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How fast can you go? 2022


fishing user avatarbipr8 reply : 

Crestliner 18' deep V aluminum

150 Evinrude Intruder

GPS reads 52.5mph as my top speed (speedometer reads 61 mph).

4 blade SS prop.

What about everyone else?


fishing user avatarTeam_Dougherty reply : 

16' Crestliner Angler 16

25 HP Mariner outboard

by myself w/ 13" prop and tail wind GPS says 25MPH with light load.

Normal fishing load 20MPH with 11" prop and a partner.


fishing user avatarKU_Bassmaster. reply : 

11' Patriot Sport

Minkota 55

Weedless prop

Normal Fishing load ............... I would say a good 3 to 4 mph :D

;D ;D ;D


fishing user avatarWay2slow reply : 

Way2slow :D  20' Javelin, 225 Evinrude, lightning gear case, 10" jackplate, 26" tuned raker prop, fully loaded with two 220 pound men and livewell full.

Glass smooth water, 70 - 71,  small chop on water 72 - 73.  heavy chop with small white caps on the water when a good wind's blowing so the hull can get free, about 76, all gps speeds.  My average cruising speed is between 45 and 55, cost a whole lot less to feed all them ponies at that speed.


fishing user avatarRandySBreth reply : 

I was thinking more about my cruising speed, too. Saves gas, and your @#$, I mean back, also!

My "Little Blue" '03 Lowe 170 w/ Evinrude 90 does 51-52 speedo, 54-55 GPS.

But at about 35 mph or so that 'Rude is so quiet you can talk w/out yelling, more important it just sips gas. On my break-in weekend on Beaver last year I thought my gas gauge was broke 'til it moved down a notch the second morning!


fishing user avatarAl Wolbach reply : 

20' Champion w/225 Yamaha V-Max, 27" Tempest Plus, 8" jackplate.

Run almost identical numbers t Way2slow

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Glass smooth water, 70 - 71,  small chop on water 72 - 73.  heavy chop with small white caps on the water when a good wind's blowing so the hull can get free, about 76, all gps speeds.  


fishing user avatarChug Bug reply : 

Now I know why Way2slow and Al Wolbach are busting my balls on the advice needed thread.


fishing user avatarBucketmouthAngler13 reply : 

14FT canoe, 2 paddles, 2 person-power: 2-3 mph, 5 mph tops.


fishing user avatarWay2slow reply : 

RSBreth,

That's why we buy these 20' 1,800 pound hulls.  We can run 70 mph on moderate chop and through other boat wakes and hardley feel them.  I can ride and drink a cup of coffee while you're getting your eyeballs bounced so hard it takes five minutes for everything to settle once you've stopped the boat.

Chug Bug

As I said before, the Big motor is not for speed, on a fast hull, yes it gives you speed but on most hulls, it's just gives you the ability to get on plane with a load without having to fight and strain when you have a couple of people and a full load in the boat.


fishing user avatarcody_ia reply : 

14' jon boat. minn kota 46# trolling motor with myself, my dad and all my gear can hit a blinding 3.1 mph according to my gps. 8-)


fishing user avatarguest reply : 

17' glass boat. 115 johnson (with 140 carbs, reeds, and bubble exhaust), 54 mph gps.  plane out is almost instant, and the ride is good in rough water.

Also have a same year 85 hp as a backup. I bought it for parts, and low and behold, a new fuel pump and it ran great. With it on there (I took it to the lake one day to set it up), and got 37 mph gps


fishing user avatarcart7t reply : 

I'm right around 60 - 62 but I haven't GPS'd it yet.  I have gone to a new 4 blade Predator and am looking to up that a couple mph. At least I'll get a smidge more bow lift.


fishing user avatarcajun1977. reply : 

53 on the gps     the altitude here is a performance killer


fishing user avatarmudcatwilly reply : 

1975 Lund trifoil with a 2 stroke 85 HP Suzuki.  With 2 guys onboard, I can get 42 mph, which is a little scary for a boat that doesn't corner well!


fishing user avatarcravenfish reply : 

Ranger 521vx, Yamaha 250HPDI, 6" hyd. jack plate, 73.2mph on GPS, Fully Loaded


fishing user avatarjust_another_newbe reply : 

2000 sprint 221 pro, Merc 225 EFI, 12"j/p,trophy 25P.

72 gps on smooth water, 75 gps w/light chop, 75 on small white caps. fully loaded and fueled

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fishing user avatarnofishforme reply : 

as of right now, as fast as i can walk in my wading pants...lol, but in about 2 weeks me and 2 other buddies are chippin in for a nice little 10-12' jon boat.'


fishing user avatarMadGator reply : 

17ft Bass Tracker Tournament V-17 W/ 45Hp Mercury Classic 50, with full fishing load and my 260lb self I get about 27-28mph.  I actually get better MPH with less chop, if it's really bad out I drop to 25-26. I also only loose about 1-2mph when I have two people in the boat.  The downside is  I have to run full throttle all the time, but I have never used more than 5 gallons of gas in an outing and that was a FULL day with multiple long runs.


fishing user avatarRob G reply : 

1959 Grumman 14' aluminum with 1963 Mercury 9.8 hp - 10mph (GPS), give or take a few.


fishing user avatar5bass reply : 

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Just me,gear,15 gallons gas,slight chop.... 75 mph (radar gun,game warden)

....only get 70-71 with both livewells full.


fishing user avatarjayhawkfishin reply : 

My boat with a light load 63.2 is the fastes I've gone.  Me 120 pounds, rods, gear, and empty live well.


fishing user avatarsenile1 reply : 

40 mph . . . . . . 1987 15' 6" Starcraft magnum 150, Johnson 70 horse with 3 blade SS prop with me and all my equipment.


fishing user avatarRandySBreth reply : 
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RSBreth,

That's why we buy these 20' 1,800 pound hulls. We can run 70 mph on moderate chop and through other boat wakes and hardley feel them. I can ride and drink a cup of coffee while you're getting your eyeballs bounced so hard it takes five minutes for everything to settle once you've stopped the boat

But that's the real reason I really want the 115 on my boat- to catch more air jumping wakes,  eyeballs bouncing and all. It's what summer on Table Rock is for..

No, seriously, I was in a 21 ft Skeeter w. 225 Vmax on it this spring, and well, we couldn't keep a$#es to seat being boat #118 in a 200 boat tournament, we hit a wake coming out near Kimberling City so hard my boater would have pulled the kill switch--- if he had remembered to put in on! Served as a good reminder. His speedo was broke, maybe we were going faster than 70?


fishing user avatarWay2slow reply : 

Been there, done that too, there's been many times when I've had total air under boat and motor when running skinney water and have to make a close pass behind another boat but even then it's not a bone jarring landing.   I was just refering to a your normal pass down a rought water lake and have room to work boat traffic.   I also have one of those tin can bass boat and trust me, I can totally relate to the ride of one.  I never run that thing very fast when the water gets choppy.


fishing user avatarRobDar reply : 

17' 1989 Tracker pro team 175

60 horse Johnson

average speed of 32.


fishing user avatarNick_Barr reply : 

1983 Skeeter Starfire, 1984 Evinrude XP150, Custom Made SS 3 Blade 25P. Light Load

65-67 MPH, Though the XP is a GAS HAWG so I can go about 35 and get good economy when on smaller lakes or fun fishing.

I was in a 22 foot Bullet with only a 200 Mariner MAGNUM XP.

He said he can top out at about 85 MPH, but  he said we were cruising at 65MPH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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