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jtwhaler posted 04-04-2004 08:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for jtwhaler   Send Email to jtwhaler  
Still working on props and tuning. At Amistad lake just outside Del Rio, TX. Spent the day pumping water out after a freak windstorm that put lots of water over the transom. Docks were about to give-way so we could not get down till things lessened. As soon as I got the drain plug out, the pump helped to get the water out. Have you seen an old 1966 with water up to the shelf in the console with two full 6 gal gas tanks floating behind the seat; two batteries under water and a bilge pump still runing, and have waves breaking over the stern? I still have a boat, the motor is fine and the old Whaler sets in the water just like always. Woops! This is performance! I have a 1977 johnson 70hp loop charged overhauled and running fine. With a gps and two up and fuel we see 28mph on a gps at 5500 on an OLD tach. I think the tach is off, but I'm the guy with the Bob Machine Stabilizer plate BELOW the anti-ventilation plate and a 13-3/4 x 15 prop. I'm going to a 13-1/4 by 17 prop with a new tach, as soon as everything gets dried out. Years ago a '66 with Bearcat 4 stroke could run about 33mph. I'm looking for comfort and reliability, not max speed. Can anyone share some input on the stuff in this topic before it becomes obsolete? Thanks to you all for previous info.
John as jtwhaler

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