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    Activator 22...First April test run today Peconic Bay, LI, NY...

    Had some time so took a ride and checked out the Great Peconic bay.
    Decided to not be short on gas since I might be about the only one out there so carried approx 35-40 gal fuel (55-58gal. cap.)

    I had the hull bottom blue printed over the winter and added a Hydraulic jack (Bob's) jack plate, so anxious for a clear test day. At 5:30 pm Weather was low 60's, winds had died down to almost nothing, wave heights... well nil to none! Not getting any wind, wave (this boat style performs best in the chop) or current help today.





    Time went fast but I had a great 33.6 miles. Today I Ran A Yamaha T1 29 prop like on James Cole 21' Challenger.... it performed quite well. The 84 number should be a good everyday number now, no longer just a top speed one.



    Winter is officially OVER up North....
    Last edited by dnelson964; 04-26-2013 at 11:18 AM.
    1990 22' Activator Yami HPDI 300-sold
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    1990 22' Activator yami OX66 Vmax 250
    1982 30' Scarab-twin 200 Merc-sold
    1979 21' Challenger 300 Evenrude-sold
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    What kind of improvement with the blueprint?
    13' Biel tunnel AKA "Flight Risk"
    13" Modified Yamaha V4 - 101 mph

    I have a small Yamaha NOT a small Johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
    What kind of improvement with the blueprint?
    Boat seemed to fly truer and act lighter on it's feet. Before I would have had a harder time reaching 84 with that much fuel on board and not much wave height to help air me out. Boat will run faster when I'm in 1' chop so I could have picked up 2 mph but I should give the Hydraulic jack plate at least 1 mph too!
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    1982 21' Superboat
    1990 22' Activator yami OX66 Vmax 250
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    1979 21' Challenger 300 Evenrude-sold
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    cant wait for winter to end up hear, soon!! Your boat looks amazing!! How like the Yami? hard to believe your Activator is 90! Looks like NEW! Great pics

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    Your boat looks great Doc. Hope we all have a great season. Did you keep those channels in your pad or did they get removed with the blueprint? Who do you insure your rig with? I guess its time to get some on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whipper View Post
    cant wait for winter to end up hear, soon!! Your boat looks amazing!! How like the Yami? hard to believe your Activator is 90! Looks like NEW! Great pics

    Thanks Whipper, much time and monies have gone into updating this boat of course, but I thought the winter was over for Canada since James Cole is boating already ! The Yami has been a very reliable and good performer for me, no complaints.
    Last edited by dnelson964; 04-30-2013 at 08:31 AM.
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    1982 21' Superboat
    1990 22' Activator yami OX66 Vmax 250
    1982 30' Scarab-twin 200 Merc-sold
    1979 21' Challenger 300 Evenrude-sold
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    Quote Originally Posted by vnemous View Post
    Your boat looks great Doc. Hope we all have a great season. Did you keep those channels in your pad or did they get removed with the blueprint? Who do you insure your rig with? I guess its time to get some on mine.
    Thank you Mike, I can't wait to do more boating again with you and all the other SOB boys. I left the 'water ramp channels' on the pad. I could run between 1 3/4"-2" above the pad yesterday and still have 6-8 lbs water pressure with 12' setback, no pad notch and water pickups still only on front sides of stock HPDI cone. No lower water pick-up mod.

    I have Allstate insurance actually, not expensive and they proved fast on a claim once already... got to watch for those trees and logs.

    Hope you have your rig finished up soon so you can hit the water!
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    1982 21' Superboat
    1990 22' Activator yami OX66 Vmax 250
    1982 30' Scarab-twin 200 Merc-sold
    1979 21' Challenger 300 Evenrude-sold
    1979 21' Superboat 200 Merc-sold

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    Boat is really looking beautiful.
    I was going so slow I almost crashed. - JamesGang

    1978 24 Superboat - 250 EFI
    Sold: 1991 Starliner - 250 EFI Merc 3.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnR View Post
    Boat is really looking beautiful.
    Thanks John....but I am going to try and get it wet often and looking forward to Sagandaga in June.
    1990 22' Activator Yami HPDI 300-sold
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    Me too. Got my first run of the year in this past Saturday, seems to be running good but no where near the mph you all are going but respectable for a family bowrider. Got one more prop to try coming this week and with some luck I'll have a new interior by the time we go to the romp..
    I was going so slow I almost crashed. - JamesGang

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    Boat looks great! Now we need some video too. Ill need a ride in your boat at the romp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJohnson View Post
    Boat looks great! Now we need some video too. Ill need a ride in your boat at the romp.
    Sure Bob you can have a ride...maybe we'll get gm250 to video us.
    1990 22' Activator Yami HPDI 300-sold
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    Instead of redoing my bunk carpets, I went for Bunk sliders made by Venture trailer co.. Since my bunks are angled some on top I found they fit much better then the flatter and non-mold able styles more commonly found. Thanks to Vnemous for the tip about them.
    You can see it was time....


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    1982 21' Superboat
    1990 22' Activator yami OX66 Vmax 250
    1982 30' Scarab-twin 200 Merc-sold
    1979 21' Challenger 300 Evenrude-sold
    1979 21' Superboat 200 Merc-sold

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    Your gonna like them doc.

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    Looks Good Keith.. cant wait to see how the "new" T1 does.
    22 Talon w/ 300 HPDI

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