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Old 04-12-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
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Triple rig setup

Anyone got any pics of these and there rigging instruments throttles etc?
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:26 AM   #2
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good luck on running triples

one engine $
two engines $$$
three engines $$$$$
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:21 PM   #3
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I,m pretty sure he knows what he is doing.

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Old 07-12-2006, 08:16 AM   #4
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I am sure TD posted a couple of pics of a triple rigged spectre once.
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I dont doubt that Taz knows what he is doing, triples on a cat are a handfull, that centre motor gets a hiding, sometimes having it fixed and not steering is a help
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I think the plan is to go triples on a mono.
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cat/mono

I,ve put 4 mercury EFI,s on a cat ,and it was very fast ,we turned 15x34 labs ,with 1,87:1 and run out of props.
but they were all steering.
Kiwiracer ,why do you want to lock the center engine ?
If you have a decent deflector in the centre of the tunnel,you will have no problems at all.
I argree,if not having a deflector ,you playing with the center engine in the rough.

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Back in the 90's, when Burnett & Pascoe were trying for the class II WR on Windermere, they were running triples (Smilin Jacks) on a Skater 28, they were rumoured to be circa 350hp each.
They ran with the centre motor locked, and skegless. their best average 137 point summat mph. Not sure of the fastest one-way pass.
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I know ,cause i was at vulture venture then,and looked closely at that rig.
It was set up for all out top speed only.
true about the skeg ,steering I can,t remember ,I do know that I never saw engine,s (lowers) mounted so high.
As for powerheads ,they destroyed numerous ones ,they were all over the place.
Actually it ran over 140 mph several passes,unbelievable huh ?

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I am sure you have all seen it but Berinco made a nice looking Trip Rig, but from a different angle, it was making snowball sized water .. not like it would matter to most of you, but just a ski-racing view! The handling wasnt as good as a twin so I have heard.

Nice boat though, now a twin for the above reason.
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Is that a 23 ft bernico with 3 x 2,5 EFI ?
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Yes thats the one on the Bernico site..

I did know the owner, but it has left my mind what his name is now.

But yes thats the one...
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Its true what they have saying,it looks awsome,but it was a pain to steer it and it did not run faster than twins cause it was so hard to drive.
Still I think triples on a 23 mono is to much,the lowers are so far off center mounted ,and she is very stern heavy for such a short boat.
Being built for ski race ,the idea was to flatten water with this machine,so the skieer is having a better ride.

But is was a killer look.

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(Smilin Jacks) ... they were rumoured to be circa 350hp each.
I know where there are three Smilin Jacks on a boat near southampton, and they were dyno'd at about 345Hp each!
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Back in the 90's, when Burnett & Pascoe were trying for the class II WR on Windermere, they were running triples (Smilin Jacks) on a Skater 28, they were rumoured to be circa 350hp each.
They ran with the centre motor locked, and skegless. their best average 137 point summat mph. Not sure of the fastest one-way pass.
yes i also remember sombody putting a RH gearbox on a LH leg their eas a great rooster tail . And not a great difference in speed !!!
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The funniest thing with them, was when in desparation to break the 100mph barrier with that boat, running on LPG, they'd blown all their motors throughout the week (Windermere) and Charlie decided to have a crate of engines flown over from smilin jacks, overnight to heathrow, and his helli pilot flew down to heathrow from the Lowood hotel early on friday morning, collected the crate, and flew back up.

I was stood there with TD when Mark prized the crate open with the crow bar, rushing to get the powerheads on the boat, and down the lake.
Trouble was, Smilin Jack, had overnighted a crate that Pascoe had sent out to them the week before, containing three, totaly destroyed 2.5's Marks face was a picture!

Reckon someone got a right bollocking over that!

What a feckin great waste of money! (imagine the cost & aggro involved in such a last minute overnight freight job!)
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Stars & Stripes taken at the Ski Racing Worlds in Long Beach USA
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If you want more Power in a 21

Hows about this then.
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I am the liking the inboard! I am sure they could stick another engine in there somewhere



Actually, I am liking the avtar pic a little better!
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