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Old 10-24-2013, 07:35 PM
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Great news!

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Old 10-28-2013, 11:14 PM
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Just wondering what I could do to get more top end? I think I have a 14-18 1 1/8 shaft. Change the prop or do motor work? What would you guys do?
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:26 PM
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First of all, what do you have in mind for top end? I assume you are at approx. 44-45 mph.

Have a conversation with Eric at OJ. He will give you all the prop info you need.

As far as engine goes, there is a limit somewhere........but you will want to have a plan so you can match engine performance with prop.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:36 PM
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Thanks Peter , I will give him a call and see what's the best prop to buy. I sent you a PM.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:37 AM
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My understanding from reading on here is that this type of boat does not handle very well up above 55 or so. I assume you're not talking about trying to make a tow boat into a speed boat though.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:20 AM
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First of all, what do you have in mind for top end? I assume you are at approx. 44-45 mph.

Have a conversation with Eric at OJ. He will give you all the prop info you need.

As far as engine goes, there is a limit somewhere........but you will want to have a plan so you can match engine performance with prop.
I'm of the understanding that after prop, all you can do is start modifying the hull. Shaving the rear corners.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:25 AM
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maybe TRBenj will be along shortly...

Seems like he knows a thing or two about making inboards move.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:50 PM
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The first thing you need to do is get some baseline performance numbers. WOT RPM and speed- both need to be accurate (GPS and a verified tach). Then you can start to talk hypotheticals.

A modern CNC prop will wake the boat up significantly, but is unlikely to add much top end. I tend to prefer Acmes, but Eric from OJ is great to work with as well.

From there, you need to consider what youre trying to achieve, and what youre looking to spend. Just about anything is possible given enough money... assuming you know what to do with it.
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