advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

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advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

Post by Neversatisfied » Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:11 pm

What is the advantage of a 14ft over 12ft? Using an LS setup. 400CI max. Is it weight? torque roll? or just advancement in technology?

Would a 12ft be sufficent?

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Re: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

Post by Gary S » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:47 am

The question is like asking which truck do I want? A chevy Luv or a Silverado. It depends what your going to do with it.

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Re: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

Post by slidingforhogs » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:36 am

From what I've seen on them is this, there isn't really any difference between the 12ft or the 14 ft except length. They both have the same width, etc.. only difference is that u can put a car barge engine on the 14fter.vs aircraft on the 12ft. Except probably a v6 then at the most. But over all the same. With a lil in weight differnce..
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Re: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

Post by Neversatisfied » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:38 am

Not really looking to be competitive in racing but something fun to ride. Nothing super low sided either. Single seater maybe a foot stand rider here or there.

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Re: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

Post by slidingforhogs » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:42 am

What engine setup are u wanting to run?
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Re: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

Post by Waterthunder » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:02 am

Single seat lightweight race boat style of boat with a 400 cui motor a 12ft is fine.
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Re: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

Post by Neversatisfied » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:08 am

~400ci LS with ballistic race box

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Re: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

Post by Waterthunder » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:56 am

There ya go now you have a nice raceboat. I wouldn't bother with a 14ft unless you have one of those 600inch all aluminum motors everyone is starting to run.
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Re: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

Post by midnight rider » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:53 pm

The only 14' ive seen in person has a supercharged geared AC on it. It has full stainless metal work. side by side seating with seating up front also. And it still would walk away from the two 12' steps we were running with him. One had a 470 and the other a 540 both carb. The two 12' are true 70-80 mph ride boats. The biggest advantage I see with the 14' is it seems to be very forgiving with weight and setup. now I will say that the 14' is actually 13-6" overall. Not 14'.

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Re: advantages of a 14ft step over 12ft?

Post by flshooter » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:45 pm

The 14 pops up quicker than 12 footer,feels more free,more forgiving
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