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by fred mcdearmid
Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: 28hp XP8
Replies: 1
Views: 3568

28hp XP8

28hp XP8? I built one and it does work verry well. After adding chines under the bottom and custom home made planing boards, Ican get 34mph and it will corner like you bounced it off a wall.30
by fred mcdearmid
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Okay My Super Duper Spartan problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3046

Jimmy, I wanted to ask you at the gathering, have you tried a 4 blade prop? I found one at West Marine that is 4 blade and has adjustable pitch. It go up or down 5 inches of pitch. the blades are also replaceable. these props cost around $150. replacement blades are $20 each. 4 blade props will cut ...
by fred mcdearmid
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: 1st Report!
Replies: 29
Views: 14034

Cheryl and I had a great time. We made it home around 10pm eastern time. Thanks bruce and all the people at the gathering. You made us feel like old friends. See you next year.
by fred mcdearmid
Mon May 14, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Gathering 2007
Topic: Let's make commitments for Guntersville 07
Replies: 262
Views: 113113

Can't wait,for the gathering. I will be there with my 28hp XP8 Seeing is beliving. ZOOM ZOOM see you there
by fred mcdearmid
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: One very fast XP8
Replies: 0
Views: 1764

One very fast XP8

Hey, the gathering idea sounds great. Iwas told that to see is to believe.Well the 25hp merc. did what they all do to me.BLOW UP. The XP 8 has a new power plant. Johnson 28spl. sounds crazy but it works.I will try to send som pix. if this gathering does happen I will be there. cant wait. Oh yea, it ...
by fred mcdearmid
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 25hp Xp8
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

25hp Xp8

For real, I built a Xp8 this summer. I put an 8hp merc. on it. The boat was realy fun but I wanted more speed. I told my neighbor I wanted to try a 15hp on it. he gave me a fresh unbroke in 25hp Merc. just rebuilt. Said it did'nt run rite. Two hours and a carb. adjustment later, I was on the river h...