The AoA is the same as last weekend when we ran it, Rich. The biggest exceptions being, as you mentioned, cooler temp and running with another boat. Brian and I were both in the water during these laps, the boat saw a bit more chop and loosened up significantly.
I might be measuring it wrong for all I know! This is essentially my first gas boat build so I'm still learning. Troy and TJ Hammons set this pipe length up for me as a starting point with their measurements. I love the way it performs so I haven't thought to change anything as yet
No issues with it as yet, Rich. I've been removing the motor regularly between run days and loosening the flex at the collet on the carb side, everything seems to be holding up as designed. I'm very happy with this set up!
Chris, I've been running CoCr CC3 props on it. It responds well to the...
UPDATE: took the boat out for a second run day yesterday. With a series of 3 gradually deeper pitched props and the help of Stu Barr's radar gun, we clocked the boat at
and finally 79mph! thought the day!
I'm beyond thrilled with how awesome this boat is to drive, so effortless at...
I'm just a beginner! This was my very first attempt at a boat build so I'm certain anyone can do it if they:
1. Set realistic goals. Give yourself a year or more, don't hold yourself to a deadline
2. Take your time
3. Invest in your project. Buy/rent/borrow whatever tools you need to do the job...
No, this was all me driving!
Every now and then my club buddies will take photos of me driving with my camera. I set the camera up with all of settings I'd use to shoot a boat of a particular speed and color, hand the camera over and tell them to fire at will.
I dig back into the images for...
UPDATE: TODAY WAS THE DAY
With help from Brian Blazer, Troy and TJ Hammons, we launched this monster for the first time today and got her broken in. I'm beyond thrilled with the performance on the first 2 tanks, will spend some time playing with props but the set up feels fantastic!!