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Old 04-21-2004, 06:46 PM
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Does the TS introduce safety issues or performance problems?
NO. The drivers of them do.
I'm not being sarcastic, it's the truth in most cases.
Racing aside (that's a different comparison), steps themselves should not be to blame. They require different driver input (or lack thereof).
Many accidents could probably be avoided by just learning the technique.
The basics are really simple: Do NOT tuck the drives while turning!
No tabs below drives during turns.
Learn how the boat rides and drives before pushing it to it's limits.

You will love the Twin Step.

By the way, if you like baby soft leather in a twin step Cigarette, Click Here
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Old 04-21-2004, 06:48 PM
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Chris,

Have you seen Kevin's yet?

It ought to help you decide!

-Al
Brigitte & I went to Miami with him to pick it up - that experience actually motivated us to sell our Laveycraft in order to go with a Cig!

Thanks, Kev!
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Old 04-21-2004, 06:57 PM
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How fast do you really want to go anyway?
We want to be able to go 85-90, with the ability to go 75 all day without laboring the motors.

We are still undecided on 500s or 575s, but are resisting the large blown motors or motors that will require a lot of "Teague time".
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Also,dont forget that a t/s rides smoother,and you dont have to tab it to stop it from porpoising.
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We want to be able to go 85-90, with the ability to go 75 all day without laboring the motors.

We are still undecided on 500s or 575s, but are resisting the large blown motors or motors that will require a lot of "Teague time".
If you buy a boat with 500EFIs and want to go faster I suggest Votec Superchargers. You should get 98-100 MPH.
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Straight hull Cig will need about 850 HP to hit those numbers. At that point you will want at least IMCO drives (More likely #5-#6's).

D-Mans boat does the numbers you are talking about with the right power package (He got 400 hours out of his last motors).

Hours on engines will mainly depend on one variable in a Cigarette: Your Right hand (Left hand in a Fountain). Throttle the boat wrong and you better own stock in Merc.

You could do a straight hull w/ 500EFIs and a larger Pro Charger, XR drives and be safe (About 800-825HP???)

Phil at Lipship knows all the HP to MPH variables (Because he has done them all). Check my numbers with him. Plus, if you buy a boat from Phil he teaches you what to do with it. I have yet to hear anyone say Phil sold them a boat and left them to learn how to drive it.

Good luck and I look forward to meeting and talking to you both this weekend.

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I think we are going to have our T/S out on the lake on saturday. Flag us down if you want a ride. it has run 81.3 with 500 EFI's on Havasu heavy on fuel.
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We want to be able to go 85-90, with the ability to go 75 all day without laboring the motors.

We are still undecided on 500s or 575s, but are resisting the large blown motors or motors that will require a lot of "Teague time".
Sounds like you've made up your mind ....

90+ mph with 525EFI's .... my decision was a no brainer
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Gary,

Am I getting a ride on the TG this weekend?

Havasu Cig - I'm going to be looking for you.
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If you buy a boat with 500EFIs and want to go faster I suggest Votec Superchargers. You should get 98-100 MPH.
T-bone on this board has an AWESOME Top with Vortechs for sale. Super Clean.
Check it out, it was in the classifeds.
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