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TrEsPaSS
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Posted - 02/23/2010 :  5:56:47 PM  Show Profile Send TrEsPaSS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anyone ever relocate the MV engine forward / aft? Seems to me if it were located aft there would be less drag due to less cable... dunno..

TrEsPaSS
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Posted - 02/24/2010 :  4:43:12 PM  Show Profile Send TrEsPaSS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Was Billy's post on his new vegas that gave me the idea, noticed that the box is up front. My thought is to pull the engine aft with a shorter flex cable, put the radio box fore and two small tanks star and port, bleeding from the port tank first. Initial thought would be that the angle of the tube would be to high unless a mount was made to adjust the strut and engine mount at the same time.... whoa... my brain just exploded :)
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Billy
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Posted - 02/24/2010 :  7:52:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Billy's Homepage  Send Billy a Yahoo! Message Send Billy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
:) LMFAO. i seen the smoke. lol

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Rob
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Posted - 02/25/2010 :  07:17:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Send Rob a Yahoo! Message Send Rob a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The radio in the front is a good idea, the engine in the stock location is a good idea too. Unbolt everything, set it up to measure the CG and start moving stuff. Make sure your tank is half full though.
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TrEsPaSS
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USA
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Posted - 02/25/2010 :  11:42:58 PM  Show Profile Send TrEsPaSS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rob

The radio in the front is a good idea, the engine in the stock location is a good idea too. Unbolt everything, set it up to measure the CG and start moving stuff. Make sure your tank is half full though.


Right on bro! thanks, will start it this weekend. What is the best way to measure the CG, balance it on something?
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Rob
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Posted - 02/26/2010 :  08:39:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Send Rob a Yahoo! Message Send Rob a Private Message  Reply with Quote
angle aluminum, or something to create a see-saw effect
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Justme
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USA
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Posted - 02/26/2010 :  11:56:25 AM  Show Profile Send Justme a Private Message  Reply with Quote
General rule of thumb, the boat should balance 1 inch aft of the sponson transoms... You will probably find it close to 2 inches if everything is in its stock location, and the tank is empty.

I moved my engine forward a little...but everything else is in its stock location. I wanted to do some more work and move the radio box forward a little too...but still keeping it in its stock orientation.

Once you get to about 37 - 38 MPH, the boat will start to want to fly. Over 40 MPH you need to add a little weight to the front. My goal is to get the boat to run right WITHOUT having to add the weight up front.
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Rob
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Posted - 02/26/2010 :  9:55:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rob's Homepage  Send Rob a Yahoo! Message Send Rob a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Shooooot...... Me to man! I think that a front mounted radio and a side mounted Vs1 fuel tank is the best way to go. Havent tried that set up in a boat over 48 though.......
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JOSEPHKING1971
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USA
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Posted - 02/27/2010 :  08:53:12 AM  Show Profile Send JOSEPHKING1971 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
well if ya have to add weight to the front it might as well be fuel

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opio
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Posted - 02/27/2010 :  11:56:26 AM  Show Profile  Click to see opio's MSN Messenger address Send opio a Private Message  Reply with Quote
as you run, fuel weight goes away.
few pics of forward radio box in one of my MV's




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