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    Quote Originally Posted by Doby View Post
    I heard you folks in Texass (!!) were getting hit with some nasty weather..good spot for it
    It was 80 here yesterday in Dallas, now listening to the ice hit the windows. It's been sleeting since 2:30 this afternoon and it's currently 29.

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    HA!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doby View Post
    It was 60 here...but cooling off tomorrow again....everything's still frozen.
    There's soft water in Arizona.
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    Not in Michigan....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron1950 View Post
    have to agree. p sport boats are doing 60 at least.....my fe30 p spec is slow at 49 or so.....the popeye has the speed with some more work though
    I agree as well. I had the same set-up in my PT (1515-1Y and (2) 4S 5000's w/M545.....was hitting 60mph.

    I don't know why they even employ meteorologists in our area. From Nov to April, it's fairly predictable..... It's going to be $hi**y.


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    I dig this weather channel, better than my local TV weatherman!

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    i noticed the Popeye hull can be purchased separately,
    where can i find the placement of hardware installation location and CG?
    thanx.

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    I will see if I can PM you with some photos, I don't want to clutter this thread.

    Nope, they don't load properly, please see new thread in the : Fast Electric ... (Top of Forum)
    Last edited by tlandauer; 12-06-2013 at 05:04 AM. Reason: posting a new thread in general area

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    Hey all, just caught wind of this thread and read through it. So, for p-sport hydro it would need around 65mph to be in the game and maybe 54mph for p-limited. AND of course stay stuck to the water and handle well. Anyone seeing that yet? It would be nice to have another competitive hydro to add some variety to the race. I really like the look of the boat.

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    No..you need to finish races to be in the game.

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    Looks like a nice stable hull. Quick question. Has any tried the Carbon Fiber hull Popeye as yet? Was thinking of getting one but would like some feedback on it if possible.

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    I just bought the white/red bare hull. I have been reading through the thread and wondering if anyone still running them? Any updates on set up?

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    At 65 you'll be lapped in P sport.
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    I am trying to decide 36 mm or 40 mm motor. I am shooting for mid 50s to 60 mph. Thinking of keeping it light? We don't race NAMBA. A friend lives on a lake with a private beach. Our course is about 2/3 NAMBA size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickZERO View Post
    I am trying to decide 36 mm or 40 mm motor. I am shooting for mid 50s to 60 mph. Thinking of keeping it light? We don't race NAMBA. A friend lives on a lake with a private beach. Our course is about 2/3 NAMBA size.
    Good goal speed with that boat. I had one and found it gets a little loose over 60mph. Not that it can't be done... it'll just stay upright better at under 60.
    You can obtain those goals with a 36mm motor. Just need to stay above 60mm length.

    This would be a good motor to obtain your goals. It is a standard 68mm motor that's been custom reduced to 61.5mm and would make a nice fit in the small space leaving a little additional room for the esc and batteries verses a 68mm to 74mm long motor. Pair this with a 47mm prop and you'd be in that speed range.
    https://forums.offshoreelectrics.com...dified-to-62mm
    Have fun with that....

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    Thanks for the information! I will keep the motor in mind.

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    Can't go wrong with a Leo 4082 on 4s
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    I think I read somewhere to keep the weight forward. I am working from and empty hull. I was thinking front to back, battery, motor, esc, servo.
    Any advise?
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    A couple people said balance 1 1/2" behind the sponson. I balanced there it handles great. With a Y536 prop it loafed along at 53 mph. Like on rails even with chop and small wakes from other boats. Tried a M445 and it ran 62 mph. I ran full throttle about 6 laps and fried the motor. Handling was still rock solid. Acts like it wants to go faster. Going to toss the HK 3674-1650 and drop in a TP 3650-1550.

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