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    Default Eliminator "dragster" Daytona

    What makes a Daytona a "dragster" Seen 2 Daytonas now that say "Eliminator Dragster" on the sides... is there a difference in the hull??? one was a VERY light boat, the other pretty thick...
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    I saw a 19' Daytona last weekend, it had a back seat (Similar to mine) I would not consider that a Dragster, more of a family cruiser, but if you have two seats, I would think that that is a Dargster, but I have not seen this, what you speak of got a pic?

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    Well the thin hull was a 81, 2 seater... the second (in pic)is a76 and a 4 seater and a heavier hull...
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    I'll tell you what makes a Daytona a dragster...It take a couple hundred bucks for a good painter (preferably Billy-B) to paint dragster after the Eliminator. That's about it. In the 70's and 80's it a popular thing for guys to add that onto their boats when they mod'ed them (tunnel rams and carb's).

    However, when guys were really looking for Daytona's to race and make them true dragsters, they would have Bob Leach lay up boats light to very light pending on the application.

    Come to think of it, I might just put "Dragster" on my 25 for ol' times sake.

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    I saw one of those Daytonas labeled as a "Dragster" a few years ago. It belonged to a guy on the boards(HB back then) that went by Olbiezer. Not sure what would have made it a Dragster versus a "regular" Daytona, but it was a pretty sweet looking sled nonetheless. He was trying to sell it at the time, not sure what ever became of him or the boat...


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    So it sounds like a Daytona is a Daytona??? no hull variances other than the thickness???
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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMETDRAGRACER View Post
    So it sounds like a Daytona is a Daytona??? no hull variances other than the thickness???
    Pretty much, there are some differences in the bottoms, round vs flat keels and the amount of lift built into the bottom can vary, the reliefs next to the intake determines the amount of lift. Most of them are the high lift design.

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    The price!

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    A few of them were layed up as light, single seat, kevlar hulls. They were also labled eliminator dragstars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    Pretty much, there are some differences in the bottoms, round vs flat keels and the amount of lift built into the bottom can vary, the reliefs next to the intake determines the amount of lift. Most of them are the high lift design.
    What are the reliefs that you are talking about? Any pics of them. I'm converting a flat to rounded keel right now and am looking for as much info as I can get. thanks

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    You will have to lay under the boat and look at it. There are notches or reliefs next to the intake that run the length of the center sponson. The size of the reliefs determine the amount of lift.

    Post a good pic and we can go over it some more if you want.

    Here is a pic of mine just to confuse the sh*t out of you. Yes its a daytona.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    You will have to lay under the boat and look at it. There are notches or reliefs next to the intake that run the length of the center sponson. The size of the reliefs determine the amount of lift.

    Post a good pic and we can go over it some more if you want.

    Here is a pic of mine just to confuse the sh*t out of you. Yes its a daytona.

    Is that how your bottom looks to date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D View Post
    Is that how your bottom looks to date?
    no i took pics of yours and copied it.

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    Air traps. Less wetted surface.

    Hi Chris, first time i have seen the notches in the center keel at the rear. I know of a certain daytona that has notched (stepped) sponsons and have had a difficult time keeping them in tact. See something new all the time!

    Your boat works real well so your doing something right!

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