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Old 03-14-2008, 08:42 AM
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You guys are crazy going those speeds on the water! Espically in those cat boats!!!

I would love to feel what that's like in a 21! I know the faster you go the shorter the boat feels. 106 in a 21 must feel nuts!!
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:56 AM
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I used to have 20' tunnels that had 2.5 race motors. 116mph. I had a 22' tunnel with twin 2.5s set to kill that ran 120. Those boats would scare me to death. The sensation of speed is much greater than going 160 in a big cat. Too many of my outboard friends were blowing over so that convinced me to go bigger.
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The blow over factor got me too !!!! Guess I'm just too old.
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About half of the boats we sell are going to Europe and the Middle East to F1 and/or F2 racers. So they are use to flying their boat.

They run pretty neutral trim and never feel too flighty. My twin 250XS 21' runs 115mph using 34 cleavers and it feels even more stable than a single @ 106mph.

Here is a video of it running. There is a slide show at the beginning and the video starts about half way through. This is the boat in the 2008 Mercury Racing Brochure

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ifLYBkW2t6c

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Old 03-14-2008, 08:47 PM
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Nice video and pic's. Looks very stable and not at all like flying my old hydrostream @ 95 running on the cav plate !!!!! Love to get a ride in one of those .
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Hunster,

If you can drive it like that, my hat's off to you! That looks crazy!
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:49 PM
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Yeah , it gets real hairy. Just dont get out of it fast either of the bow is straight up. That old johnson was pretty worked and had amazing acceleration , thats what I miss , getting thrown back when you punch it!
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