sure sound like it to me
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Scuse me guys, but just what is a "telltale on the GPS"?? My GPS will give me a "max speed" since last reset, and I always assumed that whatever was recorded there was the the fastest I ran till I reset again. Just where did I get lost here??!!?? --- Jer
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Bob - See Post #215 on page 8 of the "Best 28-foot" thread for yours...

jpclear - Correct. The 78.4 reading was from a previous outing (apparently with a better driver...). The highest we saw as 72+. (Not that I had much time to look.) Wild.
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Was your problem. Your steering related problems sounded like X-dimension, trim, prop, gimbal, torque-tab, related problems...? When a 22' is dialed in, they are smooth! Been there, done that. Ed
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I'd have to agree with Ed, sounds like something was out of wack.
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The 78.4 reading was from a previous outing (apparently with a better driver...). The highest we saw as 72+. (Not that I had much time to look.) Wild.
Sure that 78.4 wasn't on the trailer. That's 6.4 mph , a lot even for a good or bad driver



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