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Old Jan 24, 2012, 09:17 PM
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I just got through raising the strut about 1/4" and put a thouch more positive in it. Thought I was already about that much above the sponson bottoms but was only about 1/16". Guess I didn't have it on a good level surface the 1st time. (my sprintcat has the strut 1/4" above the sponson bottoms)
I'm really wanting to get rid of the minor handling issues before making it go much faster. Need to get the nose riding just a little higher to get rid of that little bit of porpoise it's getting.
Doesnt raising the strut lift the bow but get less bite? If so i'd go for more diameter on the prop..................no? I run a 60mm in big yellow(before i trashed it). With it up how about an x457/3, thats what we ran on our big mono's.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Doesnt raising the strut lift the bow but get less bite? If so i'd go for more diameter on the prop..................no? I run a 60mm in big yellow(before i trashed it). With it up how about an x457/3, thats what we ran on our big mono's.
Just so happens there's a nicely s/b 460 in my prop box right now. I almost put it on for the maiden but was being cautious.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 09:31 PM
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It didn't look that bad in the vid Bill, that movement you made in the strut might of been the reason for the porpoising
You can hear it a little and I could "feel" it in the corners. When I get it running as smooth as my Sprintcat I'll be happy. This is how I like my cat to run.

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Old Jan 25, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Beautiful boat, Bill......oh wait. There isn't a boat in the background. My bad
If you had been about one post later I wouldn't have to do this.

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Which prop?

I went prowling through my collection today and have narrowed it down to three.
I have a X457/3 s/b, or X460 detongued & back cut s/b or X460 s/b.

Which one would you choose?
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 12:47 PM
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I'm sure you're eventually going to try them all, but I would think the detongued & back cut 460 would let that big 'ole "beer can" motor really spin up.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 01:51 PM
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detounged x460............
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Body bling

Taylor finally fired up the vinyl printer at work today to print pieces for a trailer they are wrapping. He tacked the two 4"x42" strips I designed last week onto one of them and I just have finished applying one side.

Didn't really turn out as well as I thought it would but beats plain white. I think I should have went for 6" wide strips instead so there would have been more of the plasma fire showing. But, at 50 feet and 50 mph....
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Todays run was an improvement over last time out but still can't run full noise in the turns. With the detongued and back cut X460 on 9s 2p I'm guessing speed on the straights around 65. By the graph it should handle 10s with this prop too. Especially after I raise the strut another 1/8".
I lost count and only ran 5 laps instead of 6. Motor temped at 113. Hottest thing in the boat were bullet connectors at 128

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Old Feb 05, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Thats just plain Bad A$$ Bill! Wow...........sounds so good and is just bookin down the straights, stable as heck too. I honestly think it runs better than Goldie(If you still have contact with her, please dont tell her I said that...............) Great job............definately room for 10s the way im reading the graph......170 or so amps peak?

BTW, whats her loaded weight?
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Thats just plain Bad A$$ Bill! Wow...........sounds so good and is just bookin down the straights, stable as heck too. I honestly think it runs better than Goldie(If you still have contact with her, please dont tell her I said that...............) Great job............definately room for 10s the way im reading the graph......170 or so amps peak?

BTW, whats her loaded weight?
Still around 185 peak amps. Most of the running was in the 150-160 amp range though. I think it would outrun goldie even though it's not quite as smooth in the corners. (yet)

I actually got an email from the guy that bought Goldie a couple of days ago and she's not gold any more. Looks like a metallic silver with red graphics now. (he sent me a couple of cell phone photos but they were so blurred that I'm not going to repost them). He STILL hasn't even run it. :

With 9s 2p this one is just a hair under 17 lbs. Haven't checked it with 10s yet but should bump it to the plus side of 17. About 6 pounds lighter than Goldfinger was.
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 06:17 PM
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If you have a Swordfish 240hv you could go 10s with peak around 200-210 amps, you would be 70+ mph
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:22 PM
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I think it's about time for an update in here even if it is built. Besides I got a new "toy" yesterday. Finally spent some of my swap meet money and bought a new foretrex. Since this is probably the 1st thing it will see use in it's kind of on topic and I'm too lazy to start a fresh thread.
It came in yesterday and updates faster then the fore runner I had before. It kept up with the van's speedo just fine on the way home from work.

I've actually been doing a little more work on the Falcon too. Cut about half the skeg off the bottom of it. I think that maybe it was geting too much bite in the corners and hope this will help it out. It will probably be another couple if weeks before I find out though. We're going to get blown out again this weekend. At least it's not supposed to be in the 40's again.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Finally got this one in the water again today. Removing the section of skeg did help with the cornering but it's still wanting to dig in the corners a little. Time to remove the rest of the skeg and see what that does for it. On the plus side it did handle the chop and 10-15 mph winds very well.
I was trying to figure out why the motor came in so warm 130* but after getting home and watching the video figured it out. The mileage indicator on the GPS showed it went over 2 miles and thought it was wrong until seeing I had ran it for 11+ laps.

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Old Mar 11, 2012, 06:50 PM
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130* is nothing for that motor. You still got prop room left!!!
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