Whats your take on this?
I have a '78 Liberty...normal layup...some say its light, but its heavy to me.
Pump has nothing special done to it...
-basic JBP rebuilt 12JG with a standard AT A Impeller
-no loader ...just a finger grate with the angle bar in it
-no shoe or ride plate
First heat at ming this last weekend racing circles....the boat road like crap...it had a agressor droop and not much up nozzle from the diverter......almost flipped the thing head over heels when i hit a roller. it launched straight up like a kite.
Jeremy brought his magistical home brewed straight snoot off his cole so we slapped it on there...no wedges...and a little bit of down nozzle (not sure of the pin angle)...boat ran 85.5mph
for the next few heats we left it alone and it continued to run a consistant number of 83 to 85 mph
the last heat on sunday Jeremy put in a down wedge (not sure how much, maybe he will chime in after hes done puttin out cactus fies)
then dropped the diverter another notch.
boat ran 90.0 mph after those minor changes.
so whats your take....is it possible to achive 90 in this boat with no real loader, no shoe/rideplate ? the water wasnt exactly drag conditions either. the pump did suck air/unload a few times.
about the motor: i dont know much about it other then its a 496. it was a motor lent to me so i could finish out the season points. This motor came out of a rogers (the 410) and driving that, i never even broke 80 in that boat with that same motor. yes, water and air conditions were different in all situations.
I am kinda stumped...whats your take? GPS glitch? or this boat has some potential with some setup changes (shoe, rideplate, and loader)
since it was a borrowed motor and i only hit that GPS speed on the last heat, theres no real way to go verify its a consistant number that can be hit.
I have a new motor thats in the works that should be in the same guestimated HP range as that 496, so maybe time will tell ...ill have to come join you NJBA boys early next season to get some true numbers.