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motor size 21 Oct 2015 22:28 #53319

George wants to add that mod to the Lonestar.
He'll need some long shaft Mercs.

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motor size 21 Oct 2015 22:22 #53318

Well then George,,you would love the Volga that Brezhnev gave Nixon...I remember talking about this boat a few yrs ago. It was for sale.. Much better than the Disney boat.

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motor size 21 Oct 2015 22:06 #53317

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It has been awhile since I sat slack-jawed staring at something but fishbonz vid of that hydrofoil did it for me
I just became a hardcore fourstroke fan...Honda in particular. Incredible video...Thanks
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motor size 21 Oct 2015 21:55 #53316

For $27,000 I'd have expected more dingle balls.
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motor size 21 Oct 2015 21:48 #53315


You just pressed the GPS button from mph to kph and jumped from 32mph to 51kph in an instant.

...told you the "conversion" is simple


I like that theory - a lot. In fact, this happened to me about a month ago. I've downloaded a free SPEED BOX app to my Iphone, which displays a speedometer using the phone's GPS. I was out with my son in the DR soon after installing my gauge, and had forgot to bring my Garmin GPS, so asked him to use the phone app to compare the GPS speed with the water speed my fancy gauge was displaying from the paddlewheel. He ran the app and it showed some crazy number nowhere near the gauge (and obvious reality). I turned off the phone and we went for a ride. When we got back, I turned on the phone to figure out what was going on. I saw/realized that the app initializes in KPH mode, and we needed to configure it for MPH.

In fact, I've found that the paddlewheel sensor I'm using on my boat runs about 15-20% higher than GPS speed. Unfortunately there's no way to calibrate it. But I've also learned that Nautical Miles are about 15% longer than Statute Miles. So I configured my gauge to display knots, and the result from the paddlewheel (in "knots" is usually within 1 MPH (in statute miles) of my GPS. Good enough solution for me. I got lucky.

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motor size 21 Oct 2015 21:13 #53314

How long does it take to install "electronic trim tabs"?


The installation takes no time at all. The problem is finding a 50 mph Vagabond to put them on. That could take some time.



That's what I'm thinking. :hmm:


They can be tricky. .First the LVDT's have to be nulled to zero plus or minus 120MV...Then the accelerometers mounted and wired to the Vertical gyro using a Mux 62 multiplexer or a digital Fiber optic Airinc-429 data base interface....................After that it's just tweaking... ;) $27,000 from JC whitney marine..Free shipping and two dingle balls to hang on the HUD combining glass...

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motor size 21 Oct 2015 20:59 #53313

There is a very simple "conversion" that makes it easy to reach the "51" claim. The acceleration is so sudden, and smooth, you don't even feel it. It is like NOS, just press the button and hold on.... Blam!

You just pressed the GPS button from mph to kph and jumped from 32mph to 51kph in an instant.

...told you the "conversion" is simple

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motor size 21 Oct 2015 19:47 #53311

How long does it take to install "electronic trim tabs"?


The installation takes no time at all. The problem is finding a 50 mph Vagabond to put them on. That could take some time.



That's what I'm thinking. :hmm:
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin

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motor size 21 Oct 2015 15:55 #53310

I think we're all hoping he meant electric trim tabs. He forgot to mention the boat was on a trailer behind an f-150 at the time of said 50 mile per hour recording. :yikes:

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motor size 21 Oct 2015 10:32 #53297

How long does it take to install "electronic trim tabs"?


The installation takes no time at all. The problem is finding a 50 mph Vagabond to put them on. That could take some time.
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1957 Ranger III w/ 1957 Evinrude Big Twin 35 hp (sold)

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