Underpowered boat????

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  1. 1wildcatfan

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  2. Now I’m just talking out my butt here cause I have nary a clue but wouldn’t that many props that close together kill the torque? I’d think there’d be so much cavitation and churned up, aerified water the blades would have difficulty getting a “grip” lol resulting in a loss of efficiency. Like diminishing returns. .
     
  3. Carl

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    No such thing as too much power. :D
     
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  4. Lol I saw a man in Murray on a motorcycle once with a V-8 engine under him and when I asked about the overkill he said the same thing Carl lol.
     
  5. bgkyarcher

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    Costs $20 to start it.
     
  6. Tankt

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    I saw 3 or 4 of those Boss Hoggs at Mardi Gras back in 98 or so. Chevy 350's on them. Dont see how they dont burn their legs off.
    Danger aside, they look cool as hell.
     
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  7. bgkyarcher

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    Friend of mine has a trike with a vette engine in it. Lol.
     
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  8. RLWEBB

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    I’d could live comfortably I’m sure on his fuel costs. I’ve seen pics of boats with 4 motors but never that many.
     
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  9. ribsplitter

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    That looks like a Freeman, I would love to air one of those out.
     
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  10. 1wildcatfan

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    If you're referring to the boat. Cigarette. Top speed 72. Videos of it and others at miami boat show.
     
  11. Capttrae

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    If that only does 72kts they’ve got issues.
    Regardless though I’ll take a pass on that one. I’ve worked deck on a few of those go fast boats like that and that was a few too many
     
  12. Capttrae

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    Buddy of mine has a 42 Freeman on order, kegel got laid back in December. It’s going to be a bad ride when it’s complete
     
  13. bgkyarcher

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    72 MPH.
     
  14. ribsplitter

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    If I win the lottery, I'll have one. I'm thinking pretty hard about a 2510 bay right now. I've got a 21'10" Bullet that I've had to 84 with a 250xs, it's getting an upgrade hopefully this fall to a 300R. The order list is not short at Freeman.
     
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  15. bgkyarcher

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    I rode in a 22' Allison with a hot Mercury 2.5 EFI over 100+. I drove it several times, but could never get comfortable and find the sweet spot. I never got it over 82-83. Very fine line on a light boat with that much hp.
     

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