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21 Paramount restoration/transformation (350 Verado Installed)

Old 05-27-2018, 05:55 AM
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Some good prop recommendations. With the added bow weight you may want to give a tempest plus three blade a try. That prop allows the bow to run high and it is a great speed prop.

This has to be the nicest paramount ever. Great job.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:16 AM
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Beautiful, just curious did you consider the 400R, what would the reason be to not go with the 400R?
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Originally Posted by MacCTD View Post
Beautiful, just curious did you consider the 400R, what would the reason be to not go with the 400R?
Strongly considered it but can’t buy them on mercury pro team. Would have cost a lot more and wasn’t worth it to me.

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Old 05-27-2018, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by THE BARRACUDA View Post
Shady, if you can spin a 23 P Rev 4 than you can spin a ECO 24 or even 26 3 blade. You don't need a 4 blade at all, you don't have an issue to lift the transom. You have a jack plate to raise the engine if you want to keep you bow down. Your boat is a fast hull you don't need the extra drag from the prop. You may even still have room to lift the engine another 1-2 inches on the Jack plate. You can always come down on the jack plate. The higher the motor the more your bow will get buried.
Agreed. The ecos have a lot of bite and lift. Beautiful resto.
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:13 AM
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What happened to the JL's?
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:32 AM
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Steve the boat looks great, love the color everything pops looks fast sitting still.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolling Seas View Post
What happened to the JL's?
They’ll be back in shortly.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:52 AM
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Low 70’s is rollin out which is were you are going to end up at and the boat is Gorgeous. Enjoy it man.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by THE BARRACUDA View Post
Shady, if you can spin a 23 P Rev 4 than you can spin a ECO 24 or even 26 3 blade. You don't need a 4 blade at all, you don't have an issue to lift the transom. You have a jack plate to raise the engine if you want to keep you bow down. Your boat is a fast hull you don't need the extra drag from the prop. You may even still have room to lift the engine another 1-2 inches on the Jack plate. You can always come down on the jack plate. The higher the motor the more your bow will get buried.
Ecos run strong on pitch, 21 Eco turns like a 23 Rev 4. The big diameter does wonders for mid range, but sacrifices some on top end. The Tempest doesn’t run well on the 5.44” Verado gear case due to its small diameter. Pretty much your three prop options with that engine are Rev 4, Bravo, or Eco. The Bravo FS is designed for bow lift and it does that very well thanks to a cut exhaust tube, balanced/thinned blades, and added cup. I’ve ran a few paramounts now with that prop and the results have all given additional top end over the Tempest and better mid range, which was the go to for many years. The wedge in the bottom of the hull requires the engine to be ran lower to use the gear case as leverage to pull the bow up and get past it, then you can start jacking once the boat is on the pad and clear of the wedge.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:23 PM
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How big of a difference is there between the 5.44 and the torque master 2? Would a boat like this see significant gains with torque master?
I wish you could get new Mercurys with torque master in 25".
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:37 PM
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This boat came out amazing!
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:51 AM
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How big of a difference is there between the 5.44 and the torque master 2? Would a boat like this see significant gains with torque master?
I wish you could get new Mercurys with torque master in 25".
The torque master 2 likes to run higher to get the speed, better with the standard lower unit on a Paramount.
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:17 PM
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How do you determine if a Torque Master 2 is a better choice, over the standard lower?
I thought over 60MPH a 5.44 declines in performance.
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Old 05-29-2018, 03:51 AM
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It depends on the boat, the TM2 is designed to run semi-surfaced, so the boat needs to be designed with that type of performance in mind. Any boat that does not have natural bow lift would be better off with a standard lower unit designed to run deeper to be able to use the lower unit and propeller as leverage to carry the bow.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:22 AM
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I think this was a much better turnout than buying new - you get exactly what you want...and beautiful results. Not to mention, you know this boat inside and out.

So instead of $150K for the new boat, what did she do to your wallet?
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:45 AM
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I want this boat, but with a new V8300 to reduce stern weight. Just a perfect layout, and what a bay boat/hybrid should be.

Joey, I think they ground the wedge out of the bottom on this hull, at least the DreamBoat episode indicated that they blueprinted the bottom with a straightedge and filler.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:41 AM
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Beautiful job this is exactly what I wanted to do to my paramount before I sold it and got the contender
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:27 PM
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Killer! For anyone concerned about speed, Evan's boat is the one running in the 80s with a 300XS. He's got a VRod now. However, his boat has had the console moved back, a bracket added, jack plate, and some weight taken out. Built for speed, not built like this one. Shady, this is an incredible setup. I like the front casting deck added and the closed in transom with lw.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:53 PM
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Saw her sitting outside the shop today...stunner. Congrats.
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Shady have you consider Simon Motorsports tuning to take it to the next level and get a few more mph out of it? They said they can safely get 450hp out of the 350.
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