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ChocLabWhaler posted 06-20-2002 04:18 PM ET (US)   Profile for ChocLabWhaler   Send Email to ChocLabWhaler  
Looking at a 15' with a Merc 60hp. Fine for fishing...
What would be top speed?
will it have enough power to pull a skier - clydesdale size?
JBCornwell posted 06-20-2002 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Should WOT at 40mph with the ideal prop and properly trimmed.

You don't want to tow behemoths with such a light boat.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

ChocLabWhaler posted 06-20-2002 06:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for ChocLabWhaler  Send Email to ChocLabWhaler     
What are you trying to say....
I used to be an 2-sport athlete...
Bigshot posted 06-21-2002 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
It will pull you but you will also pull it(if you are any good). I pulled my 220lb friend on 1 ski no problem but that was a Johnson:)
mudpuppy posted 06-22-2002 01:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for mudpuppy  Send Email to mudpuppy     
My 87 15' SuperSport Limited with a 60 hp merc tops out at just under 35, burdened with a 4 hp Johnson kicker, 2 batteries, 18 gal tank plus 3 gal aux tank for the kicker, bow-mounted trolling motor, two cannon electric downriggers plus weights, anchor, folded bimini top, two guys and a labrador. (Or change out the fishing gear for waterfowl paraphernalia). For me, I think I'd would be better with a 70, but changing over to the additional weight of a four-stroke would be a trade-off for sure.

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