Originally Posted by codprawn
On a heavier boat would the sport master still be the one to have? I see the sport master is best for boats getting over 85mph - a speed I will never see!!!
Weight has nothing to do with it - every hull, engine and prop is different and then you have engine heights etc ...... We had problems with a CLE at around 70mph on our race boat and stuck a blow out ring on which helped - it still wasn't as fast as the Sportmaster so we went with that option - our genuine race speed with the XS200 is around 73mph and we have to have a low water pickup to get the engine high enough to do those speeds - I would therefore disagree with the 85mph comment.
Unless you are lacking in water pressure or seing (much) higher speeds than you already are then a Sportmaster or a CLE would be a waste of time.
I said before you got your boat a lifter would not be of any great benefit, and I suspect it only makes a small differance in speed (if any), and if you talk to any racer they would much rather be without them as they are just one more thing that can go wrong!