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2/14/11 at 3:25pm
^Yeah, reported weight is 1100 lbs.
Means on something like a 38 fountain, that would hang trip 350, would get 1050 hp, with 805 lbs dry each, thats 2415 lbs dry, and 3 lower units worth of drag. If you went to twins in this application, you would have 2200 lbs dry, and 1120 HP, 5-blade props, and only 2 lower units hanging in the water.
I would think just about any boat being pushed with trips, would have a big benefit from only going with 2, less weight, and 1 would still run it up on plane.
I believe they are planning on Twins on the 35' Intrepid CC, which will REALLLLLLLY move it.
Now my one flaw I see, and I know that it doesn't mean anything to the guys
with trip 300+ motors or more anyway, is that these are supercharged. The
big complaint with the verado's, which are also super-charged, is that once
you hit about 70% throttle, they REALLLLLLLy suck up the fuel. Thats on the
300 hp models. What do you think these will suck up? I think you're probably
looking at HUGE fuel numbers. Wonder if they will compare with trip 350's?
Or will they have to have added fuel capacity, therefore negating the weight