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Old 03-22-2005, 09:18 AM
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MY kevlar hull is stronger and not much lighter. Carbon Fiber and epoxy for super light and strong. $$$$
Yep, Carbon Fiber is very light and strong!

F129Fountain-If your serious about it, call Phil @ Lip-Ship, 305-933-9988. He built the boat new.

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Old 03-22-2005, 09:22 AM
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Looking through my old collection of Powerboat Magazines, I came across a Kevlar Top Gun test. It is on a Lip-Ship Edition with Zul 600s. I don't know if this is yours. Here is some data:
Top Speed at RPM 83.3 MPH at 5300
Acceleration in 20 sec. 72.0 MPH
Mirrange Acceleration 40-70 MPH in 6.8 Sec
MPH vs. RPM 58 MPH 3500 RPM
MPH vs. RPM 72 MPH 4500 RPM
Fuel Economy 1.1MPG 55 MPH
Fuel Economy 0.6Mpg WOT
Sound Level 88 dBA open
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Default Re: advantage of kevlar hull for a 38 top gun.... how much lighter?

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... I believe TwinStepGun said it runs in the mid 90's with the 950's.
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Not sure but unless he changed I don't think that Brandon has 950's more like 650's Bobby, check your pictures of his engines. It does run in the nineties with the 650's from what I recall.

Anyway whenever he runs all I look at is the babes he hauls around who cares how fast he goes!
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:30 AM
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Not sure but unless he changed I don't think that Brandon has 950's more like 650's Bobby, check your pictures of his engines. It does run in the nineties with the 650's from what I recall.

Anyway whenever he runs all I look at is the babes he hauls around who cares how fast he goes!
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GL, Primal Instinct (Curt) has the 950's in his Gun. Brandon told me that it ran in the mid 90's.

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Pass the pipe! (d-hlaw, where is that picture?) Check with Primal Instinct. He had 650hp in his '99 Top Gun and put in big power (950hp). I believe TwinStepGun said it runs in the mid 90's with the 950's.

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I think they are 625`s but the speed is right on.
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POOL WHORE. Yup thats it. I appreciate the stats that helps alot.
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I knew i could count on yall to get me the info..... Thanks
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POOL WHORE. Could you tell me the price as tested on that rig?
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Yup thats it!
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