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    Playin with my new toy.

    couple from this morning. My brother and I beating the death out of the new boat.


    Remember. Keep slow and no wakes!



    Sorry. I posted them in low res to fit on standard pages.
    Last edited by Wannabe; 04-01-2008 at 04:30 PM.

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    Good thing they don't have "no rooster tail" buoys.

    Specs on the boat?
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    Nice, small block hydrofoil. 383 motor?
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    Great pics ... nice toy!

    How much gas for a day of fun?
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    Day of fun- just shy of 6 gallons.
    Specs on the engine- 332 cubic inch 23 degree small block with Bryant crank, Lentz rods, Venolia pistons. Morel roller lifters, shaft mounted rockers, Cometic head gaskets, Manton pushrods, Pro Action cyl heads ported by myself. Barry Grant carb updated by myself for this application. Set up to run on pump gas with just a little bit of octane booster. Hull is a home made carbon fiber 18 foot Biesemeyer hull with 6 1/2" cavitation plates. True flatbottom design set up for circle racing. 10 degree v-drive unit. My brother and I built this entire boat from scratch. We tried two propellers today and will be trying a few more combinations in the next few weeks. When it runs well and does exactly what we want, we will paint it up nice and powdercoat and annodize everything up real nice. Today was the first day on the water and under power. It ran in the low 80mphs today and after fine tuning, I am expecting real low 90's out of it. Not too bad for pump gas. The thing is like a jet-ski on steroids. Too much fun to drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
    Day of fun- just shy of 6 gallons.
    Specs on the engine- 332 cubic inch 23 degree small block with Bryant crank, Lentz rods, Venolia pistons. Morel roller lifters, shaft mounted rockers, Cometic head gaskets, Manton pushrods, Pro Action cyl heads ported by myself. Barry Grant carb updated by myself for this application. Set up to run on pump gas with just a little bit of octane booster. Hull is a home made carbon fiber 18 foot Biesemeyer hull with 6 1/2" cavitation plates. True flatbottom design set up for circle racing. 10 degree v-drive unit. My brother and I built this entire boat from scratch. We tried two propellers today and will be trying a few more combinations in the next few weeks. When it runs well and does exactly what we want, we will paint it up nice and powdercoat and annodize everything up real nice. Today was the first day on the water and under power. It ran in the low 80mphs today and after fine tuning, I am expecting real low 90's out of it. Not too bad for pump gas. The thing is like a jet-ski on steroids. Too much fun to drive.

    Um ... be careful.
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    No, no.

    This boat may as well have training wheels on it. Careful is the next boat. Same hull. A few more layers of carbon in the right places. But 500 cubic inches of injected alcohol big block chevy.
    That one will be a terror!!
    Here is a picture of the engine that is going in the other boat.

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    Is it being a hydrofoil make it more stable?

    I am a boat know next to nothing.
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    Your a madman.

    that thing is Sick.
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    I want one now! how long did the build take...? I'm looking for a new hobby to keep me occupied and my pockets empty..

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    That would be amazing! I want one!

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    That must be pretty wild.

    I dig the helmet too
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    Took me about 9 months to build. I had most of the supplies already to build it. Just took nights and weekends. If you do less of the work yourself, and pay others to do things on it, these monsters can keep you out of pocket change. This one set us back probably 5-6 grand.

    Hydroplanes, or sometimes called pickleforks or hydrofoils, are much more stable in the water, and much faster. They try to ride on the two front sponsons and get the rest of the boat out of the water. This, however, is a standard flatbottom and does not have those charactoristics and behaviors. But the standard hydros cannot turn like these things. The boats can turn 180 degree turns at 50 MPH inside the dimmensions of a standard garage. The drag race types of boats drive off of the flywheel. This one drives off of the harmonic balancer to help with the left turns that the natural torque of the engines provide. Some of the courses have a single pin turn, and you need that help to get the boat around that quickly.
    here is a quick little vid of similar boats-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arqFuairt-E
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    I like the eyeball helmet!

    And uh, be careful. I've seen 'Most Shocking' a billion times and it always features those boats flipping like a paper airplane caught in a hurricane.
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    You gunna race that at Firebirds or just use it for a fun toy.?
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