Sea trial went great even though we have not had time to dial it in. We are putting shorter outside motors and now will begin the turn in, turn out, more cup, less cup, 3 or 4 and so on.
The boat loves the weight in the back and the extra laminations really let it ride heavy and quiet. The few big cruiser wakes (it was calm) were just a bump at speed and you could feel the hull push through them going slow. The 4 Verados are very, very quiet at speed. I was able to have normal conversation at 65 plus with the people in the back seat without yelling. (and no oil).
We cannot trim the boat much at all with the motors skegs so deep on the outside but we did hit 73-74 MPH on the GPS with 6 people and about 300 gallons fuel. With four people and over 200 gallons we hit 76.3 MPH. The big number was 65 MPH, 5200 RPM, 60GPH with four people and more than 150 gallons fuel and 50 gallons water.
That is almost 1.1 mpg and the boat weighs more that 14,000 lbs. We are going to larger props so that number will get better.
I think that 80 mph with fuel and two or three people is very achievable and that was the goal. We only have about 10 hours on it now.
He did buy the boat too. We will be using it for the magazines and photoshoots till he is back.
Here is some photos