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    Default Need help.. Looking for straight snoot

    I have a droop on my texas tunnel and it is hard to layover when trying to go from a stop in the water. I know since the boat is so short ( 16ft) i will have that problem, but looking for some one that might have one i can try out before buying one and not liking it. Thanks for any help.

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    try jim brock on here he might have one

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    You might want to try a 6” bowl extension.
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    i have a friend that has a 16ft and he has a straight snoot on his and it lays over quick. so im going to set mine up close to his to see if it works better.

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    I have two Earl Smith Texas Tunnels that run the 10 sec. bracket. One has a straight race nozzle and the other has a regular Berkeley. Both have B impellers, bushings that are 3 1/8", 5 degree wedges and the ride plates are up 5 degrees too. One of them is a 489 and the other is a 496. On the boat with the 496 i started out with a 7 degree wedge and ride plate was up 7 degrees. It was running a constant 9.70 @ 103 mph. Thats when i changed it to 5 degrees and it fell right on the number at around 98 mph. The boat feels a lot safer too. Both boats have two steps and i come out of the hole at 5000 just until the nose begins to drop and then get off the botton. I built the 489 Texas Tunnel for a friend that wanted to run the 10 second bracket so i set it up just like mine. He ran two races and decided it was`nt for him. I bought the boat and he took a big loss. If you have any buddies wanting a Texas Tunnel its for sale and a lot cheaper than it can be built. I think you`ll be satisfied with a straight nozzle and come outta the hole ahead of or with the best of em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Till View Post
    I have two Earl Smith Texas Tunnels that run the 10 sec. bracket. One has a straight race nozzle and the other has a regular Berkeley. Both have B impellers, bushings that are 3 1/8", 5 degree wedges and the ride plates are up 5 degrees too. One of them is a 489 and the other is a 496. On the boat with the 496 i started out with a 7 degree wedge and ride plate was up 7 degrees. It was running a constant 9.70 @ 103 mph. Thats when i changed it to 5 degrees and it fell right on the number at around 98 mph. The boat feels a lot safer too. Both boats have two steps and i come out of the hole at 5000 just until the nose begins to drop and then get off the botton. I built the 489 Texas Tunnel for a friend that wanted to run the 10 second bracket so i set it up just like mine. He ran two races and decided it was`nt for him. I bought the boat and he took a big loss. If you have any buddies wanting a Texas Tunnel its for sale and a lot cheaper than it can be built. I think you`ll be satisfied with a straight nozzle and come outta the hole ahead of or with the best of em.
    thanks for the info. there is a texas that i run with and he has a straight snoot and if i remember right runs around 115. i love this boat just need to set it up right for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Till View Post
    I have two Earl Smith Texas Tunnels that run the 10 sec. bracket. One has a straight race nozzle and the other has a regular Berkeley. Both have B impellers, bushings that are 3 1/8", 5 degree wedges and the ride plates are up 5 degrees too. One of them is a 489 and the other is a 496. On the boat with the 496 i started out with a 7 degree wedge and ride plate was up 7 degrees. It was running a constant 9.70 @ 103 mph. Thats when i changed it to 5 degrees and it fell right on the number at around 98 mph. The boat feels a lot safer too. Both boats have two steps and i come out of the hole at 5000 just until the nose begins to drop and then get off the botton. I built the 489 Texas Tunnel for a friend that wanted to run the 10 second bracket so i set it up just like mine. He ran two races and decided it was`nt for him. I bought the boat and he took a big loss. If you have any buddies wanting a Texas Tunnel its for sale and a lot cheaper than it can be built. I think you`ll be satisfied with a straight nozzle and come outta the hole ahead of or with the best of em.
    i still want 1 of them richard, just gotta move this nordic tunnel

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