As many of you know, some some may not.. We have lost a fellow racer this past weekend. Although we only knew him for a short time, we all have heavy hearts. He left behind a loving wife and three children. We will do anything we can to support this family and I hope you all will as well. RIP, Kyle you will be missed. Prayers to all the friends and family!! Kyle Bement 550 - FundAnything
Water Reversion is a major problem with a variety of situations. For those of you that donít understand reversion, in simple terms it is when your engine actually sucks the exhaust water back into the engine due to high overlap camshafts, improper tail pipes, engine angles and more.
It used to be that we would tell people to keep the cam durations at or below 226 degrees of maximum duration at 0.50 lift on the cams to prevent reversion. However, today we run camshafts beyond 226 degrees of duration and get around it. Reversion in general
My name is Farid Halakari and I am from Dubai in the UAE. I own a twin engine Cigarette V-bottom powerboat equipped with number 6 drives and I recently switched from three-blade Cleaver-style props to four blades. It made a big change for the better; however, I was wondering if I went to five blades would it perform even better? Your thoughts?
It is nice to see the international market sending questions in all the way from Dubai.
As for your props, I am sure you picked up performance from switching from three blades on your 6 drives to four
Hello Alexi, I have a 502 Mercury Mag Mpi engine in my Baja boat. I had the engine rebuilt by a shop here in Florida that installed a few upgraded parts. Since I got the boat back from the shop, it seems as though the engine does not want to run or idle well. They said they changed the camshaft and increased the engine compression ratio for enhanced performance. After taking it back to the shop four times to get it running properly, I did a bit of online research and I was told that the computer needs to be adjusted and that they could not perform that operation to my engine at the shop I chose.
What do you recommend since you do a lot of EFI adjustments and tunes?
The Miss Geico offshore race team is the subject of a new documentary film that takes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be part of a championship winning powerboat team.
Produced by Royal Purple, the short film is available for viewing on YouTube, embedded below. The six-minute film is the third installment in their 2012 mini-documentary series, Outperformer. The video follows Miss Geico's boat pilot, Marc Granet, to chronicle what it takes to command a championship winning team and drive a boat capable of speeds in excess of 210
Deep Impact, the Miami-based manufacturer of high-performance powerboats, has appointed two executives to its upper management staff.
Plant Operations Manager Steven Koss and Purchasing Manager Orlando Santos have been brought on board to assist with the 13 year-old brandís restructuring and long-term growth, it was announced. Koss brings a wealth of boating knowledge and more than 30 years of business experience to the table, most recently with PowerPlay, Cheetah Cat and Platinum Power Boats.
The producers of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (Oct. 25-29) say they are planning to revive the performance-boating area of the show at this year's event, with Cigarette Boats as the "anchor" company for the revamped showcase.
Steve Sheer, director of marketing of Lauderdale-based Show Management, confirmed that the go-fast section of the show will be revamped, and that "we're promoting it heavily as a themed village inside the show. We're going to have accessory booths and decorate it with checkered flags."