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Old 11-12-2002, 08:34 AM
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There are not too many fast boats up here. If a boat is running 70 or over, it is one of the faster boats here.The fastest boat I`ve seen here is "Shakin" 37 quad step Limits. He is well over 110!
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What do you think is a respectable speed for an offshore boat?
70+

What speed makes you "dash it"?
80

Is there a speed that, if you reach it, people talk about it?
90

What kind of speed in your local area makes you top dog?
90
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Old 11-12-2002, 09:22 AM
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I pretty much agree with Timucin

I know hull technology is improving and speeds are increasing, but still my opinion for ANY location is:

70+ mph is a respectable speed

If you can hit 80mph you've attained a speed most don't see in a boat

Anything over 80mph is movin' along pretty darn good especially with some of the larger size boats. Wicked Won (41' Banshee Deep V) runs at about 106mph---that's flat GETTIN' IT! And Cat hulls just plain hall the mail!

Of course when I speak of MPH, I'm talking about TRUE MPH readings you get from a GPS or RADAR. Speedo's cannot be trusted---old technology anyway!

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I agree, 70 is respectable, that is a good speed for a V hull, anything over 80 is well a fast boat, and if you hit 90 in a V hull aroung here, people will talk about that boat, and top dog is 100
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What do you think is a respectable speed for an offshore boat?

I think that 60+ is a real respectable speed if you are in the ocean. If you can hold it there. My boat with 330's I can run at WOT longer then some one with a radical motor can hold it WOT, SO it is like the tortois and the hair. Yes they are faster then me but in the end we both get there at roughly the same time.

What speed makes you "dash it"?

About 75+

Is there a speed that, if you reach it, people talk about it?

Around me about 75-80. Most people talk about the looks of the boats over the speed. This is probably because most people have NO idea how fast boats go. You know my bayliner goes 75mph

What kind of speed in your local area makes you top dog?

As Biggus said that guy with the Outer Limits is basically top dog at WELL over 100mph. We have been increasingly gettting more and more fast boats in this area to include a couple real nice Apache's, Cigs, and Formula's.
I am sure that all these numbers will move with time. For example I am sure that at some time my boat way back in 79 when it was built was the ****. Now it is just another boat out there

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I think speed all depends on the size of the boat.
I mean 81 feels fast in my boat but in a 47 Apache it would be pretty boring.

What the hell does "dash it" mean ?

25-30ft V hull
80 is respectable

30-35ft V hull
90-95 is respectable

35-40 ft V hull
95-105 is respectable

40+ ft V hull
110 is respectable

Top dog speeds

25-30ft V hull
85-90

30-35 V hull
90-95

35-40 V hull
105

40+ V hull
123

Speeds that are talked about .... Well it seems that everyone that you talk in the bars around here has a 80-90 mph boat. Only the serious gearheads tell he truth.
For instance I raced a boat last year that I was told ran "well into the 80's, we had a hard time passing him" well I had my GPS on and paced the boat for a while , it ran 71. So speeds that get talked about is just that ...talk.
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What the hell does "dash it" mean ?
a politically correct way of saying "the ****". (that didn't work)
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On Smith Mountain lake, 70 mph is good

75mph your up there, usually no one will pass you,

80mph your the chit, Some have faster boats but rarely see them out

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32 Fever,
Sorry , I guess I was the only one that didn't get it ! I'm a little slow sometimes
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A respectable speed is 2-3 MPH faster than the guy you're running up against
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