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    I am looking at an 83 liberator 19' pickle fork with a 750 hp bbc in it. First question is will it handle the power? It doesnt have full stringers like my centurion picklefork. How good are the boats? I dont really know any info about them, so any help would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79centurion View Post
    I am looking at an 83 liberator 19' pickle fork with a 750 hp bbc in it. First question is will it handle the power? It doesnt have full stringers like my centurion picklefork. How good are the boats? I dont really know any info about them, so any help would be great.

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    They make very nice boats, the light layed up ones have full stringers but they are very rare, most all of them are heavy layup's with 1/4 stringers. I had a '20 Liberator with 1/4 stringers and 820hp and it worked great. I also have several friends with the '19's with 1/4 stringers and blown BBC's with probably around 600-700hp and they work great also. If this boat your looking at is setup right and really has 750hp have him take you to the lake, should run 100+.
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    Hey 79Centurion, can I get you to post a picture of your Centurion? I'm building a 20' Centurion pickle v drive now and would like to see one done. thanks

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    There is a pic of mine towards the bottom of the page
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    Its the blue and orange one with orange seats. The seat are original. I bout it a few years ago from the original owner.

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    Thats good to hear. The boat ran 92 mph with the old motor he had in it( about 650 hp). The new motor is 30 ci bigger and a bigger cam and better heads, so 750 hp guess should be close. Its a buddy of mine selling the boat and just want to make sure before I spend the $ that the boat would be ok. My centurion is a light layup with full stringer and balsa floors, but am looking for something more for lake use.

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    they are heavier lay-ups than the Eliminator, same as the old Eliminator as far as hull design, which means it's a flat keel.
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