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Old 15 April 2008, 17:30   #11
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nice steering wheel
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Old 01 June 2008, 12:22   #12
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The boat is ready for a flight tomorrow, so I'll keep you updated with pics/vids.
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Old 01 June 2008, 12:56   #13
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wonder if you made it?

Was your first trip out the last? Did the boat hold up?
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Old 01 June 2008, 13:52   #14
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Matt,, you got a good idea there!! 200 horses on a searider!! hmmm
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Nothing wrong with experimenting, just do us a favor and start off with some slow steps. I too would be interested in how she performs, just remember that you don't have to use all that power.

This reminds me of when I had a 14' simulated clincker row boat with a 40 evinrude tiller circ:1966 on the back, I don't think I ever opened her up to full thottle. The floor used to move with the impact of the waves I was hitting. And it was kind of satisfying going faster than bigger boats with bigger engines, but I knew the limits and never exceeded them.

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Old 12 June 2008, 10:30   #16
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Ok, there are made some changes on the transom and jockey seat. The boat is now equipped with a setback and a foot throttle... We took her out for a small trip on flat water yesterday. We reached in excess of 55mph on the speedo, but the engine is mounted to low. We will lift the engine 3 or 4 inches and I expect some extra performance out of it. The boat is not easy to handle, but it's not impossible, on flat water I don't feel like doing something very dangerous.
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Old 12 June 2008, 11:47   #17
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well i am sure you will have a lot of fun testing it out, but take care as water can be very unforgiving at high speed. get someone to take a vid of you going by, would love to see the results

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Old 13 June 2008, 08:39   #18
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well i am sure you will have a lot of fun testing it out, but take care as water can be very unforgiving at high speed. get someone to take a vid of you going by, would love to see the results

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Yeah off course we'll take care!

This weekend we make some vids @ high speed from inside and maybe outside the boat.
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Old 21 June 2008, 05:31   #19
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We've had some problems with the jack plate couldn't handle the engine... But it's fixed now. The engine is lifted higher, in order to get more RPM's and improve the handling. I'm curious about the results, the center of the prop shaft is now 2" below the transom. I'll keep you updated with pics/vids.
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Some vids we made today:



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