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Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by surfinjoe, May 13, 2008.
Top speed of 30.5 at 4300 rpm burning 65 gph.:smt101
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.
I can burn close to 65GPH at WOT as well.
That is another reason I love diesels. That is impressive GFC
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.
42mph(GPS) at 5050rpms-1/2 gas and water. Cruise at 27mph at 3750rpms.
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.
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.
By putting too much of a load on the engines
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.
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.
^^ 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.
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!
Got to run mine at wot after having all new underwater gear installed and fresh props. Turned 4300 at 32.5 mph
06 240da 5000rpm 38mph.
78 18' Motion, stretched to 21', 360hp 2.4 Bridgeport Mercury Racing outboard....122mph...destroyed, blowover almost killed me.
Let's here more about that blowover?
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.
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.
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
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
4400 RPM 44.3 MPH full fuel, no water