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Are there any mild bottom mods that can be done to a TX 19 that will help gain performance? Launch,top speed,loading,ETC.!

Other than removing hook!
 

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You get that POS over 100 1st and then worry about that Dropped Keel hil:)
 

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Straight straight straight on the bottom is the best you can do.

We are doing a bigger keel on an 18' gullwing here shortly, no doubt it will help when done right.
 

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You get that POS over 100 1st and then worry about that Dropped Keel hil:)
I know where mine is, where is yours!;) I don't tell everything all at once!:D LMAO!
 

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I know where mine is, where is yours!;) I don't tell everything all at once!:D LMAO!



OL Sandbagger, I see how you are :p Cant say much, I guess I done the same thing hil:)
 

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Could get rid of that hulk and buy a california performance,Am sure that will do it.
Not knocking CPs but the ones I have seen around here have more stress cracks than my old hulk and it's a 1978 model! If I had the extra cash I would get a Rousch or an Scott Seastrum 18'! It is just me!

CP's are good boats don't get me wrong!
 

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Not knocking CPs but the ones I have seen around here have more stress cracks than my old hulk and it's a 1978 model! If I had the extra cash I would get a Rousch or an Scott Seastrum 18'! It is just me!

CP's are good boats don't get me wrong!

who would want a SS 18 :D

you dont have to have a CP to have a good running boat.


shame on you Turtle:slap:
 

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Any pictures from the transom looking fwd of the Keel? What kind of speeds do you hope to see of this 19' Gullwing?
 

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I have a couple of crappy cell phone pics. I'll get some better pics. boat is for my daughter so i'm hoping to keep it around 80 remember i'm at 5000ft.
 

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Speed, This is the info I am talking about! Keep me posted! Thanks!
 

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keel is 5/8 but really looks alot bigger than it is. Hope to have it the water by sept. will keep posting. probably will start another thread.
I figured the pic made it appear to be much larger than it really is.

How much did you add to the existing bottom?
 

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I figured the pic made it appear to be much larger than it really is.

How much did you add to the existing bottom?
Originally i hung the pump way back and added 3/4 keel just to see what would happen. then i sold boat after 3 owners its back. when the daughter showed intererst in it i moved the intake back in 4in. and cut the keel down. when we cut the hole you could see the original glass line was 5/8 below the new glass. This is an earl smith boat with 1+4 stringers and weighs around 500lbs.
 

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Originally i hung the pump way back and added 3/4 keel just to see what would happen. then i sold boat after 3 owners its back. when the daughter showed intererst in it i moved the intake back in 4in. and cut the keel down. when we cut the hole you could see the original glass line was 5/8 below the new glass. This is an earl smith boat with 1+4 stringers and weighs around 500lbs.
Adding 3/4 is a quite a change, hats off to you for trying that!

Steve, they are probably around .500-.600 of keel, never checked one but Ive seen intake pressures and speed traces on alot of 18's and similar v-bottoms. Id add 3/16" to 1/4" to one in a dropped keel style like you just did on your PC and with a similar entry like JB does and Im thinking that would be a great thing. The MPH would likely go up which may not be the safest thing, would need to go about it in a safe manner like any bottom changes. I think youd agree the bottom change on the PC's was just awesome!
 
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