This old Hustler is currently equipped with 540,s
approx 580 hp power each with #8 ASD with 16inch
drop boxes 1,33 to 1 ratio there is no steps in the hull.
there is 12 inch notch in the transom. look on page 76 in power boat magazine July.2003 issue.they did 1985 year in review the March 1985 issue The featured hustler weighing 7500 lbs did 102 mph with full trim.
That was 18 years ago When Mike Fiore's (Outerlimits)Father Desighned that hull.
I run 101 gps with full tanks of fuel.
I can also wash Bridges on the weekends.
It takes time to get use to the handling.( Stern high)
Alot of wetted surface.
Backing up sucks.
Alll in all.
You cannot even compare to stern drives.
Better fuel Economy.
More efficient propulsion System
People fall on the ground when you pull the boat on the trailer.
They handle a sick amount of Horsepower.
I would never go back to stern drives
Just my two Cents...