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    Default what would you build?tx18 gullwing or tunnel?

    now that the tx19 is long gone, and i've got my chillin boat for the summer, i've started my turbo build. i've got a couple choices in my area around the 6k area for a solid white gel hull. i can get a 18ft gullwing or a youngblood style tx18 tunnel for about the same price. either will get a lowpro intake, and will sport the lil turbo sbc deal. i've never owned a tunnel, so it'd be fun to build, but a short gullwing with a 1000hp+ and lowpro intake would be a blast to drive as well. what do yall think? tx18 tunnel or gullwing? my uncle is looking for a trailer in better shape for his tx20(single axle trailer), so i can pick up his trailer, rebuild it, use it for a tx18 tunnel. i'd have to find a trailer and build it for a gullwing the tx20 trailer is a no brainer, just repair, repaint. i'm not ordering a hull till late summer, but i need to decide what hull so i can start aquiring riggin for whatever i get. would like to start buyin helms , cables, etc. and have alot of the basics on hand before i ever order the hull.tx18 tunnel or winger? both would make great 1000ft boats, both will weigh nothing with the big hp/tq sbc.

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    All the fast boats are tunnels, I'd build a gull wing. J/K

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    I'm gonna say go with a tunnel. I want a Cheyenne as my next one


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    something like this but nicer will be made in slamwrap to be put on the bow

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    Quote Originally Posted by cordog009 View Post
    I'm gonna say go with a tunnel. I want a Cheyenne as my next one
    don't think i can get a cheyenne light enuff cory. the hull will need to be under 400lbs, would like to get a 320-350lb hull power to weight ratio needs to be thought of threw this whole deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    don't think i can get a cheyenne light enuff cory. the hull will need to be under 400lbs, would like to get a 320-350lb hull power to weight ratio needs to be thought of threw this whole deal
    I don't know so I'm asking, is it possible to get any tunnel hull that light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    I don't know so I'm asking, is it possible to get any tunnel hull that light?
    i'm sure but where we race, 350lbs is too light that lil cp tunnel with the sbc my uncle broke up on the lake weighed around 330lbs.

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    yes it is possible to get them that light hell some of the tpr i believe weigh 400 and i know eliminator used to make a really light hull that you couldnt put any weight on a small area or you would go through it i believe those weighed around 300 a friend used to have one here in yuma and when you went over wakes at an angle you could see the forks move with the water it was a crazy ass ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    don't think i can get a cheyenne light enuff cory. the hull will need to be under 400lbs, would like to get a 320-350lb hull power to weight ratio needs to be thought of threw this whole deal
    Gonna be a thin hull for sure that light. We better keep those damn wakeboard boats away from the cove when you're runnin


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    wingertom use your head on the weight deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbo View Post
    wingertom use your head on the weight deal.
    +1 We don't wanna have to go scuba diving to pull your boat up from the bottom of the cove


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    It really depends on you. Cause I love my heavy layed up winger, and from what I've heard those super light lay ups don't last real long. Are you going strickly race? Or do you want a little river running also??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fasterthebetter View Post
    It really depends on you. Cause I love my heavy layed up winger, and from what I've heard those super light lay ups don't last real long. Are you going strickly race? Or do you want a little river running also??
    just sold my mid weight gullwing last week so i'm not looking to get another hull like it have a maxum skiboat now, so my new boat will be strictly go fast

    trav, get a chance to talk to seastrum about the 18?

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    I say tx18. Our Cheyenne weighed 420 bare. Im sure Ervin could lighten it up a little if you want. I wouldn't recommend it though.
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