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Re: Eliminator Sprint for sale (Comp Jet?)
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2008, 08:55:06 PM »
 Good to know ! Maybe I'll have to try it (slowly).  I just dont want to be doing quick tiny little circles like a certian Yellow boat we all know  ::)
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Re: Eliminator Sprint for sale (Comp Jet?)
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2008, 09:00:02 PM »
jim brock told skip otherwise. who knows  ???

Not about THAT particular boat, just that hull in general, no need to get anyone upset with Jim (you know how sensitve some guys are)
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Re: Eliminator Sprint for sale (Comp Jet?)
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2008, 09:43:27 PM »
Thanks for the kind words Jeff ... helping other boaters out is what it's all about right?

And that boat was designed to turn ... I was told that the original Sprints were made for circle racing by Tom Papp ...

I know it will turn on a dime ... it was very responsive, but demands respect ... will pick a line and make sure you're awake if you're not paying attention (at speed, 70+)

Good luck with her and have fun, glad you made it home safely ... sorry your truck is jealous  ::)



no take that bitch circle racing, I'll even come crew for you  ;D

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Re: Eliminator Sprint for sale (Comp Jet?)
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2008, 09:48:09 PM »
I believe Jim was referring to that hull for a drag boat.
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Re: Eliminator Sprint for sale (Comp Jet?)
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2008, 09:58:48 PM »
I believe Jim was referring to that hull for a drag boat.

let me clear up what i was saying....

jim told me it wasnt an ideally good boat for drag racing.....i think brian can attest to that as well....especially with HP that was in it.

but luckie stiff told me later that jim said it was a good boat for doing circles...thus why he showed some interest in it.

personally, i think it would do great as a circle boat....i say put a motor and pump in it and go try it out yourself....first hand experience is better then listening to all of us keyboard jockies  ;)
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Re: Eliminator Sprint for sale (Comp Jet?)
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2008, 10:21:52 PM »
And that boat was designed to turn ... I was told that the original Sprints were made for circle racing by Tom Papp ...

I know it will turn on a dime ... it was very responsive, but demands respect ... will pick a line and make sure you're awake if you're not paying attention (at speed, 70+)

let me clear up what i was saying....

jim told me it wasnt an ideally good boat for drag racing.....i think brian can attest to that as well....especially with HP that was in it.

but luckie stiff told me later that jim said it was a good boat for doing circles...thus why he showed some interest in it.

personally, i think it would do great as a circle boat....i say put a motor and pump in it and go try it out yourself....first hand experience is better then listening to all of us keyboard jockies  ;)

 Good info .  I'll keep it in mind and see what happens when its back on the water  ;D .  This is project #1 now !!  I have about 90% of the parts to get it done but will need some new stuff .   Hurry up tax refund  ;D
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Re: Eliminator Sprint for sale (Comp Jet?)
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2008, 08:18:57 AM »
Brad (and Jim I guess) are correct that this isn't the best boat for drag boat racing. At 115+ it's a hand full ... and I told Jeff that when he picked it up.

All v-bottoms will become flighty once they're aired out. But because of a v ... no matter how deep ... it will turn good, unlike a tunnel which is better for drags ...

And remember, there are 2 Eliminator Sprints ... an early and a late. The early boats were more rounded and the late more square ... earlier more designed from the racing happening then and the late more for ski boats.

This is what I was told from Tom Papp who was working on them at the races back in the day before he died. He was trying to tell me this because I was trying to drag race it & it was becoming unsafe with the HP I was building ... he said it was designed for circle racing or would be a great lake/river boat... plain and simple.

Either way, Jeff, have fun  ;D
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