Originally posted by H2O Events
I think the chance of getting 70knts out of a 7.8 Ballistic is about the same as finding a RIB in a box of kellogs cornflakes.
Why do you say that Stuart as you can get 50 knots easy out of a un-tuned standard engines with ought jacking plates or high speed props. On test they had 58 MPH out of a single ficht 225, that is basically 50 knots. The following is a quote from a review of the boat and I have no reason to think it untrue.
This Ballistic, though not a large boat, really does maintain a very high degree of stability at speed though a careful and experienced hand on the throttle is required at all times At 70 mph there is life margin for error and an ability to read the sea and anticipate quickly is vital. This outstanding performance is delivered courtesy of the twin Johnson Ficht outboard engine rig, which I have to say, delivers admirably. This particular boat has been clocked by Steve Brown at 74 mph.
With ought Jacking plates and the right props you are going to only be able to do the top speed of the engine moving water.
Did you have a good birthday Stuart?