Distance to 34 MPH?

PT MikePT Mike Posts: 163 Baller
edited April 2011 in News & Other Stuff
I'm playing on Google Earth looking for a possible second site and was wondering what is the approximate distance to 34 MPH? Boat is a bone stock 96' PS 190 w/ 275hp TBI motor,non slot,13x13 prop. I'm thinking 300' is adequate. Our current site has a long set up and it will be at least a month before the old boat gets salty. Thanks.

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  • DWDW Posts: 2,409 Mega Baller
    Looking back at some boat test data, the spread for 0-36 mph ranges from 150-225 feet. I would certainly think 300' would suffice but not necessarily leave a lot of extra space.
  • PT MikePT Mike Posts: 163 Baller
    Thanks DW. Just trying to eliminate too short a setup.We have alot of tidal flats here and using Google Earth with the ruler from the toolbar is pretty cool,quite accurate too. Once we get the boats going at the end of the month we can time them to speed.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,423 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited April 2011
    We have short set ups but wide turns. We start facing shore pick up skier make the turn and accelerate from the 20s to 34 or 36. Not long enough to go straight in. Works well and makes any tournament site feel long.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,286
    A slalom course with 55's is 1200 ft approximately +_ a few. Add 300ft on each end gives you 1800ft. That's the absolute minimum I'd want for a full 6 buoy course. And that's a pretty short setup in my opinion.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,313 Mega Baller
    Go for the 8 buoy set up if you are worried about the length
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,525 Administrator
    I always wanted an 8 ball ... no I mean 8 balls not a short site. Or 10. that would be way fun.

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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,480 Mega Baller
    DUH...Winner!
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  • Bud ManBud Man Posts: 254
    edited April 2011
    @Horton, I setup a 12 buoy course one year for a New Years day ski fest. It was not as easy to ski as you might think. Of course back then, I was on slow equipment and was skiing turn and burn, so I was begging for the exit gates. I think it would be a lot easier now with the new equipment and more efficient style of skiing.
  • 94009400 Posts: 646 Crazy Baller
    edited April 2011
    I've had a course in 2 different 1700' lakes, one of them had a Dog Leg at one end. But you need a pretty decent accelerating boat and it needs to settle when it hits the speed. I haven't noticed any overshoot of the speed w ZO. 1700 is doable, for a standard 6 buoy. Longer is better.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,525 Administrator
    Would be nice to get longer pass to learn stuff.

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  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,345 Crazy Baller
    I customize stuff for customers on a fairly regular basis. If you REALLY want an 8 or 10 buoy course (8 - 10 gates, not a regular 8-ball overlaid double course - although I build those too) I can build you one no problem. You just need a long enough site...

    Ed
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  • PT MikePT Mike Posts: 163 Baller
    @ShaneH Thanks. I always forget to compensate for the 55'S I just eliminated one potential site out of three.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,423 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    We thought our lake was plenty long and a couple yrs later we installed 55s. Not so long now. Doable but short.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
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