Spoiledrotten

Might be minus one boat within a few days.

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Yeah, I probably should have let down. Might have gotten another mph, but got the idea to put my wife out on the sand bar, and make a pass. I had made it past the 8 hour break in period, and figured a quick run at wot wouldn't hurt. 

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On 8/2/2017 at 10:09 PM, BigKahuna said:

Nice boat Spoiled! Good decision! 

How did it turn?!?

Turns flat. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Dealer told me I should be able to bring outside toon out of the water. 

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50 minutes ago, Spoiledrotten said:

Turns flat. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Dealer told me I should be able to bring outside toon out of the water. 

Mine also turns flat but I'll whip it around if I have to! Keep accelerating into the turn like a jet ski! 

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I've never ridden on an express package boat but not sure how it would bank without all the goodies underneath like the sps has. 

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I think you're correct Andy. There is nothing to help it bank to the inside on a turn, just 2 lifting strakes on the express tube.

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On 8/6/2017 at 7:55 AM, Michiman said:

Looks like you're having too much fun with the new boat, Randy. Better be returning her! BTW, as you know, there's been some discussion on this forum regarding how fast a person can go with the bimini top up. You might have just set the record... :)

I'm wondering if that slowed me down any? I'll have to try again when the bimini is down.

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3 hours ago, lakeliving said:

I've never ridden on an express package boat but not sure how it would bank without all the goodies underneath like the sps has. 

 

2 hours ago, TomS said:

I think you're correct Andy. There is nothing to help it bank to the inside on a turn, just 2 lifting strakes on the express tube.

He said  the outer tubes DON'T have the strakes on the outside which would prevent the boat from banking. What else would prevent him from banking? 

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36 minutes ago, Spoiledrotten said:

I'm wondering if that slowed me down any? I'll have to try again when the bimini is down.

Yup it slowed you down some. It's like a big sail up there.....

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1 hour ago, BigKahuna said:

 

He said  the outer tubes DON'T have the strakes on the outside which would prevent the boat from banking. What else would prevent him from banking? 

SPS has performance foils on the inside of the outer toons. They are a different shape than lifting strakes.

http://club.benningtonmarine.com/index.php?/gallery/image/7646-sps-hull-showing-lifting-strakes-and-performance-foils/

 

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The EPP package is not a banking,performance system. It will give you more buoyancy and speed but it will never turn like an SPS or ESP.

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What do you think? This is around 3500 RPM. TRIMMED AT ABOUT 1/4. I can't even see the cavitation plate, so I don't know what level it's at. Sorry about the 90* on the video. 

 

 

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Well, this doesn't help! When we got back from a day on the water, I noticed, again, that the center toon storage is still wet. I pulled a few things out and turned on the bilge pump. I'll bet 5 gallons old water came out of there. First thing I thought of is that there's most likely a pinhole where the lifting strikes were welded on that log. Today, I'm emptying the log, pulling out the cushion material, and the platforms. I'll see if I can find where the water is entering. 

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Wow! 5 gallons is pretty significant. Where does the tube from the bilge pump empty to. That would be a place to check.

Good luck......

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6 hours ago, BigKahuna said:

Wow! 5 gallons is pretty significant. Where does the tube from the bilge pump empty to. That would be a place to check.

Good luck......

It dumps just outside, and down the side of the toon. This morning I got to thinking. That dealership leaves all of the new boats on the lot uncovered. We've had a great deal of rain this summer, so it may have been from that, and they never pumped and cleaned out the storage compartment before turning it over to me. I just got everything out of the storage and vacuumed all remaining water out. Fixing to launch it to see if water gets in. If not, then I'll be relieved that I don't have to take it in for repair. 

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Been on the water or about an hour. There is about 1/4 cup of water in there, which could be from what I missed. 

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Mine normally stays in a covered slip and thus gets no rain water.  Docked at a friends house one evening and it poured for about 2 hours.  There was a LOT of water in the center toon after that rainstorm.  Pumped out with the bilge pump and haven't had any in it since then.  I'm betting that time in the dealer lot uncovered is what filled yours.

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Does the bilge pump come on w/a float switch or is it manual?!?

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15 minutes ago, BigKahuna said:

Does the bilge pump come on w/a float switch or is it manual?!?

It has a auto/manual switch, but leaving it in auto is a battery drain. Not sure how much though. First time out after a hard rain I will turn mine on auto as I am leaving the slip just to see. Don't want the pump to run dry since you cant see the discharge. 

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1 hour ago, PonTuna Salad said:

It has a auto/manual switch, but leaving it in auto is a battery drain. Not sure how much though. First time out after a hard rain I will turn mine on auto as I am leaving the slip just to see. Don't want the pump to run dry since you cant see the discharge. 

Everybody keeps mentioning hard rain. How is the rain water getting in? Is the cover not on?

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13 minutes ago, cwag911 said:

The cover has slots for air.

My old cover had those vents built in for ventilation but not much water got in when it rained hard. My current cover has no vents because the Sunbrella fabric is breathable........

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8 hours ago, BigKahuna said:

Everybody keeps mentioning hard rain. How is the rain water getting in? Is the cover not on?

Considering you normally can't see the bilge like you can on a fiberglass boat, I turn it on just to make sure. In auto it will not come on until there is a good amount in the bilge. So it doesn't hurt anything. I did take the platform in the bottom of the tube out the other day and did see some water. Probably from dripping from getting out of the lake, plus the dog was laying on a wet towel over the in-floor storage cover. 

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19 hours ago, BigKahuna said:

Does the bilge pump come on w/a float switch or is it manual?!?

Both. You can set manual or auto. 

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17 hours ago, BigKahuna said:

Everybody keeps mentioning hard rain. How is the rain water getting in? Is the cover not on?

Before I bought it, the dealer keeps all of the new boats uncovered, in the lot. Very easily could have been the rain water. They just never got it out during prep. 

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9 hours ago, PonTuna Salad said:

Considering you normally can't see the bilge like you can on a fiberglass boat, I turn it on just to make sure. In auto it will not come on until there is a good amount in the bilge. So it doesn't hurt anything. I did take the platform in the bottom of the tube out the other day and did see some water. Probably from dripping from getting out of the lake, plus the dog was laying on a wet towel over the in-floor storage cover. 

We have a bilge pump in our I/O compartment. Water only gets in if we are constantly in and out of the water and it seeps down there.

But there was one time where the pick up tube of the speedometer was not working properly and it was bringing water into the compartment. At the end of the day when we took the plug out we couldn't figure out where the water was coming from.......

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