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Old 08-07-2006, 01:43 PM
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Default how much does weight (i.e. passengers and beer) slow you down?

Just curious, I was out running yesterday and had 10 people in the boat with 3 coolers full and a full tank of gas. Its in a 36' baja outlaw. how much does that slow you down?
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:37 PM
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Enough to justify getting rid of the guys.
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:50 PM
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Enough to justify getting rid of the guys.
it was good weight
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10 people! I would assume that would slow you down quite a bit. A skinny girl equals about 1/2 to 3/4 mph on GPS in my boat. So, 9 skinny chics would slow you down at least 4 mph. Every 15-20 gallons of gas equals one skinny girl. You do the math!
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A little known fact is that fat girls can make your boat run faster. Its true! Considering that a fat girl in a bikini on a go-fast boat will most likely be placed as far out of site as humanly possible (in the cabin, in front of the bed, in the anchor locker) this places all her lucious weight far forward of the boats center of gravity. causing less tab to hit level running (especially in calm water) and taking the porposing out of early model Cigarettes. Less tab= less resistance= more speed. So lets see all you LOTO shootout boys bring a nice "Plus Size" girls out on your boat and hit some quality numbers. Come to think of it, has anyone seen under the bow of Reggies "Cat Killer"? I bet he's got a whole weight watchers convention from footrest to beak in that thing.

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it was good weight
Pics of the backside of this good weight please.
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Old 08-08-2006, 07:07 AM
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thank you very much. Indeed the right kind of weight. How much does it slow you down, I don't know and if it was me I wouldn't care.
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I was on a 42ft fountain at loto with stock 502's and it would run 60mph flat full of people and fuel and the same with less fuel and people........the 25ft outlaw i have been on does drop/pick up speed depending on the weight........69-70 light-------60-65 heavy
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20lbs=5mph
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