Sweet! how long since you put the blower on and how did it effect fuel useage?Bad Rat said:Nice boat Y2K,, I got one of those money pits too;;;; 18 ft Pantera jet.. Blown SBC, fast, loads of fun, and dangerous,, Bill :thumbup:
It's about 45 miles from downtown Portland to the closest launch on Merwin.Bad Rat said:Thanks Malc,, for the link,,
Y2k,, how far is that from Portland? looks like some fantastic water,, good for at least 1 bonzai run :evil:
Bill I'm kind of going the other direction to wind up where you are.Bad Rat said:its now back with the tunnel,, not quite as fast but cheaper,,,,, gas usage was like dumping it over the side..
Bad Rat said:The tunnel isn't near as bad on fuel as the blower was, I don't think,, mostly with the blower it was really hard to just keep the foot out of it,, I had 2 -650 edelbrocks on both the blower and the tunnel,[ which was probably part of the problem with the blower , not getting enough fuel delivery at top end] its all on how fast you want to go,, any setup will suck fuel if you run them hard,, I have learned if I want to have a boat to play with I have to be realistic about how hard to drive it,, I just need to convince my 25 Y/O son ,,, A blower will spoil you,, cause it just jumps outta the water, and hauls butt,, up on plane instantly,
I didn't realize Merwin was that close.. thats much closer than Detroit,, and looks MUCH better,, are there some more hot boats that hang out there?? I will be there for sure this summer,, if there comes a nice day this winter,, I'm game for the trip,, anytime,, :thumbup: my older son has 2 jet skis, Bill :thumbup: