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Old 01-11-2012, 04:36 PM
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1997 campion chase 910 with 2 bullet 502s that make 525hp each. hydraulic steering bravo ones with 32p 4 blade props- 318hrs. would it be fast? and how would it ride?
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When you say Bullett does that refer to Bullet engine in Kingston.
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A friend of a friend used to have one in this area. Relatively small 30 ft boat, from what I remember it did about 70 mph with twin 454 mag MPI. Should fly with that power, must have 1.36 drives with those props?

He did seem to get beat up a bit in the river. I don't know anything about the bottom, if he had tabs, or even if he knew how to drive. I do know when it got ruff he was left behind, but when it was flat the boat ran pretty good.

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I've been in 2, one with mild 454 310 hp motors and one with bumped up 502s. Both of them were a HORRIBLE ride. As said, very loose and not good with even smaller waves. Their other stuff, the runabouts and cruisers ect. are great boats and Campion does a lot of things great, but high performance powerboats are not one of them. If you want a powerboat, buy one from a compagny that builds powerboats on a regular basis.

To answer your question. NO!!!

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A buddy of mine had 1 with a single 454 and for a 30 ft it ran decent to be a single. It would run around 64 and where we live there aren't many waves but we did take it to the sound and the ocean a couple of times and it seemed ok but these were not big wave days. It seemed to be a very lite boat and was loose when it was wide open. You couldn't make any quick turns at high speed.
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is it from ontario? if so i owned it 10 years ago. bullet engines from kingston. boat ran 78 on gps. not the best riding, only 30 ft with lots of weight in the back
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When you say Bullett does that refer to Bullet engine in Kingston.
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is it from ontario? if so i owned it 10 years ago. bullet engines from kingston. boat ran 78 on gps. not the best riding, only 30 ft with lots of weight in the back
Yes it has a blue checkered flag and says goldfinger on the side
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A buddy of mine had 1 with a single 454 and for a 30 ft it ran decent to be a single. It would run around 64 and where we live there aren't many waves but we did take it to the sound and the ocean a couple of times and it seemed ok but these were not big wave days. It seemed to be a very lite boat and was loose when it was wide open. You couldn't make any quick turns at high speed.
I've heard from others, including the guy here on OSO by the name of campionchase910 that the singles handle quite a bit better than the twin models, but still not really good. He now owns a Sunsation.

The 910 is a big runabout, that's it. It is not a high performance boat. Baja, Scarrab, PQ, Velocity, Fountain, Sunny and others in 29-33 footers are boats that could be had for what I'd guess a 910 costs. All of them are better performance boats.
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