Nice little Thunder ride boat motor

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Nice little Thunder ride boat motor

Post by Waterthunder » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:35 pm

This is a pump gas ride boat motor with a 2.68 OX BOX and a 9 Blade Saber she snaps pretty good.

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Post by BluByU2 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:40 pm

Looks and sounds pretty awesome. :thumbleft:

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Post by akblackdawg » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:08 pm

Waterthunder wrote:This is a pump gas ride boat motor with a 2.68 OX BOX and a 9 Blade Saber she snaps pretty good.

OK, so I am curious why you are posting it here. Is this a new motor you are developing and want to let us know about it? Maybe get some feedback. Is it a package you want to sell? Myself, I am very confident that all your motors will perform well and sound good. I guess maybe this is just advertising, which, incidently is appreciated. Bud
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Post by The Dickens » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:27 pm

Well it's something new and people like to see the new things, but mostly because the customer asked him to post it.

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Post by JB550 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:15 pm

That will look good on your new race boat. :shock: :shock:

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Post by Waterthunder » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:32 pm

It's going on a customers ride boat I think he will be happy with it. It's brother will be next on the thrust tester and Were gonna try some different heads and cam and intake along with an EFI on the next one. It will be interesting to compare pitch RPM.s and thrust!
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Post by shiggs » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:48 pm

Waterthunder wrote:It's going on a customers ride boat I think he will be happy with it. It's brother will be next on the thrust tester and Were gonna try some different heads and cam and intake along with an EFI on the next one. It will be interesting to compare pitch RPM.s and thrust!
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Re: Nice little Thunder ride boat motor

Post by simpleman » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:07 pm

boy someones going to get a really nice engine for there ride boat

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Post by Jake.R » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:03 pm

Dang! I sure would love to have that motor on my boat!! What kind of power are you putting out? Those new ox boxes sure do look good as well!
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Post by muffled500hp » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:02 pm

Dave, How do you like the 9 blade Saber. How does the thrust numbers compare to the R or NGR blades
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Post by PLUMBER » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:25 pm

your motor sounds good bill

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Nice little Thunder ride boat motor

Post by MacGyver » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:40 pm

Thanks Waterthunder for posting. I got 20 hrs on my boat/motor about time for more power LOL What horse power numbers ??? Thanks again Dave
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Post by muffled500hp » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:52 pm

:D Hey MacGyver, Dewayne didn't tell you about our MAS engine trade in program? :D
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Post by dantheairboatman » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:57 pm

I want one of those so bad I can't stand it...
Dave just has to sell a couple more oxes then ill be there. Quite a combo for sure!
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Re: Nice little Thunder ride boat motor

Post by slow ride $$$ » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:30 pm

oh boy ,simpleman, looks like kennys new motor is ready,don't sound like any ride boat motor i ever heard

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Nice little Thunder ride boat motor

Post by MacGyver » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:34 pm

Dang Keith you need to talk to that boy :-)
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Post by Bubba » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:34 pm

slow ride $$$ wrote:oh boy ,simpleman, looks like kennys new motor is ready,don't sound like any ride boat motor i ever heard
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Re: Nice little Thunder ride boat motor

Post by farmboy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:49 pm

muffled500hp wrote:Dave, How do you like the 9 blade Saber. How does the thrust numbers compare to the R or NGR blades
I was wondering the same thing. I bet there close...
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Re: Nice little Thunder ride boat motor

Post by Dglover » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:51 pm

:usa: I thought you only use those RHS blocks for all out race engines with up to 500 cubic inch and huge HP. Why in the world would you use such a STOUT BLOCK for a RIDE boat with only 409 cubes turning 5800 rpm's seams like over kill. Does that mean a regular stock LS block is Weak. I mean unless the customer is Really RICH :lol: :lol: :lol: :usa: :usa:

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Post by THE NIGHT RIDER » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:58 pm

yea WE all want our own watathunda but only a select few can afford one ,most like me will have to buy a runout LS or one out of a wrecked car and run them till they need rebuilt ,maybe one day :wink: but i sure dont see it in this economy
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Post by rick » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:59 pm

Well I am an aircraft guy, but gosh dawg them badass car motors do sound good.

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Post by wildcard » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:15 pm

yep TONY 480 IS GONE.waterthunder is back :( :o :shock: :? :rebel:

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I know it's all in fun, but if anybody wants to hate on Tony (or just mess with him in a friendly way), please visit him on his & Dusty's site so I don't have to get in the SA dog house anymore :) http://usfth.forumatic.com/index.php

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Post by CarMotorBarge » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Dave,

Nice motor. What thrust numbers did you hit?
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Post by Olf Art » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:04 pm

Beautiful setup, but I am so done with gearbox motors you don't even know. Big barge boat? Sure ..... gearbox or belt reduction.
They'll barely plane otherwise.
But for a ride boat? Screw all that. Save the $5,000 and just build a pump gas DD.
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