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BQUICK posted 09-05-2002 04:40 PM ET (US)   Profile for BQUICK   Send Email to BQUICK  
Hello....my first post.
I was wondering how fast others have gone in 13 footers. I have a 71 Sourpuss that I bought new. It has a 1970 50 Merc (FANTASTIC motor) with powertrim. With a 2 blade bronze 17" it has run a best of 51 mph but usually around 48. The hull speed seems to be around 44....I have to trim the boat completely out to exceed it without wild chine walk.

Bruce

JBCornwell posted 09-05-2002 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Bquick.

Have you tried Chuteless skydiving? How about Russian roulette?

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

11 footer posted 09-05-2002 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
come on JB give the guy a break.
BQuich I can not help you but there is a 15 year old kid here somewere that clams his 13 footer with a 40hp on it and a lot of mods runs in the 50's. He would relate to you.
happy boating
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David Ratusnik posted 09-05-2002 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Invest in head gear and major floatation system. Gooooo for it. .03 David
BQUICK posted 09-06-2002 08:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for BQUICK  Send Email to BQUICK     
Hey....I've been doing this for over 30 yrs and haven't killed either myself or anyone else.....the cable steering is a bit scarey, tho...esp. with all the steering torque!!

Bruce

Swellmonster posted 09-06-2002 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
BQUICK BSAFE............
Bigshot posted 09-06-2002 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
GPS?

I have been on 13's with 50's and most do a tad over 40. There is a guy by me with a 13 SS with a 3cyl Johnson 60 and he says mid 40's.

BQUICK posted 09-06-2002 11:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for BQUICK  Send Email to BQUICK     
No GPS. Airguide speedo. I moved the whole seat assemble back about 5 in. and run w/o the middle seat. Those seats are heavy but a friend of mine cracked the middle seat....hit a big wave. I'm surprised my kidneys still function after all the pounding. I've been hammered so bad that the carbs' floats couldn't handle it (flood). Mercury Racing said they only see it rarely and only in race boats in extremly rough water. The boat is tough! I wouldn't trust beating most other types of boats due to their construction. A friend's Glastron literall fell apart internally.

Bruce

Capt_Tidy posted 09-06-2002 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Capt_Tidy  Send Email to Capt_Tidy     
A 13 footer doing 50+ mph... in the slow lane I hope.
Bigshot posted 09-06-2002 04:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I did that stuff when I was young and I loved getting air. It was a daily thing to see my prop 5+ feet out of the air. Yes my prop. I would hit 6' waves in the inlet and think nothing of it. At 33 I am seeing the consequences of my former driving habits. And yes it can do permenant kidney damage.
Swellmonster posted 09-07-2002 03:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
And maybe a few cold ones too, eh?
Jay A posted 09-09-2002 12:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jay A    
My 13' has done 65mph many times! .....On Rt.95 on the way to N.H.
bdb posted 09-09-2002 07:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for bdb  Send Email to bdb     
Where's "Flipper?"
BQUICK posted 09-09-2002 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for BQUICK  Send Email to BQUICK     
I just got a 1979 16 ft Allison Craft with a 90 Merc and it's alot scarier that all the crazy stuff I tried to do with the Whaler and the Allison was DESIGNED to go fast.
The Whaler has a wonderful way of landing as opposed to the vee hull...tho the Whaler does like to blow over when transom skipping into the wind!

Bruce

capngeo posted 09-14-2002 11:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for capngeo  Send Email to capngeo     
I have an '84 with a 2001 Johnrude 50, Rapture stainless prop with extra cup, Doel-fin, and a bucket of adrenalin. I only got 47 out of mine.... then I painted the bottom and it dropped to 42 max... Oh Well..
lhg posted 09-14-2002 06:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Bquick - Don't take any greif from these guys. You have a great setup, they just don't know it! I had that exact engine AND prop on my 1958 13. See picture in 13 Reference Section.

In 1970, when I repowered it, my choices were three:

1. A doggie 1970 OMC 40 HP two banger, no electronic ignition, no thru hub exhaust, no power trim, etc, a pig on performance.

2. A Merc 2 cylinder 35, also a dog.

3. A Merc 4 cylinder 50, complete with all of the above the OMC technology didn't have.
I went for this, and as you say, was a fantastic engine. The 40 HP OMC powered 13's of the time used to watch me go by them!

lhg posted 09-14-2002 06:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
PS - Bruce, welcome to the site. Glad to have an experienced Whaler guy like you join us.

Incidentally fellows, the 1970 Mercury 50 was powerhead rated. Probably not much different in output than a current 40. I figured I was getting about 47-48 out of mine, but it did get squirrely, and the speed could not be maintained for very long.

BQUICK posted 09-16-2002 09:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for BQUICK  Send Email to BQUICK     
Yup, I think that is one of the reasons my motor lasted so long.....can't run WOT (5800-6000) very long! I like my sled, tho.
I have to make excuses to my kids why I don't want them driving it like I do. Cable steering, motor is old, etc.....come to think about it it sure is alot better being the driver than the passenger. My son scared the C$@p out of me when he drove it!
I guess I had set a bad example.....but I have 30 yrs experience of being a Whaler nut:)
FISHNFF posted 09-17-2002 01:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
I had a 1981 13 Sport, front seat removed, rear bench raised with center support to fit battery and 6 gallon fuel. 1990 Yamaha 40 rebuilt with 50 parts (jets, reeds, exhaust manifold), 15" Yamaha SS prop. Alone, trimmed out would hit 5600RPM and about 43MPH on GPS in saltwater. In a lake with bow trolling motor, extra battery, and small livewell would go just shy of 40. Trimming it out to get that extra few hundred RPM really made that boat squirrely.
God I loved that!

FISHNFF

thebone12 posted 09-17-2002 09:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
i have a 1967 13 ft whaler, fastest in the world. A baker marine mod. 45 ss evinrude racing engine, with a recoil starter,cleaver prop the hull is empty, teflone bottom paint and a fuel tank. an 185 lb me with a helmut and life jacket. 63 mph on gps on the hudson river, ny.
Bigshot posted 09-18-2002 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
When you mean empty do you mean no foam or no seats? what kind of console? I always wanted one of those factory 45ss Johnsons on a 13(or a minihawk) when I was younger.
thebone12 posted 09-18-2002 05:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
the hull still has its deck and foam, it just has no seats or running lights or anything, just the hull all by its self. The motor is the factor ss 45 evinrude 15 inch shaft, I got it blown up and sent the power head to baker marine, they did a gen 2 mod to it and figure I get a little over 6ohp on 94 octane. It does not have a console or anything, I found a 40 hp commericial johnson and put the tiller, rope stater, and clamp assemble on it. I will try to get some pics on the web.
SpeedyWhaler posted 09-19-2002 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedyWhaler  Send Email to SpeedyWhaler     
How manny cc's is that engine? Hm...seems impossible for a 45hp to push a 320lb boat thats unstable at speeds faster than 45mph at 63mph. Can you really make a 45hp put out about 70? How many RPMs are you turning? Whats the pitch of your cleaver, 18"?
SpeedyWhaler posted 09-19-2002 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedyWhaler  Send Email to SpeedyWhaler     
Also, how do you strap your self in that thing? Tiller steering a 13 with that HP must be NUTS....do you have a co pilot to balance the weight since you cant sit directly in the middle of the boat? Do you use a steering dampener?
Sal DiMercurio posted 09-20-2002 12:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
I'm sorry, but I'v been 196.56 mph on the water, in a 3,000 hp 21 ft hydro.
I' raced mercs in the late 50s & through the 60s, flatbottoms & hydros through the mid 70s
There is absolutly "NO" way you did 63 mph, .........with a tiller handle, on a 13' boat.
It's not possible to hold that boat straight enough, long enough to reach 63, let alone leave it there.
All it takes is 1/8 of an inch movement, to either side, & your history.
Sorry man, not this time.
Sal
SpeedyWhaler posted 09-20-2002 07:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedyWhaler  Send Email to SpeedyWhaler     
Thank you.
Sal DiMercurio posted 09-20-2002 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Don't get me wrong, the engine is perfectly capable of pushing the boat to that speed, but not withut a steering wheel.
Even the twisting of the throttle handle, will make you loose control.
I'd like to know how your able to take your eyes off the bow of the boat long enough, at 63 mph, to look at your GPS.
First of all, GPS will not give you your true speed traveling over the surface of the water, only the ground under the water.
If there is a tide on that river, as most rivers do have tide, this means theres current, so bucking the current, [ if the boat runs a true 60 mph ] you might get 57 mph on the gps, but going with a 3 mph current, your going to get 63 mph over the bottom of the river, but not on the surface.
Now, in order for your gps to accuratly give you your true speed over the bottom, your going to have to run at that speed at least 30 seconds, & with a tiller handle, 30 seconds at 63 mph is like 20 minutes, because the boat is controling you, not you controling it.
The only way to get a true gps reading of your surface speed, is on a lake, where theres no tidal movement. or on a lake being shoot with radar.
Been there & done that long ago.
I was reading about a 25' boat, built in Alaska, it weighed 325 lbs, only 1/16" thick, with a 50 hp Jophnson.
The boat had 2" wide aluminum [channel iron shaped] strips erunning from the bow to the stern.
The boat ran 75 mph, but could only reach 75 if it hit 56 mph first, because it would break loose from riding like a flatbottom & get up on those aluminum channels & allow 70% of the bottom of the boat, to ride on the trapped air, between the aluminum channels.
So any speed is possible, but certainly not with a tiller handle.
Sal
11 footer posted 09-20-2002 09:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
Would he make somthing like that up?
Althow I must say his storey does not add up. Should be intersting to see what he says.
Jiles posted 09-20-2002 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jiles    
Hey Guys---Maby "thebone12" is 12 years old!!! That would explain how he does what he does.-- JUST A THOUGHT--
Swellmonster posted 09-21-2002 03:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Dont mess with the 12" bone!
My daddy worked over at NASA and we brought home a test rocket motor used on somp'en big, and we hooked it up to a classic hull and we took off.
That thing really took off.
If you dont believe me, we went so far we almost hit the moon, 7 foot swells, even the moon smiles at us at night! ;)
thebone12 posted 09-21-2002 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
YOU PEOPLE HAVE NEVER SEEN THUNDERDUCK RACING BOATS, i HAVE A TILLER DAMPENER THAT RUNS THOUGHT THE TILT TUBE. THE ENGINE IS VERY HARD TO TURN. SECOND I AM NORTH OF THE TROY BRIDGE, NO TIDE OR CURRENT. AND LAST I HAVE A 6 GALLON FUEL TANK TIED TO THE NORMAN BID AND HAVE THE ENGINE LOWER UNIT LEVEL WITH THE TRANSOM. THE PROP HAS NO MARKINGS UP I BOUGHT IT FROM ROB AT 45SST.COM. NO KIDDING THE BOAT DOES 63, I THINK YOU PEOPLE ARE JUST MORONS WHO THINK THEIR CRAPPY LITTLE WHALER IS THE GREATEST OUT, MOST OF YOU DONT KNOW ANYTHING.
11 footer posted 09-21-2002 09:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
O man!! lets just end this here.
I see a messey fight coming.
I think this forum has seen it's fair share of this lately. (please drop this) He was right we were not (deal with it).
SpeedyWhaler posted 09-22-2002 08:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedyWhaler  Send Email to SpeedyWhaler     
A thunderduck racing boat is made out of rudder it weighs 165lbs and takes a 50 HP, has a tunnel hull that is VERY efficent and rides on AIR...they go about 50mph with a 50hp and 65mph with a 70hp......now explain to me how your whaler that weight 3 hundered and something lbs with a tri hull dragging its ass through the water is going 63mph.....something doesn't add up here.
Sal DiMercurio posted 09-22-2002 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
First it's a 13 ft Whaler, now it's a Thunderduck.
I think this guy is a wanna-be, & read about this boat somewhere, but didn't know enough to say it has a steering wheel.
All capitals in his post,........hmmmm, maybe 11 years old.
Sal
JimU posted 09-22-2002 01:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
TB12'a name calling sounds like some one else I've heard before maybe related to BM/WG/etc
Swellmonster posted 09-22-2002 03:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
I forget to mention that we were using nitrous! ;) ;)
thebone12 posted 09-24-2002 04:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
first people said that my boat would be uncontrolable at 63mph with a tiller but that has been disproven, now people are say a boat, motor and drive with a total weight under 750 lbs with a 65+hp engine is not capable of 63 mph, the last 2 ft are the only thing in the water and you say that this is not possible. The pictures are coming! MORONS!
Sal DiMercurio posted 09-24-2002 05:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Still say you "CAN'T" do 63 without a wheel, you are dreaming.
Even if you post pictures, it won't prove your speed.
Sal
Jiles posted 09-24-2002 08:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jiles    
thebone12, You still haven't said what R.P.M. you are turning at that speed!!
thebone12 posted 09-24-2002 09:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
I dont know what is so hard to believe, it really does do 63 mph, I dont know what else to tell you, the second post is a 13 whaler doing 51 with an old 50 and seats and console. I do not know what rpm is because it is a tiller. I have seen one with a 70hp stinger omc 15 inch shaft with seats that does around the same but with a console. The boat is set up for top speed and really screams. The prop came off an sst racer that was too big. I expected these responces to by post, if you told be a 700 pound 24 ft plywood boat did 70mph with a load of gear and 4 men with a 50hp yamaha I would say the same thing, but if look at the yukon 800 these really do, and they run like that for 2 days. I am sorry guys but the boat really does do 63mph on a good gps and i have had several runs to make sure it was not a fluke. what do you guys really think it would do. It has 65+hp and not interior, I was surprised it did not go faster. And sal you have been very polite and no name calling. you are entitled to you voice but the tiller and dampener work better then the wheel, trust me I tried the wheel with a tightly stup teleflex, plus the tiller it lets me get looker in the boat.
Jay A posted 09-24-2002 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jay A    
It's time for a racing rendezvous! LLLLet's get ready to rrrrrumble!
thebone12 posted 09-24-2002 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
let put some money on it!!!!
Sal DiMercurio posted 09-24-2002 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Bone, I don't doubt the boat does 63, it's very possible.
I'v raced just about everything from a bathtub, to offshore, I still don't know what your talking about with the tiller.
With a tiller, you hang onto the twist throttle on the handle.
What do you hang onto, & steer with ?
Sal
thebone12 posted 09-24-2002 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
The way I run the vsl is by sitting on the deck with my back to the starboard gunale, while holding on to the starboard gunale with my right hand, and using my left hand to steer and use the throttle. There is not alot of steering with this boat, i use it for top speed runs and that is it. I point it in the right direction and twist the throttle, the tiller pretty much stays in place. Its a missle that i just point! I have always wanted to get into bathtub racing with those 8 hp but could never get the mold.
Bigshot posted 09-25-2002 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Us MORONS would still like to see pics :) My Baja does 63-65.....you coming down my way anytime soon....I could use some extra cash.
SpeedyWhaler posted 09-25-2002 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedyWhaler  Send Email to SpeedyWhaler     
Sal, don't knock the tiller and dampener! =) thunderducks have been run at speeds up to 85 MPH with a tiller. :)
11 footer posted 09-25-2002 05:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
Bigshot we would be willing to beat you: )
our checkmate does 87mph and my dad was seting it up for nos last night.

: ) 11

thebone12 posted 09-25-2002 05:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
the race would be for WHALERS their buddy, I dont know of many that can beat 63 mph!
11 footer posted 09-25-2002 05:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
I know, I know
calm down will ya- (buddy)

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11 footer posted 09-25-2002 05:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
In the race I would love to see you get your you know what kicked

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thebone12 posted 09-25-2002 07:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
the boat that beat me would have to be on a trailor going by on the interstate (pal), is their a single whaler that goes fast then 60mph under 20ft? I know a uscg raider boat 24ft commercial whaler with twin 225 h.o. omcs will do into the 60s, but that is about it. Other wise I would be wasting my time!
11 footer posted 09-25-2002 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
Hey man,
I am not going to fight about it.
Althow it is clear that is what you want.

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Sal DiMercurio posted 09-25-2002 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
My 20' [ 19'10" ] gets 60.3 with a 40 lb anchor, 15 hp kicker + 6 gallon fuel tank,, twin group 29 batteries [ 60 lbs each ].
Could possibly get 64 on the right water.
Keep in mind, i'm 50 hp over powered, with a new engine.
Sal
Bigshot posted 09-26-2002 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Learn to spell (friend). It is there not their. And Larry's 18 with thwin 115's does 63 I believe. I and all others still say you are full of BS so put your $$ where your mouth is....but use a plastic baggy for God's sake.
Bigshot posted 09-26-2002 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
11....if we can use other peoples boats...ok. my buds 27 Progression does just a hair under 100. We cruise at 88-90 most of the time. Sick Bitch I tell you(him and the boat).
Toad2001 posted 09-26-2002 03:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
Hey BS-Its twin not thwin.
:-)
Bigshot posted 09-26-2002 04:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Damn Jimh for no edit function....I was hoping nobody picked that up. Thanks:)
JimU posted 09-26-2002 04:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
Boys,. . .Boys,. . ., Boys,. . . Tsk, Tsk
thebone12 posted 09-26-2002 09:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
haha
Swellmonster posted 09-30-2002 01:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Are those fast speeds on fresh or salt water?
11 footer posted 09-30-2002 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
A boat will run faster in salt water then fresh water, This is because the boat sits higher in salt water then fresh water and there for there is less drag.
thebone12 posted 09-30-2002 07:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
that is in cold freshwater, but it is basicly riding on the lower unit, I am thinking about flating the last foot of the center sponcen to act as a pad to run on, I think it will be more stable that way.
BQUICK posted 10-01-2002 09:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for BQUICK  Send Email to BQUICK     
The pad idea may work.....I have a 16 ft Allison that uses a pad V. I'm only running about 55 and have yet to ride the pad but once up on it it's supposed to be the ticket.
My Whaler is more stable a speed than the Alli but I'm still learning to drive it...when a V hull gets out of shape I'd rather be in my Whaler!

Bruce

credditt posted 10-05-2002 04:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for credditt  Send Email to credditt     
I've done an indicated 47 mph in a '95 Dauntless 13 with 3 people and a 50 hp (32 cylinder) Evinrude. Can't remember the prop pitch, but it was an OMC aluminum prop. It porposed like hell, so I put a Doel Fin. That droppped top end to the 42 or so.
credditt posted 10-05-2002 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for credditt  Send Email to credditt     
Make that 3 cylinder. Not 32.....
thebone12 posted 10-09-2002 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
just broke 65.1 mph in my 13 whaler!
11 footer posted 10-09-2002 02:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
o yea right.
What els is new?

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Jiles posted 10-09-2002 03:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jiles    
What did You break????
11 footer posted 10-09-2002 04:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
o yea I just broke 89mph in my 11.

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thebone12 posted 10-09-2002 04:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
Went to visit friends on long island sound and decided to bring my whaler, right out side sag harbor with the wind calm and the water perfect my garmin gps read 65.1 screaming my whaler. Dont be jealous!
Sal DiMercurio posted 10-09-2002 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Bone, first it was a Whaler, then it was a Duck, now it's a Whaler again.......is this all the same boat ?
Are you running this boat without a tiller to ?
Bone, if your still running that 40 hp that you say is making 60 hp because it was rebuilt, i'm beguining to doubt some of your posts.
Sal
11 footer posted 10-09-2002 09:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
Hey bonehead......
why would I be jealous?
Well you are gifted with being a very good lier. But I am not jealous of that.

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JustinAndersen posted 10-10-2002 07:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for JustinAndersen  Send Email to JustinAndersen     
I finally picked up on this thread. Four years ago I was out on L. Ontario on one of those magical evenings - dead calm, no wind, motor running great and I managed 48mph in my 13 with the 40 Merc trimmed just right. Granted, the reading was off my speedo but I bought my first GPS a few months later and found that the speedo was very accurate. I was by myself, the boat was a mint '73 with all the wood etc but I don't remember how much gas I had. This, my friends, is the truth.
Bigshot posted 10-10-2002 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
It may be the truth kids but no 13 is gonna do 48 with a 40hp.....maybe 38-40 max. My 15 with a 70 did about 48 jacked up and tuned. Down right scary and virtually uncontrollable. It may have felt like 48, read 48 but it was not 48. Whalers actually go faster in light chop so dead calm will slow you down. The classics need the air under the hull to lift it which leads to serious chine walking. I don't think if you put 115hp on a 13 it would break 60mph. I am not jealous or arguing the fact....I own a 65mph boat so I know what 65 and 48 feels like and if either hit those speeds your heart would still be racing so fast you would be afraid to get in that thing again.
Bigshot posted 10-10-2002 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
PS...If you know what size prop you have and what gear ratio, you can easily find out what theoretical top speed is. You will see that a 13" prop at 5500 rpms can't propel a boat to 48mph....even if you put it on a surfboard.
11 footer posted 10-11-2002 04:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
Bonehead......
were are the picts?


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lhg posted 10-11-2002 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Why not let this thread die, and give us all a break?
11 footer posted 10-11-2002 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
ok.....
This is my last post on this thred.

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Toad2001 posted 10-12-2002 03:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
what good are pictures going to do?
what has thebone got to gain by anonymously suggesting his boat does 65MPH?
some bathtubs are really fast too.
insulting this guy for stating facts that are yet to be proved untrue isn't right.

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