That keel appears to be a little larger-deeper than what I think I have usually seen on one of Bennetts bottoms, appears to be simular to the keel from Ervan at pheonix. Trying to load a little harder ? :hmmm: Heres Ervans keelOur friendly neighborhood rocket scientist Mr. Bennett came by to tweak the bottom of my boat. Its comming out good and looks to be a step in the right direction.
Ive been fighting an overcharge condition for awhile now. Tried closing off the opening with different shoes and its worked to a certain degree. In smooth water the boat will go about 700 ft before overcharging. In rough water it happens even sooner. This should reduce the volume of water in the intake, which in theory will keep the boat from being pushed up off the water. Ill find out at Elsinore. See you there!Mike - What is the objective with doing this jet work? Straightening out the water flow into the intake? See you in a few weeks at Elsinore!
I actually didn't take any other pics. The changes happened while I was out of the shop and when i got back we flipped the boat back over. The loader is installed now and it would be difficult to show off what the change was. The intake looks stock but with a lower roof.Man you guys get down. Just looking at your keel and mines going the complete oppesite direction. Lol guess thats why im slow. Any chance of getting some better pics of that bottom work ???
Tom Papp put the keel on my boat in '05. It worked great with the 870 lb blown motor i was running. When i went to aluminum single carb deal the bottom wouldnt work. I could literally watch the tach climb as the boat ran down track. Bennett reshaped the entry and bam! more inlet pressure that i knew what to do with. Ive been fighting it ever since. Its a rocket for the first few hundred feet and then the overcharge pushes it straight up off the water and it unhooks. Feels like Im driving over speed bumps. This should fix that problem.