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Old 05-05-2006, 04:50 PM   #1
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Had a run out in 'XS-IF', Nick Gilley's Buzzi/Sunseeker today....Wickard!

Love the two speed transmission, and of course the rooster.

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What was the water like today?
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:56 PM   #3
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would be tough trying to waterski behind that then!!
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Would lked to have seen the cans of Coke opened after that run!
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:43 AM   #6
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Would lked to have seen the cans of Coke opened after that run!
I'll try it next time and see what happens. They could be OK!
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:54 AM   #7
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would be tough trying to waterski behind that then!!
Someone must have tried it looking at this.
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:27 AM   #8
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thats cool.
whats the top speed?
i thought i saw 75mph?
the 2 speed trans is that for economy and speed cus it seemed to shift down to go faster?
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thats cool.
whats the top speed?
i thought i saw 75mph?
the 2 speed trans is that for economy and speed cus it seemed to shift down to go faster?
Top speed about 75mph give or take, depending on atmospheric conditions of course. It is 2 speed transmission, first gear gets you up and on to the plane and makes it easier to manoeuvre around the harbour, then 2nd gear is manually engaged via an electronic switch round about 40mph to 50mph.
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:10 AM   #10
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thats cool.
The 2 speed trans is that for economy and speed cus it seemed to shift down to go faster?
When you shift to high range, it sounds like the motors rev higher, but they don't, it's the humming/vibration from the surface piercing props as their speed increases with the higher ratio...sounds cool in the flesh.

The boat feels like you could really chuck it at anything (within reason)..very forgiving & predictable, and seems to make very easy work of 75mph.
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[i]2nd gear is manually engaged via an electronic switch round about 40mph to 50mph. [/B]
i thought it sounded voice operated!! lol. What is low speed manovering and reverse like??
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:58 AM   #12
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would be tough trying to waterski behind that then!!
I guess if you were into waterskiing & scuba-diving, with a boat like that & a short line, you could enjoy both hobbies at the same time!
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