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Old 12-09-2004, 05:23 PM
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Is it me or do some new boats seem to be increasing their speed allot. For example the following models I think have been running 100mph with just twin 525s. Just a few years ago no one seemed to be able to do 90 with 500efis and now we are over 100?? I mean damn. Is it because the boats are lighter? More effecient hull?

Fountain 40

Outer Limits 39

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Hustler 344

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Old 12-09-2004, 05:36 PM
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Is it me or do some new boats seem to be increasing their speed allot. For example the following models I think have been running 100mph with just twin 525s. Just a few years ago no one seemed to be able to do 90 with 500efis and now we are over 100?? I mean damn. Is it because the boats are lighter? More effecient hull?

Fountain 40

Outer Limits 39

Dragon 39

Hustler 344

If you know of others please add them

WILL

I know a lot of the manufacturers are tweaking the bottoms, using lighter layups including epoxy, etc.

When you get to a certain point don't you suffer ride quality? Is it a good mix to have a really light V-bottom boat in rough water? I can see a cat because they float on a cushion of air but, how does that work with the V bottoms?

I remember reading an article in Extreme Boats mag regarding the new 39 Outerlimits. It said it road more like a ferrari than a cadillac.
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I have never riden in a fast step bottom boat, but how safe and stable do they feel at that speed? I do know a big honkin V bottom with big power feels a little skitish at 100. If you make a boat go 100 with that much less power it has GOT to be riding on air. How much does the "Pucker Factor" diminish the plesure of the ride?
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madcow tha scare factor is the pleasure in the ride
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I suppose another point is that it is merc stock power (as stock as can be I guess) thus being warrrantied and reliable.

Madcow, I do see your point about ride comfort, but I don't mind, actually I like the jilting around. I mean they can't be rougher than my 27 at 74mph

I am very happy with the progress of MFGs I was actually considering a Cat as the next boat until these bad azz Vs came on the sceen.

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The 39 Outer, full stagger 525 does in fact handle like Ferrari, I, along with Mike Fiore and one of my client's, drove one about a month and a half ago in some rough water. WHAT A BOAT.

The 42 fountain poker run will be in my shop after the new year .talk about being hyped!

The 344 is in house now, also a mean machine and run's better than the 38.

Pretty much for all the manufacturer's there is alot in the bottom, and according to them there's more to come.
 
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But it still cost the same to go 100
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how fast do you wanna go?
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They claim the 344 Hustler will do 108 with 525's, but I think it's the surface drives that push it over the century mark. I love the looks of it.
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