20ft Texas Barrel

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hoodman
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Congratulations! Looks like she's making good power and making the right noises.
Matt

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Congratulations Matt! Looks and sounds great!

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Way to go Matt.... Really nice

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Sweet! Congratulations Matt. Best effort so far. And weather has become perfect for boating now. Engine sounds strong. Reminds me when I went out with Skip in his Monaco several years ago.
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Congrates Matt. She is a fine looking boat. I want to see your latest build in Sept.
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Congratulations! It looks and sounds gorgeous. Gives me hope that my day on the water will come. Hoping to join you some time in 2021,

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Call ACME propellers, give them that information. If you got 5400WOT and a known prop size, they can get you on the mark.
Several people have tried different sizings, then they call ACME and bingo!
The key bit of information is to have a known size to start with, everything before that is speculation.
All that fill-out-prop-sizing-form-questionaire thing is a speculation.
And all boats/engines don't respond the same as far as '1" pitch equates to 200rpm' theory. the guy at acme seems to have this down pretty good.

ACME with their CNC machined props could change the way we think of these hand built boats. Witt & Hankinson drew these boats in the heyday of the old school hand finished props that came from a bronze casting. New technology in these new wheels is getting more blade area in a smaller diameter, like the blade area of a old 4blade into a new 3blade. This can allow more HP in a smaller diameter, shorter strut, flatter shaft angle, and so on. And, being CNC controlled, they end up with thinner blades, less drag as they're turning. And they found a means to actually measure cupping. This is a big deal to actually measure cupping, previously it was measured by feel of the guy massaging with a hammer.

If you don't have the coins to drop for a ACME, then go to a 14x15, or 13x16, or massage your current wheel to more cupping.
Cupping is the cheapest way to change a wheel
What shaft size and direction you got? I got a 14x18 you could borrow
Oak..........the juice ain't worth the squeeze :D :shock: :o :)

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Congratulations. Momentous occasion.

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kens wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 4:35 am
Call ACME propellers, give them that information. If you got 5400WOT and a known prop size, they can get you on the mark.
Several people have tried different sizings, then they call ACME and bingo!
The key bit of information is to have a known size to start with, everything before that is speculation.
All that fill-out-prop-sizing-form-questionaire thing is a speculation.
And all boats/engines don't respond the same as far as '1" pitch equates to 200rpm' theory. the guy at acme seems to have this down pretty good.

ACME with their CNC machined props could change the way we think of these hand built boats. Witt & Hankinson drew these boats in the heyday of the old school hand finished props that came from a bronze casting. New technology in these new wheels is getting more blade area in a smaller diameter, like the blade area of a old 4blade into a new 3blade. This can allow more HP in a smaller diameter, shorter strut, flatter shaft angle, and so on. And, being CNC controlled, they end up with thinner blades, less drag as they're turning. And they found a means to actually measure cupping. This is a big deal to actually measure cupping, previously it was measured by feel of the guy massaging with a hammer.

If you don't have the coins to drop for a ACME, then go to a 14x15, or 13x16, or massage your current wheel to more cupping.
Cupping is the cheapest way to change a wheel
What shaft size and direction you got? I got a 14x18 you could borrow
Good info Ken, I’ll contact ACME. It’s a 1” shaft.
If I don’t have the prop dialed in by the Gathering I’ll put your 14x18 on and give it a try. Thanks
Matt Biehunko

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Boat and trailer 3600 lbs. trailer weighs about 800-1000lbs so boat weighs about 2600-2800 lbs. it’s a little heavier than I thought it would be.
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Not too bad on the weight. The Torpedo weighed in at about 4400 on the trailer with the expected trailer weight of about 1400. I think we tend to load them up with a lot of epoxy, heavier wood, and lots of doodads.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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did you know those truckers scales give you a free re-weigh within a certain time window.?
I weighed my whole damn rig, then launched the boat, then re-weighed the truck/empty trailer, went back for the boat.
Mine was 2,480lb with 11 gal gas onboard ready to run.
I'm 24'8" with 4cylinder, no interior. no mid deck.
when you are prop sizing thats a good hard number to give to ACME, or prop shop.
tack on a few hundred lbs for your buddy rider, full tanks, extra doodads, etc.
Oak..........the juice ain't worth the squeeze :D :shock: :o :)

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Don't forget the Ice Chest! :D

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And the margarita mix.

Roberta :D
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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The margarita mix is at the halfway on the Poker Run !! :lol: :D :lol:
Oak..........the juice ain't worth the squeeze :D :shock: :o :)

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