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    Default Eliminator Sprint vs. Eliminator Bubble deck

    What's the difference in these two, besides the obvious bubble deck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastnlight View Post
    What's the difference in these two, besides the obvious bubble deck?
    There were to bubble decks built by Eliminator a rounded keel and a flat keel. The flat keel had a 1.5 degree delta pad. That bottom was used to make the sprint bottom less the 1.5 degree delta pad. That is why the sprint runs a little flatter than the bubbledeck. The top was taken off a Besmeyer flattbottom and was stretched 1 foot at the transom thus the Sprint was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    There were to bubble decks built by Eliminator a rounded keel and a flat keel. The flat keel had a 1.5 degree delta pad. That bottom was used to make the sprint bottom less the 1.5 degree delta pad. That is why the sprint runs a little flatter than the bubbledeck. The top was taken off a Besmeyer flattbottom and was stretched 1 foot at the transom thus the Sprint was born.
    Interesting. Thanks for that. I'll have to do a search on here for delta pads. I know there is some threads on it. How well does the sprint handle big power, like 800 to 900 hp. Also, with that extra foot can you fit a blown motor and back seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastnlight View Post
    Interesting. Thanks for that. I'll have to do a search on here for delta pads. I know there is some threads on it. How well does the sprint handle big power, like 800 to 900 hp. Also, with that extra foot can you fit a blown motor and back seat?
    There are a few guys on the boards that have Sprints and I know that they either run over 100 or are real close to it. The biggest mistake made with that boat everyone tries to carry a lot of nose attitude and the boat will not do it. That boat works well when you set it up to run straight up out of the water and not try to carry a lot of nose attitude. Wetted length will not hurt you as much as wetted width. I've seen these boats with blown engines with a back seat never noticed how much room they had. One thing you might consider is to put your pulley assembly to the rear of the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    There are a few guys on the boards that have Sprints and I know that they either run over 100 or are real close to it. The biggest mistake made with that boat everyone tries to carry a lot of nose attitude and the boat will not do it. That boat works well when you set it up to run straight up out of the water and not try to carry a lot of nose attitude. Wetted length will not hurt you as much as wetted width. I've seen these boats with blown engines with a back seat never noticed how much room they had. One thing you might consider is to put your pulley assembly to the rear of the engine.
    Great info! Thanks Greg👍

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