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Old 31 August 2006, 11:01   #1
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How Fast Is Your Boat?

Hi Guys
Was given inspiration by a previous thread about speed and am just wondering how fast all of your boats are......
Tell Us about your boat and then how fast it goes please!!!!
Pictures would also be Great!

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Old 31 August 2006, 11:51   #2
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My Zapcat does 42mph on GPS, that was in choppy conditions and 2 rather large people on bored. Goes faster with a lighter crew!
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Old 31 August 2006, 12:05   #3
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All time best on GPS now 36.1kt normally tops out at about 35.5 ... however I have a prop with bigger teeth (and less battle scars!) which hopefully is going on this weekend so I might see a few more I hope
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Old 31 August 2006, 12:17   #4
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17.5' Polaris Aluminum RIB/Yamaha F115

Best speed was about 38-39mph with me and dive gear, and most likely a full tank of gas (50gal.) Runs in the 35-36 range 4-up with dive gear. That's assuming it's flat enough to run WOT without having pre-approved chiropractor appointments.

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Old 31 August 2006, 12:50   #5
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6.5 meter Mako with twin 90 Tohatsu TLDI’s

I get 53 mph with 35 gallons and 3 up with a light chop @ 5300 RPM. With 4 divers, 1 driver and 12 tanks I can pull about 35-38 but can only get about 4300 RPM.
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Old 31 August 2006, 13:24   #6
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Nice work so far! Just wondering whether those Tohatsu's are Diesel? Probably a silly question, but i'm new!
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Old 31 August 2006, 13:25   #7
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I was in a7.5mtr XS rib on Saturday with a 200 mercury opti on the back and we got 56mph in it, there was a chop, would like to see what i'd get out ov it in flat calm conditions
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Old 31 August 2006, 13:28   #8
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Yeh i saw u Sammo! That was a nice boat, i was on a course in the green revenger with Gwyn at Pro Powerboat!

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Old 31 August 2006, 14:10   #9
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Nice work so far! Just wondering whether those Tohatsu's are Diesel? Probably a silly question, but i'm new!
the TLDI in the stands for Two-stroke Low-pressure Direct Injection - so no not diesel!
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Is it me or can you only get a Diesel Inboard?

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