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The Canoe got fresh bunks....
And that led to an evening session. Ran my 28.5 Pitch Hydromotive thru hub 4 blade , and it didn’t disappoint. Good hole shot, and a mid to top performer! Ran 103 mph @ 6600 rpm.
Felt super solid. Water was as smooth as I’ve ever seen it. Nobody out, nobody with me....
I don’t often boat alone, but I enjoyed it.
My boat is significantly faster with just one person. Rpm climbed noticeably faster...
The Canoe reminded me of why I love performance boating. Beauty, Speed, no limitations...it was a truly perfect run.
 
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that 28 should be ticket in the twisty delta,i run the 4 blades also for delta.my little pisspot will run 115 with the 29 four blade Spinelli,it does give my junk that uneasy (to much lift/slight chine walk) feeling,but does everything else REAL good on those long 100 mile rips
 

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that 28 should be ticket in the twisty delta,i run the 4 blades also for delta.my little pisspot will run 115 with the 29 four blade Spinelli,it does give my junk that uneasy (to much lift/slight chine walk) feeling,but does everything else REAL good on those long 100 mile rips
I need my 32 pitch to get over 110 mph...
A little less acceleration, but it delivers on top. I miss my DBR 300x, but I know I made the right call in the long run. Damn, I had some fun with that big X engine!
But, not having to mix fuel , worry about proper octane, and overall reliability, the little DBR 300XS is a good option. What I wouldn’t give for a 3.2 liter to spin 10,000 rpm on pump gas!!
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I need my 32 pitch to get over 110 mph...
A little less acceleration, but it delivers on top. I miss my DBR 300x, but I know I made the right call in the long run. Damn, I had some fun with that big X engine!
But, not having to mix fuel , worry about proper octane, and overall reliability, the little DBR 300XS is a good option. What I wouldn’t give for a 3.2 liter to spin 10,000 rpm on pump gas!! View attachment 951519
 

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Hot wife & I need to get up there for a day of riding.
Let me know the year of your workhorse cart so I can get the lift kit ordered.
 

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Is the bridge house manned 24/7? I assume so? How do you call them to lift, or they obviously see you coming.
This time of year they are gone at 5pm. Without knowing this I called at 4:58 on a sat evening heading towards it for the first time not knowing If was going to fit or not. Dude had a full on meltdown on the phone freaking out about why I waited so late to try and get through....🤷‍♂️. We slid under with about a foot to spare. Generally you are supposed to have a VHF radio but none of us had even thought of this until we saw a bridge and wondered if we'd fit. Piloting an 11 ft tall party barge around the Delta has been a little bit of a learning curve...lol
 

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This time of year they are gone at 5pm. Without knowing this I called at 4:58 on a sat evening heading towards it for the first time not knowing If was going to fit or not. Dude had a full on meltdown on the phone freaking out about why I waited so late to try and get through....🤷‍♂️. We slid under with about a foot to spare. Generally you are supposed to have a VHF radio but none of us had even thought of this until we saw a bridge and wondered if we'd fit. Piloting an 11 ft tall party barge around the Delta has been a little bit of a learning curve...lol
Haha! That sounds about exactly what I would do.
 

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KingofBeers is being way too nice. I was told I was there for that initial bridge encounter a few weeks ago. I had WAY overserved myself, fell down on aft deck, cut my hand & elbow then decided my drunkass would try to climb up on the bridge to check clearance. Luckily I didn't smack my head on the bridge as we squeezed under
 

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KingofBeers is being way too nice. I was told I was there for that initial bridge encounter a few weeks ago. I had WAY overserved myself, fell down on aft deck, cut my hand & elbow then decided my drunkass would try to climb up on the bridge to check clearance. Luckily I didn't smack my head on the bridge as we squeezed under
Always doing yeoman's work 👍

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KingofBeers is being way too nice. I was told I was there for that initial bridge encounter a few weeks ago. I had WAY overserved myself, fell down on aft deck, cut my hand & elbow then decided my drunkass would try to climb up on the bridge to check clearance. Luckily I didn't smack my head on the bridge as we squeezed under

Atleast ya had a bed to pass out on if need be lol hopefully ya didnt mess yourself up too bad
 

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KingofBeers is being way too nice. I was told I was there for that initial bridge encounter a few weeks ago. I had WAY overserved myself, fell down on aft deck, cut my hand & elbow then decided my drunkass would try to climb up on the bridge to check clearance. Luckily I didn't smack my head on the bridge as we squeezed under
LMFAO


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Little day after xmas run to one of our favorite watering holes on the Delta. Trying to support these small businesses that make the Delta part of what it is while our shitbag politicians try their best to destroy them. Never in my life did I think I'd see the day when wanting to earn a living was a crime.
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Didn’t get on the water today, but I worked on the trails at the house. Rewarding work, indeed.
Sunset was just beautiful, as you see...
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My Mirage and Drews were shipped from Texas in 1997 on same Truck together.It was built super light without any subfloor or built in ice chest as most ski-racer four seat models had.I drove it at Havasu when it was brand new and it didn't disappoint with stout S3000 2.5 drag motor at buck twenty!did you get a chance to see it in all its glory?
 

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Thursday and Friday....Come watch the Church Outboards put the embarrassment on some V-Drives !!!
Bill E in his Quartermaster 2.5 Drag ...
Kevin Kraft in the Jaguar Drag...
You need to run in the 9’s or better to beat these boyz. The smart V-Drivers will refuse to race.
A car boat guy told me if I race those Outlaw Outboards, I’m supposed to win....
But if I lose I get laughed at by the fans....
And most V-Drives lose to fast outboards.

pretty observant....for a car boat guy!
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