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Old 12-13-2005, 11:25 AM
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Who has the fastest gun with bravos? what power? are the drives beefed up? top speed? hull materal? ect... im just curious, because i currently have a lip-ship 99 38 kevlar and i would like to know if i can ever make the boat reach speeds i will be content with, or if i should go to a gladiator or a #6 boat? (love the gladiator) speed isnt everything, but..............
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i had my 1998 top gun up to 97 MPH with 600SC's and bravo Drives

Oh by the way that was as fast as my truck would pull it
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:33 AM
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yeah that way mine runs a consistant 90 no matter how much fuel or load.... and dosent even strain the motors at all!
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Kevin Schulte's Top Gun TS with 750 Zul's is the fastest that I know of. 105 in Powerboat mag. The drives have beefed up internals.
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It must be a twin step right?.... thats respectable!
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:27 PM
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You can make them move pretty well with real big power. In july 05 we completed the new 850hp motors and Billit Max Machine drives on our 97 Kevlar Lipship TopGun.
If I were to do it again I would have run the same #6 dry sumps I run on my Cat.
Know one I talk to with big power has had any Bravo style drives consistantly hold up to over 750 hp, know one. We did a best of 95 mph gps in the late fall, low fuel and two guy's, and that was after removing a hook in our hull and adding a few more lbs of boost over and above my 850s probably closer to 900hp per side at that point.
Originaly we were good for mid 80s all day fully loaded with 6 to 7 people, full fuel in the heat of the summer. You realy have to baby the Bravo drives in and out. We launched our first drive in 35 hrs then 10 hrs latter another. If it were me I would go with a moderatly powered Bravo twin step if you like to run 90s to 100mph in a deep V. You will have more into your 99 if you do it right. I am at the $205,000.00 mark right now and as much as I love my boat , was it worth it for 10 mph probably not, as we spend 99% of our time comfortably cruising between 55 and 65mph. Good Luck!
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When T.A. owned our F2 Top Gun T/S it had 700's and it ran 106mph.

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Who has the fastest gun with bravos? what power? are the drives beefed up? top speed? hull materal? ect... im just curious, because i currently have a lip-ship 99 38 kevlar and i would like to know if i can ever make the boat reach speeds i will be content with, or if i should go to a gladiator or a #6 boat? (love the gladiator) speed isnt everything, but..............
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You can make them move pretty well with real big power. In july 05 we completed the new 850hp motors and Billit Max Machine drives on our 97 Kevlar Lipship TopGun.
If I were to do it again I would have run the same #6 dry sumps I run on my Cat.
Know one I talk to with big power has had any Bravo style drives consistantly hold up to over 750 hp, know one. We did a best of 95 mph gps in the late fall, low fuel and two guy's, and that was after removing a hook in our hull and adding a few more lbs of boost over and above my 850s probably closer to 900hp per side at that point.
Originaly we were good for mid 80s all day fully loaded with 6 to 7 people, full fuel in the heat of the summer. You realy have to baby the Bravo drives in and out. We launched our first drive in 35 hrs then 10 hrs latter another. If it were me I would go with a moderatly powered Bravo twin step if you like to run 90s to 100mph in a deep V. You will have more into your 99 if you do it right. I am at the $205,000.00 mark right now and as much as I love my boat , was it worth it for 10 mph probably not, as we spend 99% of our time comfortably cruising between 55 and 65mph. Good Luck!
Thanks for the input.... thats about what i figured! this is what mine did with zul 600's so i figure 700+ to be near 90!
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Mirrange Acceleration 40-70 MPH in 6.8 Sec
MPH vs. RPM 58 MPH 3500 RPM
MPH vs. RPM 72 MPH 4500 RPM
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Go to a #6 boat. They're coool!!!
I AGREE! only problem is there is only A handful for sale and i dont want to build one! I was thinking of trading on something but i dont wanna loose my a$$! Did you sell yours? beautiful boat and couldnt be beat for the $$
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