SoCal Jet Boats

Discussion => Boat Showcase => Topic started by: Factory502 on February 24, 2008, 07:15:17 PM

Title: quarter stringer boats-
Post by: Factory502 on February 24, 2008, 07:15:17 PM
curious to know what the +/-'s of quarter stringer boats (ie 19 foot challenger) are- I know full stringer = stronger, and better for big hp- but for river boat- what HP limits should be considered etc.  Any thoughts or theorys on stringer length and Challengers???
Title: Re: quarter stringer boats-
Post by: Blue on February 24, 2008, 09:02:02 PM
Full stringers will definately hold more power. Usually have less stress cracking and less hook over time from what I have been told. I have also been in 1/4 stringer boats with 5 people doing 75-80 all day with no issues whatsoever and seen lots of em doing the same thing. Now if you are gonna run a blown,alky whatever then I would get a full stringer. For a nice lake motor I would not worry as long as the boats already in good solid shape.
Title: Re: quarter stringer boats-
Post by: Constant840 on February 25, 2008, 12:43:01 PM
My old Challenger had about 400hp and no stringer issues.
There is another guy out where we are with about 500hp seeing 75-80 without any problems.
Title: Re: quarter stringer boats-
Post by: jet boat performance on February 25, 2008, 08:23:09 PM
Lots of well built and safe partial stringer boats out there I've owned several ,just my 02' Tom