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    hydrostream viper first test run

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08dZ9...ature=youtu.be

    3/4 below pad 2.5 slighty beefed up 225 merc 14.5 30 lighting et. 6100 86mph.what you guys think? engine should spin 7grand no prob just gotta learn to drive her first and set my height. btw air temp was 36 degrees out kinda chilly
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    Looks like it pulls well with two aboard! Do you have a top speed goal in mind?
    When I had my Viper a few years back and was just really getting into this fast boating thing she'd do a whopping 62 MPH setup very poorly with some pos prop and an old Johnson 140. It was a lot of fun and I'm sure the speed you've got yours going feels very very fast in such a compact boat.
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    Cool video. Looks like a fun place to run.

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    very exciting ride. there was a time I would have tried to run a 15ft viper that hard on the first outing in those conditions. but my balls have shrunk since my younger days. seems to have a lot more mph in it. your little camera guy is the brave one. most riders would have bailed at the first island. be careful and get some seat time in it before you string it out.

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    Sounded like bacon cooking! Motor is too low, I can tell by your head bobble.

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    Do you have trim tabs on there?
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    no tabs.if anyone wants to share some info on the rigging of the hydrostream viper feel free to share.im courious on my jackplate.im running a 20inch leg on a bobs 6inch manual jack plate.the plate can be reversed to like a 3inch.will the change in set back help or make things worse??
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    set back gives leverage to carry the bow. a 15ft viper will carry the bow with the motor in the front seat. so I think less setback will result in a better handling boat.

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    I ran mine 1" above 5" back with mod. 245 no tabs. The best I ever ran was 104 and did not want to try and push it any harder. The boat felt pretty solid until it got to the upper 90's and then it made you pucker up. I was suprized how well that little boat handled the power but be careful things go bad real fast in a 15' boat. Mine was an 82 with the hook still in pad and I change it to center steer. Set up like this it did porpoise at low speeds but I didnt use it for a lake boat so I didnt care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16ft superboat View Post
    no tabs.if anyone wants to share some info on the rigging of the hydrostream viper feel free to share.im courious on my jackplate.im running a 20inch leg on a bobs 6inch manual jack plate.the plate can be reversed to like a 3inch.will the change in set back help or make things worse??
    Drag it over to Big Power Racing in Bayshore. There's an old guy there who drives an ocean liner now can probably give you a few tips...think his name is Ronnie, tell him transomstand sent ya



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    He knows Ronnie.......flip the plate and jack it up like we talked about. Make sure the boat is well balanced port to starboard and it'll drive like its on rails once it takes a set....just watch the 'up' button
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    Old! look who's talking? what are you about 150 years old???? and its a battle ship!! why do I get dragged into all these kind of things??/ nice video tho. the other on with greg narrating is better tho!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RONNIE View Post
    the other on with greg narrating is better tho!!!
    Ok.......I like the end of this one better anyway



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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UG61...layer_embedded
    who is the douche making it sound like it's hard to drive a pad-v.....that guy is a tool.
    what a bunch of over-acting!!!
    viper is a stepped pad?
    balance on a bowling bowl to practice driving a pad -v????
    the viper gets lift from hydraulics.....what about the air passing under the hull and over the windshield?
    Ronnie is no doubt the real deal ......but the guy explaining it all is a retard!
    Last edited by RIVERRUMMER 70; 03-30-2014 at 10:06 AM.

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    just so happens thats greg Terzian owner of Scream And Fly

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