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General Boating / Re: whose got the fastest glastron?
« on: April 15, 2018, 04:38:41 PM »
Have a new glastron...2018 GT 205 with new 5.3L 300 and a 1.66 rear end. She’ll do 60+ (new speedos in Glastrons are GPS based!) with a full tank and my fat butt (300#) driving. Prop is 13 7/8 by 23 Michigan Wheel Apollo. This is about 5500 rpm (wot is 5400-5800 on the new 5.3L).

This is my fourth Glastron and the fastest. I could probably play with the prop a bit and get a few more mph..but this holeshot is wicked and 60 plus is moving pretty good.

Technical Questions / Re: 2014 GTS 205 Engine Deck Cover Issue
« on: November 05, 2014, 02:41:58 PM »
I just took delivery of a 2013 GT 205 (still brand new) with the V8 225. I've only put about 3 hours on her (6 on the boat total) but haven't had this happen...yet. Thanks for giving me the heads up...I can tell you there are no straps to lock it down....there were not any on my 2011 205 or my 2008 MX 175 either.

Just my two cents....good luck...I have had good experiences with Glastron so far :)

General Boating / Re: whose got the fastest glastron?
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:54:13 PM »
If your 2008 Gt 205 has the 270 Volvo and you are running 50 or so I am betting you have about a 19 pitch on there. Step up to a 21 or 23 and see what happens. Less torque but if you only pull tunes....doesn't matter.

You'll see RPMs drop about 200 or so for each 2 degrees of the 23 will run at 4600 where the 21 runs about 4800.

Technical Questions / Re: GT 185 - Ski locker cover cracked
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:34:45 PM »
Same thing happened on my 2008 MX 175.....was under warranty and Glastron replaced it with a different cover....more solid like in my 2011 Gt 205

Technical Questions / Re: GT 185 - 3.0L vs 4.3L - My opinion
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:30:26 PM »
I had the 2008 MX 175 with the 4.3L GL-I now have the 2011 GT 205 with the same motor. I loved the 4.3 in my 175 but I wish I had found a GT with at least the 4.3 Gxi.....The 3.0L in my opinion just doesn't let your Glastron act like a Glastron...running a 13.7/8 by 23 stainless my 205 does about 51-52 and my 175 did like 55-56....lots of speed from a 190....

General Boating / Re: whose got the fastest glastron?
« on: March 13, 2012, 01:17:16 AM »
My 2008 MX 175 with a 4.3GL-a volvo OEM aluminum 23 pitch and about 400# of me, kid and tackle would do like 54 on the speedo and about 52 on the GPS. My new 2011 GT 205 (with no wake tower) will do about 52 on the speedo and about 50 on gps with the exact same prop, engine and weight. I may upgrade to a stainless but probably will run the aluminum anytime I am not absolutely sure of the waters I am running in...stainless is GREAT but can make a prop strike a BIT more complicated.

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