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Old 09-15-2011, 06:16 AM
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Did get the bottom scuffed up a little,all the flotation I could crammed into every hole possible and glued some on canopy,lines zip-tied,pulled everything out and put back with loc-tite,made new gasket for box..jus goin through all the chit.Should have my fail safe today,then pretune(with constant cool water from well running through head)then head for the water to do a few test runs.Center of prop level with lowest part of the boat to start out with.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:17 PM
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All I gotta say is.....WOW!!!!!!!!!! Not even close to full throttle and that baby flies!!!!!!Still got the small prop on and that Rossi.45 zings!!!!Few more adjustments and a couple more tanks of gas and I'll put a gps on it and try to get video.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:33 AM
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don t try DO we want vidio and pics
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:44 PM
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There it is....more tweaking to do and just startng to get broke in...now to get rid of the bugs and get a couple more props and and another pipe and tune it up!!
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:19 AM
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it looks it will go enough fast when you find best prop and pipe combination.what about todays position did you tune it up and have any new videos?
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:31 AM
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my stock tc 31 with modified silent pipe.after many years it still looking good and entertaining

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Old 03-15-2012, 02:01 PM
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Wow that thing is quite!! Can you please provide more info on what pipe it is and what mods you did to it? Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:53 PM
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hi 1badmaro.i use %30 nitro byron fuels and prather 220 prop with that pipe on my tc31.u can find this pipe in below adress and i definitely suggest it

http://www.justengines.co.uk/acatalog/Tuned_Pipes.html. this is the address where i bought this pipe.in this page "20 purple pipe" is mine and only explanation about pipe is "For 21 Engines (use on 37 & 38 for high rpm use)"
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:06 PM
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The Prather 220 works OK on this boat but try an Octura M-445 or Zippkit's 444 and you'll see more speed.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:19 AM
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hi ron.i have balanced,polished and shapened m 445 but i dont know why i didnt find the best setup with it?instead i m more comfortable with prather 220 but i will try again probably tomorrow
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work in progress...
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:16 PM
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All done except for buffing,,,what ya think??
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Very neat. Hope you have flashing light on the hatch or it will vanish from sight on the water.



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Old 03-23-2012, 04:15 AM
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I don't run that far out to have to worry bout that and with the gold candy it really brightens up in the sunlight.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:14 PM
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very nice artwork catman ....do u have action shot?

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Well, look at what crawled out of the woodwork! Hey Jul, long time no see Bro! I was just thinknig about you today while I was in Me Time's site watching videos.
OK, I'm OT but just had to say Hi.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:10 PM
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Still gotta get all the guts back in..hopefully I'll get some time and good weather soon,plus workn on a paint job on otherTC and a tunnel.That was actually my first airbrush job.Next one with skull oughta look awesome.
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Had a good run with the fellas yesterday..my leopard TC was hitting 48 by radar..didn't have my gps..skull boat got creamed by someone so gotta find another hull now.



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Old 06-06-2012, 06:12 AM
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:25 AM
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Did get a decent run...50.2 mph...got another prop in yesterday..was using a 230 now gonna try a 240 but have a feeling I might drop to a 235.Will try to get video,it's really hard to do by yourself.Am happy with 50 but always want a lil more..as always.
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Hi everyone !! I have a tc31 and have been reading this forum for over a year for all the awesome advice and tricks, I am wondering if anyone has removed hard mounting of stuffing tube going into boat and used silicone or something to make a sort of flexable mounting through bottom of boat to make easier movement for struts adjustment without stressing bottom of hull ?
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When you remove the stuffing tube replace it like the gas guys do. Only glass inside the boat. None of the support piece between the hull and stuffing tube. This frees up the tube to be moved up and down. that said once you have the ideal setting for the boat you very seldom have to move the strut up and down.

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