I have a Velocity VR1 (28' boat). Last summer my 496 HO w/26" Bravo 1 prop saw a best of 69.6 mph GPS with just me in the boat. I would just barely hit the rev limiter at 5150 rpm.Originally Posted by Raylar
I installed the Raylar Big Power 106 kit. and this summer I've gone up to a 28" Bravo 1 prop and can hit the rev limiter with 5 adults in the boat and their gear. This is 77.4 mph GPS. This is after upgrading to an XR drive, which robs some power, and I also have Gibson bullet mufflers. The engine has amazing midrange acceleration - it really comes on strong. I've got two variables yet to work with. I'm going to prop test a Hydromotive 4-blade, and there may be the possibility for someday increasing the rev limiter to unleash the full potential of the engine.