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Chris posted 03-12-2000 10:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for Chris   Send Email to Chris  
I have a 1989 13 Supersport with a 30 hp Johnson. Can any body tell me what the average full throttle speed turnout should be on such a setup...........Thanks Chris.
Clark Roberts posted 03-13-2000 08:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Chris, with 2 adults, gas, gear etc. you should get around 30mph. If you have trim and tilt and the ideal prop you may get a little more... The key to max top speed on a 13 is to get the hull up and reduce the wetted surface! When the bow starts that up and down "porpoising" you need to get the bow down just a little so that it smoothes out... Sometimes a shift of some weight forward helps stop the porpoising and will actually increase speed.. most hulls slow down with a forward shift of weight... Happy Whalin'... Clark
dave_maggio posted 03-15-2000 08:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for dave_maggio  Send Email to dave_maggio     
Chris, had an 1982 13' Sport with a 1989 30 hp Johnson 2 cyl. Stupid to sell it, but I was only allowed to have one boat. Top speed was between 29 and 30mph on the GPS. I got there with the gas tank sitting forward of the forward bench seat on the port side and the trim pin on the third setting from the bottom. When I tried the fourth pin, the hull porpoised and when I tried the second pin it felt like it was dragging. Enjoy the boat...Dave
Bruce Boehle posted 03-15-2000 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bruce Boehle  Send Email to Bruce Boehle     
I had a 13' SS with a 40 hp on it. I too did the foolish thing of selling it to upgrade to a Nauset. Now I wish I had both! I'm not sure how fast it went but it was fast enough for me.
dave_maggio posted 03-17-2000 08:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for dave_maggio  Send Email to dave_maggio     
Bruce, its tough, my grandfather bought that little boat for me when I was 14 years old. I owned it for 12, loved it, took care of it and then all at once it just got too small for my current fishing/cruising area. Since I live in a condo it just had to go. When I sold it, I felt more like I was interviewing potential buyers than trying to sell my boat. Oh well, I got a great deal on a slightly used 15' Dauntless and I think its about the nicest little center console I have ever been on. Yeah, I know, I sold a "classic" Whaler for a not so "classic" one. Heresy on this page right?
I think that the long and the short of it is that we just have to try to enjoy our new boats and realize that our old ones went to good homes. As with all memories, I am hoping that mine (and yours) will fade...

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