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Old 08-01-2023, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Stitch King
It's definitely a better lake boat.

I took mine out of Sebastian Inlet (top 3 worst inlets in Florida) 3 weeks ago with 5'+ standing waves caused by outgoing tide hitting an onshore breeze and they were spaced about the same as the boat length. Keeping the bow up high enough and and carrying enough speed to stay on top of them was a challenge. The long pointy nose was definitely a challenge to keep from stabbing the next wave. The back side of the 2nd to last one was bigger than the first 4 and it was as if the bottom dropped out. The props blew out and I couldn't keep the nose up. Had to throttle back so they would bite and by the time they did the next wave sent a 3" pile of water rolling over the bow and windshield.

I definitely learned the value of having a bow with a "Carolina Flare" that day.

When running the Intercoastal in a 1-2' windblown chop its as if it's not even there. Cruiser wakes are nothing and it just eats them up. Confused conditions from multiple boat wakes are never a concern either.

Since most of our boating will be on the Intercoastal it works great for us. After the Sebastian incident, I'm thinking twice about taking it to the Bahamas. It would have to be in the summer when the seas are supposed to be calmer and a tropical storm is nowhere to be found in the Atlantic.
I have been out that inlet in the same conditions, those waves are straight up. Coming back in was fun though.

Surprised on the trailer weight, my steal Myco for the little 32 is 1800lbs. I need to run my Aluminum Myco across and see what it comes in at.
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Old 08-02-2023, 05:57 AM
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Now that I think about it the MSO could be wrong. Many states title trailers over 2000 Lbs.

Last year I had an aluminum Manning Gooseneck triple axle for a Formula 400SS and the MSO for that also said around 2000 lbs. No way with being bigger in every way did that thing weigh nearly the same.

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Old 08-23-2023, 05:07 AM
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Another fine day.
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Old 08-26-2023, 06:35 PM
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Default Drive trim for cruise and top speed

Canít seem to find the sweet spot
496ho bravo 1 26p spin out

seems u really canít trim too far out at all before getting i lil (or big) rooster tail

tips/advice?
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Originally Posted by dreamer
Canít seem to find the sweet spot
496ho bravo 1 26p spin out

seems u really canít trim too far out at all before getting i lil (or big) rooster tail

tips/advice?
With mine, I've found on mine that trimming (on the indicator) past 3-4 is pointless.
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exactly ^^
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Being stainless beast… what do u guys think the speedtop does to speed? 3-4 mph due to weight and wind resistance?
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Originally Posted by dreamer
Being stainless beastÖ what do u guys think the speedtop does to speed? 3-4 mph due to weight and wind resistance?
2-3 mph scrub with the 525's
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