Well, you all know I him-hawed around most of the winter trying to decide which size, brand, etc to buy. I bought the Blower Shop 10-71. Looks awesome! Even though I know Eric thought I was an idiot, he built me something like I wanted, then made it right. LOL He put high helix rotors in a 10 case with a small area blocked at the back.
Obviously an awesome piece.
We took it out this weekend. It was BALLS HOT at KDBA this weekend. I told Dave I wanted to start out 6% under where we would have needed to be based on weather. He "Heard" just -6%. LOL Turns out that was closer. We would have had to run the old Mooneyham at +8% based on the air. We started this piece at -6%. It sounded pretty close to me. Off the trailer, ran an 8.11. Not bad for first pass. Added 2%, took out 5 numbers of fuel, 8.01. Good enough for #1 qualifier until lass pass, last round. Another guy ran an 8.008. Hey, WTF do you do?
Turns out this was great! First round we got a legal single as we had 11 boats, and 8.008 guy got the bye. 2nd round, we ran Big Ed Anderson. We had him at the starting line, and pushed him out the back, both. 3rd round we got our bye run (hey, I'd rather be lucky than good any day). 4th round, we ran Jeff Shaller. Another bad ass. We got by him. So, first race, new blower, got to kiss the girl, and take home the check. The year is off to a good start.