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Old 09-21-2009, 04:19 PM
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Is Martin on this board? I'd love to ask him a few questions about his 300XS's and Spectre 30.

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No, Martin passed away in a boating accident three years ago this X-mas. thats why im not busting his balls.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:46 PM
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No, Martin passed away in a boating accident three years ago this X-mas. thats why im not busting his balls.
Whoops. Sorry to hear.
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they were xs's and thirsty.
John...If they were xs, they would have said Opti-Max on them. I thought they were X's also.
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John...If they were xs, they would have said Opti-Max on them. I thought they were X's also.

I don't remember seeing optimax either. But Hey, there's alot of chit I don't remember, after a long day on the water.
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They were 300x's........not xs.
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He ran 111+ with my 3 blades one time....and 105-108 a bunch of times.
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Anybody have any experience with the XS?

I know with my 300 Promax's and 15X32 Merc Cleavers (not lab), I can run 93-94 pretty much any day of the week, even with hot weather, a lot of fuel, and passengers.

If I'm low on fuel, I usually see 95-96 MPH.

My best runs ever (i.e. Fall, cool weather, low fuel, etc...) I've seen 98-99 MPH. That's running for miles though.

Seems like the X motors run quite a bit faster from what I've read. 105-108 MPH?????

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Anybody have any experience with the XS?

I know with my 300 Promax's and 15X32 Merc Cleavers (not lab), I can run 93-94 pretty much any day of the week, even with hot weather, a lot of fuel, and passengers.

If I'm low on fuel, I usually see 95-96 MPH.

My best runs ever (i.e. Fall, cool weather, low fuel, etc...) I've seen 98-99 MPH. That's running for miles though.

Seems like the X motors run quite a bit faster from what I've read. 105-108 MPH?????

Mike
Yes, the x motors are about 7 mph on a 28 Skater compared to the older 300 promax motors. Most 300 promax's make 290-300 HP where most 300x's made around 327 combine that with 500 more rpm and a different fuel system they are quite a bit stronger than the 300 promax's.

Can you adjust your motor height? I would try going up some if possible and running a set of labbed props.
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Anybody have any experience with the XS?

I know with my 300 Promax's and 15X32 Merc Cleavers (not lab), I can run 93-94 pretty much any day of the week, even with hot weather, a lot of fuel, and passengers.

If I'm low on fuel, I usually see 95-96 MPH.

My best runs ever (i.e. Fall, cool weather, low fuel, etc...) I've seen 98-99 MPH. That's running for miles though.

Seems like the X motors run quite a bit faster from what I've read. 105-108 MPH?????

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Are you running 300xs motors?
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:06 PM
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Are you running 300xs motors?
Not yet. I'm trying to decide what I want to do for summer 2010. Right now, I have 1998 300 Promax's. I'm not even sure on the hours, but figure 500+ hours per motor.

I'm debating if I want to try for another summer with them vs. buying a new pair of 300XS's. My other thought was to have Eric Simon redo my 300 Promax's.

I don't think it makes sense to find a pair of 300X's. Everything is going to have a lot of hours on them and I'm looking for new motors if I spend the money. Plus, I've heard the XS's run similar to the X motors, plus you gain the fuel economy of the XS.

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