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Keytime 06-12-2019 12:29 PM

2019 LOTO Shootout - Powerplay Surge
 
Apaches have Tribes. Cigarettes have Packs. Powerplays have Surges. Well, until we come up with a better name. :cool-smiley-011:

A discussion popped up on that dreaded Facebook about gathering some Powerplays at the LOTO Shootout this year. Interest was expressed, so let's see if we can get a few together. John Stern, John Lewis, and John Humphrey (me) have the only three Powerplays on LOTO, as far as I know. Brian Bowen lives nearby in KS and will bring his '96 33 over as well. We'll be happy to help with any info.

For those unfamiliar with the Shootout, it's a week-long event with things picking up mid-week with the Wednesday night strip party where many boats are lined up on the Bagnell Dam strip. IMO, Friday is the best day of the year to run on the lake... lots of hardware out on the water having a good time. Saturday and Sunday are race days... perhaps we can talk a Powerplay or two into running the course. :D

More info to come. Maps, schedule, etc.

Let's assemble some Powerplays!

Knot 4 Me 06-13-2019 07:19 AM

Which PP did you buy? I saw a white/red/yellow one back around the gas dock at Formula Boats on 6/1 (I'm on F Dock) that I hadn't seen down there before. Only got a quick glimpse but thought it was a 33.

Aqua Banshee 06-13-2019 07:42 AM

Saw one on Tablerock last weekend. Rare sighting

Keytime 06-13-2019 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by Knot 4 Me (Post 4691638)
Which PP did you buy? I saw a white/red/yellow one back around the gas dock at Formula Boats on 6/1 (I'm on F Dock) that I hadn't seen down there before. Only got a quick glimpse but thought it was a 33.

I bought Pedal Pusher. New name TBD.

The boat you saw was probably John Lewis' boat. He's had his '89 33 for at least 10 years on LOTO.

Keytime 06-13-2019 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by Aqua Banshee (Post 4691643)
Saw one on Tablerock last weekend. Rare sighting

That's Brian Bowen from Kansas. He bought the McLeod-interior '96 with blower engines. He's loving it.

SB 06-13-2019 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by Keytime (Post 4691527)
Apaches have Tribes. Cigarettes have Packs. Powerplays have Surges. Well, until we come up with a better name. :cool-smiley-011:

Gang(s).
Electrical term right ?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.off...6be47b469e.jpg

Knot 4 Me 06-13-2019 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by Keytime (Post 4691669)
I bought Pedal Pusher. New name TBD.

The boat you saw was probably John Lewis' boat. He's had his '89 33 for at least 10 years on LOTO.

Crazy. Been on the lake regularly for the last 20 years and had never seen it. Pics of your new ride?

Keytime 06-14-2019 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by Knot 4 Me (Post 4691686)
Crazy. Been on the lake regularly for the last 20 years and had never seen it. Pics of your new ride?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.off...4a4394b26.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.off...4fc4714ab.jpeg

Keytime 06-14-2019 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by Knot 4 Me (Post 4691686)
Crazy. Been on the lake regularly for the last 20 years and had never seen it. Pics of your new ride?

Hereís an old ad for the boat when Billy was selling.

Name : Peddle Pusher

johnmiffco 06-14-2019 06:55 PM

were coming up for shootout weekend
haven't made decision what bringing yet the 33PP or 40 skater
congrads on pedal pusher it came from our bud in LA
so have 1 less 33 on poncentrain now,,,,,lol
wlyk if bringing PP

Keytime 06-14-2019 09:55 PM


Originally Posted by johnmiffco (Post 4691869)
were coming up for shootout weekend
haven't made decision what bringing yet the 33PP or 40 skater
congrads on pedal pusher it came from our bud in LA
so have 1 less 33 on poncentrain now,,,,,lol
wlyk if bringing PP

Thanks! Very excited about running it this summer.

Sounds good!

SecondWind 06-14-2019 10:28 PM

Congrats, nice boat!

Keytime 06-25-2019 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by SecondWind (Post 4691889)
Congrats, nice boat!

Thanks!

90viper 06-26-2019 07:40 PM

Looking forward to seeing your new ride at LOTO

Knot 4 Me 06-27-2019 06:34 AM


Originally Posted by 90viper (Post 4694012)
Looking forward to seeing your new ride at LOTO

Ditto!

lake13oz 08-25-2019 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by Knot 4 Me (Post 4691638)
Which PP did you buy? I saw a white/red/yellow one back around the gas dock at Formula Boats on 6/1 (I'm on F Dock) that I hadn't seen down there before. Only got a quick glimpse but thought it was a 33.

Iíve had it here since 2007. So cool that more have landed at LOTO!

Mentalpause 08-25-2019 01:22 PM

Just saw your run at the shootout via stream. 88. Boat looked good running. perfect attitude.

JaayTeee 08-25-2019 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by Mentalpause (Post 4703731)
Just saw your run at the shootout via stream. 88. Boat looked good running. perfect attitude.

what he said....I was getting tired of watching them either hopping or chine walking , this did neither

johnmiffco 08-26-2019 10:24 AM

keytime,,,,I didn't make loto as wanted the weather was looking bad on tues for trip there in rain and a few other reasons so I stayed in texas,,,,
brian with the no agenda 33 said he saw u in a good group of 5 PPs wish could have seen em runnin together
good ole 33PP just a good heavy boat for the snot,,,takes a lot to make em hop or chine walk,,,lol
looked good,,,,

Keytime 08-27-2019 01:32 PM

Thanks, guys! Thatís really nice to hear.

The first run on Saturday (87) was my first time ever running the boat for speed. I aired it out more on Sunday as I got more comfortable with it. Ran 88 and 88, then went to the dock to clear all the weight out of it. lol Had some extra just-in-case stuff on the boat. Went out and ran an 89 then. Got too greedy and blew the props out after that for an 86. That was a shame, but it was a great experience while learning the boat. Went back to the start for a final attempt at 90 but they shut down after the boat in front of me at 2:58pm. That was frustrating, but if you canít hit 90 in 5 tries, thatís the driverís problem. :D

Weíre obviously not running the fastest boats for the power, but I had a blast showing off the 33 and, as Robert Goulet says, doing the event a freaking service. :ernaehrung004::coolcowboy:

Seriously, I really enjoyed friends and family running vicariously with me and enjoying the show. Brad Harrington and I both ran 87 on Saturday and talked some trash. I told him they should let us do an old school drag race next year. :cool-smiley-011:

Keytime 08-27-2019 01:38 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.off...99dc321cc.jpeg
Running with Brian and Jennifer Bowen in their Ď96 on Friday.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.off...8f15b7659.jpeg

Stopping to visit John Stern on Friday. John Lewisí Ď89 is up front, Brian Bowenís Ď96 in the middle, and my Ď97.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.off...149a5365b.jpeg

Docked at Captain Ronís.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.off...e80ded459.jpeg

Waiting to run.

F-2 Speedy 08-27-2019 02:02 PM

Boat looks nice, good to see you finally bought one.... sorry don't remember you name you stopped by the house and picked up some EFI stuff for a bud of yours, solid run on course

Ken

Keytime 08-27-2019 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy (Post 4704105)
Boat looks nice, good to see you finally bought one.... sorry don't remember you name you stopped by the house and picked up some EFI stuff for a bud of yours, solid run on course

Ken

Thanks, Ken! Yep, that was me. John Humphrey. Marcís boat was just finished and heís on the water. HP Mafia did the upgrade for him.

Hows the Cig?

F-2 Speedy 08-27-2019 03:27 PM

Hey John, had a couple issues at the Cig event with the new engines but Myrick and I got it sorted.

AWOL 08-27-2019 07:57 PM

Whatís the setup in that boat? I,too, am .8 mph away from 90!

Keytime 08-27-2019 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by AWOL (Post 4704186)
Whatís the setup in that boat? I,too, am .8 mph away from 90!

700hp 580ís
SSM-IVís
2Ē spacers
17-1/2Ē 31P 4-blade cleavers spinning out
I still need to fine-tune it.

How about you?

AWOL 08-27-2019 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by Keytime (Post 4704199)


700hp 580ís
SSM-IVís
2Ē spacers
17-1/2Ē 31P 4-blade cleavers spinning out
I still need to fine-tune it.

How about you?

509s with unknown hp. Hits 87 most of the time, 88 with the right conditions, and got 89.2 (once) with some tweaked/repitched Mirage Plus 29s.

Iím now trying out regular Mirage 29s but just recovered from a bent exhaust valve and havenít pushed it to the max yet. I also turned the timing back.

I found an old thread with Ed posting about Powerplays like the drives toe-out 1/4Ē (spinning out). Mine were 1/8Ē toe in and noticed an improvement when I adjusted it. Maybe check yours during the fine tuning if you havenít already?


frickstyle 08-28-2019 06:27 AM

Keytime, where are your drives in relation to the bottom surface with the 2" spacers?

Keytime 08-29-2019 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by AWOL (Post 4704212)
I found an old thread with Ed posting about Powerplays like the drives toe-out 1/4Ē (spinning out). Mine were 1/8Ē toe in and noticed an improvement when I adjusted it. Maybe check yours during the fine tuning if you havenít already?

Thank you. I'll look into that.

Keytime 08-29-2019 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by frickstyle (Post 4704245)
Keytime, where are your drives in relation to the bottom surface with the 2" spacers?

Honestly have not measured it. Been a busy summer for me. Planning on getting more into the nuts and bolts in the future. I'll check and let ya know.


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