- Jul 15, 2010
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Just bought this project
I’m goi g to be a little more optimistic then that. This boat doesn’t have a real steep strut angle and Vdrive sits way forward in this boat. I think the engine is going to make 600 hp when I’m done with it.My guess? With the factory bottom and stock strut location you'll need the right prop, the right gears, a light load and 650hp to hit the 60 mark.
Hey there,My guess? With the factory bottom and stock strut location you'll need the right prop, the right gears, a light load and 650hp to hit the 60 mark.
its all tied together, but if you move the strut forward, without adjusting the angle of the propshaft you adjust the balance and handling of the boat drastically.Hey there,
can you explain why the strut location is important? I can see how the angle should help push the boat forward vs up, and I can see how where the prop is located from front to rear will affect balance/wetted surface. But how does the front to back placement affect the equation?
You mentioned it is rigged like your 24...what rigging differences are you aware of that other 24s have exhibited?Looks like it is rigged up like my 1974 24XS. If you can get an honest 60 mph out of that boat with 600 hp you'll be happy. A number of these hulls have had loads of $$$$$ thrown at them in an effort to unlock more speed. So far the general consensus is if you throw all the tricks at the bottom + rigging gear a 1000 hp engine will get you into the mid-80's on the GPS.
It won't matter if it's a 55 or 65 mph boat... it'll still be a great water dozer and it should put a big ol' smile on your face when the water gets a little rough and you can just smash right through it.
Good info. What else is 18 inches forward of the transom? That seems like it could be right where the engine block begins.I got to talk to Bob Teague about setting an XS at Desert Storm. He drew it out on a piece of scratch paper and basically the prop needs to be 18 inches from the back of the boat(not the cav plate). He said Spectra had some kind of performance package they offered back in the day which he said all that meant was they sent the blank to his shop and he set it up. I would def give him a call.