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Old 11-12-2002, 06:31 PM
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I must be blessed. I love my lil' 30 Motion with lil' outboards cruise 70-80mph wot 100+ and then some. The best part that it'll run in 3-4's at this range and still comfortable. But I do miss my Scarab .
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Old 11-12-2002, 06:41 PM
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Old 11-12-2002, 06:52 PM
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I believe that 90% of the boats on the water are slower than 70mph.

So, anything over 70 mph puts you into the top 10%.

Just my humble opinion...
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I just got the BILL for checking the boat out for the Key West trip, now I don't think I can afford to go
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I believe that 90% of the boats on the water are slower than 70mph.

So, anything over 70 mph puts you into the top 10%.

Just my humble opinion...
Yeah but .... 90% of the boats on the water are not Offshore Boats
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I think this line of questions asks more than can be answered so easily. Are we talking about fully loaded formulas or cover girl cabins, stripped out poker run boats? which? Show me an 80 mph v with a/c,a shower, central vac and a wet bar and I am pretty damned impressed. Now, take the same hull and make it a factory 2 boat and 80's not quite good enough anymore.It better see 90 these days it seems. The same hull in a "poker run edition" probably has big power and 100 would seem about right. I think that any V in its equivalent class that can truely run 80,90,100 or better is pretty dam fast. Considering that 95% of the offshore boats out there can't.

Respectable? 70 to 75.

Top dog? hundred plus.

Cats,hmmm,thats another whole pile of questions isn't it? Are we talking about a 48 foot expess cat or a 28 skater?
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Old 11-12-2002, 08:14 PM
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I think this line of questions asks more than can be answered so easily. Are we talking about fully loaded formulas or cover girl cabins, stripped out poker run boats? which? Show me an 80 mph v with a/c,a shower, central vac and a wet bar and I am pretty damned impressed.
We have a 42 outerlimits around here with all that, corian counter tops and more that runs over 120. All ya need is a big pair of Sterlings.
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Old 11-12-2002, 08:18 PM
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Having read all these posts, It seems the guys from the great state of Ohio, seem to know what there talking about. I've rode in Wicked Won's boat, the thing just plain rocks. The boat cruises faster then my is topped out. I think 75 is respectable in a Vee. As for 106 that just plain awesome!!!!!!!!!!. my 2 cents.
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Old 11-12-2002, 08:20 PM
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JD, Airpacker,
You've made some good points. The 118mph V I mentioned(43 Scarab w/triple 1050's) , well when it's out , it is WOT from the moment it's in the water until they take it home BUT it's only out a couple of times a year.
My friends 31 Scarab is an old race boat(no cabin) and he runs it WFO (mid 90's)until he get's where he's going or it breaks . Unfortunatley he hasn't made is destinations too much lately.
Now his girlfriends 31 Scarab will run 79-80 all day long with a bunch of people and a full cooler and my boat will run 79-80 all day long also (as long as I change lifters once a season!) So I guess 70-75 is respectable and 80+ is badass.
Sound more realistic ?
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Old 11-12-2002, 08:28 PM
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I am here to speak for the mini-offshore boats here on OSO. A 20 to 24 foot vee hull at 70 MPH is gettin with it. 80 MPH puts you ahead of nearly everyone in this "class". At 95 plus a mini-offshore V hull will surprise the hell out of everyone, and you better wear your driving gloves to keep it going straight. As for top dog, there is always someone faster. Type of boat is must be considered when referring to how fast it is. 26 Scarab gave a pretty good explanation.
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