Super Sport Limited - 40 HP

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mikegcny
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Super Sport Limited - 40 HP

Postby mikegcny » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:32 pm

I am buying a 1988 13 Super Sport Limited for my kids to use next summer. It has a 2001 Mercury 40-HP. Hull is 1988 13' Super Sport Limited.

How fast will this boat be?

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Re: Super Sport Limited - 40 HP

Postby frontier » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:05 pm

[The 13 SUPER SPORT LIMITED is a] great boat. We had one just like it.

Top speed with one person was about 40-MPH—a sports car on the water. And a fun, stable platform.

For comparison, the new 2019 Boston Whaler 130 SuperSport weighs 695-lbs without engine and has the same 40 HP outboard rating. Your 1988 13 SuperSport Limited weighs 410-lbswithout engine) and has a lighter weight engine.

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Re: Super Sport Limited - 40 HP

Postby jimh » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:38 pm

How old are the kids?

A 40-MPH boat is very fast for a 13-footer.

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Re: Super Sport Limited - 40 HP

Postby mikegcny » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:30 pm

jimh wrote:How old are the kids?

A 40-MPH boat is very fast for a 13-footer.


They will be 13 and 10 next summer. We won't let them use it by themselves until they are a little older, have taken the Power Squadrons class, and have demonstrated to us that they are responsible.

The Outrage 22 that we have is not ideal for skiing/tubing/wake boarding, or even beaching. We are getting the 13 to use when we are at the beach.

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Re: Super Sport Limited - 40 HP

Postby biggiefl » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:33 am

I have a 1981 13 sport with a 2004 Suzuki 40hp and set up properly with SS prop etc. I can get 39 in ideal conditions. I have owned this boat(with a 35hp) since I was 13 and I am still alive.
On my 24th Whaler. Currently in the stable: 86 18' Outrage, 81 13' Sport(original owner), 87 11' Sport, 69 Squall. :roll: