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Old 07-15-2007, 11:43 PM
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Does anyone have a 201 Liberator that runs 70 mph or faster on GPS?

My boat ran 68 on GPS with the Cobra drive. The Bravo is being installed and so is new exhaust. I'm hoping for 70 - 72 when it is done. It has a built 383 with forged pistons and rods.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:06 AM
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Yeah, my 21 Liberator has seen 127.8 on GPS! Here's a video. http://my.break.com/media/view.aspx?ContentID=261221
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:46 AM
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Yeah, my 21 Liberator has seen 127.8 on GPS! Here's a video. http://my.break.com/media/view.aspx?ContentID=261221
I think it was you who I was talking to at the Daytona Boat show of 06. Seeing that thing there made me think really hard!!!!! I thought about that boat for some time but obviously bought my Fountain instead. It was a hard decision because I grew up driving a very fast 16' Checkmate my dad bought in the late 60's.

I saw your Vids on the net. I have recently purchased a Hi-Def Camcorder and want to get some cool footage both onboard and of pass by's. PM me if you're interested.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:37 AM
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Yeah, my 21 Liberator has seen 127.8 on GPS! Here's a video. http://my.break.com/media/view.aspx?ContentID=261221
I was asking about Four Winns 201 Liberator's not the mfr Liberator. I know most of their boats go over 70 mph.

Who has a Four Winns 201 Liberator that goes over 70 mph?
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I had one years ago, it was a good boat. I don't think I ever seen 60, but then again it only had a 350 King Cobra.
P.S. Don't lean on that top smoked plexi glass going into the cuddy, I think it was like $450 years ago. JB
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A Four Winns?
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A Four Winns?
Don't knock him.

I think I put more Hrs on the one that I had, then any other boat I've had.

Gas was cheap and it got good MPG
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:52 PM
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I had one years ago, it was a good boat. I don't think I ever seen 60, but then again it only had a 350 King Cobra.
P.S. Don't lean on that top smoked plexi glass going into the cuddy, I think it was like $450 years ago. JB
My cabin was once broken into during winter storage (inside) and the thiefs broke the plexiglass top and doors. I had new ones made by a local company which was way less money than what Four Winns wanted. They look just like OEM parts. My Libby ran 55 with stock power. The 383 puts out great power and the boat ran great. Cobra drive didn't like the new power and is now being upgraded to a Bravo drive. Now that I will have a drive that can handle the power, the wick has been turned up on the motor. I should have 50 hp more so I'm hoping for 70+ mph. I have no idea how much power the 383 will be making, I can only estimate based upon the speed of the boat. Not too many 201 Liberators hit 68 mph and when they do they usually have big power. Stock 454 powered ones usually hit about 60 - 63 mph and I think that was with 330 HP (not sure if that was at the crank or at the prop).
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my liberator topped at 55. loved the boat,hated the drive.
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my 201 ran 62mph on gps and still does with a 350 bow-tie block bored .040 lunati cam, dart heads balanced assembly rpm intake stock carb and ign and aftermarket center rise exhaust. It has a king cobra on it and I know it has more than 1000 hours of abuse and has never been apart changed the shift cable twice. I do know that we have had two king cobras in our family and one volvo and now a bravo 1 and alpha 1 and the mercruiser drives have been nothing but trouble
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