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Old 11-09-2008, 09:58 AM
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Default Opinion - which single engine hull is the fastest

Winter (and broken Merc outboard again) has me down and I keep thinking about putting together a project.

I want a single engine boat (V-bottom) 24' or greater that would make a good race boat as well.

I'm looking for the fastest hull Hp for Hp.

Yes, my project will be diesel but that has no effect on the question, I need to determine what hull I would start with? It doesn't have to be a boat currently in production, I would start with a used boat that runs great now so I have a baseline to work with.

There are soooo many out there now Activator, Phantom, Fountain, etc, etc which is faster?

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Wow, your asking a open winded/opinionated question. Fastest single engine hull would probably have to be a 26 Velocity, however not by design, by weight, theyare about 1000lbs lighter than anyone else. However I would suggest a 27 Fountain, or 29. a couple clicks off from a Velocity butbuilt much stronger.

I am sure you will get plenty of opinions
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27 or 29 Kryptonite !!
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I have ever seen write something that was not full of opinion? LOL

Does anyone have speeds of these boat with a 500hp?

Krypto, Act, Vel, Beak, Bat, etc?
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We ran a 27 kryp race boat to about 80 with a stock 500 efi.
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howard made the fastest single engine v, so they could be in the running
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I think I heard it from a pantera owner first....... Its not how fast you go, but how well you go fast
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I think I heard it from a pantera owner first....... Its not how fast you go, but how well you go fast
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I have ever seen write something that was not full of opinion? LOL

Does anyone have speeds of these boat with a 500hp?

Krypto, Act, Vel, Beak, Bat, etc?

Gordo's 25 Active Thunder ran 80mph with a sealed 500HP. It was a light lay up boat, but also had a full cabin.
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I think I heard it from a pantera owner first....... Its not how fast you go, but how well you go fast
BINGO !!

I actually say ... "It's not how fast you go but how fast you get there"
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