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Old 02-13-2017, 11:05 PM
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Ken,
I ran it today with the ELD 17 pitch Power Tech prop.
It ran 39mph at 5500. That was wide open throttle.
Any thoughts?
Thanks
Ok much better numbers.
5500 RPM at 39 MPH is 12% slip. not bad.

Any gain you get now will be small. Might find a couple mph from a different prop but thats about it.

I like the powertech PTR3. it gives good bowlift has good bite and is normally pretty fast.
If you were going to crack 40, the PTR3 would be my bet. same 17 pitch. Those Yamaha 2 strokes like high RPM.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:07 AM
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Seeing all this almost makes me want to go back to school and take Mr. Tillman's shop class!! (Almost!)
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:15 PM
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That's going to be one sweet tractor.
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Default Cub and just put boat in shop for poling tower.

Getting the Cub done and I took the boat to Brad Delaney to build the tower.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:36 AM
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Tillman- Quick question; What was involved with the prep work on that tractor? Power wash, sand blast, wash, primer, top coat? I'm sure the engine is cast iron and I didn't know if there were any tricks to painting it for a tractor that is subject to abuse. What kind of paint was used as it looks great.
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We spray it with aircraft paint remover and steam clean it. Then the wire wheels come out to remove rust. We use the enamel primer from Tractor supply and use the enamel tractor paint they sale with their hardner . We have done about two or three tractors a year and never had an issue.
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Time to see some water shots pretty soon! Good job on everything and thanks for what you are doing for these kids.
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:24 PM
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That'll work...beautiful.
Old 02-26-2017, 01:46 PM
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Finally in the water and worked up the nerve to let a student drive it.
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Going to buy 4 life jackets this week. Any thoughts on the best and most comfortable?
I will be requiring my students to wear them the whole time we are in the boat so I need some that are comfortable.
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Anything made by Stearns is high quality. I have the Stearns offshore life jackets and they are performance over comfort. For insure i'm sure they make something lighter and more comfortable. www.Stearnsfloatation.com
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Awesome - thanks for posting picks
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Do you prefer an inflatable PFD or a vest type?
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Originally Posted by Tiretyme View Post
Do you prefer an inflatable PFD or a vest type?
The inflatables are much more 'user' friendly and the boys will not complain as much.
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