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  • Another piece fixed, time to fix a stripped out transom clamp. Then set timing and find a better way to lock the mag down. The two hold downs are not sufficient to hold it in place and the forward locking mechanism is MIA.



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    • ZUL8TR
      ZUL8TR commented
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      Luc TJ has mag locks, one on each side under the mag. When it comes to water feed pickup that unshaped foot could be a problem at the higher prop shaft heights as well as the transom angle and prop shaft level or kicked in.
      Happy testing
      Pete

    • Albert
      Albert commented
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      I had not considered tuck affecting water pick up…another thing to look into.

      Also I have the two mag locks on each side each held by two bolts. They don’t seem to me quite enough, we knocked the mag my accident and it moved after setting timing last time. I’m sure I can make what I have work.

  • Local run was yesterday, we had an abundance of wind with white caps on the course for a good part of the day. Morning testing was ok.
    But when us bsh boats went out for a run a rookies driver flipped his boat trying to make it to the clock.

    I made a few small changes to the set up but ultimately ran at 1” below to make sure I was getting lots of water. No cooling issues bites with the motor even on a 5 lap race. Still think there’s a little more power to be had but I was able to show that the boat is competitive when I had a deck to deck run for the lead for 3 laps with a much more experienced racer.

    The basket case motor and scrap pile boat worked great. Now we need to work on the driver.



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    • ZUL8TR
      ZUL8TR commented
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      Sounds like coming along well. Post a pic of the scrap pile boat. On any gear case work with new bearings, etc after 1st use I check the oil condition to see of all well and no bad stuff like water and metal in the oil. What oil brand and weight gear oil did you use, full syn or other?

    • Albert
      Albert commented
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      Pete,
      The Bezoat still looks the same. I was so caught up in the day I didn't take a single picture. I'll get some from friends I'm sure and I'll post a couple up here.

      I ran synthetic 75-90 gear oil and will change it between each use.
      Last edited by Albert; 08-15-2022, 04:20 AM.

    • ZUL8TR
      ZUL8TR commented
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      Luc
      Oh! I thought the scrap pile boat was a different one. The 75w- 90 good choice, let me know if any water or metal in the drain out
      Keep safe testing.

  • A nice picture taken by someone at the start finish line, we ran like this for 3 laps.
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    • ZUL8TR
      ZUL8TR commented
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      If that is a 302 and you kept with him for 3 laps you are doing well.
      Have you dumped the gear oil? Water, metal in it or clean? Clean is good!

    • deeougee
      deeougee commented
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      Definitely a 300 series engine on Kevin’s boat. The fastest of fast Y80’s run 68 and the C’s are running 71-72, not a lot of separation between the engines. Not many running those above speeds either. The Y80 will out accelerate the 102 and 300 series engines also straight up.

    • Albert
      Albert commented
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      Deeougee,
      Those could be fighting words. If anything other driver may have been sand bagging a tad because he knew he should have had a plate in.

      Either way nothing but good things to say about 26b for running clean and both him and 38ce for getting by me when I showed my rookie colours and totally botched a corner. C’est la vie, I’ll get faster.

  • Originally posted by Albert View Post
    A nice picture taken by someone at the start finish line, we ran like this for 3 laps.]
    Cool…. Great job.
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    Dean F. Hobart



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    • Originally posted by DeanFHobart View Post

      Cool…. Great job.
      Thanks Dean,
      That was a smooth as the water got all day, but it was definitely the boat and I's best showing to date, really encouraging to see the motor and boat starting to come together.



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      • Originally posted by Albert View Post

        Thanks Dean,
        That was a smooth as the water got all day, but it was definitely the boat and I's best showing to date, really encouraging to see the motor and boat starting to come together.
        Always do lots of testing… then test some more.

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        Dean F. Hobart



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          One more for kicks.



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          • ZUL8TR
            ZUL8TR commented
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            Definitely on the choppy side! Been there many times.
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