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Old 07-10-09, 03:52 PM   #1
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saw capt. mikes thread about max speed for trailers and it got me wondering what yalls boats top out at.

im only runnin a 25 merc. so i top out right at 30 untill i can get a bigger motor. would like to put a 40 on mine, but im not sure how it will run with that big of a motor on it.

i have ran 70 in several bass boats and just wondered if any of yall can run much faster than that.
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My Mako 22 ft monster with a 200 Merc does 54.3 mph on the GPS and 54.7 on the paddle wheel.

But I had a Gambler GT186 with a Johnson 150 Fast Strike and a big Raker custom prop get clocked at 86.4 by the police.. they never caught me BTW..

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Old 07-10-09, 03:56 PM   #3
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18-foot bassboat + Optimax 115 + smooth water = 45 mph
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Old 07-10-09, 03:58 PM   #4
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18-foot bassboat + Optimax 115 + smooth water = 45 mph
I like that little ripple myself.. it adds air as you chine walk.. but then again I am bit of speed freak..Uhmm in my yout dat is..

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Old 07-10-09, 05:03 PM   #5
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I like that little ripple myself.. it adds air as you chine walk.. but then again I am bit of speed freak..Uhmm in my yout dat is..

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I've heard that before. About a very slight chop actually making the boat faster because it incorporates air like that. Someday, my boat will actually be able to go fast enough to experience chine walk, but it will not today.
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Old 07-10-09, 05:57 PM   #6
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18.5 ft ranger, yamaha 175 pro-v, 59.0mph gps
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Old 07-10-09, 06:11 PM   #7
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20 foot ranger with a 200 optimax and a 25p temptes prop. i have broke 70 by gps with 2 guys, tourney load and a little under a half tank of gas. full tank of gas drops be down to mid to high 60's. plan on doing a little tweaking on here when tourney season slows down and the weather cools off a bit.
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Old 07-10-09, 07:08 PM   #8
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My arm can thrust mine at probably a whopping 2-3 mph. It is drastically reduced in a head wind though.
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Old 07-10-09, 07:23 PM   #9
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haha my dads (hopefully mine one day) champion 203 (1998) with a yamaha 250hp (its newer) and he has got it up to 79 with noone except him and nothin in it

i have road in a boat that went above 80 with me,the owner, and all his stuff in it, its a gambler with a 300 hp motor on it

and another guy i know real well but havent actually fished with him his boat run over 80 and its a bullet with a 250 on it, but he got everything he could to make it faster like custom props and everything else
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Old 07-10-09, 07:32 PM   #10
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16 foot stratos 50 horse yammer 41gps..

OH XRDTARHEEL
what does that purty blue boat of yours run "now" last i knew 102 gps..

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Old 07-11-09, 06:34 AM   #11
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Hey Zook how's it going?
I got mine to 80 once.
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Old 07-11-09, 06:43 AM   #12
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19ft winner with 150 merc blackmax got to 52 gps
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Old 07-11-09, 08:59 AM   #13
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17' Glastron SX170 SF, 90HP Merc OB - full tank of gas, 3 people, 37mph (on board gauge)
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Old 07-11-09, 09:05 AM   #14
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I'm guessin about 4 lol
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Old 07-11-09, 09:18 AM   #15
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I have been 96.4 in a bass rig and it was AWESOME to say the least. I wont be happy till I finally break into the triple digits. Its a goal that one day I will reach hopefully.
I read this post and thought of something that may help or maybe some of ya'll dont know. Speedometers ver 95% of the time REAL HAPPY. In otherwords they read much more than you really are running. A handheld GPS is the way to go if you dont have GPS in your boat. Thats the ONLY way to really know how fast your going.

Oh by the way that 96.4 was NOT with a stock motor.......any speed over 80 ....a true 80 and your not running a stock motor.
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Old 07-11-09, 11:09 AM   #16
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my old venture with a 150 made it to 74 gps with more to go but I chickened out as the lake I was in likes to eat fast boats
made it 79 by the speedo last time I had it at Kentucky lake
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Old 07-11-09, 02:52 PM   #17
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17ft Deep V with 90 merc= 42 mph with me alone and little gear.. with 2 guys and full livewells in a tourney or just running I dont expect to get over 35 lol cant wait to get a bass boat...
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Old 07-11-09, 05:08 PM   #18
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18'6" Stratos 150 - 65 GPS on old prop, half tank gas and 2 guys. Now I have so much stuff in there even with a worked prop I can only get 62. Someday I need to take my stuff out and see how it runs, I carry 20+ 3700 boxes or hard baits, tons of plastics, 18 or so rods, spare prop, tools, lots of other heavy stuff.
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Old 07-11-09, 05:54 PM   #19
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On my deckboat 40 mph at the most. On Bassinbandits bass boat, a 1994 Dyna Trak with a 175 hp Evinrude 60 mph gps.
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18'6" Stratos 150 - 65 GPS on old prop, half tank gas and 2 guys. Now I have so much stuff in there even with a worked prop I can only get 62. Someday I need to take my stuff out and see how it runs, I carry 20+ 3700 boxes or hard baits, tons of plastics, 18 or so rods, spare prop, tools, lots of other heavy stuff.

chunk that runt mc carter out it'll go faster..


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14' Starcraft, 28 horse Johnson, 62 mph.
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Old 07-11-09, 08:19 PM   #23
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14' Starcraft, 28 horse Johnson, 62 mph.
Isn't that a wee bit fast to work a Spook?

16' Tracker deep-V, 15hp merc. a whopping 9.2 by the speedometer on the hummingbird ff. I doubt it's even that.

Bender, how fast were you going on Kent Lake when we fished with ya? most of the time, we were running full throttle and doing about the same or a wee bit faster than you.

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chunk that runt mc carter out it'll go faster..
He finally got rid of his broke down Ranger and got himself a Skeeter ZX200 with a 200 HPDI, I think he can hit around 64, needs the jackplate adjusted.


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Bender, how fast were you going on Kent Lake when we fished with ya? most of the time, we were running full throttle and doing about the same or a wee bit faster than you.

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I think I was going around 7 or so most of the time, maybe 8.
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I figured the little wheel speedometer was a bit off. I guess the boat only goes about 8mph then. I'll remember that the next time we troll for musky.

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