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    Default This myth has been busted!!

    I can't tell you how many times I've heard the blanket statement that Placecrafts need gobbs and gobbs of power to get out of their own way..

    Racer J went 9.1 with less than 800 horse, iron block, no launch control or any other gadgets at his first outing in dogsh*t air. His boat straight out of the mold, no bottom work.

    Woods went 8.3 with 1050 horse with an iron block at his first outing in the heat, zero bottom work and lots left in the hardware.

    I think its safe to say that myth has been busted!! Cant wait to see both these boats turn some heads next season.

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    Thats Badass, but just out of curiosity what do these boats weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowRyd View Post
    Thats Badass, but just out of curiosity what do these boats weigh?
    A tick less than 400 lbs.

    300-350 lbs. with alum blocks is not uncommon at the races.
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    I think both boats are impressive (Very!) Jeff's boat in the latest vid is very quick out of the hole and proceeds to club the baby seal too! (V-drive)
    Congrats!

    Jordan, saw your boat leave and run out the back door to "auntie em's house" it went!
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    PB is making it hard to curse around here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    I can't tell you how many times I've heard the blanket statement that Placecrafts need gobbs and gobbs of power to get out of their own way...
    Actually, I can confirm 21 JET Daytona's need gobbs and gobbs of power to get out of their own way.
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    Its true, thats always been the myth. These placecrafts are haulin the mail !!! Very impressive !!! Cant wait to see these guys next year !!! Its great seeing something different at the track....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPearl View Post
    Its true, thats always been the myth. These placecrafts are haulin the mail !!! Very impressive !!! Cant wait to see these guys next year !!! Its great seeing something different at the track....
    Id say you guys busted the myth with the Red Pearl, really not sure how similar the bottoms are but I know they are sorta similar. You guys do have the record in Pro Gas so your doing somthing right!

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    Remember back in the old days when 800 and 1050 was gobs of power? like 10 years ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    A tick less than 400 lbs.

    300-350 lbs. with alum blocks is not uncommon at the races.
    I'd say that helped a bit. I wonder how many P/C's of yesteryear weighed less than 500 lbs. ?

    From the title of the thread I was hoping it had something to do with a turbo on the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    I'd say that helped a bit. I wonder how many P/C's of yesteryear weighed less than 500 lbs. ?
    Probably not many, most of them were very heavy I'm thinking. How many boats at the races these days are over 500 lbs? Not many....

    Compare the numbers to comparable weights in other hull designs that have ran through the same timing system, the numbers are respectable for the horsepower, they dont need more power than anything else IMO.

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    It's awesome to see someone running the PC's again. They do work without a lot of power. In the early 80's we ran a gas motor in our 500 lb PC just for fun (maybe 700 hp?) and turned 107 without a lot of effort.

    Bill built us a PC with 2" tunnels-it's been a while, but I think the standard PC is either 5 or 6- and it was wicked quick, but crashed twice trying to shut it down. That was back when we were running some deep hardware, so I've always wondered if it would work with today's stuff. It was quicker than the standard bottom for sure.

    Anyway, nice to see someone running them. They are still my favorite boat.
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