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01-25-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,424
Posted By JP-8

Thunderboat Row (1989 TV Pilot) Now available on DVD

This film has proven to be very elusive over the years, but a video transfer company specializing in rare films has made it available. Price is a little steep, but it's the only game in town.

A...
10-01-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By JP-8

Many years ago, I used to hang out at a...

Many years ago, I used to hang out at a now-defunct Miami Vice forum. Not long after I started posting there, a member of the camera crew for Vice joined up and was given his own section on the...
Forum: Formula
08-09-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,121
Posted By JP-8

I've heard similar observations about the 402's...

I've heard similar observations about the 402's build quality, strange bilge proportions, and cockpit depth. I remember asking Formula years ago what they thought about tweaking the 402 design and...
Forum: Formula
07-22-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By JP-8

This 302 KAAMA looks familiar

(Didn't see this mentioned anywhere else)

This boat may ring a bell for those who remember; it's cuda's old 302 KAAMA...
Forum: Excalibur
07-08-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,537
Posted By JP-8

Lightbulb It's nothing as absurd as all that. No one tunes...

It's nothing as absurd as all that. No one tunes to 13 gph because the traditional method of fuel delivery doesn't allow for it.



And therein lies the crux of the matter. The only thing that...
Forum: Excalibur
07-01-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,537
Posted By JP-8

I used to think along very similar lines, but...

I used to think along very similar lines, but I've since come across way too many vintage publications by General Motors and Shell that clearly state otherwise. The book Fuel Economy of the Gasoline...
07-01-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,901
Posted By JP-8

I recall a particulary interesting discussion...

I recall a particulary interesting discussion about this very topic back in 2003 when I would lurk around here periodically.

The point was raised that a surface drive is arguably a superior way...
12-10-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,485
Posted By JP-8

I don't have my archives handy at the moment, but...

I don't have my archives handy at the moment, but am pretty sure the 28 was a prototype, and then shortened to become the 233. Both were identical in every dimension, besides length. I'll look around...
06-14-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 47,064
Posted By JP-8

In theory, the Scarab should have a slight edge...

In theory, the Scarab should have a slight edge with its 23 degree deadrise and longer running surface, but I doubt there would be much difference in performance if both boats had the same power.
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Forum: Formula
01-03-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,297
Posted By JP-8

I used to abide by the "bigger is better"...

I used to abide by the "bigger is better" philosophy, and naturally regarded the 357 as one to aspire toward.

But, after getting to know it a little better, I've reconsidered.

As Kaama302...
Forum: Formula
09-30-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,484
Posted By JP-8

Found these scans while going through some old...

Found these scans while going through some old folders. Shame the article is incomplete.

It shows off the unique design cues of the 402 to great effect, though.
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09-27-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,559
Posted By JP-8

The 36 wide was a very interesting boat. They...

The 36 wide was a very interesting boat. They often had exquisite woodwork in the cabins that gave an
"orient express" look. Just add big power, and you have a 75 MPH wave crusher.
...
Forum: Formula
09-26-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,484
Posted By JP-8

The 402 SR-1 is my favorite model by Formula, bar...

The 402 SR-1 is my favorite model by Formula, bar none. It was designed for the time-is-money sort of person, who wanted a boat with accommodations usually found in a Lear jet of the era....
09-20-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By JP-8

Wow, it really is a small world. I never would...

Wow, it really is a small world. I never would have guessed that you and Harry worked together, but it doesn't surprise me. Two great minds, indeed.

I've been following the Cyclone engine for a...
09-20-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 47,064
Posted By JP-8

Being partial to all of them, I would struggle to...

Being partial to all of them, I would struggle to single just one out. They all require a minimum of 625 HP a side to really shine.

...
09-18-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By JP-8

Neat old boating article

I've always liked to read old boating publications. Not only are they vastly more interesting than present issues, they're one of the few sources where one can find original specs and test reports on...
08-21-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By JP-8

While I've never had any noise-related problems...

While I've never had any noise-related problems while at LG, I have seen others get bothered often enough to appreciate the mounting disgruntled sentiments.

There is, however, one ironic...
07-22-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,750
Posted By JP-8

You're apprehension of the domino effect is...

You're apprehension of the domino effect is well-founded.

If you select your custom cam/heads/intake appropriately, a 509 will get the job done with great aplomb, and the budget can be kept...
07-21-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,750
Posted By JP-8

When it comes to measuring an engine's...

When it comes to measuring an engine's performance in a boat; the obsession with horsepower must be dispensed with, and a greater focus given to the engine's torque.

This is an excellent article...
07-01-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,318
Posted By JP-8

I've always thought the same. There is so much...

I've always thought the same. There is so much that could be done to improve both performance and fuel economy beyond what the manufacturers give us. But you'd be surprised at just how unpopular the...
05-19-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,247
Posted By JP-8

Your threads always manage to be some of the most...

Your threads always manage to be some of the most fascinating.

I started poking around here back in 2003, and I've never seen any other member so well-versed in Formula's early Porter years.
...
05-17-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,247
Posted By JP-8

One of the most interesting threads to come along...

One of the most interesting threads to come along in a while. Kudos, Sprink!

The history of offshore racing is, by far, the most obscure of all motorsports. A shame, too, as it is arguably the...
04-25-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,877
Posted By JP-8

All valid points, for sure. And the performance...

All valid points, for sure. And the performance accoutrements would nudge the price up considerably.

More money is required these days to get into performance boating compared to even a few years...
04-23-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,877
Posted By JP-8

Not exactly. I made reference to catalytic...

Not exactly. I made reference to catalytic converters merely to illustrate that an engine rarely makes complete use of the fuel's potential energy, hence the need for the cat to clean up after it. I...
04-23-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,877
Posted By JP-8

I know that rectangular-port heads are thought to...

I know that rectangular-port heads are thought to be highly desirable, but I have found that in every instance, the oval-ports afford much greater performance and yield greater efficiency in a marine...
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