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Old 06-14-2005, 06:48 PM
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It is a very nice boat....Just took awhile to become affordable !

You might want to PM "Tricky" from here...He has an 87..Big power & Vs on boxes...He has tried countless combos And has learned alot along the way..his is a rocket..running & out of the hole.Good guy..Always willing to help...
Cant find Trickey.......is it spelled different...........how fast does your tg plane with 4blade
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Old 06-14-2005, 06:55 PM
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You will probably need to build a raised hatch. My factory hatch also has pans underneath for additional clearance, with no scoops to clutter the sun pad. I can send you detailed pics if you need them or I'll be in Destin for 4th July weekend. Come on by at Crab Island and check it out.

I'm surprised at your low RPM performance with 3-blades turning inward. Sounds like its got plenty of potential. The paint looks great.
Looks like no VI's under yours, did you do all that!!!!
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Cant find Trickey.......is it spelled different...........how fast does your tg plane with 4blade
Mine is no ski-boat ! Thats for sure ! I am still tryin things.
My last was a Blown Bullet with Bravos so I am used to realy taking it easy coming up on plane...That doesnt seem to work so well with Vs ! Let me check the spelling...Tricky..No "e"
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Thanks. No, purchased it with the 1000 Chiefs and # 6's. Boat was rigged by TNT.

I don't make a habit of it, but mine will launch on plane with zero slip if I wish. I have actually raised the drives (spacers) since purchasing and it still gets up effortlessly.

I think the 6's are designed to trim under (in) a lot more than V's, which allows for a high "x" dimension with less slip. I am also running 17.5x29 and/or 17x32 four blade props.

Four blades with at least 16.5 diameter should help out your plane time.
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:45 AM
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So, If I go looking for some 4 blade should i go up a pitch or two
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No, do not go up in pitch. If you feel your present 3-blade pitch is accurate, then you will need the same pitch or more likely 1-2 inches less. The 4-blade will be more efficient across the RPM band, thereby requiring less pitch to produce the same RPM.

What size are your present props and WOT RPM?
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No, do not go up in pitch. If you feel your present 3-blade pitch is accurate, then you will need the same pitch or more likely 1-2 inches less. The 4-blade will be more efficient across the RPM band, thereby requiring less pitch to produce the same RPM.

What size are your present props and WOT RPM?
17X29 , have not run wot yet, broke blower pulley, wife going out of town next w/e. will get to tune carbs and run hard. will get back with ya
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