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    Whats the plate all about, is that a turning fin?


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    That's where the turning fin used to be. It was taken out to reduce drag.

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    There used to be a fin there but it was cut off and filled in. What you see there is just the leftovers from the mounting pad of the fin.
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    what they said.

    also, the fin was great for turning, but it also did an excellent job of disturbing the flow of water into the intake. over 110 mph that fin killed off the inlet pressure. Tom Papp cut it off and bingo, more inlet pressure and the boat went faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    what they said.

    also, the fin was great for turning, but it also did an excellent job of disturbing the flow of water into the intake. over 110 mph that fin killed off the inlet pressure. Tom Papp cut it off and bingo, more inlet pressure and the boat went faster.
    Guess that makes sense, the fin would divide the water and at that speed the trail/groove it cut would probably go all the way back to the intake and would end up adding air.

    You guys have any good, detailed pictures of the bottom of this boat?

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    Not Mike's boat........

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    Nice shots MF! You've become a pro at taking the stealth shots.

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    No,...he's just a classic HotBoat Pic thief! lol
    BTW, how do ya like the precision tools that we here at TRG fiberglass like to use! Some high tech shit right there pal!

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    that little bit that was left of the fin was enough to screw up the linlet pressure. now imagine what the full size fin would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnjuzz View Post
    No,...he's just a classic HotBoat Pic thief! lol
    BTW, how do ya like the precision tools that we here at TRG fiberglass like to use! Some high tech shit right there pal!
    The bottom on the Rogers is the original one that you put on it and its worked great thus far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    Not Mike's boat........
    Ron's boat. Fin is only 4" deep and 8" long. I'm sure it disturbs the flow into the pump, but not as bad as a broken jagged fin.

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    What about shapening the edges on all sides . There is still drag of course from the fin itself but I think having equal and opposite reactions would help over a piece of fin that is probably creating cavitation . I'm gonna assume it was cut down and smoothed out . Jack told me once that the drag race guys had us covered in that department . "They dont have anything under the boat , it'll just slow them down .." In a drag race rig you dont need it .

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    I agree, no fin at all is the way to go if your going straight. I was just saying that an in tacked fin is not causeing as much turbulence as a broken fin. But then again Omar, you know I have no idea what i'm taking about.

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