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    Whats a better lake racer hull, no tracks here so was wondering what boat wobe good to run on the lake but still be strong river racer?
    The two boats I'm looking at are 16 mantra tunnel hull or tx-18 Youngblood pickle fork......
    Would start with NA BBC 550-600hp range
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    I like my 16ft mantra but not with a bbc and only 600hp lol. go tx18 if youre stuck on that kinda power.

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    Placecraft/Ultra tunnels

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    I like my 16ft mantra but not with a bbc and only 600hp lol. go tx18 if youre stuck on that kinda power.
    What power would be good for the 16? I saw a thread here
    About u getting a tunnel from 2008, what way did u go?
    I just happen to have that motor ready
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    Quote Originally Posted by larryfknrocks View Post
    Placecraft/Ultra tunnels
    The two boats I'm looking at are about all I can find around here.
    I'm in nc so not much to choose from. The 16 is 900+ miles one way
    The Youngblood is 500. Far as I can go....
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    Ive gta twin turbo 5.3 in mine making alil over a grand in hp and tq and boat weight with 8gals of fuel and me in it is 1322 600hp wld push it about low 80's and get there slow with a bbc to lift.if youre alum headed youll be fine but a all cast bbc with 600hp in a 16 mantra aint gna do much

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    My 16ft Mantra tunnel ran fine with a 550-600hp BBC. Just be real careful with hardware changes and you should be fine.

    Every TX18 I've been around without bottom work had a real nasty hop just above 90...might just be their setups. Idk. One of my buddies says he fixed his with plates sticking out from the back of the tunnels. I can't remember what he called them.

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    Transom plates, my cuz jdl_1998 has em on his and that boat used to be stable till 107 then itd run outta water and cldnt keel load..im about to flip my 16 and do keel work

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    Default found a sunkist gullwing 19 ft

    What about a gullwing, 19' sunkist 1981
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    A Gullwing is the best bang for your buck. They run great and has plenty of room.
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    Leaning towards the gullwing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Peel View Post
    Whats a better lake racer hull, no tracks here so was wondering what boat wobe good to run on the lake but still be strong river racer?
    The two boats I'm looking at are 16 mantra tunnel hull or tx-18 Youngblood pickle fork......
    Would start with NA BBC 550-600hp range

    I have a Daytona for $8000 all complete minus motor. I will split shipping with you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Peel View Post
    Leaning towards the gullwing....
    Cant go wrong with a gullwing because of the interior space, ride, and performance, those 3 things are hard to beat because any other boat is missing at least 1 of those 3 things. Again IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blender over View Post
    Cant go wrong with a gullwing because of the interior space, ride, and performance, those 3 things are hard to beat because any other boat is missing at least 1 of those 3 things. Again IMO.

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