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Old 10-10-2004, 05:17 AM
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Too Old,

Clamps inside of WickedWons are holding all the Cables.
Throttles, tabs, tranny's drive indicators etc.

There not really a pinch clamp, actually machined to fit
the number of cables running through them.

More like a C-channel with a top cap or side cap in this case.

Then held on with two cap screws, simple nice and clean
set-up. And made of aluminum I believe.

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Old 10-10-2004, 09:36 AM
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What a setup!
Glad to see the power is taken from the flywheel end. That is why the rear crankshaft bearing is large and the front one is small.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:16 PM
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Excellent stagger post MC ! Just to add a couple of notes, stagger's allow ya to run faster with less throttling in a chop as they don't unload the props as often ( easier on drives ) they also fly straighter when coming off of confused waves as they tend to unload together reducing the twist or roll as one unloads later. On the saddle tank front we were able to reduce the roll effect by keeping the tanks low and contoured to the hull bottom for the most capacity, they're under the diamond plate below and hold 75 gal each.
We were out yesterday in NK's rig in 3-5's and I was amazed at how hooked up the props stayed...with the staggered and boxes he could continue to throttle where my side by side would be grabbing air...like WW says, fast in the rough and also easier on the hardware...win win combination.
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Old 10-10-2004, 07:01 PM
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does anyone know if a ts tg can be rigged with staggered --partial/full with ssm's???
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does anyone know if a ts tg can be rigged with staggered --partial/full with ssm's???
Suuuuuuuuure.... How much money do you want to spend?.........
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Old 10-13-2004, 08:33 PM
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Just curious about 1/2 stagger vs. full stagger???
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I am by no means a knowlegeable person about staggered, clearly since I am the one that started this thread with the question. But my understanding from the guys at Sunsation is the difference is in just how close the engines are aligned with the centerline. By that, a full staggered setup has your engine more closely aligned in the middle of the boat, and a partial staggered has less overlap in the alignment, therefore the engines are a greater offset from the centerline. My understanding is in the full staggered setup you can get the drives even closer to the center of the boat than you can with partial staggered.

I appreciate any input from those that know more about this than me.
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Mentalpause-- You are correct with your description. I believe the key reason to go to a short stagger is to get more weight forward in order to help 'fly level'.

Chris-- it was said in the 'cafe vs. TG ride difference' thread that there would not be enough room once the trannies were in place to go to a partial/full stagger. I do not know myself as I have not measured it.
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