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    I have a old 1/4 stringer Tahiti runnin about 350 to 400 hp BBC, thinkin about putin in a 150 to 200 shot of spray. I know I should not run more then about 500 hp in the boat but will I be risking stringer problems with more then 500 hp on the spray?

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    If the stringers are solid you should be fine. I would be more concerned with running a boat with 1/4 stringers in big water, let alone with soggy 1/4 stringers in big water.
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    I have a very mild 460, I was wondering if a 75 or 100 shot wet system would be ok. Brand new motor.

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    Just my opinion but a 75hp or even 100hp doesn't even feel like much. What do others think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walshmotorsports View Post
    Just my opinion but a 75hp or even 100hp doesn't even feel like much. What do others think?
    When I ran a 100 hp shot it was good for 6 mph. That's a pretty good gain in jetboat land. Also very safe. Almost impossible to blow anything up. No fancy timing controls required etc.

    Only running a 150 now. Still no timing controls, and pretty darned safe. The 150 is good for 7-8 mph consistently.

    7-8 mph gain for approximately $400 is a pretty good investment/upgrade in my book. Not too many other things that would net you the same gain for that amount of money.

    The only down side is laying down $60+ every time you need to fill a bottle.
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    Thanks Squirtcha,

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    I had a family member give me a complete pro shot fogger system that I will be putting on the boat this summer, As this kit was going to go into a car I recived the bottel blanket and heater. I'm sure the heater is not needed how about the blanket? Does it help with temp, or just throw a wet towel on there if needed. If not needed I will be selling these, let me know if someone wants them. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajadad View Post
    I have a very mild 460, I was wondering if a 75 or 100 shot wet system would be ok. Brand new motor.
    Ditto to what Dan wrote. A 100-125 shot should be pretty easy on the engine. My first Nos system was a 125-150 shot it never hurt anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 502 carrera View Post
    I had a family member give me a complete pro shot fogger system that I will be putting on the boat this summer, As this kit was going to go into a car I recived the bottel blanket and heater. I'm sure the heater is not needed how about the blanket? Does it help with temp, or just throw a wet towel on there if needed. If not needed I will be selling these, let me know if someone wants them. Thanks for the info.
    I'm was wondering that also, I would mount the bottle under the bow on a river boat, outa the sun.

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    I'm throwin a 250 shot on my mildly built 468. Gonna see if what happens.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 502 carrera View Post
    I had a family member give me a complete pro shot fogger system that I will be putting on the boat this summer, As this kit was going to go into a car I recived the bottel blanket and heater. I'm sure the heater is not needed how about the blanket? Does it help with temp, or just throw a wet towel on there if needed. If not needed I will be selling these, let me know if someone wants them. Thanks for the info.
    You might want to hang on to that stuff. I have a heater and blanket. Keep in mind that while it's nice n toastie in the summertime, if the ambient air temp drops below 85 in the shade (basically anything less than 90 degrees in the sun).........your kit will be rendered useless.

    I like to run my boat in the early spring, late fall and even winter months sometimes. I've had it happen before when the juice would've been the deciding factor in a little grudge match and with no heater.........no win. Just as an example. The photo in the avatar was from a get together here in Phoenix. We had cooler temps around 80 degrees or so. Paired up with several boats and we were all dead even running 80 mph on gps. If the heater would've been working properly and I had another 7-8 mph...........? Let's just say it would've been a much better day.

    If you do decide to sell the heater I might be interested. Mine has a nominal working voltage of 13.7 VDC and even with the boat running and alternator spinning, it's marginal. Take a look and see what the nominal/minumum voltage to operate is. If it's lower than 13 VDC I'd be intersted. Shoot me a pm if you want to sell it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    You might want to hang on to that stuff. I have a heater and blanket. Keep in mind that while it's nice n toastie in the summertime, if the ambient air temp drops below 85 in the shade (basically anything less than 90 degrees in the sun).........your kit will be rendered useless.

    I like to run my boat in the early spring, late fall and even winter months sometimes. I've had it happen before when the juice would've been the deciding factor in a little grudge match and with no heater.........no win. Just as an example. The photo in the avatar was from a get together here in Phoenix. We had cooler temps around 80 degrees or so. Paired up with several boats and we were all dead even running 80 mph on gps. If the heater would've been working properly and I had another 7-8 mph...........? Let's just say it would've been a much better day.

    If you do decide to sell the heater I might be interested. Mine has a nominal working voltage of 13.7 VDC and even with the boat running and alternator spinning, it's marginal. Take a look and see what the nominal/minumum voltage to operate is. If it's lower than 13 VDC I'd be intersted. Shoot me a pm if you want to sell it.
    Thanks let me look into it, and let you know.

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    Thanks, my stringers are solid and I was thinking 150 or 200 shot might be be fun to play with.

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    Keep in mind that 200 is where she starts getting a little dicey. Make a misake there and you could be scattering some parts. Timing controls will be a necessity raising the ante for buy in. Also should be running better fuels (not pump gas anymore).

    All reasons why I stick with the 150 shot.

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