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Old 03-23-2004, 10:08 AM
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Sea Ya...in my original post I mentioned that I don't know the size/pitch of the props but I'm guessing 26 bravo ones.

As for the speedo...it's a pitot tube speedo. That's what led me to believe that the speedo is way off. I'm guessing 75-77 tops with stock HO's.
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This boat will not run 75mph.

I used to own one...

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388...now that sounds like firm facts to me. What kind of speeds were you seeing?

So far the range is 70-77....can you get it any closer?
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Old 03-23-2004, 10:16 AM
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My 29 has HO's. I can usually get the Gaffrig liquid speedo to bounce between 80-82mph but the best GPS I have ever seen was 79.3mph however, that was with RPM's reading 5100-5200. Notice the boat in the picture is only making 4800 RPM's.
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why argue? who cares its a baja

btw i sea trialed a t/s 30 cig w/ t496ho and it ran 79 on gps

33 baja no step 75+? no f#$$$% way
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Mine had 385's.
It would only run 68 WFO. (before I put blowers on it)

No way 425's will p/u more than 3-4 mph...

Maybe his hull is better than mine, but I seriously doubt the boat will run faster than 72. I'm not an expert by any strech of the imagination. Just a little experience with a similar boat.

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Hey guys.....first and foremost...I'm not a Baja fanatic at all. I have some great friends that own them and have been more than happy with them. I'm just trying to confirm or not confirm that the boat can go fast enough to bury the 70MPH speedo down to the 6 o'clock point.
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Only if the speedo is incorrect or broken...
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oh boy here comes the Baja ragging........let me get the popcorn started.
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This thread is not intended to bash a brand or even a particular boat. It was put up here to get accurate speeds of the boat with stock 496HO power. That's it.

Please no bashing....now about that malfunctioning speedo....feel free to comment openly
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