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    i have a few question for you guys here, (please do not flame me as i am not a noob and do understand safety at speed comes before all else). My current boat, 74 Kona, is running 89 gps with my current 505" bbc on pump gas. I really dont think that hull is going to handle my new motor for too long without cracking all to hell and getting scary. my question is should i go through the time and effert to install full stingers and setback in my prestine condition 73 sanger superjet? The sanger is already parked in my yard, as in already paid for, dna in really great condition dispite its age. there is no delamination or rot anywhere to be found, once i remove the sub floor that may change though. the new motor will be a stroked LS2 with LS3 heads and twin s300 series turbos and an air to water intercooler, approx 1150HP. im not looking to be the fastest boat but just a really fast lake boat that is heavy enough to take a beating around the wakeboard boats. thaniks for your time
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    If it were me, I'd put out the time and effort to make the Kona full stringer. You're not buying anything with the Sanger as it's quarter stringer also. While you have the Kona stripped flip it over and blueprint it. I'd feel better at speed with the Kona than the Sanger.






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    Thanks for the reply. When I built the lone 8 years ago it was already a full stringer hull. The bottom is dead straight and true. I spent about 2 weeks sending and filling. The lone is still a cheaper made boat than the Sanger, and to be honest I think the lines of the Sanger are much nicer

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    Apparently auto correct thinks kona should be lone...sorry

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    in all honesty and fairness to your safety, time investment and money I would rather see you sell off those two hulls and buy a gull wing, tunnel etc. with the amount of power and weight you have planned you will be right at the edge of seriously dangerous conditions with a kona v-bottom hull. The sanger isn't even a consideration in my opinion, but that's just me. Good luck with whatever you choose, I look forward to seeing the build.

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