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    So I am probably going to sell my boat because I ran accross a 76' Sprint Eliminator that is in great condition. Nice interior, paint, motor, flooring, full length stringers, hull, etc... And it has a lot of options on it that I wanted for my boat but the prices just kept adding up. So my question is, is the Sprint Eliminator a good hull? Better than my current southwind? any other considerations that i should take into account for this boat?
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    From what I saw posted before, it might not be much different from your Southwind. The Sprint used the same bottom as the bubble deck (streched 1'), and the bubble deck used a Southwind bottom.

    http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=12289 Check post #9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerstroke W/smoke View Post
    So I am probably going to sell my boat because I ran accross a 76' Sprint Eliminator that is in great condition. Nice interior, paint, motor, flooring, full length stringers, hull, etc... And it has a lot of options on it that I wanted for my boat but the prices just kept adding up. So my question is, is the Sprint Eliminator a good hull? Better than my current southwind? any other considerations that i should take into account for this boat?
    I had an Eliminator sprints 1979. It had a rounded keel that had been originally a flat keel. It was a really nice boat. I sold it to a guy on the boards (driptruck). full 2x4 stringers, medium layup. It ran low 80's with 500hp. Overall it was a great boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widowmaker View Post
    I had an Eliminator sprints 1979. It had a rounded keel that had been originally a flat keel. It was a really nice boat. I sold it to a guy on the boards (driptruck). full 2x4 stringers, medium layup. It ran low 80's with 500hp. Overall it was a great boat.

    Same as my kids boat. His is a 1989 thou. Last one built and one of kind. Extra goodies in it so to speak.

    I went in and got recircumsized again........I lost 10lbs. & was able to save the lives of 3 children in the burn center.........but it's not my fault they turned out to be dickheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widowmaker View Post
    I had an Eliminator sprints 1979. It had a rounded keel that had been originally a flat keel. It was a really nice boat. I sold it to a guy on the boards (driptruck). full 2x4 stringers, medium layup. It ran low 80's with 500hp. Overall it was a great boat.

    always liked that boat it is up here in washington scott (driptruck) has taken good care of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    When the Eliminator Sprint was conceived it was a break away from the 18 bubble deck.So many Mfgs copied the bubble deck that Bob wanted to introduce something that was low profile with a different look , thus the Sprint was designed.We took the bubbledeck hull,took 2'' off the sides , stretched the boat 1 foot longer from the transom and took a Besmeyer deck and made the deck mold. Bob liked the delta pad bottom and that was retained in the Sprint.The bubble deck had a 1 1/2 degree delta pad, this wasn't transfered to the Sprint this is why this boat has very little nose attitude. The boat will ride high on the water but very little attitude.Wetted lenght is not nearly as bad as wetted width. Moving the pump back in most cases is a good thing but I've never really been given the opportunity to modify the Sprint so a little thought would have to be given before I would make any reccomendations.What are your goals and what do you expect the boat to do after these mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propless View Post
    From what I saw posted before, it might not be much different from your Southwind. The Sprint used the same bottom as the bubble deck (streched 1'), and the bubble deck used a Southwind bottom.

    http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=12289 Check post #9.
    The round keel bottom is a copy of the SW bottom, but i don't know about the delta pad bottom

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    Wasn't HB jets' old boat a eliminator sprint? He was running in the 90's with modest power if i remember right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    The round keel bottom is a copy of the SW bottom, but i don't know about the delta pad bottom
    I was told that the pad bottom was done by putting an insert into the rounded keel mold.

    Quote Originally Posted by tahitijet View Post
    Wasn't HB jets' old boat a eliminator sprint? He was running in the 90's with modest power if i remember right.
    No, HBjet's boat was an Eliminator Liberty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    The round keel bottom is a copy of the SW bottom, but i don't know about the delta pad bottom
    I was told that the pad bottom was created by putting an insert into the rounded keel mold.

    Quote Originally Posted by tahitijet View Post
    Wasn't HB jets' old boat a eliminator sprint? He was running in the 90's with modest power if i remember right.
    No, HBjet's boat was an Eliminator Liberty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    I was told that the pad bottom was created by putting an insert into the rounded keel mold.
    That would make sense.

    I just peeked under a padded Bahner outside my door, the center strakes end about 4' from the transom and the second set of strakes end about 2' from the transom. If i recall on the rounded bottom only the center strakes stopped shy of the transom, and depending on who's mold, that distance could vary.

    They must have been trying to kill some lift so it would sit back on the pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tahitijet View Post
    Wasn't HB jets' old boat a eliminator sprint? He was running in the 90's with modest power if i remember right.
    i believe that was a bubble deck, it is also up here in wa. i dont remember the gps numbers off the top my head but it does run good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    I was told that the pad bottom was created by putting an insert into the rounded keel mold.



    No, HBjet's boat was an Eliminator Liberty.
    that is true from what the experts have told me on my sprint

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    boatfreak (steve ) has one running in the high 90's with more in it to go
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