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Old 11-10-2005, 09:13 AM
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Just received my December issue of Powerboat Magazine today and checked out the 28' Eliminator with 525s... claiming 120mph speeds with 1:35 gear cases and 36" props. I have a friend who has a 30' Elim with really good running 750s and he barely hits 119mph! I have been reading Powerboat since the 70s and sometimes get leary of their overzealous findings, but this is the biggest pile of B.S. I have read in a long time. I think they have finally lost me as a fan and probably have lost the trust of many of thier readers. Some one should tell them to stop publishing B.S. just too please their big advertisers.
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Okay, so they're off by 10mph...They were being conservative, it actually does 130.
















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120 with 11% slip it will go faster
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Maybe the article was written after consuming 10 beers. Aren't you supposed to add one mph per each beer consumed???

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Default Re: Eliminator Defies Laws of Physics

Dave, I justed noticed that you are credited with 12,427 posts. That's almost as exagerated as Powerboat Mag test! It would take you 4 years making at least 8 posts/day to get to 12,427!
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Dave, I justed noticed that you are credited with 12,427 posts. That's almost as exagerated as Powerboat Mag test! It would take you 4 years making at least 8 posts/day to get to 12,427!
Actually, it's Nick....

But just think, I lost about 2500 posts last year during the upgrade.


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It would take you 4 years making at least 8 posts/day to get to 12,427!
...................and your point is???
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...................and your point is???
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It also seems to have a lot of the deck boat info> Page 89/90 etc has an article regarding a bow rider with rod holders etc.

Articles thy may have written for one of their other magazines and using it as filler to reduce cost and fill available space.
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It seems to be a push at the least. The same boat with 496 HO's will do 105mph+/- right????
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