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    Sleekcraft 25 - Bravo 1 and BBC - 1976

    picked this up about 18 months ago and have been cleaning it up since.

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    After - - I've had the Gils sitting on a pallet at my shop for the last 12 years. now i finally get to use them.
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    It's got a Bravo 1 with a 26p four blade

    now I'm starting on my other Sleekcraft

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    a 1979 SSV

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    Re: Sleekcraft 25 - Bravo 1 and BBC - 1976

    MAN!!!!
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    Re: Sleekcraft 25 - Bravo 1 and BBC - 1976

    You had me at Hello! Welcome to the site.
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    Re: Sleekcraft 25 - Bravo 1 and BBC - 1976

    i'm taking it out to Elsinore today for a test run. I bought it with a Bravo 1 but with the restrictive Indmars it came with, it could only spin a 23p 3 blade at 5000rpm for gps 60 mph. The guy who did the dyno work on my dual hi-rise BBC for the SSV i'm doing, said I could be losing a good 100 hp all on the top end. I'm hoping the Mercruiser/Gil HP headers will let me spin a 26p 4 blade. Here's hoping.

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    Re: Sleekcraft 25 - Bravo 1 and BBC - 1976

    Went out to Elsinore on Sunday to test it out. The Mercruiser/Gil HP headers made a difference and with a 26p 4 blade, it ran 65 mph on gps at 5000 rpm. This must be a heavy boat, I thought I would have picked up a little more. I may try a 24p 4 blade to see what happens. Even though, I'm real happy with the performance of such a big ol hull.

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    Re: Sleekcraft 25 - Bravo 1 and BBC - 1976

    I miss that green water and huge carp haha

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    Re: Sleekcraft 25 - Bravo 1 and BBC - 1976

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    Re: Sleekcraft 25 - Bravo 1 and BBC - 1976

    here's some pics the morning we went out

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    talked to Ron Hill after we got back, a great guy. I gave him all the specs and he said that the 26p 4 blade bravo at 5k was pretty good. That prop is only 14.8 OD and I have quite a bit of slippage, but it is a heavy boat and I'm happy with the 65gps. We're gonna try a 15.25 OD 24p with a lot of cup to try and get a little more bow lift and try to free the boat a little more. We'll see what happens.
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    Re: Sleekcraft 25 - Bravo 1 and BBC - 1976

    So I went over to see Ron Hill on Friday and showed him the SC25. He gave me a 24p 5 blade and a 23p 5 blade to try out at Elsinore on Saturday. What a great guy with a memory that won't quit. 15 years ago I made up a prop calculator using Filemaker Pro and with this I calculated the numbers.

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    The 23p 5 blade surprised me. I didn't expect to gain as much mph as I did. I'm super pleased with the exhaust switch to let the little supercharger breath better. I picked up a total of 8 mph with better acceleration and it seems to handle going over wakes a whole lot better also. My thanks to Ron Hill.

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    Re: Sleekcraft 25 - Bravo 1 and BBC - 1976

    man if you know Ron I would be pumping him for info. about his SST v drive he sold a few years ago. I would love to have that set up.
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