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Old 04-24-2004, 08:03 PM
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well put...
 
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Old 04-24-2004, 08:52 PM
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46' Rough Rider...T-900 Hp Zuls..111.2 radar mph...hey that's not hay baby for a 46'er with no platform or beak!


see why that 42' Fountain with T-1100 Cobra's at 120 mph was less than expected? Hey maybe something wasn't bolted down right or who knows what but it should have went 140 mph for sure!

http://www.powerboatmagazine.com/2002tests/june7.php

...my only point is that Cigarette dosen't "toot their horn" much or do a lot with speed trials...but man look at where they are at....At least tied for top efficiency and performance...speed wise...I knew they were good and in my top 3 list but I never did the research to find out just how fast and nimble they are....

and that's no slam to Fountain I keep saying it' a great boat...and Rio is a great boat...but Cigarette has got my undivided attention for sure!
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:02 PM
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I always thought a "rough rider" was a condom with bumps on the shaft part... maybe I'm wrong... These boat tests and speed tests and bragging rights are all about comparing apples and oranges... I still say the worlds fastest boat went over 500 mph ( before it sank)..... under no power at all.... and it doesn't get credit or any bragging rights..... I'll post the picture of this boat.....
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tee heeeee heeee heeee heee.... I dont' know why everyone is getting their hackles up over the speed of "one trick ponies".......
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:07 PM
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comparing apples to oranges is done objectively...nobody wins a battle but everybody learns something
 
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:14 PM
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http://www.powerboatmag.com/2003tests/jul1.php

383 Fastech with 525's 80 mph...it has the "footprint" of a 40' LOA I measured one at a dealer...this boat is back in my top 3 list...with 575's it has got to go 85+..it has the Footprint of a 40' boat without a swim platform...i measured it...

all I can say is buyer beware....I have got it straight now....sorry it took so long!

that's why nothing makes sense because you are always comparing apples to oranges....
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:19 PM
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A boat that goes very fast over smooth water may not be the boat you want on big water... These " speed specific" boats and hulls have little to do with boating and more about bragging rights.. The true test of a hull shape would be to weigh the boats and give them both identical drives and motors... then speed testing would be a fairer comparison. So I don't pay too much attention to "top speed" numbers on a boat that I don't own... nor would I care to own... If you have ever driven an old race car capable of going 150 mph... and a modern passenger car capable of going 150 mph... they are two very different animals.... yet they both go 150 mph.... I apply the same logic to advertiser's claims about power boat speeds.
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:21 PM
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that's the bottom line Reed....speed is a factor but not the total performance equation...
 
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Where in the hell did you read a 35 fountain w/575's and superchillers ran 136???

I would also like to see a 38 top gun run 120mph w/1100's.

These speeds are really inflated. I can atleast speak for a 35. We had one w/somewhere between 750-800hp that ran 104, this was a twin step 35.
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PB tested a chilled t-575 35' Fountain and it went 136 mph..
 
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