Post Your Top Speed

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by surfinjoe, May 13, 2008.

  1. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Top speed of 30.5 at 4300 rpm burning 65 gph.:smt101
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    WOT = 2150 rpm's and 30.3kts by the GPS. That was with about 1/3 fuel, light on the water and black water and 5 people on board.

    You can't imagine what it feels like to be going that fast on a 65,000 pound boat as you're passing by the boats that cruise at 30mph.

    Oh, and we're burning 65gph at that speed so, needless to say, we don't do that often.
     
  3. keokie

    keokie Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Arizona
    2002 310 Sundancer, Westerbeke 4.5 Genset
    496's, Bravo III's, 2.2:1 Gears
    I can burn close to 65GPH at WOT as well.
























    That is another reason I love diesels. That is impressive GFC
     
  4. dburne

    dburne New Member

    590
    Jun 8, 2012
    Nashville TN
    2013 Sea Ray 190 Sport
    4.3 MPI Mercruiser Alpha One
    I must be getting old...
    Am in the second season with my Sport 190, and am ashamed to admit I have not run it WOT. When I get up to around 36 mph, or let's say upper 30's, I really have no desire to go faster lol.
     
  5. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    42mph(GPS) at 5050rpms-1/2 gas and water. Cruise at 27mph at 3750rpms.

    Bennett
     
  6. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Don, I think it's a guy thing more than an age related thing. It's like opening your car or truck up on a deserted stretch of highway. We like to do it occasionally because we can, not because we're trying to accomplish anything.

    I'll admit I find it exhilarating, even at my age (upper 60's) but at 65gph, I don't let that overcome me very often.

    BTW, when I looked at the profile pic of your boat I thought there was something strange attached to the bimini until I realized there was a basketball hoop in the background. Made me smile for a minute or two.
     
  7. dburne

    dburne New Member

    590
    Jun 8, 2012
    Nashville TN
    2013 Sea Ray 190 Sport
    4.3 MPI Mercruiser Alpha One
    Lol, no I don't have dish in my lowly 190. Yep that is the basketball hoop. Came with the house when we bought it in 08, it is cemented in the ground so I just left it up. Grandkids have fun with it though, and I will shoot some with them occasionally also.
     
  8. searaychad

    searaychad New Member

    16
    Feb 27, 2011
    Columbia River
    1973 18 ft. Searay SRV 180
    Mercruiser 302 ford 188 with mercruiser 888 outdrive
    By putting too much of a load on the engines
     
  9. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    I have two propellers that I switch around:
    23P x 14: 49mph @4500rpm.
    21P x 14 1/4: 45mph @4800rpm (actually will hit the rev limit of 4950rpm with this propeller.
     
  10. IanBat

    IanBat New Member

    Nov 19, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Pro Tournament 36' 1999
    Twin Cummins 5.9L 370hp B Series
    Yep, the Guy thing....54yo....Did a road trip with my 19yo daughter last year, we had the wife's BMW. Early in the morning, we were on a narrow, straight country road with around 4 miles distance of view and no cars....I said to her how much do you trust me? She said heaps Dad why?...................Because were doing 175Kmh.
     
  11. juggernaut1

    juggernaut1 Active Member

    772
    Apr 19, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    2006 38 Sundancer
    8.1S / ZF 63V Drives
    ^^ I'm sub 50 but old enough to know better - but have been caught under our hoon laws for speeding.

    Thankfully, when I rang my insurance company to tell them the guy on the other end of the line said he'd be caught doing 300 klm's on a new but unopened highway. Suffice to say my insurance company still insured me.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2015
  12. Jimmy Buoy

    Jimmy Buoy Active Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    340 Amberjack
    twin 8.1S 370 Hp + 4.5 Westerbeke Genset
    Was just out today after installing a new IAC and putting one spark plug wire boot back onto its coil that had popped off at some point - back running like normal. Hit 38 MPH today @ 4400 RPM with 1/4 fuel, 1/2 water, 2 of us on board. Sounded real nice!
     
  13. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Got to run mine at wot after having all new underwater gear installed and fresh props. Turned 4300 at 32.5 mph
     
  14. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive
    06 240da 5000rpm 38mph.

    78 18' Motion, stretched to 21', 360hp 2.4 Bridgeport Mercury Racing outboard....122mph...destroyed, blowover almost killed me.
     
  15. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    Let's here more about that blowover?
     
  16. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive
    Haha, showing off. Head wind, to much trim trying to throw a big roostertail to show off, for the people on the beach off Holiday Island in the Keys. 90mph, on the edge...I looked back at the motor, and when I looked back at the bow, all I could see was sky! Oh crap, this is gonna hurt! Boat launched out of the water and landed upside down with me in the boat. I never wore my racing life vest, except for that day. Saved my life. I don't remember what happened, I just remember popping my head out of the water and seeing my boats bow sticking out of the water. Then it disappeared. I got a couple of scrapes and bruises, but walked away lucky as hell.
     
  17. Xplicitlnck

    Xplicitlnck New Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    Long island ny
    330ec
    Twin 7.4 straight drive
    I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to say great story without you thinking in making fun of you because I'm not but wow great story and I'm glad you walked away.
     
  18. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive
    It is a great story, and I wouldn't think your poking fun at me. I was young, and never considered the danger part. I got alot of attention that day! Lol
     
  19. akb

    akb New Member

    4
    Aug 9, 2009
    Virginia
    P22 2009 Pachanga lucky 13 of 100
    1x496b3
    On my 2009 pacganga p22 with a 496 brovo3 outdrive the revlimiter kicks in at 75 mph and 4900 rpm. But the bad news is you realy cant enjoy that for very long beause it is a little scary
     
  20. 310sundancer

    310sundancer Member

    55
    Feb 28, 2012
    Lake St Clair MI Mac Ray harbor
    2000 310 sundancer 7.4 bravo III
    RL70c pathfinder radar
    7.4 Bravo III
    4400 RPM 44.3 MPH full fuel, no water
     

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