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    Question Wilder tunnel hull?

    I bought a 1980 Wilder tunnel hull jet to restore, I can't seem to find to much history on these boats. Were they a good boat? I can't believe how far back this pump is set.

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    Re: Wilder tunnel hull?

    That boat looks very dangerous and I cant in good faith let you have her, tell me where she is and I will come pick her up .... ; Race hulls can be hard to history as the work starts you will get the feel of her! Good score
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    Re: Wilder tunnel hull?

    Quote Originally Posted by "THE ADVOCATE" View Post
    That boat looks very dangerous and I cant in good faith let you have her, tell me where she is and I will come pick her up .... ; Race hulls can be hard to history as the work starts you will get the feel of her! Good score
    Thank you.

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    Wildercraft boats was owned by Ross Wilder who along with Rick Green raced them . They were a version of our Southwind Tunnel dragster. Ross ran the Ford "Cammer" engine in the one that he was racing. Well made hull also known as a Mach One .
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    Re: Wilder tunnel hull?

    Quote Originally Posted by southwind View Post
    Wildercraft boats was owned by Ross Wilder who along with Rick Green raced them . They were a version of our Southwind Tunnel dragster. Ross ran the Ford "Cammer" engine in the one that he was racing. Well made hull also known as a Mach One .
    Thank you! This is great to hear.

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    Re: Wilder tunnel hull?

    Quote Originally Posted by 468mach View Post
    Thank you! This is great to hear.
    i have a boat like this w/ bbc . dominator 12 s with 2 - 5 degree wedges and a droop snoot. Handles poorly at speeds below 30 mph . I'm wondering if I'm dragging the steering linkage/droop?
    also wonder about the wedges. boat is new to me.
    Anybody have a swtd or facsimile that can recommend a drive setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhunter View Post
    i have a boat like this w/ bbc . dominator 12 s with 2 - 5 degree wedges and a droop snoot. Handles poorly at speeds below 30 mph . I'm wondering if I'm dragging the steering linkage/droop?
    also wonder about the wedges. boat is new to me.
    Anybody have a swtd or facsimile that can recommend a drive setup?
    we have quite a few members with SWTD's or other tunnel hulls. In my experience, most of the tunnel hulls like to go straight, they are a little different when turning, they stay flat on the water, as opposed to leaning, like a v-hull. I would also look for play in the steering.
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