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thaw ripper
05-02-2003, 04:52 AM
18'baker mod vp. Need help. 27 srx for prop! Jeff, DAH let me borrow his life jacket, have a hemet:) Is not the fastest boat in the world but could I at least get, a 100 out of it?235 omc for power+ Thanks Scott

05-02-2003, 08:00 AM
what I think you are asking... Can you get that rig to 100mph?
It will be some work. If you have a 1.86 or 1.87 gear in the lower unit (I think you do but you should check) you will have to turn around 8200 with a good 27 pitch wheel to hit 100. That is figuring in 10% slip. I have never heard of a cross flow turning that kind of RPM but I am not very well versed in cross-flow tech.

Maybe someone else can offer some more insight,

Russ Rogers

Ft Worth TX

05-03-2003, 10:03 AM
I'm with you Russ. I've seen some 235 crossflows that would run 100+, but they were fixed by some folks that new a lot about OMC tweekin'. It ain't gonna happen with just setup work and a stock motor on that boat. Remember, the old 235 crossflows were crankshaft HP rated, making them down on power compared to engines of today with similar ratings.

05-15-2003, 03:01 PM
Hey Ripper, have you ever scaled that boat? I think it is potato chip thin and high 90's should be possible with a tweaked slOMC.
that's a good raceboat, you don't see anything like it these days. I think the production boats were heavier.