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    Default Marble Lake - Corn Island Hotboat Expo

    This 3rd annual fast boat gathering is quickly becoming the best thing in the midwest since the Rumble. In addition to the free hot dogs, grudge drags, speed runs, and other "best of" awards given out, this year added a live band, a few new animals added to the petting zoo, and now the island has "real" restrooms. Big thanks to Dale, Ben, Aaron, and everyone else who helped put this on. We all appreciate having such a great event and venue to run our boats at. Thanks to all!


















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    Al Nalli introduces his small-block Jersey Skiff to the crowd with cheering response...





















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    Good job on the pics

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    WOW! looks like you guys had a great turnout! I'm bummed I missed it. So is there a radar there? Who beat who? Who's the big dog lol? Looks like all types of boats. You don't need a blown BBC to show up haha. Is there any wackers that hold there own vs the plow truck engines? (I'm just kidding just wondering)?. What's the difference between the Friday night ones and this? T!hat looks like a fun ass event.

    Thanks alot for taking the time to take the photos and post them up for us that didn't show.
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    Looks like Kens STV/2.5 drag was clearly top dog... that's movin' in 660 feet.

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    Missed it this year.....any videos?
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    Here's a peek at the sheet from the GPS runs. *Keep in mind... This was a loose 660 foot short run from a roll for most of the boats that ran. *Nobody needs to take this numbers to heart... It was not a real contest, just mostly for fun and entertainment... Mark Putnam did not run his boat on the course... We all know he's good for over 120 in that distance from a roll.



    I didn't get photos of the red Mirage, the Action/200, the Liberator/300xs (nice boat, didn't run it though), the blue Regatta, the tan jet boat, or the little green/yellow jet. Sorry I missed you guys.


    I drag raced a few times in some very close match-ups. I ran the red Mirage/ProMax, the "Summertime Blues" jet, and the red/black jet in the photos above. There were lots of good grudge matches, but I didn't get photos because I was busy participating! I had a great time.
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    Now I don't know shit about boat racing, why is it from a roll? Is the stv you speak of that yellow one? If so about how power does it take to go 108? I know car/drag hp-et #'s pretty good in my head. Cause I do that shit for a living. Just trying to learn this stuff. Aaron your boat rips ass too! now about how much power does that make to go 101? Thanks for the info for a dumb ass newbie.


    I drag raced a few times in some very close match-ups. I ran the red Mirage/ProMax, the "Summertime Blues" jet, and the red/black jet in the photos above. There were lots of good grudge matches, but I didn't get photos because I was busy participating!

    How fast did your hydrostream go? How much power?
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    I usually run mid to high 70's in 800 feet on a small prop, or 90+ in a long run with a taller prop. I am the first boat on the list above, ran a little under 75 on this occasion.

    The Marble Lake strip is situated between two islands... The strip starts in shallow water, and ends with the boats exiting into the main body of the lake... The course is laid out as 660 feet from buoy to buoy, so the boats aren't shutting down in super rough water. There's enough water behind the start buoy to make a tight U-turn on plane. We all agreed on starting behind the buoy if we wanted to, for a running start so we could put up bigger numbers in such a short run for the GPS runs. We used a GPS, and promised to start slowing down at the finish buoy. However... We drag raced from the usual idle roll at the start buoy. For some reason, the Jetters usually want to do a rolling start on plane. I guess they need all the help they can get!

    Ken did a true drag start, and didn't appear to be too far behind the start when he punched it. His River Rocket is powered by a 2.5 300 Drag on a 12" shifting mid. He runs 120+ with more to spare.

    Aaron, what you got? 700 HP, 1000+ on nitrous, right? There's not many 'car' motors as nice as his on the sandbar.

    Too bad Al Nalli didn't do a GPS run. He's right up there with the best of the bunch.
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    Thanks for explaining it.

    Aaron, what you got? 700 HP, 1000+ on nitrous, right? There's not many 'car' motors as nice as his on the sandbar.

    Too bad Al Nalli didn't do a GPS run. He's right up there with the best of the bunch.
    What's this guy Al have for power? BBC, outboard?

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    Al's Jersey Skiff is powered by a naturally-aspirated small block, making around 700 HP at 8000 rpm. I know the guy who built the motor, and he's an awesome craftsman and machinist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hydro_pyro View Post
    Al's Jersey Skiff is powered by a naturally-aspirated small block Ford, making around 700 HP at 8000 rpm. I know the guy who built the motor, and he's an awesome craftsman and machinist.
    Small block CHEVY.
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    Ohhh... Thanks for the clarification.
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