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Forum: Electronics
01-06-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,126
Posted By TomZ

I know this is a little late, but I'm a "yes" for...

I know this is a little late, but I'm a "yes" for the single amp suggestions. I went a little smaller with a PDX-5M, though it's birth sheet comes close to the PDX-V9. Speakers are Polk DB-series...
Forum: Formula
01-03-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,047
Posted By TomZ

Definitely ditch the silent thunder platform......

Definitely ditch the silent thunder platform... unless they're consistently removed and maintained/sealed, they ruin transoms. My 242's transom was ruined by the platform via leaks from the mounting...
Forum: Formula
01-02-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,047
Posted By TomZ

Not a Formula but definitely a nice boat! A...

Not a Formula but definitely a nice boat! A friend of mine has for sale a really nice 97 Scarab (ad says 2007 - a typo). Maintained by one of the best down here in Hampton Roads. It may be worth a...
Forum: Formula
12-30-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,047
Posted By TomZ

Wrong. The ‘88-up 454 Mag makes 450 lbs ft of...

Wrong. The ‘88-up 454 Mag makes 450 lbs ft of torque throughout the majority of the operating range. a cam change and exhaust will bring that figure to 500 lbs ft. The 383 is not going to touch that....
Forum: Formula
12-28-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,047
Posted By TomZ

Find a good big block boat and then build the...

Find a good big block boat and then build the engine that suits you once you've had the boat a while.

I think the key is finding a good candidate first, i.e. no structural issues. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Formula
12-28-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,047
Posted By TomZ

It’s going to be slow with a small block. I...

It’s going to be slow with a small block. I wouldn’t use one in anything over 22 ft with a single engine. Adding a supercharger to something not built for it is asking for headaches especially with a...
Forum: Formula
12-23-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,047
Posted By TomZ

A single engine 242 with an HP 500 502 should run...

A single engine 242 with an HP 500 502 should run close to 70 (67-68 or so) depending on how in tune it is.

Working on the single engine boat will be much easier. The two small blocks in a 242 are...
12-23-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By TomZ

Merry Christmas OSO!!

Merry Christmas OSO!!
Forum: General Q & A
12-16-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,911
Posted By TomZ

I went the gauge route too. I was going to use...

I went the gauge route too. I was going to use the handheld, but I'd like to catch issues as they come about. Cheap insurance.
12-14-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By TomZ

Exactly. Works like a charm.

Exactly. Works like a charm.
12-08-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By TomZ

Finish last winter's upgrades.

Finish last winter's upgrades.
11-18-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,153
Posted By TomZ

That plug looks like it goes to the fluid...

That plug looks like it goes to the fluid reservoir for the fuel pump.

Use adapter bushings and take the pressure reading from the thermostat housing. That will give you the best indicator of...
11-07-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,516
Posted By TomZ

Next year - I cannot get away from the office.

Next year - I cannot get away from the office.
11-07-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By TomZ

As was said already... your high altitude is...

As was said already... your high altitude is killing power. You might be able to get back some mechanical advantage by running a 1.62 drive or maybe even a 1.81. That would help to get rpm up some....
10-29-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 45,303
Posted By TomZ

Unfukn'-believable.

Unfukn'-believable.
Forum: Formula
10-24-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 24,264
Posted By TomZ

Slowly but surely…. ...

Slowly but surely….


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10-22-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 45,303
Posted By TomZ

$70 in VA Beach to fill up the Hellcat today and...

$70 in VA Beach to fill up the Hellcat today and it has a small tank compared to some. 2019 average was $50.

For me this just pisses me off; a thorn in my side. But what about those that have to...
Forum: Formula
10-18-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By TomZ

I don’t have a macerator port on mine. I was...

I don’t have a macerator port on mine. I was going to tie it into the output of the port sea strainer. That was the plan anyway.

The harder part is getting a pump that will work without having...
10-14-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,859
Posted By TomZ

Be careful with pressure washers around any areas...

Be careful with pressure washers around any areas that have openings into the transom and stringer cores.

All good suggestions here.

Believe it or not, I've found that a mix of Tide and Dawn...
10-14-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By TomZ

That's why I got rid of the whole thing.

That's why I got rid of the whole thing.
Forum: Formula
10-13-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By TomZ

Not sure what that’s about… Badmonkey can surely...

Not sure what that’s about… Badmonkey can surely speak for me and I’m sure for Distantthunder too. He’s been a part of this crew forever.

Trailer… subjective. Could be worth $50 or $10k. You...
Forum: Formula
10-12-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By TomZ

In this market? $50k

In this market? $50k
Forum: General Q & A
10-10-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,108
Posted By TomZ

Boredom got the best of me so I went out to the...

Boredom got the best of me so I went out to the garage to work on piecing these things together.

Parts needed….

...
10-07-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,505
Posted By TomZ

You forgot... "or floats"

You forgot... "or floats"
Forum: Formula
10-05-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 24,264
Posted By TomZ

Re-engineering is the name of the game right now....

Re-engineering is the name of the game right now. I posted about it in the tech forum but basically I'm a no-go with the Merc raw water pumps.... no room to service with the closed cooling installed....
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