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    Thumbs Up Looks like a great weekend to clean up my boat

    The weather here is supposed to be just about a mile south of horrible this holiday weekend. 2-4" of rain from tonight through Memorial day. I'll be spit shining on my boat and trailer....bored to death. I have 2 props I really want to try out. Megaprop from Whiplash...29" Hydro that ran 95+ on his boat, and a 30" hydro from Big E Skeen. I like seeing how the different props change the performance of a boat. I'm pretty happy with the 27 and the 29 that I own but props to a fast boat guy is like shoes to a woman. Can't have too many.

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    You be careful with that 29 Hydro young man. It turns fast. WOODY WHIPLASH

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    Mine is tucked away in the garage & I’m out stomping around the west coast in new territory for me. Guess we picked a decent week to travel here. Seth is asking about our trip to hang out with you - this rain may make the water a little less than great in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEALLY View Post
    Mine is tucked away in the garage & I’m out stomping around the west coast in new territory for me. Guess we picked a decent week to travel here. Seth is asking about our trip to hang out with you - this rain may make the water a little less than great in the near future.
    Tell Seth it looks like the 3rd week in July will be we gather to run Ally's and try out props. Oh, and to catch some giant smallies too!

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    Ok. Results from prop testing yesterday. 30" Quad IV. I was only able to spin it 5650 rpms, but at 4K rpms I was moving along at 60 mph. I was 1/4" above pad and trimmed just above neutral trim. Top speed was 91.6 but it was hotter than blazes and humid. I think in the winter this prop, with about 1/2" taken off the pitch and 1/4" off the flare will be great. Thanks Eric Skeen. Whiplash's 29 Quad IV Hydromotive ran almost identical to mine. 6K rpms, 3/4" above pad, 20 psi WP, 92.7 mph. Crazy how touch my boat is to WP. Touch the jack plate and the WP goes extreme one way or the other. Thanks Woody. Then I bolted my 27" Hydro on. Wow! what a hole shot. Top end 87, 6100 rpms, 25 psi WP (I like to bury the jack a little on this prop for tight turn security) and I was at 7 on the trim. Based on all the runs I made I found out that any and all these props will do a great job if vented right and in the right weather. For now, I'll keep my little 27 bolted on. That's a fishing man's dream. I doubt very seriously that anybody will kill me on hole shot when I have that little babe on the back. If I could get the 29's and 30 to jump outta the hole like th3e 27" I'd have something sure enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEALLY View Post
    Mine is tucked away in the garage & I’m out stomping around the west coast in new territory for me. Guess we picked a decent week to travel here. Seth is asking about our trip to hang out with you - this rain may make the water a little less than great in the near future.
    He’s sitting on go! He drove mine 79 last week on a curvy river so he’s looking to learn to to stretch it out a little more. It’s in his blood.

    We’re looking forward to it.
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    Looks like we dodged a bullet with this storm. In silverhill I hardly even got any rain. Maybe you can run one evening this week and be sure to post the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEALLY View Post
    He’s sitting on go! He drove mine 79 last week on a curvy river so he’s looking learn to to stretch it out a little more. It’s in his blood.

    We’re looking forward to it.
    He's looking like a driver to me Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basscatlildave View Post
    Looks like we dodged a bullet with this storm. In silverhill I hardly even got any rain. Maybe you can run one evening this week and be sure to post the results.
    Did Baldwin county get much total rain from the storm? We’re still out of state.
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    NO not really. I got like 3/4 of an inch.
    Quote Originally Posted by JOEALLY View Post
    Did Baldwin county get much total rain from the storm? We’re still out of state.

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    Johnny you wouldn’t be wanting to sell that 27 would you. It seems I made a mistake last year

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    Johnny you wouldn’t be wanting to sell that 27 would you. It seems I made a mistake last year
    I love this little 27 too much to turn loose of it. Joe's 27 TXP is the sweetest running 27 I've had bolted on in a long time though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEALLY View Post
    He’s sitting on go! He drove mine 79 last week on a curvy river so he’s looking to learn to to stretch it out a little more. It’s in his blood.

    We’re looking forward to it.
    Yeah, he got it honest. I remember him driving your 2003 when he could barely reach the pedals. Now he's taller than ole dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamacj View Post
    Yeah, he got it honest. I remember him driving your 2003 when he could barely reach the pedals. Now he's taller than ole dad.
    You’re right Joe!
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    Johnny you wouldn’t be wanting to sell that 27 would you. It seems I made a mistake last year
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