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Old 18-05-2004, 05:31 PM   #41
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The torque from the contra rotating props will cancel each other out making for a more stable ride
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Old 18-05-2004, 05:43 PM   #42
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I apreciate that, but just thought that the extra drag fromt the legs sitting outside of the hull would result in a significant speed loss.

Mind you, all of this is relative to the amount of frickin HP its got....and it don't look like its lacking much!
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Old 18-05-2004, 05:54 PM   #43
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I agree it looks odd, still it pulled Marty Wells to be the 2003 World champion.

I am told that the 2 rubber tubes on the outdrives sucked in air to give the props some air on pullout, seemed to work well always got a good hole shot
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Old 18-05-2004, 06:18 PM   #44
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All that power through a single drive would be a handfull to say the least!, I'd be there with the twins everytime.
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Old 18-05-2004, 06:26 PM   #45
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Yep, similar boats over here are typically 1200hp, and thats alot!!!
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I am told that the 2 rubber tubes on the outdrives sucked in air to give the props some air on pullout, seemed to work well always got a good hole shot
Spot on and without lifters they allow you to spin the props up and not bog the engine down, giving better acceleration.
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The twin engine boat had a compressed air tank on-board that they used to pump air under the drives, again to allow the props to spin.

I have a picture of the stern showing the outdrives that I will find and post later.

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As promised the stern of the twin inboard plus a couple of others, one showing a large support vehicle behind









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sitting one engine infront of the other like in the pictures 3 up, would that not make the boat less balanced.
could you use one engine 2 drives like you can to steer if you had 2 engines 2 drives?
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