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Old 08-30-2004, 05:44 PM
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...plane on one engine?
Just curious. I have been told mine would; never tried it until this weekend. I did run the port engine out of fuel once, and stayed on plane with the SB engine for a mile or two.

This weekend, I found myself very low on fuel on the port engine, with a little more on the SB. I decided to give it a shot, and make a run for the fuel dock a couple miles away; and save port fuel for docking.

She eased up slowly, on the SB motor drive tucked, with port off and in neutral, prop on, port drive trimmed out; tabs all the way down. I was able to raise the tabs once on plane, trim out the powered drive, and run 30mph. Needless to say, I was pretty impressed with the efficiency of the stepped hull, planing with only 425HP. Props are B1 28P, and I doubt it would do it with Hydros.
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Old 08-30-2004, 05:49 PM
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Filkl up the tanks next time ya poodle!! Are you trying to be a DAP like Jeffrey?
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The second half goes so much quicker than the first!
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I spun a hub out of a prop on my boat 1994 Baja 32 caliber with 27 Mirage and could only get 8.7 mph before the other prop would blow out
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Old 08-30-2004, 08:23 PM
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A 35 Fountain won't get on plane with one engine. It will run 7.5 mph though.
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Not a chance in he!!.
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hell NO !
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33 Donzi NO WAY!! Kind of sucks when you blow an impeller and have to limp back to your dock.
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After a fresh coat of bottom paint and a fresh set of props, oh yeah!
I had lost one tranny. I decided to give a go with one engine. It took a bit, but she did get up and go, then I backed off. All 31 tons!!! 57 feet long all aluminum. The hull design I guess just made it work like a cat and gave it enough lift...
I couldn't believe it....
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i was on plane when my stbd drive went and i stayed on plane easing off and just barely on the stick. one drive heavy boat alot of hp probably the best way to smoke a drive wouldnt do it again unless emergency.
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