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10-22-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I know that racing sail boats do something to the...

I know that racing sail boats do something to the surface finish to rough it up for more speed. They say that a perfectly smooth surface sticks to the water and increases drag. I have noticed on my...
10-22-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,968
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I'm just east of the Mackinac Straits and have...

I'm just east of the Mackinac Straits and have been caught in 10'-12's in a 16 foot ski boat. Had to go 2 miles to get to safe harbor. I had to ride the waves like a dirt bike with the bilge pump...
Forum: General Q & A
10-21-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By ThisIsLivin

My wife talks a good story, we won't go fast etc....

My wife talks a good story, we won't go fast etc. But once we get going she's the one giving me the wave to drop the hammer. We were cruising along about 65 and another boat passed us and she gave...
Forum: General Q & A
10-20-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By ThisIsLivin

You need to know the details on the pieces and...

You need to know the details on the pieces and parts. What block and mains, crank, rods, fasteners, etc. Cam lobe profiles are most critical as valve train is usually the first to wear out. ...
Forum: Velocity
10-05-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Thanks for the update, good to hear what's going...

Thanks for the update, good to hear what's going on. I contacted Scott on some fabric I needed to update my boat and he was very helpful. I have looked at other boats, but when I see the issues...
09-30-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Take half the difference of what it would cost...

Take half the difference of what it would cost for a complete Bravo drive setup and discount the boat by that amount. You will will sell the boat and save yourself half the cost and the aggravation...
09-22-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By ThisIsLivin

GGB used to make the best marine mufflers, but...

GGB used to make the best marine mufflers, but they stopped making them. I used to run Gibson clamp on, but with 700hp they slow me down so I removed them. I installed the Daytona Sensors ignition...
Forum: General Q & A
09-21-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By ThisIsLivin

The Bravo III is a duo prop that requires special...

The Bravo III is a duo prop that requires special props, in other words the answer is no.
Forum: Velocity
09-20-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I have found that my 280 likes a bit of speed in...

I have found that my 280 likes a bit of speed in rough water. Iíve been in 8í, that was the most fun. I left my wife on the dock and went out and played. I had the boat so far out of the water she...
Forum: General Q & A
09-16-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I'm running 280+ when pushing it hard and 200-220...

I'm running 280+ when pushing it hard and 200-220 cruising at 55 with Amsoil Dominator 15w-50.
Forum: General Q & A
09-15-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Here's what I ended up with, worked perfect. I...

Here's what I ended up with, worked perfect. I used rubber grommets for the screws holding them down so they are sealed and weather strip around the inside lip so they are water tight....
Forum: General Q & A
09-14-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By ThisIsLivin

The rubber looks like it has splits in it. Time...

The rubber looks like it has splits in it. Time to get new, I just replaced mine with a decent SFI rated piece from JEGS.
09-01-2020, 11:27 AM
Forum: General Q & A
08-25-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By ThisIsLivin

That's easy, Daytona Sensors CD-1 Marine...

That's easy, Daytona Sensors CD-1 Marine ignition. Completely programmable, has idle speed control for those of us with big cam and start retard. You can tie timing to boost levels, you can retard...
08-18-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Try Ron at Dynamic Speed and Marine, they also...

Try Ron at Dynamic Speed and Marine, they also own Captains Cove Marina. He does all my machining and engine work. They are located at Hall and Jefferson.
Forum: General Q & A
08-17-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I'm running a custom Comp Cams CB-3113/3151 that...

I'm running a custom Comp Cams CB-3113/3151 that ends up being .623/.612 lift, 242/252 @ .050" and lobe separation at 112 with a 1.7 rocker. It's in a 524ci BBC with AFR 315 heads Ferrea valves,...
Forum: General Q & A
08-14-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Simple answer is no. I'm thinking they may have...

Simple answer is no. I'm thinking they may have used the wrong head gasket or you had a leak at the intake, especially to get 1.5 quarts of water.
Forum: General Q & A
08-12-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By ThisIsLivin

https://www.cpperformance.com/images/product/large...

https://www.cpperformance.com/images/product/large/410-284405.jpg

I should have included the picture to begin with. This is the style I am considering. I'm mostly out on Lake Huron and don't...
08-10-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Have you checked your spark plugs to see if you...

Have you checked your spark plugs to see if you are getting excess fuel? Could also be you coil over heating, had that on my boat, did the exact same thing.
08-08-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,785
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Call George at AADS. He rebuilt my drive after ...

Call George at AADS. He rebuilt my drive after
I blew it up for less than a new one and gave me a 24 month warranty behind 700hp. 4 years later and itís still mint.
Forum: General Q & A
07-28-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Thanks for the education, very interesting...

Thanks for the education, very interesting indeed. I may have to talk to you about putting my motor on the dyno to see what you can do for it. You think you're close until you see this.
Forum: General Q & A
07-27-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I feel like I'm stepping of a cliff here. The...

I feel like I'm stepping of a cliff here. The big spacer makes the intake look like a single plane so the carb won't see the intake pulse at idle which will make it somewhat unresponsive to...
07-27-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I recommend checking with Mitcher T at...

I recommend checking with Mitcher T at https://www.mitchertcustompainting.com/. He did my boat at a price that was so cheap I couldn't afford not to do it. He took my boat from this....
Forum: General Q & A
07-27-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Check the Isky link they are a Johnson lifter...

Check the Isky link they are a Johnson lifter with Isky technology. Looks like the best of both worlds.
07-27-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Found the problem. Shift cable was rubbing on...

Found the problem. Shift cable was rubbing on the coupler. Put a new cable in and I'm back on the water.
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