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    Default Keel on a tx-18or19

    what and why do some think a Keel is necessary on these boats?

    there have been plenty of these boats run very quick and Hard without them.

    TN it was posted in another thread you may have had one put on your boat?

    if so why did you think you needed one if you have never run your boat on a Data set-up or on the clocks?

    i think this is a good topic to learn on if some of the guys with them will Chime in.


    i Know of 18 that Tiger built that dipped into the high 8s without A keel and that is Smoking ass IMO.

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    as i figured no one wants to talk about this
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbo View Post
    as i figured no one wants to talk about this
    Piazza has a nice one on his boat...Its too much trouble and work for me to jack with mine.I guess it creates lift and helps load the pump? Whatever it does...i'd say it helps cause his boats flys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TINTDESIGNZ View Post
    Piazza has a nice one on his boat...Its too much trouble and work for me to jack with mine.I guess it creates lift and helps load the pump? Whatever it does...i'd say it helps cause his boats flys.

    i know he does and yes it does Run hard!

    Why Did it have to Have 1

    do all Txs need them after a Certain Mph and ET is Achieved?

    do you really think your boat would benefit from 1?
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    Travis I can tell ya first hand a drop keel works on my winger, is it necessary, maybe not on all wingers but it dam sure works on mine. Before I did the bottom work on mine it would run out of water about 7 to 800 ft and would also run out of water about 107mph, the pump just would not stay loaded and that was with the shoe .250 below the keel. The drop keel does three things, it loads the pump harder, dries the boat up a bit, and blocks water from the shoe during shut down. Oh and before you ask, no the bottom did not have a hook in it and was very stright.
    And by the way it is a 1986 kutom kraft TX19. Chop told me how his was and what he would have done differant if he did it again. Thanks Chop.

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    Thanks Ryan.

    okay would it help a boat that is not running out of water?

    say for instance(no not my boat)

    a 100 plus MPH boat that has good Bowl,intake Pressure.

    is it a waste of time to do it to boat like that?

    i understand you were running out at 107 and had done everything you could think of to keep it Hooked and it wouldnt.

    what if a boat is running 110 and no problems would it help it as well?

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    There's an old thread in the jet section on top fuel boats that has a video on the "coanda" effect. Pretty cool to watch the theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbo View Post
    Thanks Ryan.

    okay would it help a boat that is not running out of water?

    say for instance(no not my boat)

    a 100 plus MPH boat that has good Bowl,intake Pressure.

    is it a waste of time to do it to boat like that?

    i understand you were running out at 107 and had done everything you could think of to keep it Hooked and it wouldnt.

    what if a boat is running 110 and no problems would it help it as well?

    Travis

    If it aint broke don't fix it.lol I don"t know Travis but if you didnt like the results you could always sand the keel back down to where it was it would just be alot of wasted work.

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    I ain't got no bubble. You can crawl under it and look anytime

    And it stays hooked at 107. Just don't turn left
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    Default 107?!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    I ain't got no bubble. You can crawl under it and look anytime

    And it stays hooked at 107. Just don't turn left
    That pile won't see 107 behind a new Corvette!

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    Default Good advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by PIAZZA View Post
    If it aint broke don't fix it.lol I don"t know Travis but if you didnt like the results you could always sand the keel back down to where it was it would just be alot of wasted work.
    Like Ryan said. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    This stuff sounds interesting, but only if a boat meets criteria like Ryan found thru testing would it seem necessary. Also to be considered- how many folks are gonna see how fast their chit will really go? On motor, I will, but not on N2O. I doubt you will see many gullwing owners see 115+ more than once. (closed courses excepted - much safer with rescue around).

    I don't know what mine would do strung out say 1/2 mile or more with 1400 or 1500 horsepower. Not interested either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PIAZZA View Post
    If it aint broke don't fix it.lol I don"t know Travis but if you didnt like the results you could always sand the keel back down to where it was it would just be alot of wasted work.
    im just asking no doing anything to mine at this point.

    other than fighting Carb issues.

    Between my Ex and the Boat im ready to go postal
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    I ain't got no bubble. You can crawl under it and look anytime

    And it stays hooked at 107. Just don't turn left
    Mike if your boat is running 107 that is Great.

    i have no idea why anyone would turn left going that fast anyway


    i honestly thought this would be a good subject to talk about since it is slow in here?

    i wish some of the other guys would chime in.

    i just Frankly get tired of all the Secrets and want to learn
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18GullwingMailman View Post
    Like Ryan said. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    This stuff sounds interesting, but only if a boat meets criteria like Ryan found thru testing would it seem necessary. Also to be considered- how many folks are gonna see how fast their chit will really go? On motor, I will, but not on N2O. I doubt you will see many gullwing owners see 115+ more than once. (closed courses excepted - much safer with rescue around).

    I don't know what mine would do strung out say 1/2 mile or more with 1400 or 1500 horsepower. Not interested either.
    Mailman you need to worry about getting things running before any Button pushing comes into play

    on a side note i got your message thanks for the offer but my ass and Wallet are grounded more than Likely all summer till i get my Personal shit in order
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