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    1996 hurricane

    so whats the story with theese hurricanes? my buddy has one he is thinking about getting rid of cheap..any way how quick are they? top end etc...thanks


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    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
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    Lots of info in the older threads regarding the Hurricane.

    It is a very short hull, good for one person. Not a top speed hull design, in stock form it tends to porpoise. Properly configured it can turn tightly and provide a fast, wet ride

    Acceleration is strong even with the stock 700cc engine. Some hull parts are unique to the Hurricane, which was only made in 1996 and 1997.

    What condition is your buddies Hurricane?

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    pretty good, the red upper cowling has some sun fade, but nothing some work wont take out..runs great, he claims 60mph?!? he just had seat recovered as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinklerguy669 View Post
    he claims 60mph?!?
    Really.... ask him what make and model GPS or Radar Gun he used.

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    i assume its my garmin gps 60 all weather that i loaned him,,the yellow ones,,,but i wasnt with so i cant say or not.

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    Every ski has a 20% higher top speed when it's for sale.



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    yah..lol,,i doubt its 20 percent slower than 60mph...anyway,,,hes kinda on the fence...i think it could be gotten for a grand...i dunno,,,dont think im lookin for a 700,,,guess ill stick to what ive been lookin at...

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    Check out Bruce's Killer Cane form Adjust A Thrust.

    http://www.wetwolf.com/hurr/hurr.htm

    They were made for buoy racing, so they could carve a tight turn. Not the best for top speed as K447 mentioned, and I believe it's a very wet ride. But it should have some very good acceleration.

    Post #4 shows it only doing 53-54 MPH from the factory. http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...-Tech-Articles

    Either your buddy HIGHLY modified his, or he's telling you the speed displayed on the MFD. Also known as the Dream O Meter because it almost always reads high.

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    yah i dont think im interested in its ride , im not sure what it has on it,,an impeller i think...anyway..maybe he diddnt even use the gps of mine..dunno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinklerguy669 View Post
    yah..lol,,i doubt its 20 percent slower than 60mph...anyway,,,hes kinda on the fence...i think it could be gotten for a grand...i dunno,,,dont think im lookin for a 700,,,guess ill stick to what ive been lookin at...
    Actually, 80% of 60 is 48mph...which is pretty damn close to a realistic top speed of a 'cane.

    I think I've seen maybe 52 out of mine while riding on glass. High 40's is more likely with even the slightest big of chop or wind. 60 is way above the top speed when it was new right out of the box.

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