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Old 12-20-2012, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by MILD THUNDER View Post
Thanks man! I wouldn't mind some blown 540's !
mine has 540 900hp blower motors an #5 drives
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by johnnyboatman View Post
well if thats the case bigger cubic inch, m/t your engines look awesome and the numbers are impressive, sure you dont want some n/a talldeck 540s
What's the deal with these? I think I've seen you try to trade them off to almost every member on here?? Don't like them? Lol

You can definitely get this boat on the water for less than 30k. Just have to be very careful in your purchases and plan ahead!
My hawk will be ready in the spring with Ssm 3's and 600-650hp blower motors for way under 30,000 total "investment"
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:28 AM
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lil red just thinkin of going back to blown, dont think i can take it going slower will feel like im dragin a achor, actually these are going to be a pretty good setup, its just once youve been blown, you cant go back.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:33 AM
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and with the economy ive seen several sets of blower motors sale way cheap, i know what it cost to build a pair with good stuff, and some that are in the classifieds are a deal atleast if they have what they claim they have in them, theres a few guys that have bought what were supposed to be 540ci plus only to tear them down and have 502s
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Ahh I hear ya there man!
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:16 AM
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Is it just me but does your boat look exactly like a 38KV Scarab? Did they share hull designs?

I always wondered about that, the flat deck Scarabs and old Flat deck Cigs look very much a like....
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JetJock View Post
Is it just me but does your boat look exactly like a 38KV Scarab? Did they share hull designs?

I always wondered about that, the flat deck Scarabs and old Flat deck Cigs look very much a like....
I'm not 100% Sure but I dont think they are made from the same mold.however they do share some caracteristics. I think the KV has a wider beam. I think it's very possible that some design ideas came from the Cig. Larry smith was the designer for scarab and I would imagine he designed his own boat. I have always thought they look very similar, maybe someone else would know more.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyboatman View Post
lil red just thinkin of going back to blown, dont think i can take it going slower will feel like im dragin a achor, actually these are going to be a pretty good setup, its just once youve been blown, you cant go back.
I agree. Blown is the way to go!
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top gun isnt exactly a flat deck cig
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I think a 38 Flatdeck scarab with Trs will be faster than a 38 Flatdeck cig with Trs with equal power
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