Doug's TNT build

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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby Doug G » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:04 pm

Trailer is finally done! We are almost ready for the big day!
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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby vupilot » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:39 pm

Everything about that build is first class!

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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby Doug G » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:48 pm

Thank You so much! That is quite a compliment coming from the builder of your Zip!
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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby red » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:52 am

looks great hope to see it at the gathering

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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby Doug G » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:24 pm

Finally got the TNT on the water today. Everything went really well except for the really bad porpoising. The motor ran great and this baby is going to be a blast once I get it trimmed out. I was able to get it up to 38 with me and my wife both leaning as far forward as possible. It was still accelerating but I had to back off because of the porpoising. The acceleration is great and I know it is going to be a lot of fun!

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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby Doug G » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:40 am

Here is a few pics from yesterday. This thing is fun.
Here is a short video from the cockpit.

http://youtu.be/6r-c-70HfiQ

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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:52 am

Doug

Way to go! These little guys can be tricky to trim. But, way cool when you do!

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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby Andy Garrett » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:34 pm

That looks great! Love the color choices!
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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby Doug G » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:23 pm

Ok, trying to load pics again.
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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby Doug G » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:24 pm

Ok, that worked. Here is one more.
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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby vupilot » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:26 pm

Thanks for posting the video and pics. Glad youre having fun with it. Such a great looking TNT! Bring it to the Gathering, youll have a blast with everyone.

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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby rbrandenstein » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:42 am

Congratulations on your launch. The paint scheme really compliments the build.

I am confused about dates on your posts. You have one dated Aug. 2, 3013 that says you launched it. The following post is dated Aug 10, 2015 that says "here are pictures from yesterday" and a Youtube video. What happened to those 2 years!!!!
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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby Doug G » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:02 am

I did launch the boat in 2013 but was only able to get it out 2 times. I wasn't able to get it out at all last year because of a very busy work schedule and my wife was having some medical issues. She is finally doing much better and we finally got back to the lake.
This was the first time out since adding trim tabs and my porpoising problem is now gone. I was probably plowing a little so I am going to continue tweaking until I get it perfect. It is very close now but I think I can make it a touch better. This little boat handles amazingly well!

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Re: Doug's TNT build

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:39 pm

Doug G--thanks for the ride on your TNT! She looks great--congratulations. I'm very glad to hear your wife is doing better also...
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