Super Spartan First Launch

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Roberta
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Super Spartan First Launch

Post by Roberta » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:27 am

Jimmy 70's first launch was a complete success. The motor functioned just fine, the boat planed out very quickly, and we got out top speed of about 22 mph. The boat handled very well and will be much fun for both the granchillin and the grandparents. The video is Rich piloting the boat. After a bit of convincing, he climbed in and had a great time.

This is a very fun boat with even that little 9.8 hp fishing motor. It will be a blast for this season and probably next. I'm running a 9x9 two blade prop and I'll be looking for a 9x11 later on for a little more speed. Right now the throttle is slightly limited so a little more prop will work out nicely.

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8uG_Wry ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:22 pm

Thumbs Up :!:

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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by DaveLott » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:49 pm

:D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by eminence front » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:40 pm

Congrats! I see alot of fun being had here and in the future. Cool build, Good Job!

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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by Roberta » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:17 pm

Thanks, everyone!!! This is a very fun boat.

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by BruceDow » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:31 pm

Congrats, Roberta. That looks like FUN!!!
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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:07 pm

Awesome Roberta! Great job!

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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by vupilot » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:47 am

Congrats, looks great on the water and must make you guys feel like kids again !

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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by Roberta » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:08 am

Thanks Everyone!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by JasonG » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:27 am

AWESOME!!! :D

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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by Iggy » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:53 pm

Congratulations. Looks like it handles quite nicely. Sure to bring a lot of great family memories for years to come!
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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by darthplywood » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:02 pm

Looks GREAT Roberta! :D
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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by rbrandenstein » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:38 pm

Congratulations. That looks like a fun build and fun boat to tool around in. I'm sure your GKs will love it.
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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by SeaPea » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:41 pm

Top job there Roberta! Congratulations!
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Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Post by fergal butler » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:43 am

Cracking little boat well done.

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