All this talk about making a toon run its fastest is pretty funny to me.
I'd be concentrating on the best prop / height for cruising/carrying load/efficiency. its a floating Suburban not a sports car. HAH
On completely unrelated front...
@RiverDave, I saw you at Campbell Cove on Saturday. I was going to introduce myself, but saw you were eating lunch with your kids, and didn't want to interrupt. I was the guy in the grey RDP hat behind you in line.
You can now carry on with the toon talk...
When I’m done I will be going for overall setup not just top end.. I don’t expect the setups to be all that different though..
With how many people? Empty or full of gas? And most importantly...
How many ice chests fun of beers??
It's turning that will get you. But im gonna guess you'll be way better off with dual engines.
Maybe you can set the engine up with a turning brake! Slam one in reverse, and the other WOT? That would solve that problem!
If you have water in the logs that is gonna slow you down.
The airplane floats can get water from sitting and you pump them out before a flight. Taking off with water in a float really makes the plane lazy
Im aware.. but until I get my o rings or change over to different style covers it’s just part of the deal. I kind of assumed there wasn’t any water in it when I picked it up, but as soon as it was in the water I knew. some people have drilled holes in the bottom of the toons snd let them fill up and drain out.. I’m gonna seal them and possibly put in some pumps. Avalon calls that rear area a “wet zone”.. . I’d like it to be a dry zone.. lol
My last toon got some water in a rear log and it took about 5 mph off of the top end. I had it sealed at Skip’s. It’s kind of strange your logs are not sealed from the factory.
ETA: Are you talking about an open area on the rear of the logs where the motors mount? If so my current toon has the same but it has drains the let the water out on plane.
Following along with this thread, I was starting to investigate motor height and props for my new 25' Avalon with single Merc 300. Unfortunately my time right now is being spent trying to figure out why I have motor oil leaking out of the lower engine cowling on my brand new motor.
That should be pretty quick to figure out?
You talk to WOT Marine?HA! I wish! Took it back to Pacific and they along with Mercury diagnosed as an upper crank seal. Drove 1000 miles round trip only to get it back and its still leaking oil. It wasn't the upper crank seal. My feeling is its coming from down low where you can't see shit without dismantling stuff I don't want taken off a brand new motor. Local Merc shops in Havasu can't get me in any time soon so I'm pondering my next move at the moment. It runs fine and leaks slow but it is dripping on the ground when I take it out of the water and an oil sheen forms on the water when parked. Did I mention I wasn't happy? I'm going to visit a couple shops in Havi and probably try and get on their schedule. Jack has been great but I don't want to drive it back up there as its so far.
Are they Merc certified? If they are and have availability there’s a ton of work for them..
What is this water in the log seal thing? I missed that part
Sounds like the well area in front of the motor (not the actual sealed part of the toon). On my Bennington that is a wet area. It has two large drains that evacuates water when on plane. I guess the Avalon keeps it dry with a sealed cover.
True but some drain holes would let it do that. The well in my toon is just an open aluminum area. There is nothing in there that water will effect. Might be easier to just open it up and let it self drain.