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13 ft with Nissan 40 hp report
|Author||Topic: 13 ft with Nissan 40 hp report|
|BOB KEMMLER JR||
posted 05-24-2004 12:35 PM ET (US)
I picked the boat up sat afternoon and had it on the bay 2 hours later.I had to premix the first tank of gas,and yet there was still hardly any visible smoke.The engine is very quiet at idle and wide open throttle.I haven't really driven it very hard yet,but did make a few quick blasts.HOLY @&*#!$!!!!!! It LEAPS onto plane now and just flat out flys.I forgot my gps and i wouldn't have been able to blast and read it at the same time anyway,but according to my fishfinder i was going 42mph,but i'm sure thats a bit high.That was only at 4500 rpms too.The boats static trim is about the same as the old 40 evinrude and the boat actually seems to ride much better now too.I was out in about a 1 ft chop and it was very bearable.I don't like the way they ran the tach and trim guage,so i'll have to come up with a new location for them when i redo the wood later in the year.It seems to have sweet cruising range around 3000 rpm(25mph) and i can't wait until it's broken in,so i can hold it steady and not have to vary the rpms all the time.It came with a 11.1x14 aluminum prop and i may be looking into a spare SS prop.I ran around about 3 hours sat evening and most of yesterday and it only seemed to use about 3 gallons so far.all in all i would say it's a ideal setup for an older 15" transom 13.I wouldn't let the kids operate it alone though,might get em in trouble real fast.
posted 05-24-2004 07:32 PM ET (US)
Guess now you're going to have to change your user name to "Lightning Bob". :)
BTW, Your GPS should have a trip calculator page that will list, amoung other things, your fastest MPH for the trip.
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