Here are some more photos of Das Boot in action.
Marty and I blast around the bay with a 19 pitch Mirage prop pushing us
along. N2 is only turning at 80%. I need to reduce pitch to allow n2 to
reach its rated output speed of 100%. Top speed with this prop is
70mph. Boat cruises comfortably at 55 or so mph,n2 at 60% ,EGT at
690°C and pulling moderate torque pressure. This is all with no
performance add ons to the outdrive. A completely stock set up. Prop
testing will continue...
Here's a close up of drive shower. Drive stays very cool with this
"waterfall" splashing down on it. I expect no problems turning
the drive up to 6000 rpm .
What better way to warm up those cold knuckles after a high speed
blast around the bay !
My wife enjoys the boat as much as the guys do. Here we are
setting up for a run.
A fast pass... check out the new hair style on my wife ! Notice
the boat's position in the water. It's up on plane perfectly, minimum
amount of hull in the water, handling is excellent and should improve when
I add a nose cone to the drive and better prop.
Liza and I spool up for another run!
Check back for performance updates.
Also in the works is a cosmetic makeover including new bucket
seats, carpeting and exterior facelift.