surface drive hydro

Discussion in 'Surface Drives' started by stupidbaker57, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    So what was it that I said was different I too make motorcycle pipes reversion with thermal and sonic shock with valve overlap is a hobby of mine.
     
  2. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    We look at the modern motor car engine and other bits and all this techology stemed from cars on the race track ! all of it !!even body design and body shape .
    What is the marine industry missing out on ?? has any of the race technology and design filtered down into the ordinary family boat ?? not a lot !!something is missing some where !!who should we point the finger at ??. the boat designers of ourselves ??they design them and we just accept it ?? how silly is that !!:confused:
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I disagree, most of the stuff seen on race boats, filters down to the pleasure boat market. Do you really think wing keels would have made it to production craft, if not on Australia II first? Water ballast, canting keels, trim tabs, surface drives, foils of every shape and size, kevlar, carbon, titanium cup holders? Please, you're just not paying attention.
     
  4. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    You are right im suffering from lack of mind stumulation in recent times and watching my life sowly fall apart and drift off into who know where ,but its about to change very soon or else.
    :D
     
  5. wildwatson
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    that is cool.i'm working on a cheap surface drive for a modified minimost xl.i think i can build it from a riding mower in the 18 hp range,using the motormount and idler pulley's from the mower deck,a 4 sided belt to get it away from vertical,the mower has elec start,lights,steering wheel and alot of other things i won't have to round up,you can get the alum mud motor props for around 30.00 i'm hoping to come in at around 200.00 for complete boat.what do you think?
     
  6. tunnels

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    wow the mind stimulation has moved into hi gear and taken off in so many ways its taking my breath away so to speak !! companies springing up all over and all wanting ideas and input on what and how etc . there must be something in the water here in china of they reading the stars but boat building must be going to happen in a big way !! :eek:
     
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    GX-1 Race boat.

    About a year ago, your project inspired me to create this years entry in the world championship bathtub race! Serious, its a thing.....

    IM running a GX 270, marinized , with some parts on it:rolleyes:
     

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  10. Agrodyne labs
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    Agrodyne labs Junior Member

    She worked!

    Hows your project ? Very interested to see your result.
     

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