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Old 02-17-2004, 02:12 PM
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on their website, They claim their 28 bullet will run 69-70 w/ 496 h.o. but will run 77-78 w/ 500 efi... how the heck is 45 h.p. going to give you 8 mph ?? I thought most boats take 15-20 hp to gain 1 mph ?? their hull cant be so effiecient it only takes 5 hp for 1 mph...
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Check some of the past Powerboat issues (last year sometime). The gave the Bullet an incredible review, I think it even won an award, but don't quote me on that. It should at least give you some speed benchmarks to go by.
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Fast boat, but it is "small" for a 28.
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I don't know if there really is that much of a speed difference between the 496HO and the 500EFI.. I would guess that this boat would run in the high 60's with a 496HO and in the low-mid 70's with an HP500EFI. Give them a call and see what they say about it....
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I don't know if there really is that much of a speed difference between the 496HO and the 500EFI.. I would guess that this boat would run in the high 60's with a 496HO and in the low-mid 70's with an HP500EFI. Give them a call and see what they say about it....
This is kinda what I thought... high 60's low 70's,, say on par w/ 288 sunsation... 68 w/ ho and 73 with 500 efi..

Although the 28 velocity w/ ho does 75.. so who knows..
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Don't take any of the numbers too seriously until you narrow your list down and then go for a ride in the boats you are looking at. Bring your GPS and try to arrange the rides in boats with similar or equal power to what you're going to want and in similar conditions to how you will use the boat...... Have fun shopping....
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on their website, They claim their 28 bullet will run 69-70 w/ 496 h.o. but will run 77-78 w/ 500 efi... how the heck is 45 h.p. going to give you 8 mph ?? I thought most boats take 15-20 hp to gain 1 mph ?? their hull cant be so effiecient it only takes 5 hp for 1 mph...
Has anyone been to Howard boats location? It shares the same building as a high profile boat rigger... who happens to also be the lead tester for Powerboat magazine.. who also happens to have a tech column in the same magazine... can you say " incest"? I don't think I'd give my neighbor a bad review...
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I bet the bullet is faster than the sunsation w/the same power. Could the high 70's number have been w/a 525?
I have only seen great reviews on that 28 bullet hull.
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Has anyone been to Howard boats location? It shares the same building as a high profile boat rigger... who happens to also be the lead tester for Powerboat magazine.. who also happens to have a tech column in the same magazine... can you say " incest"? I don't think I'd give my neighbor a bad review...
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