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    Non-Pickle tunnel hull performance

    Any input on how a non-pickle tunnel boat will perform compared to the traditional pickle fork tunnel? How about vs a typical semi-V jet boat? I'm looking to buy a jet boat but a Daytona type pickle is a bit out of my $$ but I have seen some non-pickle tunnels that are tickling my fancy and looking for some input/experience. I searched but can't find any threads about it. Thanks in advance.

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    Wannbe? Really?
    The best things in life aren't things!

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    Non pickle tunnel?? Hmmmm


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    Am I missing something? Is that a stupid question?

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    Not at all. Valid question but unusual name. My son is Wannabe. It was just a bit confusing. Welcome to the forum. I hope you get some good responses as there is lots of quality information to be had here. Again, welcome.
    The best things in life aren't things!

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    I'm interested.

    And yes, welcome Wannbe


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    Here's a non pickle tunnel...Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannbe View Post
    any input on how a non-pickle tunnel boat will perform compared to the traditional pickle fork tunnel? How about vs a typical semi-v jet boat? I'm looking to buy a jet boat but a daytona type pickle is a bit out of my $$ but i have seen some non-pickle tunnels that are tickling my fancy and looking for some input/experience. I searched but can't find any threads about it. Thanks in advance.
    pretty sure they will all run over 100...that what i read on craigs list

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    Non pickle runner or mod vp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FORCEFULL View Post
    Here's a non pickle tunnel...Click image for larger version. 

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    looking at this pic, this is what I see, not no expert, and really don't understand what I think I know ...but...what robs the power on a boat is the wetted surface that it runs on.... right...now add weight to that and it causes drag...more horse power...I see some huge ass tunnels on this boat... that would IMO work both ways..until the boat packs enough air the sponsons are gonna cause drag...and gonna loose the natural lift of a flat bottom boat... so now you have twice the running surface...once it packs air, you have the air lift in the tunnels that will take the load off the outer sponsons, the idea there would be that they would make the boat way more stable at higher speeds... so I amagine this hull design to be slow with low power.... but be a stable boat with bigger power..as long as it doesn't blow over....that's what makes me think to be high power, and run top end...tunnel tabs would be needed....

 

 

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