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    Default Texas Tunnels faults?

    I would like to know exactly what is it about the texas tunnels that gives them such a bad rap? Is it because they're short? IS the cheyenne hull any more safer and if so whats the reasons for this.

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    What exactly are you trying to do (attempt or accomplish)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbug3 View Post
    I would like to know exactly what is it about the texas tunnels that gives them such a bad rap? Is it because they're short? IS the cheyenne hull any more safer and if so whats the reasons for this.
    If you lost power chances are that you were going to get spit out. We had a few of them. When slowing down after a 1/4 mile pass the nose would want to wonder left or right. We had a Warhawk, which is a texas tunnel that the bottom is essentially blueprinted and straight. I guess the original texas tunnels bottoms varied etc. We lost power over @ 100+ and it set down nice and went straight. At lower speeds, our boats would hop and not take a set until getting on the gas.

    No boat is safe if not set up correctly. Cheyenne's blow over, texas tunnels turn. I would rather get spit out then blow over. Set up is key.

    For 1/4 mile they are very quick. I personally would not use this hull for weekend boating.




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    Length is a big part of it. The length and design of the sponsons play a major part in a race tunnel boat shutdown from high speed.

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    Some of them are like a potato chip.

    Here's one that developed a hole and sunk at Blarney Island,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unchained View Post
    Some of them are like a potato chip.

    Here's one that developed a hole and sunk at Blarney Island,
    That boat was my uncles. It weighed 260-270 lbs. It has a retired world record, 8.11 @ 119 pro comp jet limited. It had no business being out in those waters.
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    knock on wood i have had no problems with mine!!! i love the thing!! i spit a rod out of it at 108 and the boat shut down straight. i do give some credit to the my jet away, it was turning like crazy. Best i did was 9.56 @ 108 multiple times. just my .02

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