Bought a odd duck cheetah 18 winger last may and stuck it back while I built another twin turbo ls setup to put into it and now that motor is wrapped up I'm turning attention to the boat. Cheetah hull from the wicked molds, in decent shape but has a full setback Jacob Gonzales thinks he set at 4.5*. Haven't double checked yet. Rideplate when I bought it is at the normal gull-wing 4* start point and had a full berk droop, ftn hyd diverter, b1 loader and b1 back cut shoe. Sticking a straight edge to the bottom of rideplate out past nozzle had the nozzle dragging below plate line about a inch and a half, all vids and pix of this boat I've seen look like it's too flat as if pd nozzle is pushing bow down. A 2*wedge raises it up quite a bit over the rideplate line. Local fella had a 2nd design aggressor mini droop local cheap so I snagged it to try. Installed it has the lowest part of nozzle 2inches above rideplate line.
In the past I've set nozzle height to the bottom of boat but it'd drag like hell on this gull-wing if I did. With the aggressor mini droop the end of nozzle is as far back as guys with normal half back pump placement on a gull-wing so I'm inclined to go with the mini aggressor for a season even tho it's 3.5 .
Nozzle height by rideplate line or off the bottom on the boat in this weird situation? Boat ran 95 with 650hp and had to be dragging nozzle when it did it seeing it hung below rideplate line. Dropping maybe 100lbs from the bilge area and dropping 1100+ hp into it. Instincts tell me to treat it like it's got a low profile intake , run the mini , let the hp and back cut do some of the lift work instead of a super low thrustline that drags nozzle below plate 🤔 don't want another gull-wing that runs so damn dry it only loads for 550ft or so, I fought that with my condor tx19👎 any ideas?
Also does anyone makes a hyd stop kit, can make one but rather snag one up ? Will be 660ft racing this deal and plan to enter the sdba lake racer class late summer to get some rope experience and get the boat on clocks. Has a 100mph limit so boost will be way down. Leash timer triggered by wot hopefully for consistency on nozzle of course once i figure out height situation .