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Old 08-30-2004, 10:15 PM
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31 sonic, bravo props, not a chance.
Be carefull, thats a lot of strain on your drive.
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:34 PM
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I have tripps, and I can't get up on two.
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I rode for a while on one but backed off when I knew I was straining things. I might have been able to go farther but did not want to push it. Then it was slow going.
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i had a drive break on a poker run one time. the u joints threw and it broke the bellow. water was coming in and i was 50 miles from the trailer. i had everone go up front, and put the stick all the way down and it did it. it got up to about 30. im sure it wasnt easy on the drive, but there wasnt much other choice. 27' baja with twins.
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Ive done it a couple of times. blew an impeller 20 miles from the dock. it was late and i wanted to get back before dark. i knew the 37's could run on plane on one motor so i thought what the hell, i'll try my 32' . took a little bit of doing but got it up on plane. rode the rest of the way back at about 35. could push it to almost 45 but the engine oil temp really got high so was able to back it off to 35 mph and it was a nice comfortable ride back. no problems of any kind resulting from those rides on one motor.
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Old 08-30-2004, 11:37 PM
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Mine want either. Probably not worth hurting a drive anyway.
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I ran it on the brand drive with the brand new upper, and all still under warranty.
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I have four Yanmar diesels. And it's hard to convince people that this is better than having two large diesels but the ability to plane on only two motors is just one of the benefits. She tops out at just over 80 mph but will run 62 with only three engines running and about 40 mph with only two engines running. Getting on plane with only two engines is a bit tricky and requires me to play with the tabs a little but it's possible. This is an important safety issue even though losing two diesel engines at the same time is rather unlikely...
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Funny this post hit when it did. had a engine not start this weekend.... (Turns out is was the neutral safety wire had come loose).... planed but slow in a Formula 302 with full tabs brought back up to #4 after getting going.
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31 Sonic ......wouldn't take the chance of puking out a drive....
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