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Forum: General Boating Discussion Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Tom A.
It's a great run and I would love to help but I...

It's a great run and I would love to help but I already have a full boat for the run.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-14-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,976
Posted By Tom A.
I love my SCX drives. I run 700+ HP and Torque...

I love my SCX drives. I run 700+ HP and Torque through them and in 7 years only had one cone clutch stick. Before installing them I popped 3 Xr drives in 2 years.
I have heard some issues with the...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-23-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Tom A.
I have a pair of 575's built right now running...

I have a pair of 575's built right now running 700hp and love them.
They are a good motor if you put a few $$ in to them. (Roller cam, open up the heads and remap the computer and they easily make...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-10-2017, 03:51 PM
Forum: Cigarette 10-02-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By Tom A.
Let me preface this by saying I have always loved...

Let me preface this by saying I have always loved Cigarettes (Gladiators and Maximus in particular) and at some point may get one.
That said, here is the ZrComp side of things. The footwell is very...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-17-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,553
Posted By Tom A.
I loved my Kryptonite. With 550 HP she ran into...

I loved my Kryptonite.
With 550 HP she ran into the low 80's all day long.
8' beam, 27' running surface made her very predictable and a strong runner in rough water.
She becomes a drivers boat as...
Forum: Cigarette 09-15-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Tom A.
My understanding is that they were very deck...

My understanding is that they were very deck heavy and had a tendency to porpoise. Twin engines were slugs and trips were a nightmare to maintain back in the day. You have to remember big HP and...
Forum: Cigarette 09-08-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By Tom A.
Needs to get a few major facts right - ...

Needs to get a few major facts right -

Engines are staggered because they won't fit side by side....... ummmm? LOL

The two steps in the hull under the driver are to reinforce the areas...
Forum: Donzi 08-30-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Tom A.
My boat ran best when I had all my safety gear,...

My boat ran best when I had all my safety gear, tools, etc under the deck of the boat. I guess it was closer to the cockpit than the bow under the deck now that I think about it.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-30-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,554
Posted By Tom A.
Back then my Donzi was 22', now its 38'.

Back then my Donzi was 22', now its 38'.
Forum: Donzi 08-29-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Tom A.
Just listed it in the classifieds here: ...

Just listed it in the classifieds here:
OffshoreOnly Classifieds - Boat Classifieds - Boat Parts (http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifieds/1-owner-38-donzi-zr-w-700-s-and-nxt-s-o70536.html)

BTW -...
Forum: Donzi 08-29-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Tom A.
I had a 22 Classic with a supercharged 454 and it...

I had a 22 Classic with a supercharged 454 and it ran 80+ mph. Play with some different props and also weight in the bow of the boat. Also check the bottom for a hook as well.
I don't remember if...
Forum: Donzi 08-18-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Tom A.
Check Marine Unlimited in NJ - My friend just...

Check Marine Unlimited in NJ - My friend just listed his 2007 38zr with 700 NXT - Bumped up to 850hp, HD transmissions and runs a solid 115+

Original owner, maintained with an open checkbook. Lift...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-17-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tom A.
The two speed Transmission may be the way to go....

The two speed Transmission may be the way to go. It's basically a Powergluide drag racing trans.
Spool it up quick to get it on plane and shift into overdrive.
My friend Bob had that on his 44 MTI...
Forum: Donzi 08-14-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Tom A.
Good job! Welcome to the OCD boat club! My...

Good job!

Welcome to the OCD boat club! My laundry may pile up, my grass might need to be cut but my boat's bilge is spotless!

LOL
Forum: Donzi 08-11-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Tom A.
I do not know the owner personally but have seen...

I do not know the owner personally but have seen the boat many times over the past few years. It is always spotless and looks well cared for. It has always been maintained by a reputable hi...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-11-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By Tom A.
Good Luck with the new club! We in NJ have...

Good Luck with the new club!
We in NJ have embraced all boats in our club. We have a 40mph class for our Atlantic City Poker Run and have changed a few of our poker runs into fun runs with no entry...
Forum: Cigarette 08-10-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,295
Posted By Tom A.
Congrats on the new Cig!

Congrats on the new Cig!
Forum: Donzi 08-10-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Tom A.
The two best options are to "Y or T" into the...

The two best options are to "Y or T" into the bilge pump line (maybe put a one way valve on it) or run a hose to drain the cooler to the where the bilge pump is.
Forum: Donzi 08-07-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Tom A.
There should be a flush hull side drain fitting...

There should be a flush hull side drain fitting that connects to the cooler with a hose. Every 27zr I've seen has the drain on the port side 2/3 of the way down the hull side in line with the front...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 07-26-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By Tom A.
I have the SCX upper with the SC lowers and made...

I have the SCX upper with the SC lowers and made sure the drive height was the exact same as the Xr's were set up so as to not be chasing a new x dimension, etc. Yes, I did loose 3-5mph on the top...
Forum: Cigarette 07-21-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By Tom A.
The 2006 38 Top Gun had a slight facelift and was...

The 2006 38 Top Gun had a slight facelift and was re-branded with the GT name.

https://www.soundingsonline.com/news/new-boats-14
Forum: General Boating Discussion 07-07-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,868
Posted By Tom A.
Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Forum: Donzi 07-03-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,504
Posted By Tom A.
Come back to the Comp side!

Come back to the Comp side!
Forum: General Boating Discussion 06-19-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Tom A.
As an experienced 575 boat owner, at 500 hours,...

As an experienced 575 boat owner, at 500 hours, the top end has been gone through at least once.
At 500 hours, you will need to at least do a good once over on the entire engines. Chances are the...
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