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Old 05-06-2008, 07:17 PM
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Its a Century Ultra, considered 23' but that is with the swim platform, I think its more like 21'.

57 mph GPS
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:23 AM
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I'm getting like 45 mph by the speedo with a full tank and two people? Is 57 the GPS speed of the exact same boat?
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:39 PM
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Don't trust the Speedo. Bring a GPS on board for real speed readings.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:04 PM
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Advertised top speed of a Pachanga 22(20'6") with 330 HP was 66 in 1987. Had an alpha drive so that helped a little.
I've got the exact same boat, 330/454 The speedo reads 66 mph....and the 'hand held heartbreaker' (gps) reads 60.4....

I've also got another 22 Pachanga with the stock 350 Mag/270hp, it's interesting that the small block Pachanga runs 62.9 on gps. I guess the additional weight of the big block absorbs the additional 60 hp.

Both boats spinning 23p props, the small block does not like the Mirage Plus (I guess too much blade area) runs the best with a 23 LazerII
The 454 blows out the 23 Lazer badly, pretty much useless. It likes the 23 Mirage Plus and pulls great out of the hole.

As for your question, I'd guess that old Century should run 60-62 when everything is right and the boat has not 'gained weight'

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Old 05-29-2008, 02:28 PM
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ran 72mph in a 1992 22' striker with a 330 hp
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:49 PM
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What year is the Century? It is a light boat.
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Wow! Sounds like you got a runner and a lemon!

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I've got the exact same boat, 330/454 The speedo reads 66 mph....and the 'hand held heartbreaker' (gps) reads 60.4....

I've also got another 22 Pachanga with the stock 350 Mag/270hp, it's interesting that the small block Pachanga runs 62.9 on gps. I guess the additional weight of the big block absorbs the additional 60 hp.

Both boats spinning 23p props, the small block does not like the Mirage Plus (I guess too much blade area) runs the best with a 23 LazerII
The 454 blows out the 23 Lazer badly, pretty much useless. It likes the 23 Mirage Plus and pulls great out of the hole.

As for your question, I'd guess that old Century should run 60-62 when everything is right and the boat has not 'gained weight'

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Old 05-30-2008, 08:02 AM
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Its a 1989.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:38 AM
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1860lbs w/o engine so add 1000lbs so about 3000lbs total with 350hp at the prop should go pretty good. I agree it may have gained some weight over the years and lost some hp. Mid-upper 60s.
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Loves those old Centurys...
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