Like Tree0Likes

Top speed of a Sunsation

Reply
Old 07-25-2011, 01:20 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Macomb Township, Michigan
My Boats: 1999 Sunsation Dominator
Posts: 17
Default Top speed of a Sunsation

Hi,

Anyone know what top speed I can expect from a 2000Sunsation with stock 454 MPI's, 28P props? The owner claims 75MPH.

Kevin
KBondra is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 01:33 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lk. st. Clair MI
My Boats: 33 POWERPLAY
Posts: 4,498
Default

Should be just about there.
POWERPLAY J is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 01:44 PM
  #3
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Centennial, CO
My Boats: 1998 Formula 280SS
Posts: 498
Default

No more that 74.4



/Sorry couldn't resist
glenncal1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 01:47 PM
  #4
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Knot 4 Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Central IL
My Boats: Old/Heavy/Slow
Posts: 6,663
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KBondra View Post
Hi,

Anyone know what top speed I can expect from a 2000Sunsation with stock 454 MPI's, 28P props? The owner claims 75MPH.

Kevin
MAG's? If so that is pretty accurate.
Knot 4 Me is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 02:09 PM
  #5
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Macomb Township, Michigan
My Boats: 1999 Sunsation Dominator
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knot 4 Me View Post
MAG's? If so that is pretty accurate.
Thanks. The reason I asked was because I was on a friend's 1999 32 with 454 mags but the speedo only bounced on 70 a few times at 5000 rpms. Could it be because he has his speedo hooked up to one of the plastic pick up tubes instead of through the outdrive? We did not have GPS and it seemed like his boat should have done better.
Will all the 454 mag Dominators do 75-78?
KBondra is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 02:22 PM
  #6
CLA
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 605
Default

Only check speed's with a GPS. Even a handheld unit works good.
CLA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 02:26 PM
  #7
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Macomb Township, Michigan
My Boats: 1999 Sunsation Dominator
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CLA View Post
Only check speed's with a GPS. Even a handheld unit works good.
There is a droid GPS speedometer app.
I have it on my droid now, seems to work ok.
KBondra is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 02:55 PM
  #8
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Ran-Dom 32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lake St. Clair
My Boats: Fountain 42 EX Done Deal aka "Big Sexy"
Posts: 1,930
Default

Are you looking at the one for sale near Windsor? If so, that is my brother in laws boat, 75 is about right, I had a '96 with 502mpi's & the best I ever seen was 78
Ran-Dom 32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 04:02 PM
  #9
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Knot 4 Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Central IL
My Boats: Old/Heavy/Slow
Posts: 6,663
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KBondra View Post
Thanks. The reason I asked was because I was on a friend's 1999 32 with 454 mags but the speedo only bounced on 70 a few times at 5000 rpms. Could it be because he has his speedo hooked up to one of the plastic pick up tubes instead of through the outdrive? We did not have GPS and it seemed like his boat should have done better.
Will all the 454 mag Dominators do 75-78?
I had a buddy with a 2000 Dominator with twin 454 MAG's turning 28" labbed props at LOTO. Boat was a 75 - 76 MPH GPS boat every day. I believe one morning he had the perfect combo of chop, air temp, humidity, fuel load, etc. and just tickled 80 MPH.
Knot 4 Me is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 04:18 PM
  #10
VIP Member
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
AJ POWERPLAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: MID MI
My Boats: 38 Powerplay
Posts: 2,795
Default

He is not talking about mags... read his posts closer, his buddy has mags and he wants to know how similar the 454 mpi's are. The boat should run about 70 with 454 mpi's.
AJ POWERPLAY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.