bipr8 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?
Team_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.
KU_Bassmaster. reply :
11' Patriot Sport
Normal Fishing load ............... I would say a good 3 to 4 mph
;D ;D ;D
Way2slow reply :
Way2slow 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.
RandySBreth 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!
Al Wolbach reply :
20' Champion w/225 Yamaha V-Max, 27" Tempest Plus, 8" jackplate.
Run almost identical numbers t Way2slow
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.
Chug Bug reply :
Now I know why Way2slow and Al Wolbach are busting my balls on the advice needed thread.
BucketmouthAngler13 reply :
14FT canoe, 2 paddles, 2 person-power: 2-3 mph, 5 mph tops.
Way2slow reply :
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.
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.
cody_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-)
guest 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
cart7t 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.
cajun1977. reply :
53 on the gps the altitude here is a performance killer
mudcatwilly 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!
cravenfish reply :
Ranger 521vx, Yamaha 250HPDI, 6" hyd. jack plate, 73.2mph on GPS, Fully Loaded
just_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
nofishforme 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.'
MadGator 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.
Rob G reply :
1959 Grumman 14' aluminum with 1963 Mercury 9.8 hp - 10mph (GPS), give or take a few.
5bass reply :
Just me,gear,15 gallons gas,slight chop.... 75 mph (radar gun,game warden)
....only get 70-71 with both livewells full.
jayhawkfishin reply :
My boat with a light load 63.2 is the fastes I've gone. Me 120 pounds, rods, gear, and empty live well.
senile1 reply :
40 mph . . . . . . 1987 15' 6" Starcraft magnum 150, Johnson 70 horse with 3 blade SS prop with me and all my equipment.
RandySBreth reply :
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?
Way2slow 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.
RobDar reply :
17' 1989 Tracker pro team 175
60 horse Johnson
average speed of 32.
Nick_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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!