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Old 03-12-2021, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by TexomaPowerboater View Post
Awesome, thanks for posting. How much height does the windshield add? Does the trailer use a torsion axle?
No clue on windshield height and no longer own the boat,, yes, it was a torsion axle, Aluminum I beam Ameritrail trailer..


Yeah.. now my "NEW" boat isn't even close to fitting under the 8' door.. lol
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:19 AM
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I have a 280 with the LEXAN windshield which is lower and I still need an 8' door to get in my garage.



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Old 03-16-2021, 01:37 PM
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Thanks a lot for pic and post. Good looking boat, man they look A LOT better without the full framed windshield, almost like a different boat. Are you guy's having any drive failure problems on 28ft velocity's with 500hp or less? I realize it depends somewhat on driver skill level. How do they run at slower speeds? Can you tube behind one? Don't laugh too hard. My use would be for a family of 5 on a lake average speed around 40-50mph. Anybody have any experience with the ride of the MCOB models and related ride characteristics when loaded with 7-8 passengers?
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Old 03-17-2021, 07:44 AM
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I'm running about 700hp, so yes I blew my drive. I had AADS rebuild it and 3 years later it's still good. The prop makes a ton of difference, my Hydro-motive will break loose in rough water below 40. My Bravo does well at lower speeds and I can stay on plane at 30 no problem. With headers and no mufflers, you would need ear protection do spend anytime behind my boat. I have found that my 280 really likes to run around 55-60, it makes a big difference in the ride especially when you're in 2' waves. I have had 9 passengers and a couple coolers once, she really struggled to get on plane especially with a 30p prop. I do go out often with 6 adults and it rides great. My son-in-laws pontoon does 50, you might want to look at a Manitou. I hope this answers your questions.
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Old 03-17-2021, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by TexomaPowerboater View Post
Thanks a lot for pic and post. Good looking boat, man they look A LOT better without the full framed windshield, almost like a different boat. Are you guy's having any drive failure problems on 28ft velocity's with 500hp or less? I realize it depends somewhat on driver skill level. How do they run at slower speeds? Can you tube behind one? Don't laugh too hard. My use would be for a family of 5 on a lake average speed around 40-50mph. Anybody have any experience with the ride of the MCOB models and related ride characteristics when loaded with 7-8 passengers?
500+hrs on my bravo behind a 496ho, no issues at all. I use my 280 for everything. I have slept on it over night, tubed, water skiied, fished, bbq'ed and anything else you could think of. Had 8 people on it a few times. No issue getting in plane. I do run a 24 and 26 stock bravo one prop. When doing water sports I run the 24 not to lug the engine and drive as much. Hits about the same top speed with either.
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